One of our favorite things about working at Stripe is that we serve some of the most demanding customers: high-growth, technology businesses, rapidly expanding around the world, inventing new business models along the way. In some ways, that makes our job harder—it’s tough to stay ahead! But in other ways it makes things a lot simpler. As we think about the next few years of Stripe’s development, we don’t have to overcomplicate things. We can set our roadmap directly based on what we hear from our users.
That’s why we started hosting Stripe Sessions a few years ago. It’s an annual event to get together with our users, show them what’s new about Stripe, and hear their feedback. There are always dozens of engineers, product managers, domain experts, and all sorts of other folks from around Stripe there.
Last year was a record year: over a thousand people came to one of our Sessions events in San Francisco, New York, Paris, and London. In between demos and product announcements, we heard from the likes of Airbnb, Shopify, Xero, and Remitly; we received thousands of comment cards; and we asked Stewart Butterfield the tough questions.
This year, we’re excited to more than double the size of Sessions and hear from speakers like Nat Friedman, CEO of GitHub. But we also want to make sure it’s always a gathering that lets everyone spend meaningful time together. To that end, we’ll be capping attendance at 1,200 for our main event in San Francisco this year, with additional events to follow in Asia and Europe in the fall.
Thanks to those of you who joined us in SF or on the livestream on September 10. You can now watch the full keynote and breakout talks..