As CTO of a company that’s spent the past 9 years building an agnostic payments platform, I've learned that payments is a deep technical domain with lots of interesting challenges: really robust, really old (in internet time) legacy systems; new and shiny but often brittle API’s trying to innovate; lots of hype that one learns to be a bit jaded about without a proof of concept; and very real and ever present security and scaling concerns.
But one thing the industry doesn’t have, at least from an engineer's perspective, is a venue where those of us writing code in and around payments can learn from and hang out with peers in the industry.
So, our team at Spreedly decided to take the plunge and start creating that venue.
The goal of PAYMENTSfn is to gather like-minded technologists to talk about the software engineering experience of working in payments: basically putting together the domain-specific conference Spreedly's engineering team wishes existed but hasn't found anywhere.
We’re pretty excited to take this first step, and now we want you share it with you and invite you to come help us build it into something great.
- 1:00PMRegistration opens / food
Justin Benson, Spreedly CEO
- 2:00PMThere's More To a Partner Than the API
Jacques Fu, Steve Karp
- 2:30PMScaling Payments With Your Growing Business
Vaibhav Kaul, Nicole Grazioso
- 3:30PMCashing Out with Cash Back
Jim Carter III
- 4:00PMSpreedly Done Quick
- 4:45PMSpreedly Ask-Me-Anything
Justin Benson (CEO), Nathaniel Talbott (CTO), Ryan Daigle (Director of Engineering)
- 5:30PMHappy Hour at The Durham
Spreedly and PAYMENTSfn strive to create and maintain an environment in which everyone is treated with dignity, decency and respect, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation,disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion.Read complete policy.
- 8:30AMRegistration opens / food
Nathaniel Talbott, Spreedly CTO
- 10:30AMPayments: An Integrator’s Perspective
- 11:00AMCard Not Present, meet Card Present
- 1:00PMWhy Won’t You Take My Money?
- 1:30PMNo payments left behind!
- 2:30PMMaking Them Pay: Tales from the Immutable Stack
- 3:00PMTackling complexities in government payments
The Carolina Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Durham.Driving in? Parking is located just across the street in the Durham Center Parking Garage at 300 W Morgan St Durham NC 27701. Parking is $1.25 for the first hour; $13.75 for a full day.309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701
The hotels listed below are close to The Carolina Theatre as well as a number of great restaurants, bakeries, bars, the Bulls stadium, Bulldega (a small grocery store), and other local flare. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided at the conference on May 24.
Make arrangements to fly into Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) located about 20 minutes outside of Durham. If you are coming from the northeast you can take Amtrak right into downtown Durham.
We recommend using Uber, Lyft, or a cab to get to your hotel. Once you’re settled in most of your destinations should be within a comfortable walking distance.
We love Durham and we hope you do, too! Here are a few ideas for exploring the city:
Find out about the latest and greatest on music, art, and more at the Indy Week calendar page.
Check out the Indy’s “Best Of” page to find out what the locals love.
Basketball isn’t in season, but that shouldn’t stop you from going to another Blue Devil’s Athletic event.
Did you know Durham has a hopping beer scene? Check out our local breweries, many of which are located downtown.
Have some time during the day? Take a walk through Duke Gardens. It’s considered one of the top 10 public gardens in the US and we quite agree!