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January 9, 2014
by Dan Poirier
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Managing Events with Explicit Time Zones

Recently we wanted a way to let users create real-life events which could occur in any time zone that the user desired. By default, Django interprets any date/time that the user enters as being in the user’s time zone, but it never displays that time zone, and it ...

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January 8, 2014
by Nicole Foster
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Caktus is hiring a Web Designer-Contractor

Caktus is actively seeking local web design contractors in the North Carolina Triangle area. We’re looking for folks who can contribute to our growing team of designers on a per-project basis. Our team is focused on designing for the web using HTML5, CSS3, LESS, and responsive design best practices ...

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October 30, 2013
by Tobias McNulty
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Using strace to Debug Stuck Celery Tasks

Celery is a great tool for background task processing in Django. We use it in a lot of the custom web apps we build at Caktus, and it's quickly becoming the standard for all variety of task scheduling work loads, from simple to highly complex.

Although rarely, sometimes a ...

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October 29, 2013
by Alex Lemann
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ShipIt Day 4: SaltStack, Front-end Exploration, and Django Core

Last week everyone at Caktus stepped away from client work for a day and a half to focus on learning and experimenting. This was our fourth ShipIt day at Caktus, our first being almost exactly a year ago. Each time we all learn a ton, not only by diving head ...

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October 16, 2013
by Alex Lemann
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UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App

The following is a press release posted in partnership with our team at UNC  and Duke.


The web application development company Caktus Group has teamed up with researchers at the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Duke Global Health Institute to develop a mobile phone app that ...

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