Thanks for stopping by dougselph.com. So who am I? To begin with, I am a husband, father, and follower of Christ. I live near Nashville, TN, and have been blessed to enjoy a long career in software development. I am also a musician and songwriter.
I’ve been designing and developing software for businesses for over 20 years. I stumbled into this career while trying to figure out how to make a living as a songwriter in Nashville, but long ago concluded that I was “wired at the factory” for developing software. Along the way, I have worked to deploy software solutions in many different industries, including agricultural research, heavy manufacturing, financial services, online service delivery, biomedical research, big-ticket retail, and healthcare.
Like most anyone who has been in software development this long, I’ve seen several generations of “the next big thing” come and go in computing. My work at present is focused on functional programming languages, particularly Clojure and Erlang. Functional languages are ideally suited to leveraging today’s multicore hardware while maintaining an elegant simplicity of solutions when skillfully applied.
The year 2014 included my transition from full-time employee to self-employed software consultant, and I found out that I love it! Working on complex problems across multiple industries has been truly fun for me.
The company I founded is Chase Data Insight, LLC. The firm is focused on providing highly customized, effective software solutions that meet both the technical and human requirements of the customer.
Doug is the full package. He has an incredible depth of knowledge across multiple technology stacks, along with years of project planning & management experience. I’ve been working in the IT field for over 25 years, consulted for multiple fortune 500 companies and developed systems for mainframes, midrange and micro computers. I’ve worked with a lot of technical professionals in my career, and Doug is one of the best.
President, Senior Consultant
Stones River Technology Partners, LLC
I collaborated with Doug on many complex projects at the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His remarkable skill with relational databases and programming are obvious. He is as skilled with this as anyone I have seen. However, the more impressive thing, that is apparent only to those of us who have worked closely with Doug, is his special ability to work with content experts in far-ranging fields. To effectively interact with a room of physicians like me who are unfamiliar with complex computer systems is a special skill Doug possesses. This doesn’t always show up in the “box score”, but you need to know this. Even more importantly, Doug delivered the software that these non-computing specialists needed to solve their research questions. He did this with meticulous care and it was always of the highest quality. I can only give Doug my highest recommendation. You will be glad that you have the opportunity to work with him.
Jeffrey A. Canter, MD MPH
Doug delivers high quality software quickly and works tirelessly to design and develop thoughtful solutions to meet business needs. He is professional, patient, and pleasant, and he’s who I want working on my projects.
Business Analyst & Project Manager
Can I Help You?
Do you have complex or thorny issues with the software you rely on (or wish you could rely on) in your business? Get in touch and let’s talk about it! I would welcome the opportunity to meet you, learn about your business, and explore the challenges you are facing with you.