Takeaways from the 2018 ExpoQA in Madrid

July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018 by Daniel Gordillo

For the fourth consecutive year, Ebury attended the ExpoQA conference during 4-6 June in Madrid. Events such as these are paramount in order to stay updated with the latest news in technology, tools, methodologies and all the nerdy stuff we love.

We would like to highlight the following  presentations:

  • Focus on product quality instead of testing by Dana Aonofriesei. She offered a look into how we need to pay attention to quality in production monitoring. We loved her alert system where the alerts have the status “Pending”, “Researching” and “Solved” to help manage the alerts and give better visibility. In addition, we really liked how her system automatically assigns bugs by “keywords”.
  • Yes, we can. Integrating test automation in a manual context by Andreas Faes. Based on his experience, he talked about implementing test automation processes in his company, up to the point of how developers are using code created by QA (dev in test) to test his developer code, similar to TDD but with tests driven by QA. This is something that we will be looking to apply in our own teams.

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DjangoCon Europe 2018

June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018 by Miguel Ángel Moreno

DjangoCon Europe 2018, the European conference for the Django framework, was held this year in Heidelberg, Germany, from May 23rd – 27th. Professionals from around the world gathered together to enjoy a collaborative environment with talks given on a variety of topics, from philosophical issues, to technical details.

Ebury adopted Django a few years ago now as part of its core technology stack and this conference is always great to look at future opportunities.

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PyConEs 2017 overall

October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 by Jesús Gutiérrez

In September 2017 Ebury went to PyCon Spain 2017 which took place in Cáceres (Extremadura), at the beautiful location of San Francisco’s Cultural Complex.

Read on for insights on refactoring, unicode, serverless, testing factories, diversity in the work place and open source!

In this article we would like to give pull out some key talks at the conference and the different roles that we had there:

  1. As sponsors: We love Python so we are PyConEs sponsors as part of our commitment. Its great to meet others passionate about getting the best out of python and of course, because we are hiring.
  2. As participants: We want to learn, listen to interesting speakers and share ideas and experiences (we are not a Developersaurus Rex Company).

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Javier Vázquez
Salesforce Developer

TrailheaDX 2017 highlights

July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 by Yaiza Bailén

TrailheaDX is the Salesforce developer conference. It was held in San Francisco on the 28th and 29th of June, in the Moscone West Center. The number of attendees has quadrupled from last year, with people coming from all around the world, as my colleague and myself traveled from Málaga (Spain).

This conference was born after the demands from Salesforce developers of having their own event. It is true that there is a zone at Dreamforce for developers, but that was not enough for us, and finally our demands were listened to and Salesforce created this amazing conference.

One thing to note about TrailheaDX is that the people giving the talks are product managers, directors or engineers working directly with the products, so you have first hand information.

There were more than 180 sessions to cover multiple and diverse topics. 3 key areas led the whole conference and were highlighted during the opening keynote with amazing demos run by Leah McGowen-Hare (Director of employee and Trailhead content strategy) and Sarah Joyce Franklin (SVP Dev Relations & DM Trailhead). The demos are already online, check this powerful demo of Einstein and this one about Salesforce DX both run by Leah McGowen-Hare, and also this one about Platform Events run by Sarah Franklin.

Leah McGowen-Hare and Sarah Joyce Franklin running demo at Opening Keynote
Leah McGowen-Hare and Sarah Joyce Franklin running demo at Opening Keynote

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Raúl Quesada
Agile Coach / Scrum Master

Agile Lean Coffee

June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017 by Raúl Quesada

Agile Lean Coffee
Agile Lean Coffee

This week we completed the second edition of the Malaga Agile Meetup. This time, we held a Lean Coffee meeting. Once again, the attendance was incredible; the 30 available seats were filled in a short time and the waiting list was growing right up until the day of the event. Our agile community continues to grow – currently, we have 141 enthusiasts.
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María Urdaneta
QA Member

Google Hashcode 2017 – How we managed to solve the proposed problem

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 by Christian Expósito

The HashCode challenge, a team-based programming competition organised by Google where people from Europe, the Middle-East and Africa try to solve a problem proposed by the company, took place during during the evening on the 23rd February, and Ebury was there to cover such an awesome event.
Our Malaga office was open for those who wanted to join us and have some fun between code lines, flowcharts, loops, and all things on which coding freaks like me enjoy spending time.

This time, Google asked us to create a solution to improve the performance of the way a video streaming platform delivers its videos to the end users: we were provided with several cache servers that were accessible from certain endpoints and we were able to improve the load time of a specific video if using them. In any one video, we have a file detailing how many end users are trying to watch it, how much time the platform takes to load that video (latency), what cache servers can their endpoints access, and what is the latency of each one (read the complete problem here).

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Raúl Quesada
Agile Coach / Scrum Master

Agile and Beers

March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 by Raúl Quesada

After our agile adventure in Vitoria (CAS2016) we come back empowered and with a lot of energy to create an agile community in Málaga. Using this wave of power we decided to create the first Malaga Agile Meetup.

Our main objective with the meetup is to collect all the agile enthusiasts in Málaga with energy to meet frequently for talking about agile methodologies, team dynamics, and kaizen philosophy. We want to create an open space for everyone with inquietude to continue growing and learning new tools, concepts, and experiences.

The acceptance has been incredible. We currently have 103 members in the group, with only a few existence weeks.

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Miguel Torres
Lead Front-end Developer

dotCSS: Moving the CSS styles forward

February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 by Miguel Torres

It’s been 2 months since we travelled to Paris in order to attend the dotCSS and the dotJS, both part of the dotConferences series of developer events.

We would like to share with you what we have learnt and to do that, we have created a presentation in HTML, CSS and JS using all the new and cool techniques that were presented in the conference!

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