Derek Stegelman

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

I'm an Assistant Director of I.T. at Colorado State Unveristy. I also speak at, and contribute to the Python Group of Northern Colorado.

Latest Writing

A New Path

I've accepted a position as Assistant Director of I.T. for Application Development at Colorado State University College of Health and Human Sciences

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.

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.