ASEE 2023 Midwest Keynotes
Monday, September 11 / 8 – 9:15 AM
Doug Durham is co-founder and CEO of Don’t Panic Labs, a firm that helps companies innovate through the design and development of software technologies. He has more than three decades 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 solving problems through software, and the application of sound engineering principles and patterns to these efforts. His diverse skills, education, and various leadership roles have shaped his career.
Durham is a proud Husker and has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has taught at the UNL Raikes School of Computer Science and the College of Engineering and serves on a College of Engineering advisory board. He has recently released his first book, co-authored with Chad Michel, titled "Lean Software Systems Engineering for Developers."
Tuesday, September 12 / 8 – 9:15 AM
Shonna Dorsey is an Omaha native who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Tech Collaborative, an Aksarben Workforce Initiative. Her career includes roles as a startup co-founder, nonprofit VP, business analyst, project manager, consultant, help desk representative, and IT intern.
Dorsey has earned awards including: Excellence in Community Service (National Daughters of the American Revolution), Changemaker (Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals), Women in Technology (InformationWeek), Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (Omaha Jaycees), Tech Community Builder of the Year (AIM Institute) and 40 Under 40 (Midlands Business Journal).