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November 20, 2014
by Hayley Atlas
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Q4 ShipIt Day: Dedicated to Creativity

This October, nearly everyone at Caktus took a break from their usual projects to take part in Caktus’s 8th ShipIt Day. Apart from a few diligent individuals who couldn’t afford to spare any time from urgent responsibilities, nearly everyone took a break to work and collaborate on creative ...

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November 13, 2014
by Alex Lemann
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Supporting Increased Healthcare Access with NCGetCovered.org

We’ve launched NCGetCovered.org, a site dedicated to helping North Carolinians gain access to health insurance. As many know, enrolling in health insurance can feel daunting. NCGetcovered.org aims to simplify that process by centralizing enrollment information and great resources like live help. The site is launching ahead of ...

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November 13, 2014
by Hao Nguyen
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Open Data Project in Durham - Thumbs Up to Open Government!

In exciting local news, Durham and Durham County are launching a new site dedicated to centralizing public data in Summer 2015. Their press release mentions a health sanitation app Code for Durham built as a model of civic engagement with open data. Our own co-founder and CTO, Colin Copeland, is ...

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November 12, 2014
by Colin Copeland
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We've Won Two W3 Awards for Creative Excellence on the Web!

We’re honored to announce that we’ve won two W3 Silver Awards for Creative Excellence on the Web. The awards were given in recognition of our homepage redesign and DjangonCon 2014. Many thanks to Open Bastion and, by extension, the Django Software Foundation for selecting us to build the ...

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November 10, 2014
by Dan Poirier
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Using Amazon S3 to Store your Django Site's Static and Media Files

Storing your Django site's static and media files on Amazon S3, instead of serving them yourself, can make your site perform better.

This post is about how to do that. We'll describe how to set up an S3 bucket with the proper permissions and configuration, how to upload ...

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