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  1. Thanks, Chris! I've had a blast working with you and the passionate, intelligent, awesome LAVA folks. I'll still be following along online as you build things like the awesome graffiti art demo, and fully expect to see you at NIWeek later this year.
  2. Hi Lava Members- Since you all play a huge role in our NI Community, I wanted to update you on two cool events going on at NIWeek. The first event is the Community Exchange, which is a two-day track of sessions based on community-driven innovations and new technologies. Some sessions you all may be interested in are: 1. LabVIEW Features from the Idea Exchange Explore the 14 new features suggested by the community and implemented by R&D Tuesday, August 3 2:15–3:15 p.m. Room 11A 2. Popcorn Tweets: LabVIEW Goes Viral Learn how the world’s first Twitter-powered popcorn machine, programmed in LabVIEW, became a viral video Tuesday, August 3 1:00–2:00 p.m. Room 11A 3. The Blogosphere’s Best Hear from the top NI bloggers on topics including LabVIEW Robotics, large application development, multicore programming, virtualization, and blogging best practices Wednesday, August 4 10:30–11:30 a.m. Room 11A 4. LabVIEW Add-On of the Year Gain an overview of the Compatible with LabVIEW program guidelines and view in-depth product demonstrations from the finalists and winner. Wednesday, August 4 1 - 2 p.m. Room 11A 5. People's Choice Award Winner Chris Relf will discuss Long-Term Investment in Test As we build our way back from challenging economic times, many companies are investing in long-term test platforms. Gain an introduction to platform-based architectures, and learn about NI software and hardware used by industry leaders, how to implement these tools using NI software development environments, and hardware technologies including distributed/shared resources. Wednesday, August 4 4:45- 5:45 Room 11A You can see all of the sessions in the community exchange here. The second event is a mobile barcode scavenger hunt during the NI Community Block Diagram Party. Mobile barcodes are 2D codes that your smart phone’s camera can read to serve up information, or “clues,” attached to the code. Prizes for the scavenger hung include Amazon and itunes gift cards, iPods, LabVIEW iPhone covers (3G) and the grand prize is a new XBox 360 - I'm sure all of these things would make awesome LAVA BBQ door prizes. To learn more about how to participate in the mobile barcode scavenger hunt you can watch a how-to video. See ya'll next week! Deirdre
  3. Hey, guys. If you can believe it, we are already getting ready for NIWeek 2010. I wanted to let you encourage you all to enter the 2010 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards, If you do, you could win a free conference pass to NIWeek. If your technical paper is selected as a finalist, you will be invited to attend the awards ceremony, where winners are announced and celebrated by NI leadership, industry trade press and other industry VIPs. Submit a 800-1200 word description of your application, built using NI technologies in one of the Application Categories. But hurry, the submission deadline is April 2. To learn how to submit your technical paper, click here (bit.ly/df01gV).
  4. QUOTE (JiMM @ Aug 3 2008, 09:34 AM) The Coding Challenge Finals are going to be in LabVIEW 8.6 One of the goals of the finals is to promote the new Quick Drop feature in LabVIEW 8.6; thus, Darren and his super-fast awesomeness with Quick Drop. If you would like to bring some homemade tools so that you're more comfortable with the programming environment, then by all means be my guest. The station will be only be available for about 15 minutes before the competition starts, unless you want to do it RIGHT after the keynote before any of the events in the Technology Theater start. You're going to get a sweet prize either way, by being the fastest competitor during the week. Let me know if you have any other questions. Regards,
