Oliver Wachno

Oliver is working at Bürkert Werke GmbH & Co. KG as an OT and Application Specialist focusing on the future of test systems at his organization. He is also part-time self-employed running his own company specializing in teaching and consulting. His operations are Germany-based though every now and again, he contemplates emigrating to New Zealand 😉

Oliver is a CLA, CTD, NICPI and LabVIEW Champion. He has co-organized the Community Booth at the European NI Days 2019 and was responsible for providing the beer.

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Christian Butcher

Christian is a research technician working in the Fluid Mechanics lab at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He is focused on integrating and automating hardware and software systems to provide a smooth workflow for various experiments. This includes work with CompactRIOs and Packed Project Libraries, although in future he hopes to make use of LabVIEW with Docker more accessible.

Christian is a LabVIEW Champion and CLD, and has presented at several NI Week conferences, the first GDevCon, and the 2020 GLA Summit.

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Tom McQuillan

Tom is a software developer at Scientifica who focuses on improving software within the neuroscience research industry.

He runs a LabVIEW YouTube channel (Tom's LabVIEW Adventure) and regularly teaches all of the LabVIEW and TestStand training courses as a Certified Professional Instructor.

Prior to working at Scientifica, Tom spent two years working at National Instruments, where he supported hundreds of unique applications to solve engineering challenges, and qualified as a Certified LabVIEW Architect. Before working at National Instruments Tom also worked for two NI alliance partners where he developed custom software and designed automated test equipment.

Tom, in addition to being an organizer for both this and the first GLA Summit, is also on the committee for GDevCon.

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Sreejith Sreenivasan

Sreejith is a Systems Architect and is passionate about Software Engineering best practices, CI, UML and Test Automation.

He is a LabVIEW Champion, Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect. He co-hosts the UK Test Automation User group (UKTAG) and is a regular presenter and participant at NI Week, NI Days, user groups and CLA summits.

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Sam Taggart

Sam Taggart is a LabVIEW teacher, coach, mentor and consultant. Through his company SAS Workshops, Sam helps LabVIEW developers and teams improve their coding by helping them adopt iterative methods and shorten their feedback loops. He focuses on teaching the core agile technical skills of Unit Testing, Test Driven Development, Refactoring, and Continuous Integration. He does this through a variety of workshops, online classes, and 1 on 1 coaching and consulting.

Sam holds accolades from NI including Certified LabVIEW Architect, Certified Professional Instructor, and LabVIEW Champion. He is also President of GDevCon NA, North America's Premiere Graphical Programming Conference.

When not busy coding or teaching he can be found running around with his wife Lindsay in the mountains outside of Golden Colorado: climbing, skiing or biking or trying to turn their 2 kids, Wyatt and Claire, into little adventurers.

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William Richards

William is a member of the test engineering group at IDEXX Laboratories, where he focuses on improving the sustainability and maintainability of test fixture software, cultivating cross-department collaboration, and building test and measurement competency across the company. (i.e. He is an uncertified LabVIEW architect who reminds people to document their code and comment their commits.)

William's LabVIEW career started at NI in 2015, where he developed an affinity for Real-Time and RIO programming before moving to the cold, hard world of automated testing.

He lives outside Portland, ME and in his free time dabbles in coffee, motorsports, dance, and music.

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Michał Radziwon

Michał (aka Mike) is a test environment architect working at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. There, he takes care of the fleet of Hardware in the Loop simulators for wind turbines. Besides the technical role, he is also an advocate of good engineering practice coaching developers in writing testable code and using conventional commits and semantic versioning.

Mike's adventure with LabVIEW started in 2009 in academia, where he was developing controllers for excimer lasers and incubators of organic crystals. Before settling in the wind industry he worked in plenty of green-energy projects together with CCM-EE consultancy.

He is a CLD, active member of ADVANCED LABVIEW USER GROUP DENMARK, and presenter from the first VI week. Mike lives in Denmark, plays a hang drum, and can bake the yummiest chocolate cake ever!

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Amanda Bacala

Amanda began pursuing a career in LabVIEW in 2017. At that time, she was developing control systems and test and measurement automations in the Solar Tracker industry. She now runs Mavilogic Solutions, an NI alliance partner, through which she supports clients in various industries with their test automation needs. She is focused on simplifying complex problems through well-organized, intuitive code. She is passionate about supporting technologies that address climate change.

Amanda is a CLA based in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. She does some of her best LabVIEW problem solving while hiking the local mountain trails.

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Martin Lentz

Martin is working as Sr. Project Engineer, doing his best to enforce modern coding practices among his colleagues in the production test group at Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace just outside Oslo, Norway. His work history includes training in the exotic language of HP (later Agilent) VEE at Nokia Mobile Phones in Copenhagen, Denmark before spending ten years as a consultant at NI alliance members in Australia and Norway.

He is a CLA and (expired) CTD and used to be a regular participant at LabVIEW summits before the world locked down.

When not at his desk, he is usually actively exploring the great outdoors with his family of four; backcountry skiing in winter, hiking, biking, or running in summer. Always with an eye out for a great place to pitch a tent.

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Quentin Alldredge

Quentin goes by “Q” for both the Star Trek and James Bond connotations.

Q graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. After graduation, Q worked first at Alliance Tech Systems (ATK) at the site where the Space Shuttle solid rocket boosters were built in northern Utah. It was there that Q was sent to take all the LabVIEW training.

After Q left ATK, he began working at Hill Air Force Base. In 2016, Q became a CLA, and his team was certified as a LabVIEW Center of Excellence. In 2018, Q was accepted as a LabVIEW Champion and at NIWeek 2019 he received the Community Contribution Award for his creation of the QControl Toolkit.

In August 2021, Q left working for the Air Force and joined Testeract, as their Chief LabVIEW Architect. Q also serves on the board of GCentral and is involved in the LabVIEW Community.

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