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We’re reviving a blog series from a few years ago in which we compile and share the things Cakti are clicking on — articles, videos, podcasts — whether it’s tech-related, an idea for social good, or just something interesting or amusing that caught someone’s eye. Have a look at this recommended reading and let us know what you think:

Volunteer Spotlight: Making Record Clearance Accessible to Those Who Need It Most

We were all really excited to see Code For America feature Code For Durham in their Volunteer Spotlight! Our CTO Colin Copeland (pictured in the article) helped found the group in 2013, so we know firsthand the great work they do. It’s wonderful to see them get national recognition.

Test I/O Performance of Linux Using DD

Earlier in September, our CEO Tobias McNulty Tweeted about this brief but useful 2017 article by Kenichi Shibata, saying it’s a “[g]ood post not only on I/O performance testing, but also on better understanding some essential Linux commands.”

See the Highest-Resolution Atomic Image Ever Captured

Our Marketing Director Elizabeth Michalka shared this article about researchers at Cornell University who bested their own world record from 2018 and created the highest-resolution image of atoms ever taken. Read more about the applications of this feat and how it may, one day, make your devices work better.

The Website

This is a “dependency-free javascript library” that allows access to modern browser features directly from HTML. Caktus Developer Jeremy Gibson likes this framework because it’s a way to add non-trivial reactivity to a site or app without the complexities of other javascript libraries.

The Mission to Get Girls Coding Doesn’t Take a COVID Break

Lastly, I think this interview with Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code, is eye-opening. Both Dr. Barrett (on Twitter and LinkedIn) and the organization (on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn) are great to follow on social media. They consistently share thought-provoking content about the tech world and the challenges it faces regarding diversity and inclusivity.

What are you clicking on? Tell us in the comments below!

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