Welcome to GLA Summit 2024!

March 25, 2024, 12:00 – 12:15 UTC
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Christian Butcher

Christian Butcher works as a research technician at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. At work, he is focused on integrating and automating hardware and software systems to provide a smooth workflow for various fluid mechanics experiments.

Christian is a LabVIEW Champion and one of the GLA Summit Organizers, and has presented at several NI Week conferences and GDevCon events, most recently regarding CI/CD with Docker for LabVIEW PPLs.

His recent out-of-office programming has been mostly for this GLA Summit website - so for all the problems, bugs and slow TTFBs, he apologises! (If you'd like to join in next year - get in touch!)

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Samuel Taggart

Sam Taggart is a Certified LabVIEW Architect and LabVIEW Champion with over a dozen years of experience designing, building, and programming test systems. He cut his teeth running a lab in the Science and Technology Center at Westinghouse Electric Company, leading a team that designed various testing and monitoring systems for nuclear power plants. He now owns SAS Workshops, a consulting company focused on teaching, mentoring, and project work. He also hosts The LabVIEW Experiment podcast.

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Quentin Alldredge

Quentin "Q" Alldredge goes by "Q" and welcomes anyone to use that nickname. He goes by that nickname for both the Star Trek and James Bond references. Q received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University in 2007. His first job out of school was with ATK (now Northrop Grumman) in Northern Utah where the Space Shuttle rocket boosters were made. They sent him to all of the NI training which he has since turned into his career. Later, he joined the US Air Force as a civilian. While there he earned his CLA certification and led his team to become one of the first LabVIEW Centers of Excellence. He worked on many projects including the A-10 aircraft developing ground support testing equipment. In 2018, Q was inducted into the LabVIEW Champions and loves to share his love of the G language. Q is currently a board member for GCentral, to promote community G programming efforts; an admin for the LabVIEW Wiki (labviewwiki.org); and works for Testeract,

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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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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 GLA Summit and is a regular presenter and participant at NI Week, NI Days, user groups and CLA summits.

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