Join us at Xero Developer Roadshow, June 2018 at a city near you. Register Free


Xero Developer Roadshow

Calling all techies, our annual roadshow is back. Geek out with your peers, and work together on the future of small business. Spaces limited. Register now.


Why should I attend XD18?

XD18 is a free event series, in partnership with AWS, for anyone working on technology for small business. Choose from technical and business streams, both offering insights, inspiration and practical advice to help you build new products and grow your business.


Find out how to get started and what’s next for Xero’s API. Learn more about Xero’s app partner program, with tips for marketing your app.


Learn how to leverage the latest features from Xero and AWS so you can innovate faster. Plus, be inspired by some of our industry leaders.


There’ll be plenty of refreshments, so unwind over a drink, swap notes, and build connections with like minded people in your industry.

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XD18 Xero Developer Roadshow






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Kia ora and welcome

In our first presentation Xero’s Country Manager will highlight the role the developer community is playing in Xero’s expansion and how that role is growing the platform’s future.
Product Keynote

Build the Future

Dan Young, Head of Developer Platform at Xero, will be presenting on new product developments from the API team and announcing Xero’s virtual hackathon, XDHax.
Session 1

Getting started with the Xero API

Xero’s local developer evangelist will take you through the steps for getting started with the API, plus offer practical tips on best practice.
Session 2

Our AWS journey

Take a deep dive with an AWS user and Xero app partner on their development story, looking at the benefits of a cloud first strategy and their experience building their application on AWS. This will be co-presented with an AWS Solutions Architect.
Session 3

Grow your brand: How to market your app to Xero's community

Hear from one of our top local app partners as they share their experiences and insights into how to successfully market an app in the Xero ecosystem.


Session 5

The app we built for HAX

Xero’s developer evangelists have been building an app to imagine just what’s possible using the latest features released from Xero’s API and Amazon Web Services. Get ready to be inspired about what you could achieve at XDHax this year.
Session 5

Network effects: Advisors as a sales channel

Want to know how to unlock Xero’s 100,000 advisor network to grow your sales? In this session we demystify what our advisor channel wants from you, so you can increase app adoption with Xero’s community.

Platforms are eating the world

Nick Houldsworth, Executive GM - Ecosystem at Xero, looks at how the rise of platforms are giving SaaS companies the opportunity to sustainably grow customers through partners.

Flywheel - scaling SaaS platforms

We bring together leaders from the SaaS industry to talk platforms - they’ll share insights, lessons learned and stories about driving innovation through APIs, developer communities and creating a marketplace of solutions customers love.

Wrap-up drinks

Note: The schedule may vary depending on region.

Thanks AWS

The Xero Developer Roadshow is brought to you in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers cloud solutions that provide businesses, non-profits, and government organisations with a flexible, highly scalable, and cost effective platform to deliver their websites and web applications.

With AWS, you can use whatever development language and platform you like - AWS provides SDKs for many popular platforms like .NET, Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.js, and more.

What is Xero?

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use global online platform for small businesses and their advisors that seamlessly integrates with more than 600 apps. We have 1.2 million subscribers in more than 180 countries.

Xero was ranked No.1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company for two years running, won Product of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2017 in the UK, and was rated by Canstar Blue as Australia’s best accounting software three consecutive years from 2015-2017.