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Behind the Scenes at NPR's Argo Network

Is it possible to share stories and data seamlessly between a dozen separate sites without expensive commercial content management systems? Here's how NPR's Argo network uses Django to unify a collection of independent affiliate sites running on WordPress.

KDMC Wins DataSF Hack-a-Thon

KDMC recently participated in the DataSF Hack-a-Thon - a competition which challenged developers to make use of a publicly available dataset in a short period of time. At the end of the day, KDMC's entry, which used a database of 64,000 SF trees, won the competition.

Webcasting with Django

The KDMC webcast system handles week-long events which consist of multiple presentations, which in turn may or may not include a webcast. Meanwhile, webcasts have to be handled both live and in archived form. Webasting presents some special problems when delivering Django views (KDMC is a Django-driven site). Webmaster Scot Hacker has done a write-up on his own blog explaining ...