CodeSyntax Blog

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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World Plone Day in our office: Plone as experienced by our customers

World Plone Day will be on April 25th and, as in previous years, we will join the community effort trying to promote this great piece of free software, Plone, the leading open source CMS. Three customers of CodeSyntax, all of them with websites of international scope, will give first-hand accounts of their experiences with Plone.

Apr 18, 2012

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Infographic visualizations for web communication, the case with Nestoria

Infographic visualizations are on the rise, as a way of communicating messages and brands on the web. Complex data arranged in a visually attractive way are good practice to spread messages virally on social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Tumblr. Good infography is easy to catch in a moment, and the availability of a simple social object (an image), facilitates the action of sharing and virality.

Dec 09, 2011

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Txio, ideal web tool for broadcasters (in minority languages, or otherwise)

Txio (tweet, in Basque) is a product developed by CodeSyntax for the website of EITB, the Basque public broadcasting company. It's an aggregator of tweets with interesting features: language detection, so it can channel messages in Basque or Spanish to different streams and interfaces, and also login options via Facebook and Twitter. The result is a tool that works both as a Live Blog for the news organization that EITB is, and also as a channel for comment and participation in developing events or live streaming occasions. One of those events is today, the MinoriTB meeting of TV Broadcasters in Minority Languages, held in Bilbao. See Txio in action there.

Nov 30, 2011

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Lots of interesting things at PloneConf 2011 SF

So, after a couple of posts in which we described the first impressions, and then the main dish (the 3 d's of Deco, Diazo, Dexterity) we are back at work at CodeSyntax. Anyway, there were lots of interesting things to be accounted for at PloneConf and here you have a mixture of this and that, notes from presentations and lightning talks that we found insightful in San Francisco.

Nov 09, 2011

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This is what we learnt about the three D's at PloneConf

State of the three D's: Dexterity, Diazo eta Deco. That was 'the' presentation of the 2011 Plone Conference at San Francisco. These are our impressions about these products.

Nov 08, 2011

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First impressions from PloneConf 2011

So here we are at the Market Street site of the San Francisco State Universitiy for the Plone Conference 2011. Basque developers Lur Ibargutxi and Mikel Larreategi from CodeSyntax have written this summary of the 1st day for you :)

Nov 04, 2011

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Ulma Packaging, 12 sites, 8 languages: international website deployment with Plone

Over the last months we have been displaying a series of websites for a local customer: Ulma Packaging. They're a cooperative industrial company building machinery to package food and other goods. They export and sell in several countries, so they needed a solid international web deployment, and that's what we've built for them.

Oct 27, 2011

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CodeSyntax going to Plone Conference 2011 at San Francisco

The 1st week of November we will head to California, to the PloneConf 2011 to be held in San Francisco. Mikel Larreategi and me, Lur Ibargutxi, will try to learn and contact with the community around several topics in the current development of Plone, our favorite open source CMS!

Oct 12, 2011

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Nonick conference 2011

Nonick is an international congress on Internet trends, which is organised by EITB, the Basque public broadcasting service. This year's edition, focused on mobile, was held this past weekened in Bilbao, and CodeSyntax was present there. This is sort of a chronicke for the event.

Jun 20, 2011

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