PAYMENTSfn 2019 CFP
- CFP closes:
- Jan 31, 2019 at 12:00am EST
- 8 days left to submit your proposal
The PAYMENTSfn conference is returning for a second year of independent, engineer focused payments content while furthering the Spreedly mission to “Democratize participation in payments by working across the world’s payment silos”. As an engineering-heavy company building an agnostic payments platform, we’re eager to continue building a venue where we can learn from and hang out with technical peers in the industry.
We’ll be returning to the cinema at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, North Carolina.
Day 1, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 will be a full day specifically about using Spreedly, with talks from Spreedly employees and Spreedly customers. This is like a mini user group event, and the half-day we did of it last year got rave reviews.
Day 2-3, Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18, 2018 are full days open to speakers presenting on interesting topics related to payments and technology. These days are not Spreedly specific and last year covered everything from history of payments to UX considerations in payments.
PAYMENTSfn is marketed heavily to engineers, so the content can, and should, be technical in focus. Don’t feel as though you need to address a broad audience. This doesn’t mean you have to talk code, just that your talk should be something you think would be interesting to an engineer working in payments.
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. All topics that fall within the sphere of payments and technology are perfect to propose. You don’t have to be an expert to share your thoughts and experiences. You are welcome to propose talks for either the full day of Spreedly-focused content or the two days of general content.
Talks should be lecture-style, roughly 30 minutes in length. We’re going to skip the Q&A in favor of hallway and lunch conversations.
Proposals should be submitted through this portal no later than Sunday, January 28th, 2018. All proposals will receive notice of acceptance, waitlist, or denial by February 22nd, 2018. We also may find it necessary to reach out to you for clarification. Please respond promptly so that we can keep the pipeline moving.
WHAT YOU GET:
Speakers at PAYMENTSfn 2019 will be entitled to free conference registration, lodging, and a travel stipend, along with payments celebrity status, if just for the day.