Derek Stegelman

Hello, I'm Derek — developer, father, and speaker.

I'm a senior application developer at Kansas State Unveristy, where my team and I build enterprise web applications for students, faculty and staff. I also speak at, and help lead the Python Group of Northern Colorado.

Latest Writing

RocketChat API Wrapper

Introducing an API Wrapper for the RocketChat API

Intermittent Fasting Experiment

For the past two weeks I've been experimenting with a Ketogenic diet to see if I could finally lose the last 30 or so pounds that I've gained over the last decade.

Multiple Forms in Django Views

Handle multiple forms within multiple Django Views

Recent Open Source Projects

Django Mail Queue

Mail Queue provides an easy and simple way to send email. Each email is saved and queued up either in real time or with Celery.


TeamPlay is a web app for team communication that you can run yourself! It is similar to Github's internal 'Team' app, including a free form commenting/message board and displays of recent deployments from your team.

Rocket Python

Rocket Python is an API wrapper for Rocket.Chat. It currently only supports a few calls, but is constantly being improved.