My name is Doug Durham. I’m the CEO and co-founder of Don’t Panic Labs, which helps companies innovate through the design and development of software technologies. I am also the co-founder of Nebraska Global, Don’t Panic Labs’s parent company, known as a pioneer in the startup landscape in Nebraska.
I have over 30 years of software engineering and development experience in aerospace and defense, healthcare, manufacturing, e-commerce, consumer web applications, and internet network services. I’m passionate about the process of solving problems through software and the application of sound engineering principles and patterns to these efforts.
My diverse skills, education, and various leadership roles have shaped my career. I served as a Civil Engineer in the Air National Guard for 21 years, which deployed me to many strange and wonderful places around the world, before I retired at the rank of Major.
I’m a proud Husker and have an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where two of my three children are also pursuing engineering degrees. I’ve taught at the UNL Raikes School of Computer Science, and serve on a College of Engineering advisory board. I also have a master’s degree in Finance and Management.
A native Nebraskan, I live with my wife Shana in Lincoln.
Drop me a note and we can talk by email, phone, or over coffee. I enjoy making time to meet folks and learn more about their challenges, discoveries, and successes.