It's MLUG time!
20 October 2022 by Chris Woodhams
It's not long to go until our final user group of 2022, which is taking place on Wednesday 9th November from 2pm UK time. We are going remote once again, as we have got two great speakers joining us from the US of A and we couldn't miss out on the opportunity.
We are sure that our two speakers will be well known to you, so really they don't need any kind of introduction, but here we go!
First up we are delighted to welcome Darren Nattinger to MLUG for the first time. He was recently promoted to Chief Technical Support Engineer at NI, and has worked for NI since 1999. Darren is very involved in the LabVIEW community, and was the 7-time undefeated champion of the World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer challenge at NIWeek - no mean feat!
Darren will be presenting "An End to Brainless LabVIEW Programming", sharing insights into how to avoid writing inefficient code (or worse, incorrect code!), writing code that is difficult to read and debug and wasting time writing code we don’t even need. Typically people get in to habits with the ideas that "we’ve always done it this way" or because people have been taught “best practices”, Darren will aim to reverse a few of these!
Our second guest is also a first time presenter at MLUG, and is located a little further West. It is great to confirm that Francois Normandin will be joining us! Francois is currently Senior Lead, Test Automation Software Engineer at Rivian and has a wealth of experience within the LabVIEW field, as well as being a LabVIEW champion.
Francois' presentation will focus on using the MQTT protocol as a communication backplane, and is titled "Building Distributed Systems with MQTT". Here's what to expect:
MQTT is an industry-standard Pub-Sub protocol that is widely used in distributed applications. In this presentation, we will cover the MQTT basics and use those building blocks to demonstrate useful design patterns for building system applications with modularity, connectivity and scalability in mind.
An interesting topic for MLUG, centred around IoT, so definetly one you don't want to miss out on.
It is of course free to attend the group, but we would ask that you sign up so that we can share access details with you. This also helps when Jenny sends off confirmation of attendess to NI for them to allocate recertification points. You can join up very easily via this link.
We look forward to seeing all of our LabVIEW friends online next month!
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