National Instruments recognises the continuing efforts around the LabVIEW ecosystem and its community by welcoming Joerg Hampel to the LabVIEW Champions program.
Taken from the LabVIEW Champion forums page:
A LabVIEW Champion is a top tier, National Instruments Platform enthusiast who has been recognized by National Instruments for their EXCEPTIONAL application development, technical depth and breadth, and leadership and contributions to the LabVIEW community.
A LabVIEW Champion is the first to stand up and defend the NI Platform, but still has a healthy sense of critical evaluation of the platform, always pushing it to be easier to use and more powerful. The key is our Champions are positive contributors.
LabVIEW Champions are also credible technology experts from around the world who inspire others to learn and grow with LabVIEW through active technical community participation and face-to-face interactions.
LabVIEW Champions are not employees of National Instruments nor do they speak on National Instruments’ behalf. LabVIEW Champions are third party individuals who have received recognition from National Instruments for their outstanding contributions to the success of LabVIEW.
Joerg Hampel is the first Austrian to be recognised as LabVIEW Champion by NI. With less than 100 active LabVIEW Champions around the world, this year’s induction of Oli Wachno (Bürkert Werke) and Joerg Hampel ups the number of champions in Germany to 4, with Wachno and Hampel joining Dr. Holger Brandt (GSI) and Dr. Markus Haid (CCASS).
Read the full announcement of the 2018 Class of LabVIEW Champions.