Klarna x Latina in Tech. Welcome to our first meetup in Italy! Hear examples of how engineering teams at Klarna are implementing AI to enhance their systems, products and services. Listen to engineers describe what a typical problem space may look like at Klarna, and what tech stacks and tools we use — backend to frontend.


18:30 - 18:50 Doors open
18.50 - 19:00 Intro and welcome to Klarna
19:00 - 19:30 Talk #1: In App Purchase Options: Under the hood of “Gift Cards” team
19:30 - 20:00 Food, beer & refreshments
20:00 - 20:30 Talk #2: The new gold rush: How engineering teams at Klarna leverage AI to build better products
20:30 - 21:00 Networking

Talk #1: In App Purchase Options: Under the hood of “Gift Cards” team
Andrea Coluzzi, Engineer, Klarna

Delve into the world of digital gift cards at Klarna, where technology meets gifting. Our dedicated team of software engineers has harnessed a cutting-edge tech stack to ensure seamless gift card management. In this presentation, we'll explore the tech behind our solutions, leveraging technologies like Typescript, React Native & Node JS. Discover how our approach enhances the shopping experience for both customers and merchants, and unravel the secrets behind the success of Klarna's Gift Card management system.

Speaker bio:
Andrea has over 7 years experience in software engineering, and is currently working on the In App Purchase Options team at Klarna. The team is responsible for providing purchase experience endpoints through the Klarna App. In his free time, Andrea enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar and traveling.

Talk #2: The new gold rush: How engineering teams at Klarna leverage AI to build better products
Antonio Trapani, Lead Engineer, Klarna

Race to space is being followed by race to AI — today's most trending topic. Let's dig into how a big modern company like Klarna took immediately advantage of OpenAI technologies to boost business, product features, and performances. We'll cover the work of several Klarna teams that used ChatGPT to improve existing projects or create new interesting stuff.

Speaker bio:
After a degree in Computer Engineering and first jobs, Antonio became tech leader at Fubles, the largest Italian online platform with more than 800K users helping people organize football matches. He then worked for CloudAcademy, an online enterprise platform for cloud technologies training, where he led the frontend team and used his spare time to interview techies — all in a desperate attempt to find the super-duper-talented-hero of his dreams. He learned how to "Start small, learn fast" when founding Plainflow Inc. in the US, a SAAS for marketing automation. He failed, and learning turned into: "Start small, learn fast, until running out of money". After, Moneymour hit Antonio's heart and Antonio hit Moneymour's heart. There he developed a bunch of undisclosed things for the backend and the frontend.

Today, Antonio is the Lead Engineer in the Decisioning Banking Servicing domain at Klarna.

About the event

Date: September 22, 2023
Location: The SPACE Coworking, Via dei Lucani, 1, 04100 Latina LT

From Rome by car: Take SS148 towards Napoli; Follow SS148 to Via Piave in Borgo Piave; Continue on Via Piave. Take Via Amerigo Vespucci, Viale XXI Aprile and SS156 to Via dei Lucani in Latina
From Latina FS: Take any of the following bus towards Latina Autolinee: Cori - Latina # VL68A , Bassiano - Latina # LT023D, Norma - Latina # LT813D, Sermoneta - Latina # PV012D; from the Autolinee, take any of the following bus: Latina - Priverno # LT615A, Latina - Priverno # PV30A, Latina - Sonnino # LT640A, Latina - Terracina # LT118A to the stop LATINA | Via Don Torello # f3301; then walk (about 1 min) to Via dei Lucani 1
Tickets: Sign up required. Anyone who is not on the list will not get in.
Capacity: Space is limited to 60 participants.
Food and drinks: Food, beer and non-alcoholic options will be provided
Questions: Please contact Alexander Carlsson at alexander.carlsson2[at]

Engineering at Klarna
Klarna was founded in 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden, with the aim of making it easier for people to shop online. In the last 17 years, technology has evolved, excited and transformed the world around us. Yet our mission remains as relevant as ever; to make paying as simple, safe and above all, smoooth as possible for our 150 million active consumers across more than 450,000 merchants in 45 countries.

Learn more about life at Klarna here.