I spent this Tuesday at the PayPal X Innovate 2009 conference. I wanted to share the positive experience my colleagues and I had at a great event focusing on one company's developer product line.
It appeared that there were more than 1,700 registered folks in attendance at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco over November 3-4, with folks Havi Hoffmanng travelled from around the world (including Africa, Dublin, Germany, Italy, and other locations). Walking into the event, there were dancing violinists and mobs (maybe hundreds) of eBay/PayPal employees greeting attendees.
The conference area was preceded with a large refreshments area (which featured both powdered donuts and fruit cups) followed by a demo space. In many ways, this felt a bit like past MacWorld Expos. Twenty or so PayPal API integration partners had kiosks explaining their products, giving considerable central floorspace to the folks using the APIs. PayPal commanded the center of this pit, with a drove of Read More »from Recap of PayPal X Innovate ’09 Conference