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]

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]

Publish your GPX with Mapbox

Following my learning about maps as a service, I've tried also Mapbox with the same very simple approach: share a GPX shown in a map, an in a nice way. After the little tutorial I'll write some impressions comparing both systems. Assumptions You need an account in Mapbox. You know how to track your own routes and know what's a .gpx file. Create the map Download the .gpx in your computer In Mapbox, go to “Projects” and click in “+ New project” (blue button). [Leer más]

Publish your GPX with CartoDB

I like go hiking and I usually track the route. Not so long ago, the only way to share and embed this tracks (.gpx) was to convert them to .kml format and publish in Google Maps. Today I've tried to publish my last route with CartoDB and I'm very happy with the result. This is a simple recipe to share a .gpx route and embed in your own website. Assumptions You need an account in CartoDB. [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]


Kosdem is the annual meeting with all the employees of Kaleidos; once a year, we go to the country to make a retrospective and set the intention for the next year. This 2015, we went to Valle de Iruelas, which looks like this: KOSDEM stand for Kaleidos OpenSpace Define&Embrace; Meeting (we are not very proud of the name, but it's ours, and it will stand with us ;-)). Some important things about Kosdem: [Leer más]