With the election of new Slovenian prime minister we also got formal release of a Coalition agreement. Since it’s a 72 page document, I was wondering what keywords would stand out. Here is the result:
Pogodba za Slovenijo 2012 - 2015 - word cloud (top 80 words)
While we’re at it, we can also take a look at the coalition agreement that Pozitivna Slovenija prepared. As we run them through the same process, we get:
Koalicijska pogodba - Pozitivna Slovenija - 2012 (top 80 words)
A few words on how to reproduce this:
- Grab your favorite OCR software and convert scanned PDF into .docx
- From Word save it into .txt file
- Lemmatize the words so you normalize all the grammar rules
- Apply stop-words (in this case mostly: ministrstvo*, vlada, slovenija*, ..)
- Drop the resulting text into wordle.net
Last weekend we finished latest addition to WebCampLjubljana series with another sold out event and with 160+ in attendance. We’ve had more than 20 talks and finished the day with a short series of lightning talks.
For this event I tried not enforcing any specific language of the talks, which in the end meant that we had most of the talks in Slovenian and Croatian and a few in English.
We’ve also switched to all digital cameras this time around and so we could release a nice archive of videos in just a week after the event: http://video.webcamp.si. There’s a surprising amount of work required to get such archive online.
Finishing off with a few pictures from Peter’s gallery and I hope to see you at the future events.
This year Kiberpipa will be 10+ years old and its’ event lineup is incredible. Over 350 events a year involving various talks, meetups, screening and everything. During this time a bunch of new technologies showed and demand for jobs as well as our interest shifted and I/we stared creating bigger and more exclusive events (as in: you can only attend if you speak).
It mostly worked, with limited success. What happens is that while the core members Kiberpipa and related communities are used to speaking and working out in the open, not everyone is. And we didn’t give new members of community a chance to slowly build up their involvement.
With this in mind, I’m hoping that we can get a few more meetups and events going where minimum level of involvement is a 15-min talk instead of a full 45-min lecture with all eyes on you.
17 Jul, 2011
Posted by: Jure Cuhalev In: Business
The word on the street is that there are more companies looking for employees than there are developers and IT geeks on the market. This means that the market balance is skewed and we need a reverse job fair.
In reverse job fair, the job seekers are presenting their projects and potential employers go around and try to sell their projects and jobs to them.
This is the theory at least. It works great in the Valley, but how about in Slovenia? The purpose of this post is to figure out if this is true also here.
If you would like to see such reverse job fair in Slovenia – Please fill in a survey.
01 May, 2011
Posted by: Jure Cuhalev In: Tech
I recently had a chance to work on a number of WordPress related projects and I was pleasantly surprised as the platform had matured in every possible way since the early 2.x releases.
Today I just wanted to post a brief note to people who are still using random WordPress templates to base their derived templates on: please don’t do that to yourself. Most of the free themes are old, don’t have good customization options and are badly structured.
You’ll be much better off if you:
- Read about Child themes - http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
- Invest into a customizable theme – my preferred choice is Theme Hybrid but there are a number of other options. It costs 25USD/year to get access to support forums and tutorials that have saved me many hours of Googling.
- Read their docs about how to override theme with custom style.css and functions.php
This means that you’ll often be able to make really great custom child theme with just a few lines of css and a few filters.