One the reasons that NIWeek 2007 was the Best NIWeek Ever was that I got to present four times! I gave the following two presentations (I presented the latter at three different times):
The first presentation, “Using Free and Open Source LabVIEW Software“, was given on Alliance Day (Monday, Aug. 6th, 2007) and was not open to the general public. However, the material is not confidential and I’m happy to make available everyone. This presentation discussed the different flavors of open source software licensing, why open source is an important part of our lives, and how LabVIEW developers can leverage open source software.
The second presentation, “Developing Commercial Software Applications in LabVIEW“, outlines some key issues that LabVIEW software developers should consider if they are thinking about selling their software. These are things that JKI had to learn about from our experiences working on our own commercial software product, VI Package Manager. Certainly, this presentation doesn’t cover every aspect of commercial software development, but I only had 45 minutes — and this topic could easily fill a whole book.
Soon, JKI will be making Michael Aivaliotis’ presentation on XControls available as a video — that’ll be very exciting. Michael’s presentation was really good — I heard that someone comment to him that it was the best NIWeek presentation given by a non-NI presenter in the 10 years they have been coming to NIWeek. Hopefully I didn’t set your expectations too high (I’m really excited, too, because I didn’t get to see Michael’s presentation)