Everyone Writes Shitty Code

  • June 16, 2014
  • Derek Stegelman

In any team environment, a developer may have to adapt another's code.  When they fail to understand it, they condemn it.  This attitude isn't helpful, in fact it's hurtful.

Everyone's probably done it.  I certainly have.  It's easy, simple and others won't hesitate to either agree with you or to straight up egg you on in your quest to vilify and codem the previous ...

2013: In Reflection

  • March 23, 2014
  • Derek Stegelman

This past year was full of ups and downs.  It was also one of the busiest years I've ever had, which makes complete sense given that its mid to late March and I still haven't posted this from 2013.  2013 was a year of challenges, decisions, and new experiences.  I changed jobs, moved out of state, and got to experience new people and places.  Most importantly 2013 taught ...

Software Projects


Hadrian is a quick set of uiltilties and django based python libraries that aid in the creation of every single one of my web applications. Included are common uses of slugification, common middleware, and a basic fabric file that you can inherit and use in your projects.


Fotochest is a online gallery for all of your photos. Written in Python on top of Django, Fotochest is an extensible, easy to use photo gallery with an extensive API and other customizations.

College of Business Mentoring Program

The mentoring project is a online application and matching process for College of Business students to be matched with dedicated mentors in our community. The description of the program from their site.

The Kansas State University Business Executive Mentor Program is a new initiative that pairs successful business executives with students. This mentorship allows our students to learn from industry leaders, maximize their time in college and gain the skills ...

K-State Selective Scholarships

K-State Selective Scholarships is a web application process for students that have been pre-selected as high achievers, and that the university specifically targets for prestigious scholarships. This app uses the new Django Form Wizard and some critical interaction with other University systems.