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Winter MLUG is coming your way - 10th February!

It's nearly that time again, another Midlands LabVIEW User Group to get you all thinking! We had perhaps hoped that our first of 2021 would be able to happen in person once again, but that isn't going to be the case so it will be another virtual event! 

We are delighted to confirm our line-up for the event, and once again we have three great sessions in store, welcoming presenters from different corners of the world which we are very much looking forward to.

Here is some more information on what you can expect from the event, the agenda can also be downloaded here.

Fred Niemela 

Fred is a self-employed consultant from Örebro, Sweden. He is a CLA with more than 15 years of LabVIEW experience. Fred has mainly worked within test and measurement and in several different industries, such as Automotive, Telecom, MedTech and Defence & Aerospace. His main interests outside work are mountain biking, cooking and spending time with his two daughters.

Title: The concepts of Synthetic Instruments

In this presentation, Fred will discuss how to reduce the hardware cost and foot-print of Automated Test Systems (ATEs) and to replace legacy instrumentation using a concept called Synthetic Instruments. He will go through the basic principles of the concept, how it differs from traditional rack-and-stack Automated Test Systems (ATEs) and Virtual Instruments, and some techniques to reduce the amount of hardware needed in your system. The presentation is based on his experiences in investigating the concept and designing a Synthetic Instrument platform.

Matt Pollock

Matt is a Principal Solutions Engineer at NI, and has been designing, developing, and consulting on large software projects for NI's customers for the last 15 years.

Title: Keeping Software Projects As Simple as Possible (But No Simpler)

Software project development is a constant balancing act between writing awesome architectures, thoroughly testing the code, and actually delivering to the customer.  But how do you know where to draw the line?  What are the tradeoffs between the shiny new framework and the boring but reliable methods you already know?  How much testing is 'enough'?  When is it time to stop prototyping and start shipping?  While all projects are different, come hear best practices and lessons learned from many projects that didn't get the balance quite right, and a lucky few that did.

MLUG Coding Challenge Review 

Our very own MLUGers will take the "stage" to close the event! LeahAdrian and Petru from Renishaw, and Luis from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto will be stepping up to share how they have approached a recent coding challenge that we set. There were some interesting elements around efficiency and accuracy, so tune in to learn how they were overcome! It is always fascinating to see the many ways of solving software challenges, so really looking forward to seeing how this was approached. 

So, if that sounds like it's right up your street then sign up and we will see you there! The event is completely free, but you will need a login, which will be sent the morning of the meeting. You can also gain reaccreditation points from NI for attending, so it's a win win! 

If you would like to present at a future MLUG then do get in touch with us, our Summer meeting is scheduled for 9th June.

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