Stephen is a software engineer, since 2005. Now working as an engineer on Global Payments at Stripe, he’s had the fortune to work with amazing teams at scrappy startups, on building brand new payment innovations from the ground up at MasterCard Labs, and on high-throughput, world-impacting services at Twitter. Most recently he’s been working in Scala, React and Ruby, from monoliths to micro-services, and back.
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Building for Builders: Designing APIs for the Internet Economy
As developers building the apps, services, and commerce experiences that power the modern world, we have an increasingly significant and direct impact on the global economy. Yet far too often, the limiting factor isn’t our own creativity or execution – it’s the quality of the software tools and APIs available to us. This is especially true in Europe, where talented developers building an online business have to consider how to operate across the continent, serving customers in multiple markets, languages, and regulatory landscapes.
Stephen will talk about Stripe’s approach to designing APIs that interface with the real world. He’ll focus on Stripe’s core infrastructure for processing payment methods globally via a unified, easy-to-use API. Stripe abstracts away the complexity of different local payment and authentication methods to allow developers to streamline their payments- and commerce-related work and focus on building delightful experiences for their users.