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  1. The 2018 Americas CLA Summit will be September 12-14 (Wed to Fri). As we say every year: the volunteer organizers can plan the event, reserve the space at NI, and invite the CLAs, but without content from the community, the CLA Summit cannot happen. We need your input! Please click here to fill out the application to present. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2018 Presentation Options We are making a few changes to the overall 2018 format in response to community feedback, but the three types of presentations remain the same as for 2017. We hope we can accommodate the kind of presentation you are comfortable presenting! Large Audience, 50 minutes: You will present once to the entire conference, expected to be ~250 CLAs. These are good for lecture-style presentations with big graphics. Small Audience, 50 minutes: You will present at most twice on the same day (only once if we have enough submissions). You will be addressing 2 different small audiences of ~50 CLAs. These are good for demo-oriented presentations with more of a Q&A style. Large Audience, 7 minutes: You will present once to the entire conference as part of a 7x7 rapid-fire topic presentation. Have your presentation rehearsed exactly as the 7 minutes is a hard cutoff! We will have a 7x7 on each of Wednesday and Thursday, and we prefer that the presentations be on that day’s theme. Themes There will be two themes for the 2018 Americas CLA Summit, one on each of the two main days. Wednesday: Solutions to Complicated Programming Problems In this theme, we want to hear about solutions to the most difficult problems you have encountered while developing applications, specifically with the actual code design. We are looking for topics that present the context of the problem and discuss the solution that you came up with. Some sample titles to inspire you: “How we got data from point A to point B in record time” “A common algorithm you might not recognize because we’ve optimized it so much” “Even our plug-ins had to have plug-ins” “The most insane customer requirement ever and the code that satisfied it” Thursday: Learning To Build Tools and Toolchains In this theme, we are looking for topics covering software tools you have written or workflows you have adopted to simplify your development process. Whereas past CLA Summits have asked for tools in a specific arena for people to use, here we want to focus on how tools get built. Specifically, we’d like you to discuss how those tools work on their insides. The focus on how to build tools is as important this year as what any particular tool does. Be prepared to explore design decisions and to discuss the pros and cons of the decisions you made when creating the tool. Ideally, we want either tools that are open for the community to help extend or instructions on how people can build their own to cover their own unique situations. Some sample titles to inspire you: “Custom VI Analyzer tools” “Get your CI Toolchain Up and Running in Under an Hour” “The MEAN stack and LabVIEW” “A tool for managing PPLs” Please click here to fill out the application to present. — The 2018 Organizers (Jon McBee, Stephen Loftus-Mercer, Jeremy Marquis)
  2. CLA Summit 2014 Theme: You Call It We're going to try something different this year for the 2014 CLA Americas Summit. There was no clear winner in the topic selection voting, so we want you to present on whatever topic you're most interested in! From the presentation abstracts that are submitted, we'll look for common topics and schedule them together to form mini-tracks. Depending on the number of volunteer presenters, we'll either select those that receive the most likes on the forum, or we may decide to schedule tracks in parallel. See full post here: https://decibel.ni.com/content/message/62947#62947 Can't see the page? Please join the NI CLA Community page! As presentation abstracts are submitted, feel free to "like" them so we can gage community interest. Thanks for stepping up to present! I can't wait to find out what you have in store for the next CLA Summit. Should be exciting! Nate
  3. You say the CLA summit has great return on investment, show me the money! We're looking for testimonies from past CLA Summit attendees on tangible ways you or your company have benefited from something learned or discussed at the CLA Summit: improved architectures, processes, bug fixes, new features. How has the CLA Summit made you more profitable? I'll be compiling your testimonies and based on the responses determine the best way to present them to the community. Would love to have people volunteer to share their experiences and savings at the next Summit. This might become a regular part of future summits. Email them to me at nate@themoehrings.com. Thanks!
  4. I thought we could start listing some of the things others have used successfully to convince their bosses to send them to the CLA Summit. Here are some of the links I recommend: The official NI page: www.ni.com/cla-summit says some of the advantages are that you get the opportunity to: " Network and exchange best practices with other CLAs, NI executives, and engineers Preview and influence the LabVIEW roadmap and unreleased product features Meet one on one with NI R&D developers Recertify as a CLA for free " Also, Justin Goeres did a great blog post with the 5 reasons you shouldn't miss the CLA Summit And Chris Roebuck, Europe CLA Summit chair has his own variation of the 8 reasons you shouldn't miss the CLA Summit Any other ideas out there? I hope I get to see all of you who are already CLAs there. Regards, Fab
  5. (cross-posted to the NI CLA Forum; you'll need to be a CLA to view that link) Do you care about software licensing? As evidenced by this exciting thread from last year, some of us (including me) obviously do . Here's the deal: I'm going to be leading a session at the CLA Summit Americas on Software Licensing. I want to make sure I have the areas of focus dialed in so that everyone gets useful information out of the hour we'll have together. Whether you're a CLA or not, and whether you're coming to the Summit or not, can you please post software licensing questions or concerns that affect you or your business? This will help me capture as broad an understanding of people as possible. Here are some seeds to get you thinking: Do your consulting customers ever ask you about licensing issues with your software? What questions do they ask? Have you ever had a project fail due to licensing issues? What was the core hang-up? If you make (or are considering making) LabVIEW add-ons for the LabVIEW Tools Network, is there anything related to licensing that you're kind of stuck or can't understand? Software licensing is a big topic with lots of tricky details. What do you feel like you just don't understand? Thanks! P.S. If you have some licensing question or story that you'd rather not share publicly for some reason, feel free to PM it to me!
  6. Dear CLAs, The call for submissions had been posted at the CLA Community: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-19083 Please check it out and start thinking what you are going to present at the summit. Thanks, Fab
  7. If you are a CLA, we want your feedback, the call for topic ideas for CLA Summit 2012 is here: https://decibel.ni.c...nt/thread/10492 CLA Summit 2012 will be March 5 - 7 Thanks, Fab
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