The Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
is managing the Digital Agenda for Europe.
Under the contract “Publishing, visualising, linking open data, hosting and broadcasting – SMART 2012/0103”, Eau de Web has developed digital-agenda-data.eu, an interactive visualisation tool for linked semantic statistical data expressed as RDF data cubes.
The EEA is the largest European Commission agency, which aims to support
sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable
improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted,
relevant and reliable info.
ENISA is the EU’s response to cyber security issues of the European Union.
As such, it is the pace-setter for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise.
ENISA’s website is the European hub for exchange of information, best practices
and knowledge in the field of Information Security.
We undertake framework contracts for Zope/Plone Web development and hosting for ENISA’s websites.
UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system.
We build several Web applications for UNEP, from which the InforMEA, a platform that harvests COP decisions, news, events, membership, national focal points and reports from MEAs and the CITES Virtual College, a learning management system containing training courses for CITES Parties.
Eau de Web is a Romanian software company specialised in Web development. We’re in business in this formula since 2006, but most of us have worked together as a team since 1999.
We attend trainings and conferences all the time and we keep ourselves informed about new technologies, solutions and standards. This allows us use emerging technology when developing applications and also suggest the suitable solutions to our clients when we start new ones.
Our products and services respect modern standards for accessibility, syndication and Web services. Most of our work is open source and that’s the way we like it.
Over the years we worked a lot with content management systems and portal toolkits so we eventually built our own. It’s called Naaya, it’s made in Zope and it’s fully open source. It’s our pride and joy because it’s simple to use, simple to extend and elegant to program. We’ll have a website for it soon.
Web applications’ interoperability is a big component of our work, so we’ve been increasingly involved into the Semantic Web principles and tools, working with SEIS and Open Data guidelines and implementations.
Eau de Web is a paraphrase of eau de parfum, meaning a fragrance of Web, close to its essence.
Eau de Web’s Manifesto
The drives of our activities are the open source culture and the use of open standards due to the benefits of code reuse, openness in participating in projects worldwide, peer review and contributions from a wide community of developers.
The office is located near Arcul de Triumf, in a quiet neighborhood, some of us even bike to work. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, also an espresso machine with the best italian coffee, and an exquisite selection of teas. We don’t cut corners on office furniture and IT - dual monitors and your choice of linux, windows or mac.
We use any excuse to organize a social evening with poker and board games. The company pays for gym membership and the odd wine party. We go to conferences and regularly order technical books.
Over time we learned to work profesionally. All code is under version control (Eionet’s svn repository, our github account), we write unit tests, any important change goes through peer code review, and we pair program when it makes sense. Deployment to staging and production is automated, and we have specialized people for testing and system administration. We also have close, long-term relationships with our clients , and we work in small iterations with quick feedback.
In Octomber 2015, the 13th annual Plone Conference was hosted by Eau de Web in Bucharest, Romania
Plone Conference 2014 - Bristol, U.K
In November 2014, the city of Bristol was the center of the Plone universe for several days. We've been there and presented some of our work during the past years!
WISS 2014 - « Web of Data », 25-29 August 2014, Saint-Étienne, France
WISS 2014 was the sixth edition of the Web Intelligence Summer School.
NN/g Usability Week Amsterdam
Learning from the best usability experts is part of our commitment to a more usable web.
BONSAI 2013, Râşnov, Romania
Eau de Web supported BONSAI, Bridging Organizations and National Societies in Artificial Intelligence. We spent a few days in the mountains surrounded by wonderful people from France, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain, highly skilled in AI.
Naaya is an open source portal toolkit with support for content management, multilinguality, syndication and friendly through-the-web site administration for webmasters with all kinds of technical backgrounds.
Naaya target users are people that want to quickly start a website and reduce to a minimum the need to refer to technical system administrators for its update and maintenance. They can delegate authority for content management and local administration to a team of non-technical contributors. Naaya is also suitable for networks of portals, because of the integrated search across multiple sites, skinable layout and support for creating self-installable toolkits.