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eBay Developers Program Celebrates 20 Years

This year we’re celebrating 25 years of eBay and 20 years of the eBay Developers Program! On November 20, 2000, we launched our first APIs along with the Developers Program and became the leading pioneer in the API world. APIs are first-class products at eBay. We continue to add capabilities into our public API portfolio so third-party developers in our eBay Developers Program can create powerful experiences and manage their eBay business at scale. Our goal is to empower developers, enhance the ecosystem of eBay applications, and add value for our buyers and sellers. THANK YOU for an incredible 20 years of supporting our vibrant developer community. Supporting the developer community is where our mutual interest is - your success is our success. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years bring us.

eBay Connect 2020

This year we kick-off our annual eBay Connect Developer Conference virtually. We realize that this year is very different and we are all figuring it out together. Our first priority is to keep our community - our developers and employees - safe. We also wanted to give our developers updates on the program and how to get prepared for all the upcoming changes. Over the next three months, we will host webinars, publish content and give you updates to the program. We look forward to connecting and preparing you for the upcoming updates to the program.

Connect Presentations

Tanya Vlahovic

Tanya leads the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Prior to leading the team, she worked as a lead architect for public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program. Tanya is directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored many of eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay developers program.

Tanya Vlahovic

Head of Developer Ecosystem, Lead Architect for Public APIs, eBay

Alyssa Cutright, Vice President, Global Payments

Alyssa Cutright is eBay's Vice President of Global Payments, leading eBay's global strategy and operations for payments, risk and billing. Alyssa joined eBay in 2016 with a proven track record of more than 20 years in industry leadership roles. Most recently responsible for overall operations at Plastiq, Alyssa also led Square’s International expansion as well as spent 12 years at PayPal in a variety of critical roles, including Financial Services (Core Payments), Risk Management, and the North America Product teams. Earlier in her career, Alyssa spent 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank. Alyssa is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara.

Alyssa Cutright

Vice President, Global Payments, eBay

Shan Vosseller, VP of Product, Payments

Shan Vosseller is the VP of Product for the Payments team. He has been at eBay for 9 years and currently drives product strategy and leads the product management team to deliver world class customer experiences and platform capabilities. Shan and the team are currently building the next generation global payments, billing, risk, trust and identity platforms at eBay. In addition, he is also driving innovation in payments & financial services for eBay's buyers & sellers. Currently Shan manages a global team across San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Shanghai, China & beyond.

Shan Vosseller

VP of Product, Payments, eBay

Managed Payment APIs Q&A

Shan Vosseller and Tanya Vlahovic

Tanya Vlahovic

Tanya leads the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Prior to leading the team, she worked as a lead architect for public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program. Tanya is directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored many of eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay developers program.

Tanya Vlahovic

Head of Developer Ecosystem, Lead Architect for Public APIs, eBay

Message from Harry

Harry Temkin

Harry has over two decades of executive sales, marketing, business and technology leadership experience across both financial information, technology companies and fintech startups. In his current role as Vice President of Seller Experience, Harry is responsible for the technology platform and software that millions of sellers utilize on a daily basis to create, manage, sell and monetize listings. With ultimate responsibility to deliver new and enhanced front-end listing capabilities, analytical and reporting tools, and APIs that allow our sellers to be more efficient, drive conversion, grow their business successfully and profitably, and provide protections they deserve.

Prior to joining eBay, Harry spent a large part of his career with Thomson Reuters, serving in a number of leadership roles including, EVP - Global Head of Eikon Product Management, Equities and EVP - Head of Exchange Traded Instruments. Additionally, Harry also served as Chief Information Officer of DriveWealth, a fintech broker-dealer. Harry has also served as Chief Executive Officer of KnowVera, and served as a member of the Board of Directors with BATS Stock Exchange. When Harry isn’t focusing on all things eBay seller, he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, travelling and working on his 1983 Jeep CJ7 which he bought on eBay.

