Conferences

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GDevCon N.A. conference attendees standing in front of several trees showing fall colors - orange and yellow.

It's all about the people

So many times we try to tackle problems by throwing more technology or more process at them. Everything would be fine if we just used this new tool or followed this process. Technology and process can definitely help things to run smoother, but only if we first address the underlying
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Innaugural GDevCon N.A. Recap

Innaugural GDevCon N.A. Recap

It took a while, but I finally wanted to get around to writing a recap of GDevCon N.A. I was waiting until we got all our videos back and uploaded to our YouTube Channel. See below. If you missed anything, you’ll definitely want to check those out. Presentation
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Finally GDevCon N.A.!

Finally GDevCon N.A.!

Today is the start of GDevCon NA. As you are reading this, we are holding the first in-person LabVIEW conference since the pandemic started. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers planned. It is sure to be a great time. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! We
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GDevCon NA 2021 is on, in person!

GDevCon NA is now selling tickets! There are still some early bird tickets available. The date is October 20-21st in Boulder, CO. It’s going to be super exciting. We are also looking for more presenters and sponsors. You can get more info and buy tickets here: https://gdevconna.org/
Don't Miss the GLA

Don't Miss the GLA

The GLA Summit is going on today! There should be lot’s of good content. I am doing a presentation together with Tom McQuillan of Tom’s LabVIEW Adventure fame on our efforts to implement the Gang of Four Patterns in LabVIEW 2020, now that we have interfaces. You should
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Join us at the GLA

Join us at the GLA

You may have noticed that we did not schedule a webinar this month. That is because I have been busy putting together a presentation with Tom McQuillan of Tom’s LabVIEW Adventure fame on the Gang of Four for the GLA Summit on November 9th. We’ve decided to redo
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VIWeek Recap

VIWeek Recap

#VIWeek was a huge sucess! Thanks to Steve and DSH for initiating it and Derek, Michael, and many others who picked the ball up and ran with it. And of course, thank you to all of the presenters. I saw many of the presentations, but not all of them. I
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VI Week

VI Week

I just wanted to make sure you were all aware of #VIWeek. As many of you are probably aware NI had originally postponed NI Week and eventually canceled it this year due to COVID19 and all the issues regarding social distancing. While it was certainly the right call, it has
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Why we sponsor GDevCon

Why we sponsor GDevCon

We are proud to once again sponsor GDevCon again this year. GDevCon is an independent graphical developers conference held each year somewhere in Europe. This year it will be at CERN. You might ask why is GDevCon important? We already have NIWeek, NIDays, the CLA Summit, and various CLD Summits
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GDevCon #2 Videos

GDevCon #2 Videos

The GDevCon #2 Videos are now available. You can access the entire playlist here. We are proud to have sponsored an event that produces such great content! All of the presentations were great and worth watching, but here are some of my favorites. * Rebar – Ben Leedom introduced a new programming
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GDevCon2 Initial Thoughts

GDevCon2 Initial Thoughts

I finally got home and am starting to recover from GdevCon. Like many of these types of conferences, attending GDevCon is like drinking from a fire hose. Add to that attending the workshop that Steve, Fab, and Joerg put on, lots of late-night discussions at the bar and a little
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See us at CLA Summit 2019

See us at CLA Summit 2019

We just received word that our submission at NI Week was accepted. Unit Testing at Mock Speed We will be talking about using some new tools me have developed for creating Mock Objects in LabVIEW for Unit Testing. A mock object is a kind of test double. Just like a
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NI Week 2019 Recap

NI Week 2019 Recap

I had a great time at NI Week this year. As always it was a bit of a party, although this year I skipped the Spazmatics after party after party on Wednesday night since I had to present early on Thursday. The highlight was definitely hearing Scott Kelly speak on
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NI Week - Why all the hype?

Today is the first day of NI Week 2019. What is NI Week? It’s only the largest gathering of LabVIEW enthusiasts in the world! My friend John jokingly refers to it as something akin to a Star Trek Convention. Granted there is a bit of geekiness going on there,
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See us at NI Week 2019

See us at NI Week 2019

I am happy to announce that my presentation on Continuous Integration got accepted for NI Week 2019. Continuous Integration is a very interesting topic. It’s been gaining in adoption over the last couple of years. At some point in the near future, everyone who is serious about Software Engineering
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GDevCon2 Submissions due.

GDevCon2 Submissions due.

The first annual GDevCon last year was a raving success. See my review here. Because it was such a success, there will be a GDevCon2 on August 21st and 22nd in Birmingham. You have until Friday to submit your presentation ideas. Share your ideas and help make GDevCon2 a success!
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GDevCon Videos Available

The videos from GDevCon are now available on their YouTube Channel Below is my presentation as promised.  Be sure to check out all the other ones as well.  You can check out my review of GDevCon here.

CLA Summit 2018

Friday marked the end of the 2018 CLA summit in Austin. It was 2 and a half days full of presentations and discussions. Kudos to Jon McBee and Jeremy Marquis for running the summit and leading the discussion.  Stephen Loftus-Mercer also helped in the organizing, but he was sick and
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GDevCon 1 Review

GDevCon 1 Review

This last week I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the first annual GDevCon in Cambridge. This post is about the presentations I saw and my takeaways.  I apologize for the length, but there was a lot of content crammed into those two days.  In order to do
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GDevCon is almost here

In case you haven’t GDevCon is taking place September 4th and 5th in Cambridge.  What is GDevCon? It is the 1st ever independent graphical developers conference. Check out the website.  There is a list of speakers there. I think you will be quite impressed. They’ve gathered a lot
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Videos from NIWeek 2018

As many of you may know I had the privilege of speaking at NI Week this past May.  Nancy Henson helped to organize a Software Engineering, Processes, Architecture, and Design (SEPAD) track.  She enlisted Mark Balla, Jon McBee, and a few others to help video the sessions. There were a
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