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She Works Hard For The Money: Accepting Money on Mobile from PayPal

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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4/28 Wed

She Works Hard For The Money: Accepting Money on Mobile from PayPal

Date: 4/28/2010 Wed
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Hurricane Electric
Address: 48233 Warm Spring Blvd, Fremont California 94539
Food & Drink: Sponsored by Hurricane Electric

Raffle Prizes: Books from Pearson

6:00 pm Networking & Food / Drink

6:00 pm PayPal Marketing Group Interview
7:00 pm Presentation & Demo
8:30 pm Raffle Prizes


Sam Lightstone, Book Author of "Making it Big in Software: Get the Job, Work the Org. Become Great"& well-established public speaker and prolific inventor

Meet Praveen, Leader Evangelist at PayPalx

Anshu Gupta, Software Engineer at PayPalx

Kenji Kato, Winner team at iPad Dev Camp 2010 "iConcessionStand"

Michael Robinson, Founder of Inventive Photo-Ordering Baublet iPhone App

Sam Lightstone

  • Part of his world book tour
  • Reveal the inside success factors in 17 luminaries from original and exclusive interviews
  • What startup founders and executives should learn from their experience in their choice of path

Meet Praveen & Anshu Gupta

  • PayPal App using bump to process transaction
  • PayPal integration to RIM & Android App Stores
  • PayPal iPhone / iPad SDK
  • PayPal mobile payment library

Kenji Kato

  • Explain how the team design and build their winning iPad app with payment transaction
  • App Demo
  • Show types of online monetization applications and mechanisms

Event Summary

PayPal has offered a free application for the iPhone ever since the App Store launched in mid-2008, and it has gradually been improving over time. Today’s release brings a handful of significant new features. First, it now allows you to send a money request to your contacts (it’s essentially a bill). Second, you can now withdraw money out of your PayPal account and deposit it into your bank account. And there’s the Bump integration, which allows you to exchange money simply by tapping two iPhones together and entering the amount of the transaction — finally, an easy way to collect money from those friends who always seem to be out of cash.

The PayPal app includes a few more minor new features. There’s now an integrated tip calculator and bill splitter, as well as a reminder function that alerts you when you need to send or withdraw money. And the application now integrates the ‘PayPal For Kids’ program, which allows kids and teenagers to access a PayPal sub-account that’s linked to their parent’s.

PayPal’s iPhone app is only one component of the company’s mobile strategy. Last spring it partnered with RIM for the launch of the BlackBerry App World store, and it has also integrated with eBay’s mobile application. iPhone developers can easily integrate PayPal functionality using a PayPal library. And aside from the iPhone app, it offers native PayPal applications for Android and RIM phones as well (the company plans to brings these apps up to speed with the new iPhone release over the next few months).

Sam Lightstone

Book Author of "Making it Big in Software: Get the Job, Work the Org. Become Great"& well-established public speaker and prolific inventor

His new book is “Making It Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great”, and shares hard-won lessons to help readers jumpstart their software careers. The book is unique because Sam conducted exclusive interviews with 17 luminaries in the industry (including Google’s Marissa Mayer, Linus Torvalds, Steve Wozniak, etc.) and it has been getting great reviews so far. See this one from Mike Riley of Dr. Dobb’s Online:


Sam Lightstone is the creator of MakingItBigCareers.com as well as Program Director and Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM’s Software Group, where he works on product strategy and R&D for one of the world’s largest software engineering teams. Sam is a sought-after public speaker, author, and prolific inventor who still spends a good part of his professional time recruiting and mentoring software engineers. Sam has presented to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, industrial and scientific conferences, and major universities on topics related to careers, technology trends, and emerging research needs. Sam has been quoted in eWeek, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, and the MIT Technology Review. His management career has spanned from small high-performance applied research teams up to large-scale projects with more than 200 staff across multiple geographies.

**List of software luminaries who provided original, exclusive interviews to Sam Lightstone, author of the new book, “Making It Big in Software”.


- Steve Wozniak, Inventor, Apple computer

- John Schwarz, CEO, Business Objects

- James Gosling, Inventor, Java programming language

- Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products and User Experience

- Jon Bentley, Author, Programming Pearls

- Marc Benioff, CEO and founder, Salesforce.com

- Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and co-founder Rational Software

- Bjarne Stroustrup, Inventor, C++ programming language

- David Vaskevitch, Microsoft CTO

- Linus Torvalds, Creator, Linux operating system kernel

- Richard Stallman, Founder, Free Software Movement

- Peter Norvig, Google’s Director of Research

- Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Fellow and Windows Architect

- Tom Malloy, Adobe Chief Software Architect

- Diane Greene, Co-founder and past CEO of VMware

- Robert Kahn, Co-inventor, the Internet

- Ray Tomlinson, Inventor, email

Praveen Alavilli is the developer evangelist for the PayPal X Developer Network helping developers to monetize their ideas and applications using PayPal Payments Platform. Prior to PayPal, Praveen worked at Amazon.com and AOL as a System Architect designing and building Web Authentication and Identity systems. Praveen is an active member of several Internet Identity communities like OpenID and OAuth.

Anshu Gupta is the Staff Software Engineer in Mobile Product Development team for the PayPal X Developer Network He has 12 years of engineering experience in telecommunication, mobile and finance industry.

Kenji Kato, Winner of Best PayPal category at iPad Dev Camp 2010

Kenji Kato is a technology entrepreneur and geek podcaster who’s been covering the Technology, Mac, Media and Web industries sense 2005. Kenji has worked in technology, software and media production industries for over 20 years for companies such as Apple, SGI, Alias | Wavefront, and currently works with several tech startups.  He has appeared on shows such as This Week in Tech (TWiT), This Week in Media (TWiM) and MacBreak, as well as teaching at Stanford University’s Professional Publishing Courses as a founding faculty member of the New Media Group. Kenji’s newest podcasting home can be found at KnowTech.tv.

Recently, Kenji and one of his tech startup teams won the Best PayPal App prize at the 2010 iPadDevCamp for an application called iConcessionStand.  iConcessionStand is an iPhone/iPad app that lets users order food and beverages from concession vendors, such as those found at a sports stadium, and pay using PayPal all from the comfort of your seat.  Kenji's two different tech startups focus on how to best monetize mobile and online marketplaces, rather than fall pray to the Ad model trap.  With payment architectures like PayPal X, Kenji and his tech startups see a bright future for monetizing the next wave in mobile and online communities.

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48233 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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