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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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November 4, 2014
by Hao Nguyen
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Webcast: Creating Enriching Web Applications with Django and Backbone.js

Update: The live webcast is now available at O'Reilly Media

Our technical director, Mark Lavin, will be giving a tutorial on Django and Backbone.js during a free webcast for O’Reilly Media tomorrow, November 6th, 1pm EST. There will be demos and a discussion of common stumbling blocks ...

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September 29, 2014
by Dan Poirier
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Celery in Production

(Thanks to Mark Lavin for significant contributions to this post.)

In a previous post, we introduced using Celery to schedule tasks.

In this post, we address things you might need to consider when planning how to deploy Celery in production.

At Caktus, we've made use of Celery in a ...

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September 19, 2014
by David Ray
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Improving Infant and Maternal Health in Rwanda and Zambia with RapidSMS

I have had the good fortune of working internationally on mobile health applications due to Caktus' focus on public health. Our public health work often uses RapidSMS, a free and open-source Django powered framework for dynamic data collection, logistics coordination and communication, leveraging basic short message service (SMS) mobile phone...

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