  5. A la Mac Genius bar, we are going to have our own LabVIEW experts area staffed by NI R&D and LabVIEW Champions in the LabVIEW Zone this year. Feel free to stop by and chat with or get support from the the following folks. Monday 5:30 PM Multicore, LabVIEW Real-Time, Application Builder George Martinez, Danny Diaz, Bob Preis, Al Vrancic 6:30 PM LabVIEW 8.6, LabVIEW Champions Darren Nattinger, Danny Diaz, Albert Geven Tuesday 10 a.m. FPGA, User Interface, Xcontrols Damien Gray, Ram Kudukoli, Michael Duffy 11 a.m. LabVIEW FPGA Jim Lewis 12 p.m. LabVIEW 8.6 Doug Norman, Nitin Thomas 1 p.m. Control Design & Simulation, LabVIEW Champions Chris Malato, Bruce Ammons 5 p.m. LabVIEW Real-Time, File I/O, Express VIs Danny Diaz, Christina Rogers, Jeff Boettcher, Patrick Christmas 6 p.m. LabVIEW Real-Time, File I/O, Express VIs Angela Morris, Marcelo Izaguiree Wednesday 10 a.m. OOP, FPGA, LabVIEW for MAC/Linux Adam Kemp, Marc Page, Akash Mhakta, Matt Novacek, Trevor Christman 11 a.m. OOP, FPGA, LabVIEW for MAC/Linux Randy Hoskin, Marc Page, Stephen Mercer, Matthew Koenn, George Martinez 12 p.m. LabVIEW, Control Design & Simulation Chris Malato 1 p.m. LabVIEW Travis Hailey, Travis Mansfield 2 p.m. Vision, Real-Time, FPGA, Motion, Champions Bruce Ammons 4 p.m. Multicore, Shared Variable, 3D Graphs, StateChart J.D. Robertson, Nick Neumann, Al Vrancic, Adam Bordelon 5 p.m. Multicore, Shared Variable, 3D Graphs, StateChart Angela Morris, Toga Hartadinata, Jason Wong, J.D. Robertson Thursday 10 AM LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW MathScript, Control Design & Simulation Jesse Attas, Grant Macklem, Scot Salmon, Alex Barp 11 AM LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW MathScript, Control Design & Simulation Bryan Marker, Rishi Gosalia, Ricardo Dunia
  6. Hey, guys! Michael asked me to highlight some of the coolest activities at NIWeek this year (besides the parties, of course). Email, twitter (/deirdrewalsh), or call (512.517.0433) me if you have questions on any of this stuff or just want to meet-up next week. NIWeek 2008 Video Blog Contest Stop by LabVIEW Zone, grab a sweet Flip video camera and film your NIWeek experiences. Then, post your videos online and we will be picking the coolest ones to win a free video camera (branded with NI of course) and some other cool prizes like a LabVIEW Visa gift card. If you're not able to make it this year, follow the video contest at home in real-time by visiting this blog on ni.com/community.To find out more, check out this created by my awesome intern Stacy. Challenge the Champions Every time I read this name, I think of that Queen song. Anyway, for the second consecutive year, we will have the fun Challenge the Champions game during the Community Block "Diagram" Party on Tuesday night at 5 p.m. So, before you head of to the LAVA BBA, be sure to stop by this event or sign up to participate in the LabVIEW Zone before Tuesday at 2 p.m. Everybody who plays will get some awesome prizes. If you missed last year's event, check out this video Michael created. LabVIEW Coding Challenge Finals In the LabVIEW Zone area this year, we will have a demo that will time contestants on a series of short LabVIEW coding challenges. The person with the fastest, accurate time will compete against NI R&D engineer Darren Nattinger on Thursday at noon in the Technology Theater. The winner will also receive a cool Flip video camera. Additionally, we will be announcing a three-month LabVIEW coding challenge at this event. Jeff K. T-shirt Autograph Session Come by the LabVIEW Zone on Tuesday between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to get your NIWeek shirt signed by the Father of LabVIEW! Counting down the hours…Deirdre
  7. QUOTE(crelf @ Feb 4 2008, 04:48 PM) Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Thanks for participating in the voting!!
  8. Great news! NI LabVIEW 8.5 and the NI cRIO 9014 controller have been named finalists in EDN's 18th Annual Innovation Awards. The online ballot for the EDN Innovation Award Finalists is now live. Be sure to place your vote before Feb. 29. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on April 14 during ESC 2008.
  9. QUOTE(orko @ Aug 15 2007, 04:49 PM)
  10. Hey, LAVA Community! It was great to meet many of you at NIWeek 2007. I feel privileged to sport Jim's VI Package Manager band around the office. Don't be strangers – you can find me on LabVIEW Zone, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Squidoo, and most other G-eeky social networking sites. I look forward to chatting with you guys on here too! Just curious – has anyone tested out NI Labs yet? Let me know what you think. Happy Programming! Deirdre Walsh – LabVIEW Specialist
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