A conference for payment engineers.DURHAM, NC MAY 23-24, 2018

Hey folks!

As CTO of a company that’s spent the past 9 years building an agnostic payments platform, I've learned that 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.

But one thing the industry doesn’t have, at least from an engineer's perspective, is a venue where those of us writing code in and around payments can learn from and hang out with peers in the industry.

So, our team at Spreedly decided to take the plunge and start creating that venue.

The goal of PAYMENTSfn is to gather like-minded technologists to talk about the software engineering experience of working in payments: basically putting together the domain-specific conference Spreedly's engineering team wishes existed but hasn't found anywhere.

We’re pretty excited to take this first step, and now we want you share it with you and invite you to come help us build it into something great.

Nathaniel Talbott


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The Carolina Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Durham.Driving in? Parking is located just across the street in the Durham Center Parking Garage at 300 W Morgan St Durham NC 27701. Parking is $1.25 for the first hour; $13.75 for a full day.

309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701


The hotels listed below are close to The Carolina Theatre as well as a number of great restaurants, bakeries, bars, the Bulls stadium, Bulldega (a small grocery store), and other local flare. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided at the conference on May 24.



111 Corcoran Street0.2 miles from venue

Call 919-956-6700 and mention the SPREEDLY21C promo code. Discounted rate includes $15 daily breakfast voucher and local transportation in the Mercedes sprint van.

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Durham hotel


315 East Chapel Hill Street0.2 miles from venue

Call 919-768-8830 and mention the PAYMENTSfn Conference for discounted room rates. Includes continental breakfast, turndown service, and wireless access.

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Aloft Durham Downtown

Aloft Durham Downtown

345 Blackwell St0.4 miles from venue

Call 919-402-5656. A loft is located in the heart of the American Tobacco Historic District. Limited number of discounted rooms.

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202 Corcoran St0.2 miles from venue

Call 984-329-9500. When making reservation by phone, request the Spreedly corporate rate. 15% off food & beverage (excluding alcohol).

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Make arrangements to fly into Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) located about 20 minutes outside of Durham. If you are coming from the northeast you can take Amtrak right into downtown Durham.

We recommend using Uber, Lyft, or a cab to get to your hotel. Once you’re settled in most of your destinations should be within a comfortable walking distance.

After Hours

We love Durham and we hope you do, too! Here are a few ideas for exploring the city:

Find out about the latest and greatest on music, art, and more at the Indy Week calendar page.

Check out the Indy’s “Best Of” page to find out what the locals love.

Catch a Durham Bulls minor league baseball game.

Basketball isn’t in season, but that shouldn’t stop you from going to another Blue Devil’s Athletic event.

Did you know Durham has a hopping beer scene? Check out our local breweries, many of which are located downtown.

Have some time during the day? Take a walk through Duke Gardens. It’s considered one of the top 10 public gardens in the US and we quite agree!