Design and Development Clinic Review – April 2019

Design and Development Clinic Review – April 2019

Doug Durham and I recently completed another Software Design and Development Clinic. This week-long set of classes is designed to help level up software developers into senior developers. For us leading the classes, the week is always exhausting but they’re still one...
Beer && Code: One of Our Favorite Local Meetups

Beer && Code: One of Our Favorite Local Meetups

One of the great things about Lincoln is its growing number of educational opportunities centered around technology and software development. One of them is near and dear to our hearts: Beer && Code. Started by Don’t Panic Labs software engineer Branden Barber...
On Leaving the Best Job You Ever Had

On Leaving the Best Job You Ever Had

I don’t like to use the word “quit.” It makes it sound like you’re giving up, that you are leaving things incomplete. I write that because I am leaving Don’t Panic Labs; I’m leaving the best job I’ve ever had. This was the plan all along I suppose. During one of my...
Our Sources

Our Sources

At Don’t Panic Labs, we have a pretty well thought out philosophy of software development. Philosophy is the combination of two Greek words philo (or “lover”) and sophia (or “wisdom”). So philosophy could be considered “love of...
Top 10 Quotes to Use in Meetings

Top 10 Quotes to Use in Meetings

#10 – “You’ll thank me later.” You can never go wrong quoting Monk.   #9 – “Plans are worthless, planning is essential.” This famous quote from Dwight Eisenhower is often useful when discussing plans. It gets to the heart that of planning, that the plan...
Blog Posts for a Year

Blog Posts for a Year

I have officially written one blog post per week for one year! I started this endeavor on August 1, 2017 with the post, PHP Through the Eyes of a .NET Engineer. During that time, I have written many blog posts in a single week, then sometimes take a week or two off. I...