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AvaTax Developer Conferences

You’re invited to join Avalara’s API development team at CRUSH DC 2018 - the premier annual tax conference for Avalara’s customers and partners, and anyone interested in learning about tax compliance. You’ll get to meet and work with Ted Spence, Director of the AvaTax API team; Mark Wilhelm, Director of Avalara’s Partner Launch team, and many other key people from Avalara’s developer relations organization.

The conference contains two days full of training sessions where you’ll learn all about tax compliance and the AvaTax API. If you can;t wait for CRUSH DC to connect with an Avalara engineer, then be sure to register for one of our Developer Webinars where you can meet developers, subject matter experts, and ask questions about your tax integration work.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Time Topic Presenter Description
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Calculating Tax with AvaTax Ted Spence Learn how AvaTax calculates tax, the reasons why tax can be zero, and about the lifecycle of a transaction from recording to filing. This session includes a tutorial on how to integrate AvaTax into an existing application.
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Integrate CertCapture Exemption Management via REST Aaron Robles & Bob Erdman Learn how to use the new exemption certificate functionality and customer features in the AvaTax API to earn the Document Management badge and certification.
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Performance Tuning for AvaTax Ted Spence Learn all the various features available in the AvaTax API to improve performance for your software. Learn how to measure the performance of AvaTax and a variety of different API calls, as well as how your design choices affect your results.
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Beyond Sales Tax: Calculating Multiple Tax Types Aaron Robles & Mark Wilhelm Join us for an introduction to the various taxes now supported through Avalara APIs. Discuss the use of parameters, attributes, and other fields to enable the calculation of bottle tax, e-waste fees, recycling fees, and more.
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Developing the Avalara Experience Bob Erdman & Mark Wilhelm Bring the Avalara Experience into your application, reducing support cases and customer friction. Learn suggested practices for implementing AvaTax, including how to understand the process to provision AvaTax accounts, set account configuration options, and on-board customers using features in the REST API.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Time Topic Presenter Description
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM VAT via AvaTax REST APIs Mark Wilhelm & Aaron Robles Learn the features and functions introduced into Avalara's technology stack to support Value Added Tax (VAT). Discuss the basics of VAT, with an EU focus, and how to create compliance automation solutions for VAT using Avalara APIs.
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Calculating Tax Offline Ted Spence & Bob Erdman Learn how to keep your tax calculations processing when your internet connection drops, and how to reconcile offline transactions later. This session will include the use of our Tax Content API as well as other available solutions.
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Enterprise Connector Development Ted Spence & Mark Wilhelm Learn how designing software for enterprise business is very different than designing for small desktop accounting systems. Learn how a connector developer can write the best possible connector for a large business, and what new tax concepts you need to learn to build an effective connector for big business.
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Ask Me Anything – AvaTax API (Q&A) Ted Spence, Bob Erdman, Aaron Robles Learn the history of Avalara's new AvaTax REST API and the choices behind our developer website. This session includes a 30-minute question and answer session with the developers and designers of the AvaTax API.

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