Building Mobile Payments w/ Matt Hamilton (Venmo API lead)

  • April 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 BN by 2017.  Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how.

Our inaugural meetup will feature Matt Hamilton, Software Engineer at Venmo, for a discussion about building and growing Venmo's mobile payments business and the fast-changing mobile payments landscape.

Thursday, April 17 (6:30 to 8:00pm)
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 214 W 29th St, 5th Floor

Agenda:

• 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments

• 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Matt about how Venmo developed their mobile payments offerings followed by Q&A about Venmo and the mobile payments market in general

• 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. 

Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided courtesy of the CardFlight mobile payments SDK.

Matt Hamilton is a Software Engineer at Venmo, part of Braintree/PayPal.  He studied materials science at Columbia University, then joined Venmo when they had <10 employees. He likes brewing beer and thinking about new tech ideas in commerce and music.

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  • Darren V.

    I really enjoyed last night's presentation. Payment systems really should be simpler, so any push to make this so is always a good idea. Great to get a different perspective on Bitcoin from some of the attendees as well.

    2 · April 18, 2014

    • Anar

      What did people say about Bitcoin?

      April 18, 2014

    • Darren V.

      Hi Anar, just a general discussion about how the money laundering and fraud aspects have been overblown by the media.

      April 20, 2014

  • Patrick M.

    Wedding planning too crazy 9 days out, no time for meetups :(

    April 17, 2014

  • Nitin k.

    It would be great if this presentation is recorded. There are people who have last minute cancellation but really want to learn and benefit a lot from this....
    Also, would be great if slides can be put up... Pl. let us know….

    April 17, 2014

    • Derek W.

      Thanks, Nitin. Sorry you can't make it. We haven't lined up anyone to video or livestream it, but would be game if someone in the community wants to volunteer. Our goal is to make these conversational and interactive rather than a lecture, so there won't be much slide-wise. Sorry, and hope to see you at next month's event!

      April 17, 2014

    • Manuela O.

      Unfortunately, we can't do that this time around but hopefully next time! We look forward to seeing you then

      April 17, 2014

  • Ethan M.

    iOS developer

    April 17, 2014

  • Manuela O.

    Thank you for signing up for the Mobile Payments Meetup in NYC, which is happening tomorrow (Thursday, April 16). Come hear Matt Hamilton share more about building mobile payments APIs at Venmo.

    Some details for the event:

    Please arrive at 6:30pm. We will begin promptly at 7pm
    We expect to wrap up around 8pm
    We will have pizza, beer and soda, courtesy of CardFlight
    There will be some time for questions and answers
    Location: ERA, 214 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
    Let us know if you have any questions!

    April 16, 2014

  • Darren V.

    Hi. Looking forward to it

    April 14, 2014

  • Anne M.

    April 10, 2014

  • Joseph C.

    Looking forward to meetu

    March 28, 2014

  • Chris

    I look forward to networking and learning more about Mobile Payments

    March 20, 2014

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