Derek Stegelman

Writing

Mocking Responses in Python Requests

Lately, we’ve been trying to improve our testing structure around testing our API calls without actually having to make them. To do this we of course use the excellent mocking library for …

Keeping it DRY with Mock and Python

This week while writing a new feature in the core of one our apps, I had to mock something that would be used in almost every single test in the test suite. I’m a huge fan of keeping things DRY …

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. …

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.

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 …

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 …

2014 Year in Review

Here’s my list of 2014 goals for the year and how I progressed. Hike a mountain over 12,000 ft. Get back into brewing both Beer and Wine Attend another tech conference, hopefully Django Con …