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 startups, mobile, smart cities, iot, big data, software development, software architecture, blockchain and many many others.

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


Top 12 Barcelona tech events in May, 2018


1. Barcelona Google Cloud May MeetUp

May 8

This event is about GCP Foundation Plan. There you will learn how to build the foundation for a successful hybrid GCP adoption. Also, there will be a very good opportunity for networking! 


2. From zero to a million users: how to quickly grow a successful tech team

May 8

May is the 2nd birthday of Badi and they organize a meetup to share with you all their experiences over the last 2 years. As their user base approaches the 1M mark, their tech team has had to rapidly advance and adapt in order to support such sharp growth. They’ll talk you through the challenges this brought and how they went about tackling them. You will have a chance to speak with Alberto Betella – CTO at Badi. Alberto wants to cover the following topics: how to attract talent and build a great tech team, how to choose the tech stack, how to design and implement a scalable infrastructure, how to deal with budget, how to build relationship with other departments and non-tech stakeholders. Also, he will talk about the balance between growth and technical debt, tools every tech team should use and errors, tips and recommendations. Anyone who covers a technical leadership role in a startup and tech enthusiasts, including CEOs and founders may find this event very interesting!


3. Mob programming: Playing with GraalVM

May 8

In this event you will play together with Clojure and GraalVM. For more details, check their meetup group! 


4. Empower your application with containers in the Cloud

May 9

This event is about empowerment of your application with containers in the Cloud. The cloud give us new possibilities to host our applications, but containers are the new revolution in this field. Joining the power of both technologies, we could have incredible infrastructures. Azure provides us different services to manage containers and it could be the best place to host our applications with IaaS and Container as a Service scenarios. In this session you will talk about these services and how to move our traditional applications to the new containers environments. This event will be lead by Diego Martinez –  Software Engineer in Microsoft. He works with technical communities and companies to adopt the latest technologies, focusing on DevOps, Containers, OSS and cloud infrastructure.


5. Emotional intelligence in agile teams 

May 9

In a great team, honesty and openness are essential things. However, it is difficult to have them in a working environment. So, this session is about it. As we know, there is no organizational transformation without a conflict, so in this event, you will see how to approach and overcome them to have a sustainable growth. 


6. How to become a product manager with Jordi Valls from Carnovo

May 10

Jordi Valls from Carnovo will come to share his wisdom about product management with us. More updates soon! Join the meetup group to receive the latest news about this upcoming event. 


7. The revolution of IoT 

May 10

The application of emerging technologies such as the “Internet of things” opens the door to new models and the creation of innovative services to go beyond connectivity and the digitalization of data.
Analysts predict that in 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices. And industry must develop new ways of addressing important issues such as privacy, security and how to deal with the huge amount of data generated by connected devices. This event will allow you to know the trends, innovations of the IoT ecosystem and see how this technology can radically change the world we live in know. Are we prepared for that? There, speakers will share their vision with you regarding this field.


8. Round table – PropTech

May 10

mventures space will host a PropTech event organized by Barcelona Tech City and Mobile World Capital. This event will be about Spanish Association of PropTech and the 1st Anniversary of Housfy. The event will start with a roundtable on PropTech and entrepreneurship and, later, there will be an excellent opportunity to do networking with cocktails. More than 100 participants are expected to come, among them you will find key players in the startup ecosystem of Barcelona, investors, journalists and real estate entrepreneurs. Don’t miss it!


9. Disruption is not death

May 15

Mattias Hjelmstedt is the founder of Utopia Music. It is about creating platforms for everyone to understand, use and benefit from the power of data in the music industry. Mattias will explain how his company, Utopia Music AG will use various blockchain technologies (public & private ledgers with cryptocurrency settlement) in order to address the numerous inefficiencies in the music and entertainment industries. As featured in Bloomberg, CNN, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, and Wired, serial entrepreneur, Hjelmstedt has successfully created companies since the early 1990s in the areas of content distribution; streaming; online gaming; social media; and computer technologies. An unparalleled innovator, Hjelmstedt’s commitment to online user experience, enhancing the media industries and turning online TV into a global reality, sees him partnering with the leading figures in TV, Music, electronics, and digital industries, as well as discerning consumers. Typically disruption means the death of an industry, such as the car killed the buggy whip, the computer killed typewriters, Uber is killing the taxi industry, and streaming killed the record industry, but this is not always the case. By lowering the barriers to entry and increasing the total industry value, it is possible to shift the roles of industry participants to create more value. 


10. Talent retention 

May 17

Is the concept of retention of technological talent obsolete? You will have a chance to discuss it with Julien Mur, Manager of the Information Technology division of Hays Spain. Julien will present the results of the study carried out at a national level on the Retention of Technological Talent in Spain. Also, you will analyze what are the main criteria that value the IT professionals at the time of staying or not in your current company. Finally, you will have a networking session, where you can continue exchanging opinions and best practices.Main speakers: Luis Moreno – HR Business Partner – Nestlé Global Digital Hub, Sergio Cortés – Founder & Chairman – Cink, Marc Oliveras – CTO – Tiendeo. 


11. Build on Machine Learning

May 22

In this event there will be 2 AWS evangelists. Julio Faerman – AWS Technical Evangelist and Julien Simon – Principal Evangelist AI / ML EMEA will be in charge of giving different machine learning workshops. They say that at Amazon, they’ve been investing deeply in artificial intelligence for over 20 years. Machine learning (ML) algorithms drive many of their internal systems. It’s also core of Amazon.com’s recommendations engine, Echo powered by Alexa, drone initiative Prime Air, and their new retail experience Amazon Go. This is just the beginning. Their mission is to share their learnings and ML capabilities as fully managed services and put them into the hands of every developer and data scientist. Amazon AI services bring natural language understanding (NLU), automatic speech recognition (ASR), visual search and image recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), and machine learning (ML) technologies within the reach of every developer. In this event, you will learn how you can easily add these powerful features to the applications to enhance the way they interact with the real world.


12. What’s your startup worth?

May 31

Understanding your startup’s valuation is a fundamental when it comes to fund raising and selling your startup. But fundraising is still a mystery to most of us. How does one put a price on a company that is newly created or still hasn’t reached it’s maturity. What metrics do we use to value a company? In this two hour workshop, you will be introduced to the science and the art behind startup valuation helping you truly understand the methodologies you can use to value your company. You will discuss some examples in the fintech space, techniques and practice valuation modeling as well.


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