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Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor

Senior Software Engineers - GitHub

Joel is a senior software engineer at GitHub, guiding the technical direction of a billing platform for subscription and metered usage. Previously, Joel has built and scaled the payment systems for a global marketplace and various SaaS services. Joel enjoys working at the intersection of business, people, and technology to share knowledge and solve technical challenges. Outside of work, you’ll find him remodeling his fixer-upper with his wife or outdoors with a good book.

Workshop title

Building a payments system on open source


You’ve got your product or service, and now it’s time to build a payment system – where do you start?

In this workshop, you’ll learn about what all goes into launching a production-ready payments system. We’ll start with an example application and leverage open source solutions to go from zero to accepting payments. This hands-on exercise will teach you core concepts, common blindspots, and best practices you can apply to your applications. Whether you already know how to code or are just interested in learning, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of what those payment engineers are doing.