What is Espetero Labs?

Espetero labs is an open area for anyone to come and chat directly with people who maintain, or otherwise represent, software or hardware tools, applications, frameworks or libraries of broad appeal. It is open to anyone and you don´t need to get the ticket for the event to get access to it.


Who can run a Lab?

Anyone that is passionate about a tool for open source software development and is sufficiently fluent with it that they can help others and answer questions. You could be an employee of a monkey web dev company, or the maintainer of an open source project – or even just a superuser. We want to level the playing field, so this won’t just be dominated by vendors promoting their commercial applications – although they are welcome, too.

How is this different to being an exhibitor?

Exhibitors, many of whom will be at the conference to promote their own tools, already have tables where people can go to ask questions, see demos, etc. There is certainly some overlap, and such exhibitors may also participate in Espetero Labs if they have opensource projects and would like to. But we want to extend this platform to everyone keen to share their knowledge. There will be no banners, TV screens or similar so everyone will have the same opportunities to be on show.

What do the espeteros technicians get?

You’ll be given a table with enough space around it that a small group can gather comfortably. You can set up a laptop or two on the table and can have one or two people there to represent the tool. We’ll have signs to identify which tools are at which tables.

Where do I find out more?

If you have any other questions, please send mail to info@jonthebeach.com

I think I have seen this kind of activity in other conferences, have you copied it?

Yes, we have completely ripped this idea from Cppcon. We like C++ and all honours to that conference.

Espetero Labs

Date and time:

14th Oct from 19:00


Open Source Software and Hardware

Target audience:



Everyone. No registration needed.


14th Oct
Polo de Contenidos Digitales Málaga
Av de Sor Teresa Prat, 15, 29003 Málaga
15th-16th Oct
FYCMA - Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga
Av. de José Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006 Málaga
14TH - 16TH OCT 2020

Take a look at previous editions