News » Introducing the LabVIEW Community Member of the Month
Following on from his success in the recent NI LabVIEW Coding Challenge, we are delighted to report that PTP Engineer Richard Thomas has been named LabVIEW Community Member of the month by National Instruments. Richard has programmed in LabVIEW since version 6i as a post-grad student at Leicester University, then at Cambridge University during his research post-doc in turbomachinery, right through to his current post as a Senior Systems Engineer at Product Technology Partners.
Richard is a hugely enthusiastic LabVIEW programmer, and enjoys pushing LabVIEW and NI hardware to their limits. He co-hosts the Cambridge LabVIEW User Group, one of only two user groups in the UK, and frequently presents material on a wide range of topics, with his favourites being Object Oriented programming and User Interface design. Richard is also a Certified LabVIEW Architect and would encourage others to consider going down the certification route: "As I Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA), I would highly recommend getting the NI qualifications to everyone. The training process hones your coding skills, programming efficiency and most importantly, your broader understanding of software design." Commenting about his favourite part of LabVIEW Richard said, "I love the fact that LabVIEW is so broad-reaching. It is easy for a newcomer to pick it up without any prior knowledge of what it takes to create software, and yet LabVIEW still provides all the power and control required for the most involved of applications."
More information about the NI Community and their Member of the Month scheme can be found on the NI website