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
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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!
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 email@example.com. Thanks!
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.
By Justin Goeres
(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?
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!