Derek.Stegelman.Com Stories from the road, life and family

New Software Releases

I've released new version of django-site-notifications and django-downtime. Both these releases bring support for Python 3.x as well as bringing them up to date with at least Django 1.7.


Heads up that I'll be at PyCon this year in Montreal, Canada. If you are around and want to meetup, let me know!

xGames Trip

This past weekend Lindy and I took a trip out to Aspen to check out the 2015 XGames being hosted at Buttermilk. We were able to see the qualifiers for Ski Superpipe, Big Air Snowboard, Ski Slopestyle.

Wrapping Your API Calls for Fun and Profit

The last few months I've been working on fixing up our applications at K-State and how they interact with other custom built and off the shelf software. One of our common practices on the web team is to create applications that consume data from other organizations on campus, manipulate it, display it, etc. One of the things I noticed early on was that we would use the same boilerplate code to generate and get responses from various systems. None of the calls were tied together, and we often used the same or similar data in multiple apps. Something had to be done.

MLK Day at Keystone

This MLK day I spent the day Keystone getting as much powder skiing in as possible. The weather cooperated and I was able to get into Summit county without any weather issues. Here is a quick photo dump of the day.