This Saturday, developers will converge on CodeNode in London to compete for £5000 at the Small Business Hackathon. That may seem exciting enough, but there’s more! After the weekend coding fest, developers have a chance to get inspired, learn, and network with potential customers and Intuit leaders at QuickBooks Connect London.
While one of the biggest benefits of QuickBooks Connect is the many communities it brings together (developers, accountants, small business owners, entrepreneurs), there will also be content and activities designed specifically for developers.
On Tuesday, March 7, attendees will be treated to Main Stage inspiration and entertainment from big names like Bruce Dickinson, Melissa Hemsley, Lord Alan Sugar, and Mary Portas (see the full speaker list here) as well as Intuit leaders like Sasan Goodarzi, Intuit’s Exec Vice President and GM for Small Business and Dominic Allon, VP and Managing Director of QuickBooks Europe.
At the Tech Connect space in the exhibit hall, engineers and dev relations staff from the QuickBooks team will be on hand to help you with your app integrations and answer other questions about how to build a successful integration with QuickBooks. Our team will be there during all exhibit hall hours.
We’ve also planned three developer breakout sessions:
- “Innovating for Small Business Customers with the QuickBooks Online Platform” –Thousands of small businesses are making the move to the cloud, creating high demand for applications that work seamlessly across platforms. By building an app that integrates with QuickBooks Online today, you can reach more than 1.6 million small and medium businesses around the world. Learn about the resources available that will help you build and market your app, and hear from QuickBooks developers about how integrating with QuickBooks Online can help you reach more customers and improve your current user experience. This session is led by Rafael de la Vega, Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Intuit. Rafael will be joined by panelists — Barry Dowling, CEO and Founder of TransferMate; Josh Sasto, Head of Partnerships, GoCardless; and Hannah McIntyre, Co-founder of Futrli.
- “Build Apps That Customers Need: Developing Small Business Solutions with QuickBooks Online” — Want to build a killer app that small businesses and accountants will use and recommend? This session reveals info about the QuickBooks ecosystem to help you figure out what to build and why. Learn from our customer data and feedback on where to extend the functionality of QuickBooks Online. Learn about project-based and product-based businesses and their needs. Understand what is needed by local customers and small businesses around the world. This session is led by Lori Fraleigh, Director of Developer Relations at Intuit, and Fabrizio Zanollo, Head of Strategic Partnerships for Intuit in Europe.
- “Deliver Successful Code: Application Integration Best Practices for Developers” — So you’ve got a great idea for a small business app and you know exactly what data you want to leverage from QuickBooks. What else should be considered to ensure you build that awesome customer experience? Learn best practices and practical techniques for creating the most efficient app integration. Topics covered will include webhooks, resiliency, accounting techniques, multi-currency, user experience, and global tax. This session is led by Jarred Keneally, Developer Relations leader at Intuit, and Dinesh Kinger, Sr Software Engineer, Intuit QuickBooks.
QuickBooks Connect continues
Can’t make it to London? Come see us at QuickBooks Connect Sydney in May in Australia, or in November at QuickBooks Connect in San Jose, CA! And watch for news for QuickBooks Connect in Toronto later this year.