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Presentation: Streamlining Online Checkout Using Web Standards

Track: Web as Platform

Location: Pacific LMNO

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Level: Beginner

Persona: Developer, Front-end Developer, Technical Engineering Manager


Too often, poor Web checkout experiences, especially on mobile devices, lead to user frustration and shopping cart abandonment. To streamline checkout and increase conversion rates, leaders from across the payments ecosystem have come together at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to develop open standards for payments on the Web. This incorporates new browser features to accelerate checkout, integration with mobile payment applications and enhanced payment security through tokenization and multi-factor authentication. In this talk I'll go over the Payment Request API family of W3C standards and how they can be used to streamline checkout across the web.

Speaker: Michel Weksler

Software Engineer @Airbnb

Michel has been writing code for over 30 years, working at both startups and large companies. He worked for PayPal, for several startups, worked on the NFC Wallet project at Google, and has been an engineer on the Airbnb payments team for the last 3 years. Aside from payments, which he has been deeply involved with for the last 14 years, his technical passions include code quality, engineering best practices, and web standards.

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