DMC began working with National Instruments in 1997, and we're proud of our long and successful partnership. In addition to being an NI Alliance Member and having the largest team of LabVIEW Certified Architects in the Midwest, we have earned several NI certifications and recognitions over the years. When Chris Cilino joined DMC as a Project Engineer, he brought the designation of LabVIEW Champion.
What Makes a LabVIEW Champion?
According to NI, 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." There are currently about 100 LabVIEW Champions worldwide.
LabVIEW Champions are technology experts recognized by NI for contributing to the success of LabVIEW. They promote and critique the NI platform with the aim of improving its power and efficiency. They are active participants in the technical community and inspire others to use and grow LabVIEW. Candidates apply for this designation providing proof of contributions and a list of sponsors.
What is the Benefit of Being a LabVIEW Champion?
NI created the LabVIEW Champion program to thank outstanding members for their participation and provide them with the technical resources to help others in these communities.
LabVIEW Champions enjoy direct access to NI R&D through a private forum and events. They engage in testing and product analysis and provide feedback to NI, giving them advanced knowledge of the product roadmap.
DMC's LabVIEW Champion
Chris Cilino discovered LabVIEW in the early 1990s. "LabVIEW taught me how to program," he said. "It enabled me to express in code what was in my mind. It also encouraged me to dream. With LabVIEW, I was able to learn not only introductory programming skills but also advanced architecting and software development techniques."
Across his 20+ year career, Chris has used LabVIEW to create cool applications and engage with the LabVIEW community. He has developed and released community-oriented tools and libraries including LabVIEW Container, Software Module Builder, LabVIEW AutoDocumentation Utility, and more. Chris also founded GCentral.org, a non-profit organization designed to ease the LabVIEW community's burdens when finding, sharing, and co-developing code.
Chris encourages others to give LabVIEW a try due to its ability to "make your life easier" and work with other programming languages. "When I taught myself how to program using LabVIEW, that gave me a sense of confidence that nothing has ever even come close to before." Chris is passionate about growing the software expertise of all those he works with.
Learn more about DMC's partnership with National Instruments.