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Wayne.C
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?

Ben asked:

 


How you YOU explain what you do to non-techies?


I usually give them a simplified version of what I would tell a techie, wait for their eyes to glass over and then remind them that for the most part it's just a bunch of 1's and 0's.  :smileyvery-happy:

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RobCole
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?


Ben asked:

 


How you YOU explain what you do to non-techies?


I tell them I build the machines that build the crap you buy to look like you're tech savvy.
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LV_Pro
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?

As I am a consultant/contractor, I tell them "I'm a migrant technical worker".

 

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Garvacious
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?

I know what ya mean Ben,  it's easy to say "I build rockets!".  Its not so easy to say "I develop software in a specialized graphical progamming environment that automates various manufacturing, test, and laboratory applications".   Huh?

 

 



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Garvacious
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?

...and FYI, the SpaceX gig is indeed a great gig if you dont have a family waiting at home  :smileyhappy:

 

That's the kind of thing everyone should get in on when they are young and carefree- change the world n'at.



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GregFreeman
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?

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Ben wrote:

 

How you YOU explain what you do to non-techies?

 

 



Automate tests to make people's lives easier!

 

Or just say, I make it so that they don't have to hire you to watch a screen and click some buttons.




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GregFreeman
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?


Garvacious wrote:

...and FYI, the SpaceX gig is indeed a great gig if you dont have a family waiting at home  :smileyhappy:

 

That's the kind of thing everyone should get in on when they are young and carefree- change the world n'at.


Spot on, all of them are under 26 years young.




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altenbach
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?

All docked!


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SteveChandler
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?


Ben wrote:

How you YOU explain what you do to non-techies?

 

Curious,

 

Ben



I hate trying to answer that to non-techies. I have never been able to come up with a response that does not lead to 1000 additional questions. If I worked for SpaceX it would be easy. I would just say "I'm a rocket scientist" then crinkle my nose and walk away with my chin in the air and a weird frownish looking face.

 

I suspect that most people who write LabVIEW programs do it as a secondary function to their real job as an engineer or technician. For me it is secondary anyway. But to answer your question I usually just tell them that I make the Internet.

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altenbach
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Re: How many LabVIEW panels are in this picture?


Ben wrote:

How you YOU explain what you do to non-techies?


Well, since I am doing research at an eye institute, I am finding a cure for blindness.

 

Everybody can "see" that. :smileyvery-happy:

 

(... and it is actually true).


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