Another month, another 30 days and 7 fantastic tech and startup events to look forward to in Barcelona! Just like every month, we’ve prepared our events guide for all you techies, developers, startup enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and innovators out there. We’ve got lots going on: Barcelona Design Week, several workshops on email marketing (thanks, GDPR!), a huge Java conference and a massive ecommerce event. Take your pick, you’ll thank us later.
- Wed, 6 June 6:00 pm @ Institute of Next (Carrer Marià Aguiló 28)
In the framework of Barcelona Design Week, Tandem is opening up a forum for discussion on how to address the new challenges that designers face when creating products for Generation Z. Traditional creative processes no longer do the trick – in order to be able to offer solutions and products to these new users, designers need to rethink their strategies. At this event, participants will learn about new methodologies developed by the studio and emerging start-ups such as Mazinn. The language of this event is Spanish, but English speakers are also welcome.
- Thu, 7 June 7:00 pm @ Harbour.Space University Campus, OneCoWork Gallery Building (Moll de la Barceloneta 1)
Is your email programme up to snuff? Jessica Best, Director of Data-Driven Marketing at Barkley, will share the top things you should always and never do when creating your email marketing strategy. She’ll incorporate real companies’ stories of those who have done it well and those who… could have used some advice. Not only will the session help you to avoid accidentally breaking the law, but it’s designed to teach you email marketing strategies that nurture your customer relationships and help drive more sales. Even those familiar with email marketing will learn something new in this high-energy presentation!
- Mon-Wed, 11-13 June @ Cinesa Heron City, Centro Comercial Heron City (Avinguda Rio de Janeiro 42)
The JBCN Conf is the yearly event organised by the non-profit Java User Group Barcelona. Conference talks will be held from Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th and workshops will run on Wednesday 13st. Topics are related to the Java World and related technologies: Java, JVM langs (Scala/Cloujure/Groovy/Kotlin…), Functional Programming, Microservices, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, Marathon, JavaFX, DevOps, Testing, DDD, TDD, CI, CD, noSQL, OA, Cloud, Mobile, Integration, Architecture, Scalability, IoT, Actors, Concurrency, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and machine learning. Speakers coming from all corners of the world join us to share their experience in various technologies and to invite everyone to participate in Open Source Technologies and in the JCP.
- 14 June 9:00 am @ CaixaForum Barcelona (Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8)
The first edition of Ecommerce Tour: Barcelona will turn the Catalan capital into the epicentre of Spanish ecommerce. The organizers are expecting more than 400 attandees, who will have a chance to get to know the most important tendencies of ecommerce, ecommerce logistics, digital transformation, email marketing and omnichannel marketing. Listen to the success stories of big retailers that have gone through a digital transformation and niche brands that achieved incredible growth thanks to the internet. Learn about optimizing logistics and sales, how to make the most out of affiliation networks, how to use SEO to your advantage, and much more. Last but not least, find out who will win the title of the Best Online Supermarket in Catalonia and receive the Ecommerce Award Barcelona.
- Thu, 14 June 7:00 pm @ Depot Lab Barcelona (Carrer Bruc 149)
Depot Lab brings you Tezos, a new platform for smart contracts and decentralized applications. The Tezos protocol offers a formal process through which stakeholders can efficiently govern the protocol and implement future innovations.The Tezos blockchain was designed to facilitate formal verification, which helps secure smart contracts and avoid buggy code. Their unique proof-of-stake consensus algorithm gives every stakeholder the opportunity to participate in the validation of transactions on the network and be rewarded by the protocol for doing so. At this event, Diego Olivier will explain the details of their blockchain project. In 2017, Tezos completed a record-breaking ICO, receiving $232 worth of bitcoin and ethereum.
- Thu-Fri, 21-22 June @ World Trade Center, Ground Floor, Auditorium Building, between East Building and South Building (Moll de Barcelona)
Binlogic returns to Barcelona with an event they started 6 years ago in Buenos Aires. The main topic will be MySQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, among other databases, as well as automation, high availability, cloud solutions, security, scaling in the cloud and other trending topics. The startup scene in Barcelona is growing and the city is working hard towards becoming a technological hub in the region. This event will be a great place to find networking and first-hand learning opportunities, with professional speakers (30+ already announced!) who will share their experience and success stories.
- Wed, 27 June 6:30pm @ Movistar Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)
Startup Grind returns this month with a talk that can be expected to go down in history. Len Shneyder is a 15-year email and digital messaging veteran and the VP of Industry Relations at SendGrid. He serves as an evangelist and proponent of best practices and he drives thought leadership and data-driven insights on industry trends based on the massive volume of email SendGrid delivers on behalf of their customers. He’ll be speaking at Startup Grind during his short stay in Barcelona about the massive new EU regulation known as the GDPR and it’s implications. Don’t miss it!
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