Visa Developer Sr. Product Manager
Sean Newton is a Product Manager with Visa Development Center based in Visa's headquarters in Foster City, California. Sean has a long history in technical innovation starting his carer in software developemnt, software architecture and product management.
This webinar is a chance for you to learn directly from our team. Learn where to find APIs you need, test a use-case in the Visa Developer sandbox and even kick-start your payment project.
Sean will walk you through:
1. Credentials: what you need to know
2. Sample Code: where you can find it
3. Sandbox: Best practices for testing
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Sr. Director, Visa Developer Client Engagment
Ilkay is a seasoned product management and marketing professional with 20 years of experience in industries from consumer packaged goods and gaming to payments
Visa Developer equips you with a wde range of solutions to help meet and exceed cardholder expectations, so your institutions can thrive in today's rapidly challenge digital landscape. Join us for Connecting with Cardholders webinar hosted by Ilkay Can of the Visa Developer team.
What you will learn:
Make paying while traveling frictionless for your cardholders
Keep your cardholders in the know with fraud alerts
Put more control in your cardholders’ hands with self-service tools
Save your cardholders time and headaches with simple solutions
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BeMyApp is a the global hackathon organizer with more than 500+ global hackathons produced
Join Visa Developer and BeMyApp with a lineup of hackathon winners and learn how to: perfect your pitch, build faster, find out the best tools for rapid design and prototyping, and get tips on how to build the most effective demos that judges love. This webinar is for everyone who is determined to succeed at a Hackathon!
Hackahton winners presenting on this webinar are:
- Chris Grant, TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2015 Winner
- Matt Tyndall, INTX Hackahton 2015 Winner
- Brian Johnson, Launch Hackathon 2015 Winner
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For your mobile/web app to succeed you need a wonderful idea, killer UX and top class architecture; so that you can scale the product. An important thing to keep in mind while building a new product is to design it in a manner which simplifies easy updates and scaling without breaking any of the existing functionality.
One thing most users hate is the need to constantly update their mobile apps. Constantly updating mobile apps requires effort and resources from both the developer and users. In order to solve this issue, we are going to walk you through the recommended architecture for mobile/web apps to solve given problems.
Mobile/Web App Directly Talking to VDP (Not Recommended)
Generally, when developers try to create a web or mobile app they often try to code the business logic directly into the app. This may seem like an easy solution but this approach has certain issues which could cause problems in the future.
Issues with the above approach
Intellectual Property resides in the user’s device. It can sometimes be easy to reverse engineer an app and find out the business logic that makes your app run.
Potential security issues if the users can decompile the app and find out the certificates and API keys used for connecting to the various API platforms.
Larger installer size as the business logic in the app so the size of APK package for Android or IPA package for iOS becomes bigger.
Mobile/Web App Connecting to VDP via Proxy Server (Recommended)
In this approach; instead of talking to VDP directly we recommend having a proxy server/service in between which has all the business logic residing in it. This approach decouples the business logic from the application logic.
Advantages of the above approach
Business logic now resides in a server which is controlled by the developer. Hence no issues with losing the Intellectual Property.
Smaller installer footprint; which could translate into larger user base.
Easy updates as the client mobile app can use the same API but the proxy server can choose to send an updated response based on new business rules.
The client app communicates to the same server so the developer can have a load balancer at the proxy server and easily scale the application.
One of the biggest advantages of using the above approach is when a developer is trying to mix and match multiple APIs; it can reside on the same proxy service and the mobile/web client connects to only one service provider. This helps us in creating a very efficient, fault tolerant system which can allow for a high uptime. Moreover, the keys and certs which are used to connect to various API providers reside at a single location which can never be accessible to you end users.
The above approach also helps in building capabilities like quota limiting and metering at the proxy layer which the developers can use in order to monetize the application.
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Over 600 developers will pack the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on October 21 st to compete in the Money 20/20 Hackathon.
If you’ve never been to the Money 20/20 Hackathon, consider going next year (tickets are sold out for 2016). This hackathon is pretty cool; they take the hackathon competition to the next level. Here’s how it works
There are 9 hackathon sponsors with different challenges and prizes
The developers choose which challenge they will compete for
Each Sponsor chooses two teams as their challenge winners, who also advance to the General Session round
These top teams then compete against each other for the top 5 Money 20/20 hackathon prizes
Lots at stake, not only with prizes but recognition of winning such a big Fintech hackathon.
The Visa Developer Squad
This year, the Visa Developer team launched a plan to help hackathon developers prepare for the hackathon...and hopefully win!
We’re doing this through four webinars before the event. Plus, a team of technical, product and UX experts at the hackathon to help with any questions developers may have while coding and designing their prototypes.
Our pre-hackathon webinars will cover four topics. Developing on Visa Developer, Payments 101, Technology Mashups and How to Win a Hackathon. Click here to register for these webinars. We know you are busy, so if you can’t attend it live, we will be providing the recordings. If you can, join us. Even if you’re not going to be at the hackathon this will be a great way for you to interact and meet our team!
I’ve saved the best for last, prizes. Aside from the $125,000 cash prizes Money 20/20 hackathon organizers will be awarding to top teams, Visa will award the top two teams who win the Visa Challenge a Visa Prize package, which will include a trip to Orlando, prepaid Visa cards and Microsoft Hololens es . Check out the full list of prizes and Terms and Conditions here.
Stay tuned for more information on the webinars, plus pictures and updates of the hackathon winners!
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We are having three webinars for our developers next week. You don’t want to miss out. More details on what they will cover and how to register below:
Payments 101 & Visa APIs – Tuesday October 17 th @ 11:30am
Receive a crash course in payments and learn about some popular Visa APIs.
Technology Mashup – Wednesday October 18 th @ 2:30pm
Payments through IoT, AR, Biometrics and Blockchain, how can your prototype be part of this new world and what could you do to be a part of the change.
How to Win a Hackathon – Thursday October 19 th @ 11:00am
Heading to a hackathon soon? Join us and perfect your pitch, build faster, find out the best tools for rapid design and prototyping straight from hackathon pros.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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Over the past few months, we have been working to build a new Community page that meets exactly what you asked for. Developers want Visa API education, technical support and payments 101. That is exactly what we will work towards providing when you visit the Visa Developer Community. This page is for you to connect with each other. Ask us for our support while you build with Visa APIs. Engage with our team as we publish technical articles and code tips. Stay informed with the latest developer news. All of this leading to the moment where you have built out your solution, successfully, with Visa Developer.
You’re no stranger to this. Have a question? Write it up, tag it so others can easily search it and post it. We’ll be answering your questions and providing support.
Help one another by answering a question you know and build up kudos. Kudos that we’ll use to find our superstar developers. (More on this to come).
Developer Tools :
Go here for technical articles. Articles that will give you an understanding behind our APIs, architecture, SDKs. You’ll find roubleshooting articles and code snippets.
What's new :
This is where you will stay up-to-date with what we are up to. Whether its an upcoming release, new APIs, an upcoming hackathon, event or any update that will further connect you to Visa Developer.
The topics will range but the reason behind it is to make sure we are inspiring you and educating you. These will be written by members of our team but we’ll bring along guest writers, that might just be you !
We are excited to continue to help you build with Visa !
-Ricardo, Community Manager
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