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  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 23-05-2024

    Whispers over coffee: a LISP conversation in a coffee shop

    It's a warm spring afternoon in Lisbon. João, weary from hours of video conferences at SISCOG, needs a break and heads to a nearby coffee shop. Inside, he unexpectedly overhears an intriguing discussion between colleagues, Zé and Maria, about a programming language. Zé passionately praises its elega…
    Whispers over coffee: a LISP conversation in a coffee shop
  • OPTIMISATION | 02-04-2024

    The show must go on

    Everything is perfectly laid out and planned, running smoothly, business as usual, until suddenly... the unforeseen happens! But... we must keep going! The show must go on! Ricardo Saldanha explains how in this article about disruption management in railway and metro operation.
    The show must go on
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 05-03-2024

    Styling software applications

    Embark on an art and science journey of software design with insights from Rita Marques. She unravels challenges, strategies, and collaborative efforts toward achieving a seamless user experience.
    Styling software applications
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 15-02-2024

    Translating complexity into clarity

    In the software products domain, mastering their effective and efficient use is paramount. This article uncovers how our User Documentation team confronts complexity head-on, crafting user-friendly and invaluable guides while continuously refining their approach. Join Áina Rocha and Filipe Franco in…
    Translating complexity into clarity
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 19-09-2023

    Mastering the Implementation of Software Test Automation

    The journey of integrating software test automation to elevate software quality is neither easy nor simple, and SISCOG has travelled a long way to achieve a comprehensive automation coverage for all its products and systems. In a new SISCOG Blog article by Mariana Cavalheiro, we provide a glimpse i…
    Mastering the Implementation of Software Test Automation
  • OPTIMISATION | 08-08-2023

    The Magic Lamp

    Step into the enchanting world of Arabian Nights, where an extraordinary lamp possessed magical wish-granting powers. Then discover how SISCOG's lamp symbol button fulfils dreams and paves the way towards an efficient future. Join storyteller Miguel Dias in this magical tale.
    The Magic Lamp
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 06-06-2023

    35 years of Lisping at SISCOG - A trip down memory lane

    SISCOG was founded back in 1986. This was the year that IBM unveiled the PC Convertible (their first "laptop" computer); that Intel introduced the 386 microprocessor series; and that the IMAP protocol was created. SISCOG was born in an era of great technological advancement, where computers were s…
    35 years of Lisping at SISCOG - A trip down memory lane
  • OPTIMISATION | 21-03-2023

    Profit-Based Optimisation of Rolling Stock Rotations

    Railway operators want to use their resources in the most efficient way. So they look for tools that are capable of producing operational plans, such as rolling stock rotations, automatically and in an optimised way. SISCOG's algorithmics team was challenged to provide VIA Rail Canada algorithmic su…
    Profit-Based Optimisation of Rolling Stock Rotations
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 19-05-2022

    "What is the Matrix?" - The Client is in the Team

    A demanding client, a fixed budget and a tight deadline, a staff planning and optimisation solution that needed to be amazing, and common points with the movie The Matrix… Discover this and more in the latest SISCOG Blog by André Morais and Bruno Grilo.
    "What is the Matrix?" - The Client is in the Team
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | 29-03-2022

    Skills-based volunteering at a rehab centre

    Volunteering work is always needed and very much appreciated. And basically anyone can do it, no matter what limitations, possibilities or knowledge they possess. And it is exactly the latter, namely a somewhat differentiated knowledge, that Ricardo Saldanha put to use in helping a drug and alcohol…
    Skills-based volunteering at a rehab centre
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 31-01-2022

    The Challenges of Language

    As a software developer aimed at the global market, we have to overcome different challenges to effectively communicate with users. This article unfolds the intricate ecosystem of different languages in software development due to different backgrounds, countries, and companies.
    The Challenges of Language
  • LIFE @SISCOG | 17-11-2021

    The next great experiment: blended work

    Highly disruptive events like a pandemic happen once in a generation, if so. And with them, new demands and expectations emerge and push us to new dimensions and experiences. This is about how bold we were.
    The next great experiment: blended work