Barcelona 2019
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27 – 28 September 2019

Sharing the stories behind great products.

2 days of talks, stories and activities to make better products, in the heart of Barcelona.

Day 1 Stories

9 great talks, featuring speakers from the most product-driven companies around.

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Day 2 – Experiences

An action-packed day of activities to meet like-minded makers and expand your horizons.

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Introducing – JAM Barcelona

JAM Barcelona is the new gathering for passionate makers. If you're on a mission to build a great product and constantly striving to improve how you work, then this is for you!

Learn from those who've been there and done it, share stories and experiences with fellow attendees, and have a great time.

An epic learning experience

During the two days, you'll connect and learn from like-minded people coming from all over the world. No awkward networking and business cards. Just genuine conversations and friendly vibes.

Day 1 – Friday 27th September

Honest stories

You'll discover how some of the best product teams work, design and build. Not just the big wins, but also the failures, lessons and everything in-between. In between talks, Q&A sessions will give you the opportunity to ask all your burning questions.

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Day 2 – Saturday 28th September

Fun activities

After the talks, take part in a range of outdoor activities and inspiring side-events happening across town – the perfect way to bond with other attendees and continue learning from each other.

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Day 2 – Saturday 28th September

A killer after-party

Every event needs it's after-party! We've booked a rooftop terrace for the occasion – featuring tunes, good vibes and cocktails.

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Hosted in stunning Barcelona

Home to a thriving tech scene and some outstanding attractions, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Europe. Throughout the event, you'll have the opportunity to explore architectural wonders, downtown walking streets and bustling markets.

The rundown

This isn't your traditional 9am - 6pm conference, but a new kind of experience – packed with informal ways to learn and meet great people.

Friday

Breakfast – 9AM

Fuel up for the day with a fresh, locally sourced breakfast.

Talks – 10AM - 1PM

Learn, get inspired & ask all your burning questions.

Lunch

Enjoy the sunny terrace, the delicious local food and the inspiring conversations.

Talks - 2 - 6PM

Ready for round two? Our speakers have more stories and advice for you!

Drinks & mingling – 7PM

Carry on the conversation over drinks at one of Barcelona's most iconic modernist landmarks. Can you guess which one?

Saturday

Breakfast – 9AM

Fuel up – it's going to be an action-packed day!

Outdoor activity – 10AM - 1PM

Groups will be formed based on relevant interests and experiences, to help you meet the right people.

Lunch

Head to one of the local spots carefully curated by our team.

Side events – 2 - 6PM

Choose from a series of engaging talks and campfire sessions taking place around town.

After-party – 8PM

Your last chance to learn from fellow attendees and speakers. Make it count! You might get the answer for that lingering roadmapping question over some tapas.

Stories

9 inspiring makers will share genuine stories and lessons learned to help take your product skills to the next level.

Jonny Burch
Founder, Progression

Jonny is a designer and the founder of Progression, a product focused on helping folks in tech teams to describe, map and grow their skills. Progression allows leaders to create flexible and industry-tested progression frameworks for current and future team members to measure themselves against.

For the last seven years Jonny has led product design teams in tech. Most recently he scaled the consumer and growth groups at Deliveroo as the company grew from 150 to 2000 employees and 12 countries around the world.

Having experienced first hand the pain of scaling teams fast, Jonny took the plunge from design leader to founder. In February 2018 he resigned from Deliveroo and launched Progression with the mission of helping to answer the age-old question ‘How do I grow at work?’.

Since starting late last year – and with zero funding – he’s enlisted a number of London tech’s most celebrated design teams. But this is just the start.

Next up? A future where anyone can build their skills with the same care and autonomy that they do their work. Better, fairer, more fulfilling careers for all.

About Jonny
Sebastien Phlix
Product Manager, Typeform

Sebastien is a Senior Product Manager at Typeform in Barcelona, one of Europe’s fastest growing SaaS companies. He is responsible for improving the experience for the 50mn+ monthly form respondents on mobile & desktop. He loves well-designed, simple products that make people's lives better.

Sebastien advises startup founders across Europe, and writes about Product Management for brands like Hackernoon. Prior to joining Typeform 3 years ago, Sebastien worked in Consulting and completed a Master's in Management degree from HEC Paris."

About Sebastien
Ana Ferreira
Product Lead, Doist

Ana is Head of Design at Doist the company behind Todoist and Twist. Doist is a fully remote company, with more than 60 employees, from 30 different nationalities, and focuses on creating tools that promote a calmer, more balanced, more fulfilling way to work and live.

