Looking for tech events in Barcelona? You are in a right place! Every month we update Barcelona tech events list to go to the most interesting ones! Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you should definetely go to tech events here, as Barcelona made it to the top 5 of innovation hubs and in this city you will find events related to innovation, software development, software architecture, and many many others.

In this article, we list upcoming congresses, conferences, meetups, workshops and katas that we believe are worth attending !  

 

Top 10 Barcelona tech events in February & March 2019

 

1. Agile Testing Masterpiece

February, 7

The testing phase of software development sometimes gets the short shrift from developers and IT managers. Yet testing is the only way to determine whether an application will function properly at deployment. Without an effective testing strategy, companies sometimes blindly take on significant risks that go well beyond simply having poor software. 
This workshop is dedicated to developers who are willing to learn more about unit tests, automated tests, etc., to Product Owners who need to validate and accept stories and write the acceptance criteria for those stories, to Scrum Masters who need to understand what the testing team needs, and of course Testers, whose role assumes a business-oriented vision, based on acceptance criteria. 
The goal of this event is not to clarify what is Agile Testing, the aim of it is to list down Agile Testing Best Practices and Traits in order to help your team test better.

 

2. Coding Dojo: Roman Numerals

February, 11

Save the date! Hands on experience! This time it will be hosted in Apiumhub office where Álvaro García will moderate the Roman Numerals kata. The aim of this meetup is to try to use different methods of implementing this kata

  • Property based testing
  • Using an enum to store the simple letters: I, V, X, …
  • Using an enum to store all the letters: I, IV, V, IX, X, …
  • Converting to “I”, then grouping the characters
  • Functional style vs object oriented style

At the end, the attendees will try to compare solutions. No need to reach an agreement on which one is the best. 

 

3. BarcelonaJS February 2019

February, 19

 

TDD, BDD, code coverage, karma, jest, chai… the world of automated testing is full of tools, frameworks, and philosophies, by how can you write useful tests? Tips and good practices for daily life will be discussed during this event! 

Some of the top challenges in current frontend architecture are to allow for quick and efficient development and to be able to compete with native applications. In this talk, the speaker will present a new model which, using a component-oriented design, addresses these issues.

The basic tenets of this model could be summarized as follows:
(1) keep the business logic independent from the app;
(2) develop isolated components; and
(3) implement an overarching server that orchestrates and gives coherence to your project.

Through the practical example of www.fotocasa.es, you will see how this type of architecture provides key benefits.

  • First, there is an overall improvement in DX: development becomes faster and more focused.
  • Second, being independent of the framework, migrating to a new library is much less costly than in other setups.
  • Also, on the business side, iterations become considerably faster as well.
  • Finally, the architecture sets the basis for a shell-app which, in turn, may constitute the foundation of a PWA—our best bet to compete with native apps.

In short, a framework-independent, decoupled frontend architecture offers a highly solid option for projects with high traffic volumes.

Come and know more about it! 

 

4. Innovar para liderar

February, 19

Globalization and permanent change make companies have to be prepared to innovate permanently. And this is possible only with people and organizations that promote a certain way of thinking and working. Come to this forum-debate and discover how big companies such as Seat, Creas, Damm, Girbau, Innoenergy or HP are implementing and managing innovation. In addition, Arantza Uriarte, innovation expert, coach and design thinker will explain what is the culture of innovation and why it is essential for the success.

 

5. AfterTest Barcelona: Construir un framework de testing de UI

February, 20

Meet one of the biggest Testers community in Barcelona. This time the talk will be about what factors we should take into account when doing UI testing. Before starting to automate testing, we must define the requirements that our testing solution must have. If you are going to have CI, how are we going to solve the errors found in the CI, execution times (scalability?), Response to changes in the requirements of the AUT. Come and enjoy a good chat, a beer and networking with other testers! 

 

6. Software Development best practices in a modern environment

February, 21

This talk will cover software development best practices we use at Apiumhub for the development of all kinds of projects. Álvaro will share some best practices, stories, heuristics. He will also explain what went well –and what not– and why. He will share with you how to add new practices to your daily development, how to evaluate them and how to keep them updated. At the end of the talk, there will be a round-table discussion about those software development best practices at your environment, and how to include different practices into your day to day life. After the discussion, there will be a networking session & beer! Come! 

 

7. MWC19

February, 25-28

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, incorporating a thought-leadership conference that features prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. You just can’t miss it! 

 

8. Let it fail: resilience patterns for microservices

March, 6

This meetup is about microservices, fault-tolerance and some real-world examples. What else can we say to you? Don’t miss it! It’s 2019. Teams are independent and we don’t have a monolith anymore. We were told that with microservices we could keep our core functionality working while less important parts of the system are slow or even down. The problem is: designing distributed systems is not an easy task. The network is unreliable, services fail and there are lots of moving parts. This talk is focused on how to achieve fault-tolerance. Resilience techniques, idempotence, retries, health checks, rate limiting, bulkhead and circuit breaking concepts, together with some real-world examples are on the agenda.

 

9. Tools for product definition and roadmapping. A practical view.

March, 20

Most startups have a nice idea or concept, but struggle to bring it to market. In most of the cases, it happens because of a lack of formal methodology to create a product and make it grow. This talk aims to provide tools that can help Product Owners improve this process at each step of the project. Ramon Felip – Product Owner at Apiumhub will discuss tools that will help us create a solid product concept from an idea, bring that concept into a meaningful roadmap and break down the roadmap into sprints. We will also talk about some practical problems like how to manage technical debt vs new features. We will also have a lot of beer & networking session to know each other better and discuss PO issues & solutions in a more informal environment. Can’t wait to see you there!! 

 

10. Test Academy Barcelona

March, 27

This fourth edition in Barcelona will cover a wide range of current issues about software quality and testing. Test Academy aims to bring together QA professionals and experts for a day of learning, where they can share experience and meet new colleagues within the software testing community in Spain. There will be 8 master classes throughout the day with plenty of time to network with colleagues to learn and talk about testing.

 

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