Sam Taggart

Sam Taggart is a CLA, CPI, CTD, and LabVIEW Champion with over a dozen years of LabVIEW experience. He cut his teeth running a lab in the Science and Technology Center at Westinghouse Electric Company,  leading a team that designed various testing and monitoring systems for nuclear power plants.

 

Since those days he has continued using LabVIEW on a variety of projects, such as testing soil samples and calibrating flow meters. He has also taught several classes at the Colorado School of Mines as well as various LabVIEW classes for National Instruments (NI). Sam is an international speaker, having spoken at the European CLA Summit in Madrid and GDevcon in Cambridge, in addition to appearances at NI week and various other NI-sponsored events. 

Sam brings his philosophy from 20 years of rock climbing experience and instruction to his work with LabVIEW developers. As the president of Pittsburgh’s Explorers Club, he took an immense amount of pride in seeing his new climbers learn, grow, and find a supportive and joyful community to belong to.

That remains the mission of SAS. Just as no two climbers scale a cliff the same way, neither do any two coders approach the same challenge. And that’s a good thing! Coding is a creative exercise, and the best developers approach their projects with agility and a willingness to let it teach them something new.

John Giannangeli

John Giannangeli began programming LabVIEW and TestStand in 1993 on SunOS. After employment in the workstation and storage industries, he started his own NI Partnership in 2004, eventually becoming Bolder Software in 2011.

John and his team have helped solve challenges in Medical, Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, and other markets. He is an avid practitioner of software engineering including specialties in revision control, issue tracking, and requirements traceability.

When not coding, John enjoys skiing and hiking with his wife, trading and investing, tending the Koi ponds, and recording metal and jazz compositions in his studio.

John is a Certified LabVIEW Architect, Certified TestStand Developer, and a Certified Professional Instructor.

Jeff Debuhr

Ed Dickens

Jeremy Marquis PhD

Jeremy Marquis has been serving the LabVIEW community for over 15 years.  He has led events such as the CLA Summit, years of the annual LAVA barbecue, scores of user groups, the LabVIEW Live livestream, and countless impromptu dinners, social events, and get togethers every chance he gets.  Jeremy is bringing that experience and his love of the community to help shape GDevCon N.A..

Jeremy is a LabVIEW Champion, Certified LabVIEW Architect, Certified Professional Instructor, and has a PhD in Electrical Engineering.  With a focus on both people and results, a strong multidisciplinary sciences background, and a large dose of software engineering, Jeremy has over 20 years of experience leading, growing, and mentoring teams to consistent business success solving challenging problems in biomedical, energy, manufacturing, research, semiconductor, and spacecraft.

Besides designing and creating ambitious projects, Jeremy also loves board games with friends, live blues music, and swing dancing.

Bill Welch

Laura Miller