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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.

2015 Goals

Goals for 2015

2014 Year in Review

Here's my list of 2014 goals for the year and how I progressed.


This weekend we spent a few days visiting the lovely mountain town of Breckenridge CO and other towns in Summit County.