Harry Temkin

VP, Head of Seller Experience, eBay

Mike Cuttone

Mike is currently the head of Seller Experience Product Management at eBay, where he leads a large global team across all parts or EMEA and APAC responsible for a wide range of Seller Tools such as Listings, Post-List and Inventory Management, Research, Insights and Monetization. This is inclusive of Seller API’s and Native IOS and Android apps. Partnership with customers and developers is at the heart of everything his team is building. Prior to eBay, he was the Head of Asset Class Workflows (Eikon) at Refinintiv, -- where he was responsible for all product requirements and the delivery of a world class user experience for Eikon and Thomson ONE (flagship product serving financial professionals globally).

Mike holds a BBA in Marketing from Pace University/The Lubin School of Business. He has a passion for travel, film, the culinary arts, and the gloriously maddening game called golf.

Mike Cuttone

Senior Director - Seller Experience Product Management, eBay

Nicole Inouye

Nicole is a customer value focused Product, Design and Engineering leader who enjoys solving customer problems that make meaningful business impact. Best known for her contagious passion and energy; design thinking and customer centric approach; ability to hire, inspire and grow great teams; innovate; lead change; think strategically; work collaboratively; move quickly and deliver thoughtful product experiences throughout the various phases of the product lifecycle.

She currently leads a team of product managers in the creation of buyer engagement and personalization experiences that will define the modern marketplace. Nicole also worked on the View Item team developing new product-based experiences and on the Consumer Selling team delivering new selling experiences like eBay Authenticate and redesigning the My eBay Selling pages. Prior to eBay, she led teams in the development of mobile apps and mobile security solutions, and was a product manager of a cloud based site development platform for large media and entertainment companies. She started her career as a Consultant at Accenture helping AT&T launch their IPTV initiative, U-verse.

She received her BS in Economics and MBA while playing NCAA Division 1 Softball at the University of the Pacific.

Nicole Inouye

Director of Product Management, Buyer Engagement & Personalization, eBay

Scot Hamilton

With more than 22 years of experience, Scot has built large scale software systems and managed the teams that deliver them. His software experience spans tenures within commercial aviation, the educational realm, and e-commerce. For the most recent 14 years, he has held various positions within eBay’s Selling Platform working on everything from web based listing tools, picture hosting solutions, big data analytics capabilities, monetization/subscriptions systems, seller marketing suites, platform API’s, and high volume merchant integration touch points. Currently, he manages 32 great teams along with several stellar IC's, and is responsible for the most critical infrastructure of eBay’s Selling and Pricing Platforms.

Scot holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Business Administration and Psychology from California State University, Chico. He also holds 7 patents.

Scot Hamilton

VP of Engineering, Seller Experience, eBay

Selling APIs Q&A

Scot Hamilton, Mike Cuttone and Tanya Vlahovic

Message from Mazen

Mazen Rawashdeh

Mazen Rawashdeh oversees the vision, strategy and transformation of eBay’s global platform and infrastructure, which is the foundation of our ecommerce marketplace. His responsibilities include leading the re-platforming effort to modernize the deployment, reliability, efficiency and speed of our platform.

He is a seasoned executive with 27 years of broad experience in information technology with both fortune 500 and internet startup experience. He first joined eBay in early 2003, leading our Infrastructure and Technical Operations for over eight years. He then returned to eBay in 2016 to lead our re-platforming effort, and in 2019 was named our Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to rejoining eBay in 2016, Mazen spent five years at Twitter as VP of Infrastructure Engineering and Operations, and helped scale both its business and massive infrastructure through its IPO.

Mazen started his career in Silicon Valley at Oracle in the late 1990s and then moved to LoudCloud, a startup, where he held multiple engineering roles and developed a unique perspective on large-scale, mission-critical infrastructure.

Mazen has a BSCS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Chapman University. In his free time, Mazen is a loyal Barcelona Football fan (go Messi) and an angel investor and advisor to tech companies.

Mazen Rawashdeh

SVP & Chief Technology Officer, eBay

Tanya Vlahovic

Tanya leads the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Prior to leading the team, she worked as a lead architect for public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program. Tanya is directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored many of eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay developers program.

