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We renewed Basque Coast Geopark's website

Last Friday the Basque Coast Geopark presented its new season of guided tours for 2015, and also a renewed website, developed by CodeSyntax.

Mar 09, 2015

We renewed Basque Coast Geopark's website - +

zest.releaser and some add-ons

For some time we have been using a release_egg.sh script found in some plone svn repository (currently unreachable) to do proper egg releases, bump the egg version and upload them to pypi or our custom repository. But now we are moving to use zest.releaser for both public and private eggs. We have written two add-ons for it to ease our move from our previous hand-made-scripts.

Dec 15, 2014

zest.releaser and some add-ons - +

Guide2Wear, Public transport services with wearable devices for different mobility types

A new R&D project started at home: Guide2Wear. The project Guide2Wear will evaluate the potential of wearable devices for future travel services and provide a prototype for public transport navigation services with additional functions using a wearable device. Guide2Wear project is granted within the ERA-NET TRANSPORT III (ENTIII), transport flagship call initiative 2013 “Future Travelling” and the project partners are Fraunhofer IVI (Germany), VTI (Sweden), FACTUM (Austria), InnoZ (Germany), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Austria), Transport & Mobility Leuven (Belgium) and CodeSyntax (Basque Country)

Oct 10, 2014

Guide2Wear, Public transport services with wearable devices for different mobility types - +

Presenting Buildout at PySS 14

Buildout is a tool we use in all of the development and deployments of our applications, and we have given a talk about it at PySS 14.

Sep 27, 2014

Presenting Buildout at PySS 14 - +

World Plone Day 2014: we focused on industrial internationalization web strategies

World Plone Day was last wednesday, april the 30th, and as in previous occasions, we did celebrate it at CodeSyntax's offices, with some customers and Plone users of the Basque Country.

May 05, 2014

World Plone Day 2014: we focused on industrial internationalization web strategies - +

Journey to Brussels, thanks to our MEP and Plone

Last week, I traveled to the European Parliament in Brussels, invited by a Basque MEP, Inaki Irazabalbeitia. Mr. Irazabalbeitia was kind enought to invite a group of people involved in the promotion of the Basque langauge, and I happened to fit there, maybe also because we have made the MEP's website. And made it with truly European technology, so to speak.

Dec 05, 2013

Journey to Brussels, thanks to our MEP and Plone - +

Finally found a way to deploy a Plone site statically

Until now converting Plone into a bunch of HTML, CSS and JS files was a work to be done with wget or curl. You can now use stxnext.staticdeployment product, a handy product to convert your Plone site into static files. And even works with Dexterity. The "Plone Big Green Button" as described by Martin Aspeli, is a reality.

Aug 26, 2013

Finally found a way to deploy a Plone site statically - +

DjangoCon 2013, talks, tools and the circus

We attended DjangoCon 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, last week. A great experience. Godd vibes, connections and shared knowledge for us to keep working with Django. This framework and Plone, that great open CMS, are the main tools we use in CodeSyntax to develop web projects. Each conference that we attend confirms that we chose technologies well :-)

May 21, 2013

DjangoCon 2013, talks, tools and the circus - +

Right from the DjangoCon Circus

We are two programmers from CodeSyntax here the DjangoCon in Warsaw, happy to be in this circus (yes, we are in a tent!). These are some of our notes from Day 1.

May 16, 2013

Right from the DjangoCon Circus - +

Basque trends, content and user rankings in Twitter: Umap

What is trending in Basque in Twitter? Twitter itself has not the answer. Although in the latest city deployment of Twitter trend locations there is Bilbao there (main Basque city), still it's not a good measure of our community. As a matter of fact, looks like Twitter only treats TT's geographically, not by language. Well, we built that tool for Basque: Umap.eu, tracking Basque trends, content and users in Twitter.

Apr 16, 2013

Basque trends, content and user rankings in Twitter: Umap - +

Niagarank.es, robot curation for news aggregation

It's been three weeks since we launched Niagarank.es, a news aggregator for Spain. Yesterday, I had the chance to speak about it at a the Master in Digital Journalism at IE Business School in Madrid, invited by professor Enrique Dans. Here's the presentation and some lines about Niagarank.

Jan 30, 2013

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Sprinting on Plone at the Wine and Beer Sprint in Munich

From January 24 to 27, I've come to Munich (Germany) to participate in the Plone Wine and Beer Sprint, organized simultaneously in Cape Town (South Africa) and Munich.

Jan 26, 2013

Sprinting on Plone at the Wine and Beer Sprint in Munich - +

Inspiring talks, European languages and technology

The Euskarabildua conference recently held in Donostia (the Basque Country) was an occasion to talk about Lesser Used Languages and technology. Inspiring talks by Davyth Hicks from the Eurolang network and Albert Cuesta from Catalonia.

Oct 23, 2012

Inspiring talks, European languages and technology - +

Highlights of PloneConf 2012 in Arnhem

Back from the Plone Conference, here there are, the highlights of the 2012 meeting in Arnhem. Pyramid the framework, the advancement of Deco, tools for building strong frontpages for Plone websites, and the always interesting lightning talks.

Oct 18, 2012

Highlights of PloneConf 2012 in Arnhem - +

Ready for Ploneconf 2012 in Arnhem

CodeSyntax will be at this year's Plone Conference. It's the 6th annual meeting that we attend, after the Ploneconf's in Napoli, Washington, Budapest, Bristol and last year's at San Francisco. The 2012 Ploneconf will be held at Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Oct 01, 2012

Ready for Ploneconf 2012 in Arnhem - +

Twitter and Facebook based login for Plone

We have been working on a Twitter and Facebook based login in Plone for a project that will be published in the coming weeks. Today we have released the first beta version of both products.

Jul 13, 2012

Twitter and Facebook based login for Plone - +

Nestoria News, automated service based in Twitter, follows property news in the UK

Yesterday we opened two applications, two automatic news services, Nestoria News UK following the real estate news, and Noticias Kisale, about cycling in Spain. Both are based on Twitter, ranking users according to expertise in a certain area, and both are fully automated.

Jun 07, 2012

Nestoria News, automated service based in Twitter, follows property news in the UK - +

Minority languages facing the Twitter tsunami

Attached to this post I present the short presentation that I gave at a panel last week in Bilbao. There was a seminar, "The Internet and the promotion of linguistic diversity", organised by the UNESCO Chair on World Language Heritage of the University of the Basque Country. And I was glad to meet representatives from Fryslan, Wales, Asturias, Aragon, and we also heard through videoconferecing about indigenous languages in Mexico and Maori in New Zealand.

May 23, 2012

Minority languages facing the Twitter tsunami - +

Seminar in Bilbao: The Internet and the promotion of linguistic diversity

Luistxo Fernandez from CodeSyntax will take part in a Unesco seminar to be held this month in Bilbao (May 17th). "The Internet and the promotion of linguistic diversity" has been organised by the UNESCO Chair on World Language Heritage of the University of the Basque Country. Besides that, on May 12th Luistxo Fernandez will also take part in the EBEuskadi conference, also in Bilbao.

May 02, 2012

Seminar in Bilbao: The Internet and the promotion of linguistic diversity - +

The CMS that customers love: World Plone Day 2012

Yesterday, we hosted the World Plone Day 2012 in our offices, one of many events around the world to celebrate our favorite open source CMS. In this Basque Country meeting, users of Plone, webmasters of institutions that have Plone-powered sites, explained their experience.

Apr 26, 2012

The CMS that customers love: World Plone Day 2012 - +