Campus Party Celebrates Mexico’s Robust Technology Scene

There’s a technology wave that is sweeping through Mexico’s universities – a megatrend that is adding more than 125,000 fresh technology graduates to the Mexican IT scene each year.

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More than 25,000 of the brightest young Mexican technology talent converged on Guadalajara last week for the 2017 Jalisco Campus Party – a collective of conferences, workshops, panels, competitions, and mentoring that is designed to spotlight the opportunities available in Mexico’s tech scene.

The event is such a magnet for talent, in fact, that about 12,000 attendees were expected to reside in tents during the four-day event, held July 5-9. By the event’s end, more than 5,000 participants were expected to land job offers with companies and government interests who were on the hunt for fresh talent to power their ideas for innovations and creativity.

iTexico, with a major hub of its operations in and around Guadalajara and the surrounding region, was a major participant in this year’s Campus Party – sending its engineers and executives to participate in nine talks during the event.

What follows is a brief summary of iTexico’s talks at Campus Party:

  1. From Idea to MVP: How to Create Your App Collectively Using Design Thinking

David Sandoval, iTexico’s creative delivery manager, discussed how to conceive of an app, and how to create a prototype and validate it with users.

  1. Handling and Interoperation of Kafka Clusters from a Java Perspective

iTexico Java developer Carlos Dávila offered a general overview about Kafka’s streaming infrastructure, and talked about its place in Big Data’s ecosystem; he also discussed the middleware platform Confluente, and how it interacts with Java clients.

  1. Technical and Management Challenges in Agile Projects

During the execution of projects using Agile methodologies, not everything is easy. Jaffid Landeros, iTexico technical delivery manager, discussed how concepts like technical debt, MVP, PO, and Scrum Masters are critical in ensuring the delivery of satisfactory product.

  1. Designing Experiences to our Senses

Christian Díaz, iTexico’s subject matter expert on UI/UX, discussed how to create experiences that transcend interaction with the device and generate a value best experienced through our senses.

  1. The Challenge of Combining Agile Methodology with Conventional Project Management Practices

iTexico project managers Karen Valdivia and Juan Carlos Ramírez offered a brief description of the techniques used in project management and Agile methodology for software projects. They also provided ideas about what instances would necessitate combining these practices, and the strengths and weaknesses of each practice.

  1. Should I Go Native or Hybrid?

iTexico cross-platform developer Jesus Jimenez discussed the advantages and disadvantages of making a native or hybrid development for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. The discussion included the technical characteristics of Xamarin, Ionic, Native Script, React, and Weex.

  1. Automation for Mobile: Towards Continuous Quality

Tsunekichi Maldonado, a tester for iTexico, gave a brief introduction to Appium for Mobile Automation Testing, and covered alternative approaches to software development that lead to the achievement of continuous quality.

  1. The Web Development Evolution

From PC to mobile. From the basement to the cloud. From dumb terminals to smartphones. iTexico Front-End Developer Francisco Sevilla discussed the evolution of the web through time and analyzed what awaits us in the future.

  1. Hiring Trends and IT Profiles

Beatriz Hernández, talent acquisition manager for iTexico, joined other talent acquisition experts from global IT companies to talk about trends, challenges, needs, and growth in the industry.

About iTexico

iTexico is devoted to providing dedicated software development teams as a service for mobile, web and cloud. We provide end-to-end design, development, testing, and support services by leveraging an innovative nearshore model. With its headquarters in Austin, TX, as well as a wholly-owned software development and delivery center in Guadalajara and Aguascalientes, Mexico, iTexico has experienced significant growth every year for the last 6 years and maintains strong business partnerships with many large-scale tech companies, including Axway, IBM, Xamarin, and Microsoft. For more information, visit https://www.itexico.com

Oscar Salas

Written by Oscar Salas

Oscar Salas is a B2B Digital Marketing Specialist with 5 years of experience, who has helped organizations to grow and expand through strategic brand development and marketing programs. Analytical thinker, cat lover, he enjoys to play the piano and listening to Led Zeppelin He's currently leading the iTexico Demand Gen strategies.

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