Tuesday, September 29, 2009

PayPal Innovate 09 - The intersection of Ideas & Money

PayPal X Innovate 2009 is PayPal’s first dedicated developer conference, November 3 & 4, 2009. For two days, you’ll have the absolute inside track on how to capitalize on all of PayPal’s products. You'll be in the mix with hundreds of other passionate developers - front and center as the possibilities of innovation are explored in over 35 interactive, technical sessions and Code & Build Labs. You’ll see how some of the most innovative developers in the world are building business on the PayPal platform.

Why people should attend innovate:

  • 1. Get exclusive access through 2009 to PayPal payment technology for developers that is above and beyond Adaptive Payments
  • 2. Hear Tim O’Reilly deliver the keynote address
  • 3. Preview PayPal’s roadmap for 2010
  • 4. See profitable early-adopter applications build on PayPal technology
  • 5. Network with hundreds of other developers, VCs and PayPal engineering staff
  • 6. Learn how to grow your business with PayPal’s payment solutions. Whether you are new to PayPal or an existing developer, the conference has tracks dedicated to helping you drive the most business with your products
Where: The PayPal X Innovate 2009 conference will be held on Nov. 3-4 at the design center in San Francisco. Full conference information can be found at www.paypal.com/innovate2009

I can get you promotional codes which makes your registeration fee of this conference $0. Contact me if you are interested.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

My LWD with CSS Corp

By today I had served 2 years 5 months and 8 days with CSS Corp on their payrolls. I would be joining my new job tomorrow.

It has really been an exciting journey with CSS Labs. Each day was a very new learning experience for me. It took initially few months for me to de-learn my delivery oriented experience and wear the shoes of being in a lab. But then, it was a very great journey to cherish. Being with labs gave me an entire new paradigm to look at any technology and envision a solution. Envisioning a solution with lab was limitless. I was free to propose any solutions and what we look primarily were the NFRs, because we were very confident that any technology can be used to meet the functional requirements of a system. Actually the customer is worried about the functionality until the UAT phase is successfully completed, but then on it is only the NFR that pop's up. But then by that time we would have a system that would not be in a state to accept any NFR!

This is where a solution architecture needs to be done in the first hand. And to do that successfully you need experience in all the prominent and niche tools. And CSS Labs gave me that free hand to goahead and explore these prominent and niche tools.

Life is full of experiences and world is full of suprises. There is an old saying "Courage conquers, boldness pays and timidity fails". With my heart full of courage I am looking forward for tomorrow to join my new job and have an experience filled with suprises!