NOBLUG #00: The First Gathering

NOBLUG held its inaugural gathering on June 5, 2024, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Attendees delved into a range of exciting topics from software strategies to custom right-click tools in LabVIEW. The event featured informative presentations and plenty of pizza, fostering both learning and community.

Attendees of NOBLUG #00
LabVIEW friends looking professional and listening intently to Ioan’s introduction

A Warm Welcome to NOBLUG

Last week, we convened for the first-ever meeting of the North of Britain LabVIEW User Group (NOBLUG), hosted by the gracious Dr. Cecil Cherian Lukose at Northumbria University. HSE’s own Ioan Polenciuc opened the event with a warm welcome and an introduction to both NOBLUG and HSE. He set the tone for the day, emphasizing the importance of community and knowledge sharing in the world of LabVIEW.

Ioan’s NOBLUG Introduction

From Insights to Implementation

Jonathan Hobson led us through the latest developments at National Instruments (NI). His insights into NI’s new software strategy and roadmaps set the stage for future advancements and opportunities in LabVIEW.

Jonathan's presentation
Jonathan on NI Strategy and Roadmaps

Steve Willoughby from Farnell followed with an introduction to the company and its offerings, underscoring Farnell’s commitment to supporting the LabVIEW community.

Steve's Farnell Intro
Steve with his introduction to Farnell

Ioan returned to the stage with a session titled “LabVIEW from Zero to Hero”. In this presentation he talked about concepts and advanced techniques which a LabVIEW hero needs in his back pocket, ensuring that both newcomers and seasoned users found valuable takeaways.

Tom McQuillan’s talk on “The Wizardry of LabVIEW and the Imagination of What’s to Come” was nothing short of inspiring. He introduced us to innovative data acquisition and control PID control loops, sparking imaginations about the future possibilities with LabVIEW.

Tom's Wizardry of LabVIEW
Tom and The Wizardry of LabVIEW

Despite the meeting running long on time, Richard Thomas’s engaging presentation was a highlight. His hands-on demonstration on how to create right click menus showcased how to speed up those pesky repetitive tasks during development. Every little (menu item) helps. 😉

Richard's demonstration
Richard’s hands-on demo

Appreciation For The Community

Throughout the event, the atmosphere was relaxed and conducive to learning. Attendees enjoyed the presentations while indulging in some pizza. The laid-back setting encouraged discussions and networking, allowing everyone to share insights and forge new connections.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cecil Cherian Lukose at Northumbria University for hosting us. Special thanks to Steve from Farnell for providing us with the pizza, and to all the presenters for their time and expertise. We also thank Jonathan Hobson and NI for his contributions and their continuous support.

As we look forward to the next NOBLUG gathering, we’re filled with anticipation for more insightful sessions and the continued growth of our LabVIEW community. Stay tuned for updates and follow our socials for the latest news. 💜

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