Every year National Instruments holds CLA Summit in United States and Europe. This year, European Summit took place in Rome from April 13th to 16th and we have been lucky enough to attend. This is an event for all labview architiects around the world to meet, to discuss, to exchange points of view, as well as networking...(click on Read More to continue reading).
It is also a great opportunity to meet R&D National Intrumentes engineers who are developping the next labVIEW versions. It is possible to offer them our feedback about everyday intensive working with LabVIEW.
It was an incredible experience and we could talk to worldwide LabVIEW gurus such as: Jim Kring, Steve Watts, Fabiola de la Cueva, Dimitry Sagatelyan, Stephen Loftus-Mercer, Jack Dunaway, James McNally, Richard Thomas....among others. They not only have awesome knowledge about LabVIEW but they are also great people.
We had the privilege of attending to Jeff Kodosky (LabVIEW creator) presentation, where he anounced in advance some of the functionalities of the new version of LabVIEW 2015.
The presentations were really interesting, with subjets such as: Actor sytems, PPLs, hardware abstraction, applying agile OO design principles, LV and classic design patterns, the future of certifications, LabVIEW and the Web, LabVIEW consultancy and clients relationships, complex systems simplification...most of them were intense and with a high technical level. We could also enjoy a little collective code review, where Richard Thomas dared to show his own code to be evaluated by more than a hundred Labview Architects.
As a conclusion, it was a remarkable event. Above all, we want to emphasize the human quality of all the people who make the CLA Community and the enjoyable time we shared toghether in Rome, during meal meetings, dinners, and informal conversations at the hotel. We will definitely repeat next year and we hope we shall meet everyone again.