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Sticker Mule
Spree Co-Founder

E-Commerce hacker, open source icon, board gamer, whiskey drinker. Sticker Mule CTO. Spree Commerce Co-Founder and former CTO. Professionally specializing in E-Commerce systems and helping clients letverage open source software stacks to meet their daily business requirements.


Codeminer 42

Entrepreneur, developer, E-commerce influencer, Ruby evangelist, activist and influencer since 2006. Co-Founder of Codeminer 42 America LLC, a Brazilian based and USA incorporated Rails and New Tech offshore outsourcing boutique. Blogs at Also founder and organizer of Rubyconf Brazil since 2008.



Solutions Consulting Manager at PayPal with 16 years’ experience of Software Engineering in Sweden, Australia and USA. Sparked and oversaw development of a new open-source Braintree extension for Spree Commerce 3.x and 2.x for slick buying experiences, customizable drop-in UI, and for the first time Pay with PayPal. See the extension.


Spark Solutions
Spree Core Team

Spree Commerce open source project Core team member and Tech Lead since 2016. Creating web apps since 2004. Founded or worked in several startups. Co-founded Spark Solutions, a software house crafting ambitious E-Commerce projects in Ruby on Rails, ReactJS and Spree Commerce.


B/C Designers

Entrepreneur and Design Thinker. Co-Founder & Technical Lead of B/C Designers, a strategy & business consulting meets experience design firm headquartered in St.Louis. Founder of Muzio, a seamless story telling app, featured in NYT, VentureBeat, FastCompany & more.



Technical Lead for GoDaddy Online Store (OLS) built on top of Spree, customized for multi-tenant model and to scale. Today OLS hosts tens of thousands of stores running on the Spree based foundation. OLS team keeps adding new features continuously. This also allowed GoDaddy to become more active on the Open Source community.



Entrepreneur and technologist, owner of Vinsol whose developers serve at Spree Core Team. Expert in building both software and high performance development teams. For over 16 years, he's been exceeding the expectations of demanding clients ranging from large enterprises to start-ups in the United States and Europe.


FCP Euro

Alex is VP of eCommerce at FCP Euro, a global eCommerce provider of European car parts. A self-taught marketer Alex now leads an extensive service, marketing, web development, and catalog team spanning across 4 countries generating over $25 Million in annual revenue.


Mitchell Stores

Lead Developer at Mitchell Stores, a family-owned and -operated conglomerate of retail and online luxury stores—including Mitchells of Westport, Richards of Greenwich, Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco and Palo Alto, and Marios in Portland and Seattle—with over $100 million in annual sales. Eric has previously worked as a developer for Teladoc and Yale University.



Has a great mix of technical skills and marketing prowess that provide Scratch with a unique advantage. In just one year, Chris jumped head first into the Scratch Academy overhaul SpreeCommerce, CRM /ERP, project, rebuilt the Scratch Events website and is now expanding the features of the Scratch portal web-app for talent and clients.



Use this opportunity! Discuss various E-commerce platforms pros and cons, debate and challenge, get a different perspective, a fresh look and a second opinion. Talk about the future of E-commerce or even better... make it happen. Get inspired and inspire others. It should be both fun and productive.



Use this opportunity! Discuss various E-commerce platforms pros and cons, debate and challenge, get a different perspective, a fresh look and a second opinion. Talk about the future of E-commerce or even better... make it happen. Get inspired and inspire others. It should be both fun and productive.

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About the Venue

Rise New York is part of a global community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers creating the future of financial technology.
We listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise spaces, and connect, co-create, and scale innovation, in partnership with Barclays. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

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2 days packed with E-Commerce know-how, discussion, platform debates for both devs and business people.

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  • 09.00 - 10.00Breakfast networking session
  • 10.00 - 10.20 / tbcKeynote tbc
  • 10.20 - 10.40 / Damian Legawiec & Mike FaberSpree - E-commerce framework overview & dev roadmap
  • 10.40 - 11.00 / Brian QuinnOur Spree Journey: Spree at Sticker Mule 6 years later
  • 11.00 - 11.20 / Fabio AkitaRuby on Rails & Spree tech stack for scalable, real-world apps and demanding clients
  • 11.20 - 11.40 / tbcE-commerce UX and mobile-ready front-end development
  • 11.40 - 12.40PANEL: E-commerce software development challenges
    Brian Quinn
    Fabio Akita
    Michael Tucker
    Jimmie Lindstrom
    Damian Legawiec
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  • 12.40 - 01.30Lunch & networking break
  • 01.30 - 03.30PLATFORM PROs & CONs DEBATE
  • Spree vs. Magento3 person debate team on each side - join now!
  • Spree vs. Shopify3 person debate team on each side - join now!
  • Debates conclusions
  • 03.40 - 04.305 min LIGHTNING TALKS from event participants
  • 05.00 - 07.00Networking Happy Hour
  • 09.00 - 10.00Breakfast networking session
  • 10.00 - 11.00 / Damian LegawiecE-COMMERCE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Spree 3.1
  • 11.00 - 12.00 / Jimmie LindstromE-PAYMENTS WORKSHOP: Introduction to Braintree
  • 12.00 - 01.00Lunch & networking break
  • 01.00 - 03.00E-commerce SUCCESS STORIES [20-30min each] - Alex Frank - Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin
    GoDaddy Online Store - Michael Tucker
    Mitchell Stores - Eric Kurzenberger
  • 03.00 - 04.00PANEL: E-commerce best practices for 2016 and beyond Jimmie Lindstrom
    Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin
    Michael Tucker
    Damian Legawiec
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  • 04.00 - 05.005 min LIGHTNING TALKS from event participants

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