Coronavirus Update – March 20, 2020

We appreciate everyone’s support of the GDevCon N.A. conference. As promised the Board of Directors has closely monitored the unfolding circumstances around the Coronavirus.

Based on the current situation, and projections for the future we have decided to pursue moving GDevCon N.A. from July to the last week of October or first week of November. We will advise the new dates once we have completed the new arrangements.

With this being pushed out we are extending the window for submitting presentation topics. IF you have an idea and would like to present please go ahead and submit it.

GDevCon N.A. COVID-19 Response

The GDevCON N.A. Board of Directors is concerned about the safety and welfare of potential attendees to the GDevCon N.A. conference.

Given the response of many organizations and the uncertainty of the current situation regarding the Coronavirus, we are currently evaluating the situation and forming contingency plans.

We will provide an update as soon as we have final decisions.

Please be assured that if you have already purchased tickets, are a sponsor, or presenter we are planning on insuring you are well cared for..

Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now on sale!

Special Deals!

We have 20 early bird tickets. Grab them while they last. We are also offering discounts for teams. Buy 4 or more tickets together and we’ll give you a discount. Select the appropriate ticket type at checkout.

Workshops!

We are also offering several workshops. In order to attend the workshops you must purchase a ticket to GDevCon. During the checkout process you will have the option to purchase tickets for one or more of the workshops.

Change to a 2 Day Conference

When we were originally planning this conference, we planned on a 3 day conference, mostly because that is how long the CLA Summit was. After much feedback and discussion (particularly with former organizers of the CLA Summit) we have decided that 3 days was a bit ambitious for our first conference. We feel that a 2 day conference will be alleviate the burden on us as organizers and will help us provide a better experience for attendees.

A couple things that influenced our decision:

  • We got some feedback that a 2 day conference was easier to justify to management than a 3 day conference, especially given the current economic state. 

  • Even though we got enough presentation submissions for 3 days, cutting it down to 2 days allows us to select only the absolute best presentations. 

  • We are planning on hosting some workshops in addition to the conference. Cutting the conference down to 2 days gives us more options for scheduling workshops both before and after the conference.

We appreciate the support of those presenting and planning on attending the Conference. We have already discussed this with our existing sponsors and they are all on board.

After this first conference we will reevaluate and consider extending the conference to 3 days for future events. 

Stay tuned for future updates.  We are still finalizing a few things before we release tickets, but that should be happening soon.

Deadline Extended to Feb 29th

We’ve received several great presentation ideas, but we still need a few more. We also had several people comment that they needed a little more time, so we have extended the submission deadline until the end of the month.

You don’t need a full presentation, you just need a good abstract. Check out presentation guidelines to see what we are looking for and increase your chances of having your presentation accepted.

Note that even though we prefer original content, we will consider something you have presented previously. So if you don’t have time to come up with something new, but would still like to present, please submit previous work. We will take a look at it.

I’ve also had several people ask if I thought their idea was interesting enough. My response was to submit it anyway. If it was valuable enough for you to consider putting together a presentation, it is probably valuable to others.

You contributing your unique perspective and ideas are what will make this conference an amazing experience for everyone involved. Help GDevCon N.A. live up to the promise of being North America’s Premiere Graphical Programming Conference. Submit your idea today!

Deadline for Paper Submissions

We’ve set a deadline of February 3rd for paper submissions. If you have something you would like to share with the community, please submit your idea before then.

photo by Kabul Maharjan

You don’t need a full presentation by February, you just need a good abstract. Check out presentation guidelines to see what we are looking for and increase your chances of having your presentation accepted.

You contributing your unique perspective and ideas are what will make this conference an amazing experience for everyone involved. Help GDevCon N.A. live up to the promise of being North America’s Premiere Graphical Programming Conference. Submit your idea today!

Call For Presentations

The call for presentations is officially open. If you have something to say about graphical development, we want to hear it!

photo by Kabul Maharjan

As things slow down over the holidays, take some time and see what you can come up with. The call for papers will be open at least through the end of January. You only need an abstract to apply. Checkout our presenters page (use the button below) for more details.

It’s Official

Two years ago, NI abruptly cancelled the CLD Summit and NI Days Events in Denver. These had been an ongoing yearly occurrence. They had both been quite well attended, and were very popular. At the time I was quite disappointed.

About the same time I started hearing rumors of this independent LabVIEW Conference called GDevCon going on in Europe. So I signed up to give a presentation. The conference was such a hit that they repeated it again this year. I was so excited and believed so much in what they were doing that I decided to sponsor it this year through my company.

In Denver there is a small group of LabVIEW Developers who get together every couple weeks for coffee. One day we were sitting around lamenting the loss of the CLD Summit, when the thought suddenly hit me.

Why not replace the CLD Summit with something even better, something like GDevCon?

I immediately reached out to Steve Watts (one of the founders of GDevCon) and we began a dialog. Steve was enthusiastic at first, but it didn’t go too far. It was still just an idea. It really picked up steam at NI week this year. Nancy knew that I was interested in getting something started, so she started sending people my way. We finally picked up some critical mass.

Our coffee meetings transformed into Zoom meetings with Steve and various other interested power users. We did a lot of brainstorming and planning. I was inspired by Chris’ GCentral movement, and Olli’s GCommunity booth at NI Days in Munich. It just seemed like the timing was right. We finally got the ball rolling and recently created a nonprofit here in Colorado. We’ve got a venue and a few sponsors. We are going to put on an amazing conference. I am very excited to see you all in Boulder this summer!

Sam