Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 11th and 12th 2014
After graduation from Harvey Mudd College in 1991 with a B.S. in Engineering with a focus on hardware and software, Jeff began his career at Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks and TurboTax. After Intuit, Jeff helped found an engineering department at a small visual design company to build C++ class libraries for highly customized user interfaces. During the late 1990s he was a founding engineer at an online recruiting startup and helped create a two way job seeker to employer matching algorithm and job invitation system. In 2003, he joined PayCycle which was acquired by Intuit in 2009. He served as lead architect for the online payroll platform and oversaw many huge transformations like creating an API for payroll and the first version IOP Mobile. He played a key role in successfully merging the Intuit payroll engineering organization with the PayCycle organization and transforming the platform into one that generates $150 million in revenue. Jeff currently is a Principal Engineer for the QuickBooks Ecosystem focused mostly on enabling teams to build plugins.
This session will cover how QuickBooks Online (QBO) solves the problem of allowing internal and external development teams to enhance the experience for the user. I will demonstrate how to build a plugin for QBO and explain the architecture which enables this ecosystem. This architecture could be applied to any web application.