#DepresionCampusera was the hashtag that set off a trending topic on Twitter just right after the conclusion of the Campus Party 2015, a 4 days event held in Guadalajara last summer. And yes, I had a weird feeling of being witness of what I saw, heard and learned. With #ScreenIt and #JobsScreenIT we were present at @CampusParty2015, and I will try to summarize “THE EXPERIENCE.”
In the past, I’ve been to tech forums in other countries at different times, and I was expecting a similar experience, however what I witnessed and heard reenergized my thinking and vision, and it was clear to me that nowadays in our country, youth’s environment is definitely technological. The first thing I saw … was lots of people everywhere! … Wow! Campus Party truly has a big audience and lots of followers! Literally, day and night were full of activities related to technology and entrepreneurship, as well as fun… there are numerous night parties and cocktails to attend.
Many of you may have visited the Silicon Valley or the San Francisco Bay area before, and I’m sure that you’ve felt energized with the business dynamics they live there, along with the beauty of the cities. You can easily breathe the entrepreneurial spirit all around; watching Lift and Uber cars everywhere, self-driving Google vehicles is like being at a theme park.
I used the CalTrain to travel from one city to another, and that allowed me to feel like a local. Read more
Last April I had the chance to visit the Silicon Valley. I met several senior business men and women in the IT industry. This was my first time in the bay area for business and I would like to share some takeaways from this roadshow.
How many times we haven’t heard the phrase location, location, location?
Location is important indeed, so any business or company should take it seriously, even more when they’re growing and looking for new territories to venture. This important decision shouldn’t been taken lightly, a lot of investigation should be done and a lot of factors should be taken into account to make the best decision in order to succeed with your business in a new place.
Looking for a good place in Mexico? Why not Queretaro?
According to an article published in the Mexican newspaper “El Financiero”, Mexico is expecting a 6.3% growth in the IT industry on 2015; this growth is over the average of 5.7% expected for LATAM.
Brazil is the current leader in IT/BPO but it’s loosing competitiveness, mainly because of the labor reforms that has been affecting the industry and incrementing costs.
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