Omaha .NET user group May meeting
Start Time: May 25 2017, 6:00 PM
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Posted by beolson at May 17 2017, 1:52 AM

Fellow .Net Users,

I am excited to announce this months meeting. We will be at a new location, with new sponsors and speaker for our group.

Omaha Startup Collaborative
1905 Harney St, 800

Enabling Innovation through Integrating Agile and Software Development Best Practices

There has been a lot of focus on agile practices as a means for increasing productivity of development teams. As companies consider software innovation initiatives, it will be critical that these methods are adopted within those efforts. However, agile methodologies by themselves will not create the efficiency and productivity that companies should expect from their innovation teams. At Don't Panic Labs, we have spent years working on new product development and have achieved success through recognizing that agile processes are just a part of a larger product development culture that also includes the integration of software design and development best practices. In the talk I will discuss how we have integrated these best practices and discuss lessons learned and benefits.

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Doug Durham is co-founder of Nebraska Global and Don’t Panic Labs. He has nearly 30 years of software engineering and development experience in aerospace and defense, healthcare, manufacturing, ecommerce, consumer web applications, and internet network services. He is passionate about the process of software design and development and the application of sounds principles and patterns to these efforts.

Doug’s diverse skills, education, and various leadership opportunities have shaped his career, where he has built many successful teams to solve problems using software. He applies his extensive experience and unique ability to adapt a variety of best practices, patterns, and methodologies to the software development process. Combined with rigorous engineering discipline, these factors are essential to the quality and effectiveness of the teams and products he has developed.

In addition to his civilian career, Doug served in the Air National Guard for 21 years, retiring at the rank of Major in 2006. As a Civil Engineering officer, he performed a variety of roles worldwide in operational, theatre-level engineering resource management. Most recently, he served five months in Afghanistan in 2005 as a Design Engineer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was awarded the US Army Commendation medal for his service there.

Doug holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an M.A. in Finance and Management from Webster University in St. Louis, where he graduated with distinction.

Doug was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife Shana have lived in Lincoln since 1995, and have three children.

Don’t Panic Labs is a force-multiplier for software design and engineering. Its focus of “great software through great process” fuels lean company and product creation for both startup founders and corporate innovators alike. Its award-winning team shares their passion for software development, innovation, and entrepreneurship through hands-on educational experiences and at

Don’t Panic Labs launched in 2010 as the development arm of Nebraska Global. Their intergalactic headquarters is located in the Historic Haymarket District of Lincoln, Nebraska.


Matt Ruwe
.Net UG Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.Net UG Co-Leader