The Campus Party Mexico was held on 24th-29th June 2014 at the city of Guadalajara, with a sold-out attendance of more than 10.500 people, bringing together developers, entrepreneurs, designers and IT ‘gurus’ coming from all over the world. Given the fact that our colleagues from FIWARE prepared a booth and some workshops, a FI-OPS representative was invited to take part. Hence, Jose González from Universidad Politécnica Madrid attended the event by supporting the common approach promoted by FI-LINKS the Future Internet coalition FIWARE – FIWARE-Lab – FIWARE-Ops. The engagement and community building actions, by fostering the adoption of FI-PPP technologies beyond Europe, represents a key factor in the sustainability and enrichment of such ecosystem. The exchange of best practices with international players provides a superb manner for both promoting our main outcomes and discovering undercover directions towards FI technologies.
One of the most fruitful activities carried out in such event was the meetings held with Infotec, a Mexican Public Center of Innovation and Technological Development. Infotec representatives shown their enthusiasm for adopting FIWARE technology and establishing a FIWARE-Lab node in Mexico by using FIWARE-Ops tools. Both Fernando López, from Telefónica, and Jose González provided them with meaningful references, spanning both the overview of the framework and some available training material. In the other way around, some members from Infotec presented their main current activity fields and relevant outcomes they have achieved throughout the last decade as a cutting-edge Mexican IT player. The corresponding contact details were shared to keep the alignment and offer as much support as possible.