By now you probably already guessed that at Delacor, we are a group of LabVIEW and National Instruments hardware products geeks. We normally enjoy NI week a lot, but NI week 2016 was very special to us.
First, on Alliance Members’ day, we won one of the LabVIEW Tools Network product of the year awards:
Chris Roebuck, one of our partners and contributor to this blog, was invited to participate in the keynote on day two, and present with Shelley Gretlein and Jenifer Loy about an exciting new technology National Instruments is working on. Instead of trying to describe it to you, check it out here:
You can learn more about this by joining via ni.com/techpreview
[Edit] We gave three presentations and you can see the videos at the links below:
[2nd Edit] If you want to get more videos from NI week presentations, check out this LAVA post.
By the way, if you attended one of our sessions, please don’t forget to fill out the survey. Surveys help us improve our presentations and result in improvements to NI Week in general, like this year’s Advanced Users track, powered by LabVIEW Champions, which was a direct result of previous years’ survey results.
Next, our customer Jeffery Bouchard from Biostage won two NI Engineering Impact Awards for their paper Regenerating and Restoring Organ Function Damaged by Disease or Trauma. Jeffery has been programming in LabVIEW since LabVIEW 1.0! The first award was in the category of Research and Development, and his second award was in the Humanitarian category, which is hand-picked by Jeff Kodosky. Jeffery was happy to finally meet one of his heroes, and having been selected by Jeff was the extra cherry on top. Jeffery was on the keynote on day 3 describing their application. I was honored to join him at the awards ceremony. My only regret is that I arrived to the LAVA BBQ at the very end.
If all that was not enough, the LabVIEW Architects Forum won the best Advanced LabVIEW User Group award. Allen Smith and I founded this group several years ago. We meet once a quarter at National Instruments headquarters, and anyone can join remotely or watch videos of our meetings at our LAFtracks youtube channel.
It was a great week, and we are already gearing up for the next NI Week, which will take place in Austin, Texas on May 22 – 25, 2017.
See you there!
Alliance Day pictures from National Instruments flickr