Certification: Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA), Certified Embedded Systems Developer (CLED)
Used LabVIEW Since: LabVIEW 2.0
Applications Areas: R&D Laboratory Automation, Instrument Control, Data Analysis, Manufacturing Test and Monitoring, Instrument Drivers
Biography: From 1990 to 2008 I worked at the NOAA Aeronomy Lab as a research scientist, developing instrumentation for atmospheric chemistry measurements. We began using LabVIEW in 1992 with version 2.0. As LabVIEW matured, we found it useful on a large number of laboratory projects and autonomous, airborne instruments. In 1997, I became an NI Alliance member and started consulting part time. Much of my consulting involves data acquisition systems for R&D labs and new instruments, but I have also developed several instrument drivers and worked in various manufacturing environments. In 2003, my LabVIEW activities spilled over from my full-time and part-time jobs to my hobbies, as I spear-headed the development of the first Battlebot powered by LabVIEW (with NI's generous assistance!) From 2008 to 2013, I worked at Droplet Measurement Technologies, a small high-tech firm that builds instruments for measuring particles and droplets in the atmosphere. In addition to working on R&D projects, at DMT I headed the software department (which uses LabVIEW for virtually all our instrument control software) and later became head of engineering. As of 2013, I am a full-time Alliance member as Original Code Consulting. In 2016, OCC brought on Ted Anderson as a full partner, further expanding our capabilities and availability.