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Porto Tech Hub 2016

The 2nd edition of Porto Tech Hub Conference welcomed more than 650 participants. Students, teachers, professionals and entrepreneurs gathered at Hard Club to debate new ideas and concepts regarding technological development innovation.

For more than eleven hours, the two big rooms of Hard Club received professionals from some of the best national and internacional technology companies. Sally Goble (The Guardian), Filipe Ribeiro (Spotify), Christoffer Noring (Google), Vitor Magalhaes (BySide), Sérgio Oliveira (Farfetch), Lucca Collacciani (Akamai), André Ferreira (Bosch), Marco Silva (Critical Software) and Prashant Palikhe (NonDutch) presented themes about technology industry, internet experiences, lead activation, Javascript, Nativescript, Chrome DevTools and others.

During the opening session, Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto, praised the work performed not only by Porto Tech Hub but also by education institutions, research centers, startups and city enterprises, considering their performance as a huge complement to Porto’s economic development policy. Rui Moreira also stated the importance of this initiative to settle Porto as “an excellent place to live, work and invest.”

The international conference results of the partnership between the council of Porto and Porto Tech Hub organisation, that integrating the following three nacional market leaders as founding managers: Blip, Critical Software and Farfetch. The objectives are to attract the public, to provide training and experience exchange between the participants and recognized speakers and to introduce the city of Porto as forefront in technological development. It’s important to elevate and transform Porto into a center of competence and excellence in technology field and show “the potential of the northern region for establishment of new businesses.”

The next edition of the Porto Tech Hub Conference was confirmed by the organisation that, at this time, is working on the improvement of technology courses in partnership with university institutions. The established connection between city enterprises and colleges renders Porto as a “privileged place” for recruitment and investment in professionals specific training.