Canada's Scotiabank is embracing the open source developer community, posting the first of what should be many software releases to Github.
As first reported by IT World Canada, the open source effort is being driven by Scotiabank's Platform Organisation (Plato) unit, a product development platform.
Plato has shared Initializer, a module which is part of a larger tool, called Accelerator Pipeline, which brings together code and other resources for software development. More libraries and APIs will follow.
Justin Arbuckle, SVP, Plato, Scotiabank, tells IT World that connecting a bank which is nearly 200 years old with a host of new technology is a "tough engineering problem". The Github dump is designed "to attract the best developers in the world" to help solve it.
The move is a first for a Canadian bank, although Deutsche Bank recently put code that helps firms gather information about their IT estate from multiple sources on Github.