Derek Stegelman

Writing

Call for Authors

The time has come for me to let go some of the open source work that I have been building up throughout the years. I no longer work on python or django projects full time and that is severely limiting …

Meetup Burn Out

For sometime now I’ve been feeling like I just do not have energy to attend local meetups that I used to love going to. I’m really not sure what explains it, or why now it has chose to …

A New Path

The next few weeks are sure to be a wild ride. After spending well over half of my career with Kansas State University, I’ve decided to accept a new position as Assistant Director of I.T. for …

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. The initial weeks have …

2015 Year in Review

Here’s my list of 2015 goals for the year and how I progressed. Get in better shape Climb another mountain, hopefully above 12k Improve my leadership skills Attend a technical conference Get …

Django By Example

Glad to announce that a book I’ve been doing a technical review for has finally been published and is available on Amazon. It took about a year from start to finish, but I’m glad to see it …

Django Feedme 2.0

Today I am announcing the immediate availability of django-feedme 2.0. This release contains many bug fixes and feature improvements. The big release features are: Django 1.8 Support Python 3 Support …

A Touch of Imposter Syndrome

Or why I feel behind all the time From Wikipedia Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their …

Henry Jay

We welcomed Henry Jay into our family just a few weeks ago on July 27, 2015. It’s been a wild and crazy few weeks as we juggle having 2 little ones around the house amid trying to get sleep. …

1 Year In

It’s hard to believe its already been a year since I returned to Kansas State on the webteam. Throughout this year we’ve accomplished a lot and I wanted to reflect on some of those things. …