7 Tech Events, Meetups & Workshops Happening in August in Barcelona

August is always a bit of a snooze when it comes to things happening in Barcelona, but rest assured, the tech and startup scene isn’t going to let you down. This month, the city’s wonderful community is spoiling us with with a talk on the evolution of the relationship between humans and computers, a workshop for chatbot lovers, a comprehensive course on WordPress and lots of other tech events. Click the title of each event to get more info!


The Evolution of Our Relationship with Technology – with Riccardo Giraldi (Microsoft)

  • Thursday, 3 August 7:00 pm @ Harbour.Space University Campus (OneCoWork Gallery Building, Moll de la Barceloneta 1)

What happens when machines outperform us, and humans start to become, in a sense, obsolete? And when these machines become more and more independent, and think with a “mind” of their own? What does that mean for the relationships between us and computers? «The Evolution of our relationship with Technology» is a public lecture organised by Harbour.Space University in collaboration with OneCoWork. This talk will be conducted by Riccardo Giraldi, one of the world’s top UX and HCI experts, Microsoft Principal Creative Director.


Bot Designers, Developers & Marketers Hackathon

  • Saturday, 5 August 9:30 am – 9:00 pm @ Ironhack (Carrer Pamplona 96)

Whether you think that chatbots are a fad or that they’re here to stay, you can’t deny that they are increasingly talked about. There’s still a lot to do in terms of user experience, which is far from perfect, but the good news is that more and more companies are working on it. If you have no idea what chatbots are, check out our post on the 5 most interesting chatbot startups in Barcelona. But if you do know what they are and love them, this hackethon organized by Hu:toma AI, with partners Sage and Ironhack, may be just the thing for you. Join them for a day of workshops that will be all about designing and building chatbots!

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How We Use Coffee to Make People More Creative by Steven Mc Auley

  • Tuesday, 8 August 7:00 pm @ Fab-Café del MOB (Carrer Bailén 11 )

Wait… Coffee? What’s this got to do with anything? Let us explain. Steven Mc Auley, the keynote speaker at this event is an entrepreneur, speaker and coffee philosopher who’s coming to Barcelona from Munich to talk about design, innovation and ways to make people more creative with the help of coffee. He is the owner of two companies that deal with innovative models in the coffee sector, and advises medium to large sized companies in the fields of organization, innovation and mindset. Coffee lovers, it would be a crime to miss this one!


Starting with Google Adwords – How to Begin and Manage Your Campaigns

  • Wednesday, 9 August 7:00 pm @ Barcelona Code School (Carrer Muntaner 262, 1-1)

Have you ever wanted to create one of those sexy Google ads, but had no idea where to start? This Google Adwords 101 workshop is recommended for all those who want to start their own business, need a bit of knowledge about online advertising at their current job, or just want to grow. It’s a concise introduction to building an online advertisement campaign, for a fair price of only 20 euros.


Ultimate WordPress Three-Day Course

  • Monday, 14 August 10:00 am – Wednesday, 16 August 2:30 pm @ Barcelona Code School (Carrer Muntaner 262, 1-1)

This month, Barcelona Code School has a wide range of courses to choose from, including the Google Adwords workshop mentioned above, and this ultimate three-day WordPress course. So basically, this August, they’ll teach you everything you need to start building your online presence! Throughout the twelve hours of classwork, you’ll learn how to build a WordPress website from scratch in groups of four. The course is in English, and you need to book in advance! There’s also an after work WordPress course for those who cannot attend workshops during the day. Find more info on their website!


Instagram Workshop in Barcelona

  • Wednesday, 23 August 6:00 pm @ DEPOT LAB (Carrer Bruc 149)

If you’re just about to jump on the Instagram bandwagon (for personal or business reasons) and need someone to guide you, this workshop is for you. Get the basics and some insider tips and tricks from social media expert Sabrina Settinger, and learn how to create, manage and optimize a working strategy. The workshop will be held in English, with real life examples to learn from!


Startup Grind BCN Summer Party

  • Thursday, 31 August 6:00 pm @ Pier01 – Rooftop Terrace (Plaça de Pau Vila 1)

Summer in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete if Startup Grind BCN hadn’t decided to organize their first ever summer bash. The team behind Barcelona’s all-time hottest tech and startup events are inviting everyone to join them on the last day of August for a rooftop party, where you can mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs and just have a good time. Check back later for the agenda (to be confirmed).