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Billing & Payments Engineering Meetup

For this Meetup, we have invited speakers from several tech companies to give a series of lightening talks on challenges related to billing & payments systems.

This event is for engineers who are interested in learning more about billing & payments systems. No previous experience with this kind of system is required to attend.

Presenters:
- Mathieu Chauvin - Engineering Manager for Payments @ Netflix
- Taylor Wicksell - Sr. Software Engineer for Billing @ Netflix
- Jean-Denis Greze - Engineer @ Dropbox
- Alec Holmes - Software Engineer @ Square
- Krishnan Sridhar - Sr. Engineering Manager, Premium Subscription and Payments @ LinkedIn
- Emmanuel Cron - Software Engineer III, Google Wallet @ Google
- Paul Huang - Engineering Manager @ Survey Monkey
- Anthony Zacharakis - Lead Engineer @ Lumos Labs
- Shengyong Li / Feifeng Yang - Dir. Engineering Commerce / Tech Lead Payment @ Electronic Arts 

More information about specific topics to come!

Agenda:
- 6.30pm - Registration
- 7pm - Presentations start
- 8.30pm - Networking session starts
-[masked]pm - Meetup ends

Parking:
Complementary parking and self parking for visitors are available.

Food & Drink:
Free food and drinks will be served during the Meetup.

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  • Arnaud V.

    It seems that the technical approach is very oriented software. I have not seen any reference to the base of trust. Why a user paid without problem from a terminal in the store? However, it is based on software, and is connected to the Internet. For me this issue should not be ignored. What do you think?

    August 13, 2014

  • Mathieu C.

    The slides are here! Check the Netflix Tech Blog for details:
    http://techblog.netflix.com/2014/07/billing-payments-engineering-meetup.html

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Mathieu C.

    There were many questions about sharing the slides. It's in progress. Stay tuned, I'll send an update when it's done.

    2 · July 4, 2014

  • Danny Y.

    great talks. are the slides available? thanks

    1 · June 22, 2014

    • Kimo C.

      I'd love to see slides too!

      June 22, 2014

  • Michael L.

    excellent topic and speakers

    June 20, 2014

  • Mathieu C.

    Thank you everyone for attending the meetup. Hope you all liked it and will hope to see you again for the next one!
    Enormous thanks to all the presenters for their time and dedication! You guys did an awesome work!

    2 · June 19, 2014

    • francois o.

      Thank you and Netflix for organizing/hosting the event. Will you share the presentations? I would be really interested in it.

      1 · June 20, 2014

  • Peter H.

    One other point - it surprised me how often the need to update / perform a major overhaul of the platform occurred in a relatively short period of time. Cost must be on every CFO’s mind, and whether a cost benefit analysis will always lead to the conclusion that in-house development / ownership of the receivable payment stack is the right choice.

    June 19, 2014

  • Peter H.

    I enjoyed the meeting last night. However, I could not help but think why are these leading companies in the business of developing receivable payment systems when its not a core competency or mission of the corporation?
    Should one conclude that the current 3rd party COTS systems are inadequate / cannot scale to the needs of tech companies, or is it something else? Could it be:
    1. We know our business / customers the best, so we should build it?
    2. COTS are just that – they cannot be configured or customized for our requirements
    3. The COTS vendor is reluctant to customized to our requirements?
    4. We must control the end-to-end, including the code/tech stack?
    I would be interested in the groups thoughts.

    June 19, 2014

  • Lisa F.

    I really enjoyed the talks. Plus great to meet other billing engineers.

    June 18, 2014

  • Bob H.

    Diversifying the topics and getting into more specific details would be a nice way to go. Was nice to hear that our system and migrations aren't too different from what everyone else is doing.

    June 18, 2014

  • Anna

    I am qa

    June 18, 2014

  • James M.

    Is this about a specific product? If so what language is it written in?

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe I missed the point of meetups, but I'm hoping this is more of a technical presentation. It's tough to break past the headhunting/networking cruft in some of these groups.

    June 17, 2014

    • Mathieu C.

      Tim, you're perfectly right. There will be technical presentations given by engineers for engineers. The presentations will be followed by a networking session where we'll be able to exchange on the topics we covered.

      June 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Mathieu!

      June 18, 2014

  • James M.

    Do any of the presenters actually know anything about accounting or book keeping? ...I don't see any Business degrees up there on the list. Would be nice to know. It is always a good start to understanding billing and payments.

    June 16, 2014

    • Mathieu C.

      Hi James, this meetup will be focused on billing and payments from a pure engineering perspective. Obviously accounting has some part of it, when building a billing system, but it won't be the primary purpose of the event.

      June 17, 2014

    • James M.

      Right... that's cool. I started consulting in 1989 using databases of the time and moving slowly to SQL back-ends largely for cash flow tracking and analysis reporting that pulled data from accounting programs. The cash flow data often comes from A/P and A/R ledgers. I will try to be there.

      June 17, 2014

  • Peter H.

    I'm the owner / founder of a software company that deals in identity / compliance for tax & payments purposes. I also have a Bachelor of Business / tech background so can certainly address accounting and tax issues - happy to network

    June 16, 2014

  • Kfir E.

    We're a game changing alternative payment method startup, and i was hoping to connect with anyone that might be interested in implementing a payment method that targets the huge chunk of people that either don't have - or reluctant/hesitant to use - Credit Cards online (but have the cash and the will to pay)..

    June 16, 2014

    • Imran

      Let's connect while we are there

      June 16, 2014

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