Category Archives: Consulting

Benefiting Barristers’ Businesses and Simplifying Solicitors’ Synopses

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Yanko and Popovic :: Barristers and Solicitors [OptoMedia]

Much like programmers, lawyers often have a challenge in communication with their clients. See, Lawyers are used to sifting through large amounts of content that uses legal and technical jargon. They then have to turn around and explain complicated concepts to their clients in layman’s terms. The barristers and solicitors at Yanko and Popovic approached Opto with the request to be able to communicate their services to their clients in the cleanest, clearest way. At the same time, they wanted to have full control of their site, updating it themselves from time to time.

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WordPress Tech Support for Photos EM

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Montreal Photographer Emanuele Miglioretti at

Montreal Photographer Emanuele Miglioretti’s photo collection is something worth displaying to the world, but as many WordPress users know, sometimes getting that first “Hello World” post to display on WordPress isn’t as easy as WordPress would like it to be for them.

Thankfully though, Eman knows Opto. And Opto knows WordPress. So now that means Eman knows WordPress.


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Creative Education for Tapestry Foundation

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OptoMedia is more than just development. Our creativity and expertise manifests itself through education as well. In this case, Tapestry Foundation approached OptoMedia to provide training to its staff, in order to help manage its Drupal based site. Opto also provides much needed consultation and direction to Tapestry, to help move the organization forward with its on going site needs, as well as the deployment of upcoming campaigns and new media applications. OptoMedia consolidates the expertise of several seasoned new media instructors, each with years of experience in new media instruction at institutions of higher education.

The Tapestry Foundation organization is the amalgamation of three organizations with a long history of supporting compassionate health care in Vancouver – St. Vincent’s, Holy Family and Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Foundations.

Linguistic Factory

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Linguistic Factory and OptoMedia

Linguistic Factory specializes in development of speech recognition and synthesis systems, for both common and less common languages. In addition, their focus is speech dialog systems based on open source software. They are an experienced team of passionate Computational Linguists with different cultural backgrounds and a common goal: to make Natural Speech technology approachable and likeable for everybody everywhere.

Linguistic Factory’s impressive client list includes companies such as Panasonic and VivaCell MTS.

HSA SFU Interface Development and Consultation

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HSA of SFU and OptoMedia

In the industry, OptoMedia is valued for its dual expertise of interface tweaking, and development of web interfaces geared towards learning outcomes. That is exactly what we put to use on this project.

The Issue

Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University was building first-of-its-kind language software for the Centre’s Odysseas Language Tutor, enabling self directed learning between the languages of Greek, English, and Chinese. The authors and Technical Manager had a lot of content, and needed it to be delivered to the learner in the most optimal way, conducive to high output learning outcomes.

How could Opto Help?

Creative Lead George Papazian provided interface consultation and development to Industry Design and Simon Fraser University for this state of the art language software.  George strategized with Technical Manager Costa Dedigkikas to devise and implement logical user journeys, with interface design targeted specifically to language learners and their needs.

The Result

Hellenic Studies’ saw an increase in language training enrollment after launching the software. The Odysseas Language Tutor continues to be one of Centre’s pillars of the programs that it offers. Students and learners of the Greek language are able to follow a steady course and improve their skills effectively, on a daily basis, and online from virtually any location.

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The Odysseas Language Tutor from Hellenic Studies

Sutton (Steve Triantafillou)

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OptoMedia and Sutton (Steve Triantafillou)

OptoMedia flexed its muscles in web and internet consulting in offering Steve Triantafillou of Sutton Realty advice in online decision making, as well as content management training to enhance the realtor’s client services. Many hands-on Opto clients opt for such consulting and/or training over development in regards to their web application.

St.Vartan Apostolic Church

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St. Vartan mockup by Jeffery Kamo and OptoDesign

OptoMedia worked with St.Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church of BC in setting up a website for its Church and community members in the initial phases of development. Opto provided web consulting services, interface design, and a hand coded CMS, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Media. We later handed off development to committee member Sergey Maranjian, who has since developed the latest phase, as well as the current look of the community’s site.