IX PIWEEK: monitoring with ELK (III)

This post covers the basics about elasticsearch API. It's the natural continuation of the previous posts about running an ELK environment and configuring Logstash. Elasticsearch, according to the official documentation is: Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly and in near real time. In the ELK stack, elasticsearch is in charge of storing the logs (sent by logstash) and providing search features through an API. [Leer más]

IX PIWEEK: monitoring with ELK (II)

Previously on IX piweek: Using docker to have an ELK environment up & running. In this post we are going to check in more detail how to configure logstash. The first thing we want to do (as we saw in the previous post) is to tell docker where our configuration files are. volumes: - ./logstash/config:/etc/logstash/conf.d In this directory, we may have one or more config files. In our example, we have several: [Leer más]

IX PIWEEK: monitoring with ELK (I)

Yesterday started the Piweek IX, 9 times showing what a small company can do about innovation. Twice a year. You can follow us on twitter. For this edition, I left aside my tradicional taste for Arduino and wanted to try a well known technology for monitorization (ELK). And I was very happy to know that my colleague Alex wanted to be part of the experiment. As usual, I'm trying to build some useful information out from my learning process, so here you have a serie of posts about how to run ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana). [Leer más]

PyConES 2015: DjangoGirls Postmortem

In this post you can read about the DjangoGirls workshop in last PyConES. I would also like to share some thoughts about the organizing process, which maybe can be useful for potential DjangoGirls organizers. TL;DR: organizing this workshop took some time, but the amount of resources already made by the DjangoGirls community is just huge and very well prepared. If you're thinking in organizing a DjangoGirls workshop, don't hesitate: existing resources and the active community will help you anytime. [Leer más]

PyConES 2015: DjangoGirls workshop

Last november 20th in Valencia, an amazing DjangoGirls took place. It was the first day of PyConES and I don't think it could have started better. After three months of organization, all students and coaches were finally meeting in person at the UPV early in the morning expecting a great day. All our expectations were clearly surpassed :) We had 20 students and 9 coaches. The past week each team had a teleconference to prepare the installation, so we weren't complete strangers. [Leer más]

Data Journalism day in Medialab Prado

This past saturday I attended the conference Jornada de herramientas cartográficas. Mapas de elecciones in Medialab Prado. It was a conference to show cartographic (and open!) tools to those who are intersted in data visualization with maps. During the conference they enabled a titanpad to add more resources. First session was a large introduction by Santiago Higuera to the communities of GeoInquietos (people intersted in cartography and data visualization). Here you can see the presentation. [Leer más]

Why you should give a talk

I sent this email to my dearest @Pyladies_Es and they liked it. I hope you like it also :) The original version is in spanish, and at the end, you'll find a translation :D ¿Por qué os tenéis que animar a dar una charla? Aparte, dar charlas es una de las formas en que colaboramos con la buena salud de la comunidad. Hemos aprendido mucho y es justo también enseñar a otros. [Leer más]

EuroPython 2015

This past week I attended EuroPython 2015 in Bilbao. A whole week of talks, workshops and social events around the Python ecosystem. I enjoyed the conference, learned a bunch of new things, taught a few of them, and mostly, laughed and shared with other pythonistas. DjangoGirls On monday, I participated in the awesome DjangoGirls as a coach! It was a great experience to go through this amazing tutorial (seriously, this is good stuff) with Caroline, Kelly and María. [Leer más]


This past week, I was completely absorbed by the PIWeek. This is the 8th edition, and we still feel motivated when starts the PIWeek. Participants are still exhausted after the 5 days, and of course, happy! All the even editions coincide (not by chance) with the anniversary of Kaleidos. Happy 4th b-day for all of us!! You can check pictures and interviews (in spanish) in our Piweek tumblr. This year, I made a team with awsome colleages: Pablo (@pabloalba), Miguel (@mgdelacroix), Laura (@laurapareja), and me fromed the team ZOMBIE TIME! [Leer más]