Tanya Vlahovic

Head of Developer Ecosystem, Lead Architect for Public APIs, eBay

Message from Jamie

Jamie Iannone, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Iannone is the President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, Inc. An innovative technology leader, Jamie has more than 20 years of experience in digital pure-play and omnichannel platforms for some of the world’s premier consumer-facing companies, including eBay from 2001-2009.
Prior to his return to eBay in April 2020, Jamie was COO of Walmart eCommerce and CEO of SamsClub.com.
At Walmart eCommerce, Jamie’s team focused on operational oversight of eCommerce as Walmart moved to a truly omnichannel organization. He was also responsible for Store No. 8, Walmart’s incubation hub. In his role at SamsClub.com, he led the unit’s eCommerce and digital transformation, including developing and executing initiatives in membership, marketing, technology, product and operations.
Jamie also held the position as Executive Vice President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble, Inc., where he was responsible for all NOOK devices, software, accessories, retail integration and experiences, books and digital content, as well as third-party partnerships.
Jamie returns to eBay after previously holding various leadership positions at the company, where he oversaw areas including global search, buyer experience and tailored shopping experience divisions.
Before that, Jamie worked at Epinions.com and Booz Allen Hamilton.
A champion for small business, Jamie is passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technologies to make marketplaces inclusive and accessible to all.
Jamie earned a Bachelor of Science from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He previously served on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Place.
Jamie’s Favorite eBay Experience:
"On eBay, I sold a Hammond B-3 organ that I’ve owned since I was a teenager to a church. The day it was delivered, the pastor sent me a video of his organist playing it, and I joked with him that it never sounded that good when I played it!"

Jamie Iannone

President and Chief Executive Officer, eBay

Tanya Vlahovic

Jancy Vincent, Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Ecosystem

Jancy Vincent is a Senior Engineering Manager within the eBay Developer Ecosystem. A 10-year eBay employee, she currently leads the Developer Ecosystem engineering team, Developer Technical Support and the Public API Tech writers team while working closely with strategic partner integrations. Prior to her current role, Jancy led key projects on the mobile and speed teams, focused on improving the user experience for speed of critical buyer flow on eBay Web, mWeb and native applications. Jancy is customer-focused and known for building high-performing engineering teams and delivering high quality products.

Jancy Vincent

Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Ecosystem, eBay

Shekhar Banerjee, Senior MTS Architect, Core Architecture

Shekhar Banerjee is a Senior MTS Architect within eBay’s Developer Ecosystem, contributing across multiple APIs in the Public API space. Notably, Shekhar is an OpenAPI evangelist and has led the launch of OpenAPI contracts for all RESTful Public APIs. He also contributes to eBay Tech Blogs and open-source SDKs. Shekhar’s other interests include algorithms for code decomposition and refactoring patterns, streaming systems and cryptocurrencies.

Shekhar Banerjee

Senior MTS Architect, Developer Ecosystem, eBay

Shruti Hulmani, Product Manager, Developer Ecosystem

Shruti Hulmani is a Product Manager within the eBay Developer Ecosystem, working to strategize and plan important product improvements across APIs. Her developer-focused approach stems from her previous experience in an eBay technical support role, where she worked closely with third-party partners to successfully onboard eBay APIs. Prior to working at eBay, Shruti began her career as a software developer at IBM India PVT ltd, working on key migrations of mainframe-based systems to Java Web Services.

Shruti Hulmani

Product Manager, Developer Ecosystem, eBay

Tanya Vlahovic

FIRESIDE CHAT: Tanya and Randy

Randy Shoup, Chief Architect and VP of Engineering, Developer Ecosystem and Mobile Foundations

Randy recently returned to eBay in June 2020 as Chief Architect and VP of Engineering Ecosystems and Experience. He is currently leading the Developer Ecosystem, Mobile Foundations and Application Frameworks teams. Previously, he held senior engineering leadership roles at Google, Stitch Fix, and WeWork. In his first tour of duty at eBay, he held several engineering and architecture roles in the Search area, where he helped lead the Best Match and Site Speed efforts as well as the Cassini project.

Randy Shoup

Chief Architect and VP, Engineering Ecosystem and Experience, eBay