Ana oversees the work of the design team, dispersed between Portugal, UK, Greece, Germany, Luxemburg, and Taiwan. And she believes remote work will be the future, where location, family, or personal preferences isn't a limitation.

About Ana
Marco Sousa
Product Designer, Facebook

Marco Sousa is a product designer at Facebook. He leads multiple projects across the growth team for Workplace, Facebook's SaaS collaboration platform. Initially developed as an internal tool, Workplace has been adopted by some of the world's biggest companies, from Walmart and Starbucks to Booking.com and the WWF.

Before joining Facebook in 2017, Marco spent almost 10 years creating consumer and enterprise apps for organisations like Transport for London, Unilever, ING and Ford and redesigning mobile apps for what was Spain's most popular social network, Tuenti.

About Marco
Miriam Thomas
Product Designer, Facebook

With over 10 years' experience as a Product Designer, Miriam is currently putting her skills to use on Facebook's Workplace team. Before moving to London, she was Design Director at Metalab (famous for designing Slack) where she helped startups ship innovative products.

With a passion for creating and facilitating hands-on workshops, Miriam has had the pleasure of working with teams as diverse as Uber, Cirque du Soleil, Visa, Zoom and Intel. In her spare time, Miriam gives back to the community by helping to educate the next generation of designers. She loves teaching practical skills to those interested in design-oriented problem solving and co-creation.

About Miriam
Tom Greever
Author, Articulating Design Decisions

Tom Greever is the author of Articulating Design Decisions from O’Reilly Media and UX Director at Bitovi, a front-end design and development consulting company. As a consultant, he helps companies design and build better applications. As a teacher, he helps designers be better communicators.

As a father, he helps his children expend energy on wrestling and cleaning up the house. He works from home in Illinois, USA with his wife and five kids.

About Tom
Lindsey Jayne
VP Product Management, Monzo

Lindsey is VP Product at Monzo - the bank that does more than you'd ever expect to make you effortlessly financially savvy. Lindsey heads up a growing a team of product managers, drawing on her experience scaling and developing teams at luxury retail tech company Farfetch, and at the UK Government Digital Service.

She's happiest in the world of interdisciplinary product development, and has resolved to do more non-exec and charitable work this year.

About Lindsey
Anna Miedzianowska
Head of Product, Ocado Technology

While Anna's names might seem unpronounceable at first (it's pronounced A-N-A, by the way), she is defiantly not someone who is hard to understand. Making complex things simple is at the core of what she does. For the past 4 years, Anna has been applying that principle at Ocado Technology.

Her first role at Ocado was to improve the lives of their delivery drivers by providing software that helps them be the best they can be. She did this by regularly asking them what they needed (I know, who does that?).

Now Anna is Head of Product and her goal is to keep Ocado at the bleeding edge of customer experience by tightening feedback loops, assessing value and validating delivery. Sounds simple? It is, thanks to Anna.

About Anna

Experiences

On day two, connect with fellow makers in a friendly, informal way.

Activities

Stretch your legs, learn new things and have fun! We'll personally match you with like-minded attendees to help you meet the right people.

Active

Hikes

Head out for a few hours on a hike to Barcelona's best viewpoint. No filter needed, and incredible views guaranteed.

Cultural

Walking tours

Join a walking tour led by one of our local guides, and explore the city's most iconic landmarks.

Sporty

Beach & water sports

Learn how to paddle surf, do some yoga on the beach – or try something new – we have activities for all levels of fitness.

Side-events

Small and friendly events to encourage genuine conversations. Pick the session that you find most helpful and take the opporunity to learn from your peers' successes and failures.

Talks

A mix of 'Show & Tells' and personal stories to gain fresh ideas and sharpen your product skills.

Campfires & Meetups

The opportunity to speak your mind, ask for advice and get feedback from the group.

Topics

  • The PM's Survival Guide: fighting identity crisis & self-doubt
  • Building products remotely? Lessons learned from distributed teams
  • Advancing your product management career: DOs and DONTs
  • Prioritisation: (Dark) Art or Science? How do you do it?
  • Supercharging your user research
  • Feedback: how to give, receive (and digest) it
  • ... and more in the works!

After-party

Sip on a cocktail or dance the night away in great company! The after-party is the perfect time to connect with speakers and attendees in a more relaxed setting.

Venue

A sixteenth-century Gothic building with an intensely rich history, the Convent dels Àngels belongs to Barcelona's heritage. It's counted among the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture in the city.