The CLA Summit is a free two-and-a-half-day conference where the community’s elite Certified LabVIEW Architects can:
- Network and exchange best practices with other CLAs, NI executives, and engineers
- Meet one on one with NI R&D developers
This event is complimentary as a part of your CLA certification.
CLA Summit 2020Theme
Large and Small Applications in LabVIEW
LabVIEW was born as a tool to improve productivity in automating test, measurement and control applications. Today, we see LabVIEW used both for simple measurement tasks and for big, complex systems. As LabVIEW Architects, we're coming from different backgrounds and often work on both sides of this spectrum. Let's share our experience on CLA Summit 2020!
In Large Apps track, we're looking for tools, frameworks, architectures, and processes that help develop big and complex applications. Tell us about:
- Managing the complex project, from requirements to deployment, and beyond.
- Architectures and frameworks.
- Continuous Integration and Deployment.
- Ways to distribute, license and update applications.
In Small Apps track we want to discuss the rapid application development and everything that makes LabVIEW a great choice if we want to go from idea to execution quickly. Tell us about:
- Your applications that brought big value with little effort.
- Design patterns and architectures with simplicity as a goal.
- Keeping the high performance and quality of the code when time is short in project.
Additional topics, which encompass both Large and Small Apps, may include:
- Scalability and maintainability - when small application ends up being a massive project.
- Team development, separating architects and developer roles.
- Juggling performance and readability.
Q: Why the "Large and Small Applications in LabVIEW" theme?
A: As LabVIEW is used for very different kinds of applications, there are also differences at how CLAs approach the application development. Some of us write small, quick applications that just "do the stuff". Some of us create complex architectures to cover many requirements and future-proof the application. Some jumps straight into high-level frameworks whenever they start work, others think producer-consumer is over architecting. And they both might be right in proper context! It just seems interesting to put those views
Additionally, the theme is quite broad. The CLAs expectations at the Summit are typically divided between process and management topics and strictly technical content. With the Large and Small tracks, we expect to fit both kinds of content.
Q: Who is responsible for the theme and agenda? How can I contact you?
A: As in every previous year, there is the Committee responsible for the theme and agenda:
Our goal is to create an entertaining and valuable event for everyone in cooperation with National Instruments. You can reach us by the emails provided. (By the way, we are doing this voluntarily and we do not receive any special benefits from it :)
Q: Do I have to pay to present at the Summit?
A: No! The Summit is sponsored by National Instruments, and you’re completely free to participate and present.
Q: What happens after I submit the presentation?
A: We’ll review your submission and may contact you to discuss some details. Then, there are two possibilities:
If we think your presentation is good and fits the theme, we may accept it for the Summit immediately.
Your presentation might also be put on the waiting list, and in the worst case, it’ll get accepted (or not) a few days after submissions deadline.
There are two main implications of that: if you submit early and get accepted, you’ll have more time to prepare. If you submit late, we might not have any more space in the agenda – so submit early! :)
Q: I have a great presentation, but I don't know if it fits the theme. Can I submit it?
A: Yes, definitely! As we said, the theme is quite broad. And we’re here to help – maybe we’ll be able to discuss how to align your presentation with the theme better.