Why should we attend events & conferences? Is it really worth it? Will your boss be convinced to invest in it? At Apiumtech we believe that it’s a great way of growing, that it’s a way of learning. That’s why we regularly create a list of workshops or events to attend in Barcelona. Events are a great source for getting useful & practical tips. You learn on the spot and through workshops you apply what you learned; learn by doing. You get answers, opinions and feedback from other professionals, this means that at the end of the day, you improve your results at works. It’s a great opportunity to meet influencers and professionals in your field, to share knowledge and hear about real life experiences and projects and how they were handled, the challenges that were faced and the measures that were taken. Don’t forget that it’s important to stay up to date with latest technologies and solutions. In this list, you can find some of the nicest events to attend in Barcelona in autumn 2016 for software developers, agile lovers and digital & design professionals.
EVENTS TO ATTEND IN BARCELONA
Digital, marketing and design related events
On the 29th, from 9.30 to 17.30 will be held The Digital Change event at the Mobile World Centre. The event brings together all sorts of people related to the world of marketing, design and digital strategy to talk and learn about three main challenges that businesses are facing: SEO, usability & user experience and web analytics.
The Inbound Marketing Day will hold it’s 2nd edition on the 20th of October where 10 influential figures will explain in detail what is inbound marketing and growth driven design, giving tips about how inbound marketing enables customers to come to your brand and how it’s more or less about creating quality content. It’s definitely one of the events to attend in Barcelona of our marketing team at Apiumtech! The Palau de la Musica will be hosting the Smashing Conference on the 25th & 26th of October. The conference is quite known in the field of web design and offers the opportunity to know more about real life problems and techniques. For that you can assist to 17 speeches and 6 workshops.
On the 23rd and 24th of November you can attend the seminar of Digital Marketing for Social Medias where you will get the opportunity to discover the techniques of digital marketing and know more about analysing results, sell and promote products.
IoT, software development and other tech events
In Barcelona, we love Software Craftmanship. At Apiumtech we often participate to the regular meetups they organise, it’s an amazing community that helps you grow as a developer. Software Craftsmanship Barcelona will be a 2 days event (1st & 2nd of October) for software developers of any software programming language that want to learn more and share knowledge with the community of this movement. The IoT World Congress is one of those events where you get to see extremely innovative solutions. Internet of things is everywhere and knowing about it is a must. You can learn about others and share knowledge with IoT influencers and understand the importance of it in today’s world as well as how it affects mainly all the industries going from manufacturing to healthcare. The event will be held from the 25 to the 27th of October. OpenStack Summit! 25-28 of October, save the date! If you’re in the IT industry, an app developer, a cloud administrator or in any way related to openstack software development… you must have heard about this event, and if you haven’t well we’ve only heard good things about it so here’s a few details about the future of this OpenStack cloud computing fest. Attendees come from all around the world to listen to case studies, learn about new products and participate in workshops. This event can only make you grow in the field and will give you the opportunity to connect with the rest of the community. The end of October is a busy month for software developers in Barcelona. On the 24th-26 the 4th edition of OpenNebula Cloud conference (open source cloud manager platform) will be held at the Hotel Barcelo Sants. Its an educative conference where developers and IT people meet to listen to talks and learn from experiences of others.
The Node Conference in Barcelona is a conference for the Node community that has been running for more than 2 years and that is quite successful. The event will be on the 18th of November and will last only one day, covering Node.js topics with leading engineers. A few days after the Node.js conference, APIdays arrive, on the 22nd & 23rd of November. It’s the best conference you can find about APIs in Spain, where you get the chance to meet developers from around the world to talk about the technology and the future of APIs, more specifically Communication APIs; from Telco to charbots. 15-17 of November: Smart City Expo for smart citizens in smart cities! Technology meets urban reality. This event supports the development of our cities and is a great place to discover solutions, platforms and ideas about how to improve the future of our cities. Also about IoT, the LPWA conference is more about helping attendees, public and private operators, to choose between technology options to create IoT ready networks. The event will be help on the 15 & 16th of November.
Agile, project management & entrepreneurs events
On the 8 of October, don’t miss PM Camp if you’re interested in project management! It will be a very different style of event due to the act that it follows the “open space” concept. You will get the chance to attend workshops that are tailored by the participants themselves. There are keynote speakers, but you don’t really get information about the content or the format of the sessions, they are chosen by participants. This means more flexibility and guarantee of meeting the needs of participants. In love with Agile? You should join this certified 3 days Kanban training on the 12-14 of October and receive a certificate KMP II. During this community event you get the chance to understand the Kanban Method and how to apply the concepts and manage them on a daily basis to make your company grow. The NewCo Barcelona will be held on the 27th of October and we put it on one the coolest events to attend in Barcelona! We were there last year for its first edition and we kept a good memory! The event is held in different parts of the city, in the offices of innovative startups in town. You get the opportunity to choose to which ones you would like to go and build your own personal agenda. The experience is therefore quite personalised.
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is a conference designed for CIOs and senior IT executives and will be held from the 6-10 of November. The event is based on the fact that today, we need to include digital innovation to every process, product, and service. With exhibitors and speakers you will learn more about how to adapt to change and to emerging trends in this digital era, it’s all about looking at the big picture to find opportunities you would never have thought about. Hopefully you enjoyed this list of events to attend in Barcelona in the next two months. The fact is that searching for events is quite time consuming and reading some reviews and the agenda of each adds more to the task. That’s why I think it’s important to do a research every 2-3 months and create a list to share. Sharing is caring!