The city of Barcelona has been for a long time now one of the most visited cities in Europe. But not only does the city attracts tourists coming on holidays, it also attracts many Business trips. Maybe it’s due to the fact that it’s almost always sunny, that it has amazing restaurants and that it’s a Tech Hub. The sun is shining and spring is almost here! I decided to do a small research to find interesting events in Barcelona related to the Tech and Digital industry for the spring season of 2016 and for all of you that are interested in Networking event where you can learn about new trends and latest technologies, you can check it out!
Events in barcelona
Today, on the 14th of March at 7PM, the 7th edition of DataBeers BCN will be held at the amazing venue Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm. This is a non-profit community that was founded in 2014 and that wants to become a meeting point for professionals and students that are interested in Big Data and Data Science in general. Mainly, the community reunites to discuss and exchange knowledge related to Big Data. It’s a very friendly environment where you will be able to mingle with people with the same interests and where you will get the opportunity to assist to different speeches.
For this 7th edition, the following speakers will be sharing their experiences with the community:
- Boyd Cohen – Urban Innovator, Entrepreneur, Professor at EADA and UVic universities and founder of Sharing Accelerator.
- Christopher Bonnett – Postdoctoral Astrophysicist Researcher at IFAE.
- Sandra Garcia – Data Scientist at Schibsted Media Group
- David Martín-Borregón – Data Scientist at Data’n’Press
- Hugo Zaragoza – Machine Learning expert and founding CEO of Websays.
For the 8th edition of the eShow on the 16th and 17th of March, the theme will be: Digital Transformation. It will be held in Fira Barcelona and during the event, many new features that could help you achieve your own digital transformation will be presented and you will be able to discover about the latest trends in this increasingly globalized world we live in.
Last autumn we got the opportunity to go there in Madrid and to it was quite interesting to meet innovators and companies from around the world that were here to expose their latest products. Other than having an amazing “showroom”, keynotes are very interesting and we believe that it’s always good to stay up to date, specially in an industry where everything is moving so fast! We will definitely be there this week, hope to see you there!
DIA stands for Digital Insurance Agenda. The event is a two-day conference that will be held on the 20th and 21st of April at Casa Llotja de Mar, a beautiful venue.
The goal is to connect change agents at insurance companies to fintech leaders to accelerate digital strategies and help those that are facing the challenge of digital transformation. Solutions are provided to increase cost efficiency and customer engagement.
Attendees vary from heads of IT, innovation, customer experience, digital channels, customer intelligence, strategy, claims, omnichannel, as well as digital transformation officers, chief digital officers, and CTOs, CMOs, COOs and CEOs!
From the 9th to the 11th of May, at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, the PMI (Project Management Institute) has prepared a congress that will bring together project managers from everywhere around the globe and from any type of industry to offer the opportunity to share trends, best practises and new ideas to them help advance in their profession. There will be keynotes and opportunities for the attendees to network.
The three main themes will be about Globalisation and the Effect on the PPM Community, Localisation and Industry Connectivity & Organisational Influence and Impact.
AtlasCamp is a developer conference that will last three days, from the 23rd to the 25th of May that will be held at the W Hotel of Barcelona. The event will give the opportunity to developers to enhance their skills and network with other developers in the community. There are many reason why to attend this event and I will only name a few, there will be amazing workshops and opportunities to attend sessions about Docker, DevOps, Advanced Git, CI and many more interesting topics, also the opportunity to build amazing add-ons and get product updates from the teams responsible for JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket and more.
Here we’re talking about something completely different than the previous event. From the 26 to the 28 of May, the OFFF Conference will take place at the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. This meeting point reunites artistic talents where they can find workshops, activities and performances for Offline and Online Designers, Motion Designers, Thinkers, Sound Designers, Graphics Designers, Students, etc.
There will be three workshops that offer amazing learning experiences:
- Lullatone: Create music with handmade instruments
- Letters are my friends: create your own glowing product with typography workshop
- The six and five studio: learn about Art vs Design
You can check out the video here.
Those were the 6 events that I found quite interesting for the coming spring season. I didn’t mention the rest of business lunches and small private event that we usually attend by invitation because we are members of associations as Aijec or Barcelona Tech City. But again, Barcelona is a city that moves a lot and that offers interesting networking opportunities, specially in our industry, and it’s quite important to keep up to date about what to attend. If you’re interested, we post articles on a regular base about events to attend and interesting news! If you know of events that could be interesting, please let us know!