Code & Beer. Belatrix Oktoberfest!

codeandbeer

Today I am in Chacras de Coria, Mendoza, at “Code & Beer” event, where I am was invited to talk about migration to Selenium 3. If you are near, please join us, it will be fun. Programming, food, beer, what else is needed for a good night?

Getting to Mendoza is not easy right now, the local airport is closed so you have to go to San Juan and from there take a bus…

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But then good things happen… A day of work in a peacefull place…

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Developers life is something great, it takes me to great places like this, meet cool people, learn lots of new things.

Hackatrix!

Today I am at University of Palermo for assisting in a hackaton sponsored by Belatrix, the company where I work. My role is to help the competitors to make the best possible work, I wish all goes good!

Four teams creating social applications, competing for the glory.  Let the game begin!

A week in Perú

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One good thing of my work is that from time to time I have to leave Buenos Aires and travel to another city/country.

Taking my flight to Lima
Taking my flight to Lima

This is my second time in Lima, both times for work (and yes, made a little tourism), and let me tell you something, traveling for work have good and bad things.

Luckily I am travelling one or two times per year, so I don’t leave home often, I have a wife and two little daughters, so some times it is hard to be alone in another country. I know of people that travel so often that I think that airports are their second home.

 

The good thing of traveling for work is that no technology replaces face to face meetings. ten minutes here talking with the team some times replaces hours of Skype, Slack or whatever. This is something for an entire post, but nothing replaces face to face.

View from the office, sometimes I think that the sun doesn't exist in Lima.
View from the office, sometimes I think that the sun doesn’t exist in Lima.

Talking about the industry, from what I was talking here with people, there are lots of great people (I really hate the term “human resource”), but lack of big system companies compared to other places, so maybe it is a bit harder to get a dream job, but not to hard. But Perú is growing, you can see it easily, so I think that lots of companies will start and grow big in no time.

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Final words: food in Perú is GREAT. I don’t do advertisement, but places like “La Lucha” are a must. You have to eat “Cerdo al cilindro” (pork at cylinder), you will have a better understanding of the meaning of life.

TestingAr VII a really nice Meetup

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Yesterday I had the honor to speak in one of the greatest QA meetings in Argentina: TestingAr. In the seventh edition it was hold at Belatrix headquarters in Buenos Aires and I talked about What, when, where and why to automate. It was a great experience, I wish I can be in more meetings like this.

The video is in Spanish (as it was the Meetup) and cannot be inserted, so the link is shown:

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After that there was a lot of food and beer and then a great explanation of Docker was done by Matias Lespiau, he really knows a lot about Docker, really enjoyed hearing his conference.

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And then a lot of questions, more contacts, more beer, exchanging experiences, well it was a great night.