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Richard McClellan
08-12-2008, 01:20 AM
With the new control system for 2009, a lot of teams are going to be looking for help to try and learn LabVIEW. National Instruments maintains a database of all LabVIEW Developers across the country that have taken and passed their certification test. So, if you're looking for LabVIEW help, you can search the database by state. There are close to 1000 certified developers across the country, so you're bound to found a few in your area.

http://www.ni.com/services/certification.htm

waialua359
08-12-2008, 02:25 AM
great resource. too bad we didnt find anyone in hawaii. :(

Arthur S
08-12-2008, 04:23 AM
Oh wow thanks so much for this. I've been looking for a place to find some NI people to ask to be mentors. This is really handy, thanks a lot from team 4.

Libby K
08-12-2008, 01:09 PM
Wow! Thanks for bringing this to the CD community's attention. This is going to be very helpful for 1923- at the moment, we have ZERO mentors outside of team parents. I found a few NJ contacts, hopefully at least one can lead somewhere. I hope that the rookies popping up in our area (or anywhere!) can find some use from it too.

So, thanks a billion on behalf of team 1923.

-LK.

Phil Mack
08-12-2008, 02:57 PM
Just because you see someone's name and phone number on the internet doesn't mean they want you to call them.

I know that I really don't appreciate it when some stranger calls me at home or work. Especially when they are asking for something. More so if they want my money, and even more so if they want my time. At home it is exceptionally annoying. At work it looks like I'm wasting company time, which reflects poorly on me.

The people listed on this website have a very specific and valuable skill. The most professional way of recruiting these individuals would be to contact the company they are listed as being associated with, as you would approach any other company when looking for sponsorship. Specifically mention that you are looking for skills and not just money.

Please remember to keep the "professional" part in gracious professionalism while trying to recruit mentors.

~Phil

Richard McClellan
08-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Just because you see someone's name and phone number on the internet doesn't mean they want you to call them.

I know that I really don't appreciate it when some stranger calls me at home or work. Especially when they are asking for something. More so if they want my money, and even more so if they want my time. At home it is exceptionally annoying. At work it looks like I'm wasting company time, which reflects poorly on me.

The people listed on this website have a very specific and valuable skill. The most professional way of recruiting these individuals would be to contact the company they are listed as being associated with, as you would approach any other company when looking for sponsorship. Specifically mention that you are looking for skills and not just money.

Please remember to keep the "professional" part in gracious professionalism while trying to recruit mentors.

~Phil
Agreed. I would contact the company that they work for, not the individual, then mention that individual's name later. You're probably much more likely to get help this way also.

Libby K
08-12-2008, 09:02 PM
Just because you see someone's name and phone number on the internet doesn't mean they want you to call them.

I know that I really don't appreciate it when some stranger calls me at home or work. Especially when they are asking for something. More so if they want my money, and even more so if they want my time. At home it is exceptionally annoying. At work it looks like I'm wasting company time, which reflects poorly on me.

The people listed on this website have a very specific and valuable skill. The most professional way of recruiting these individuals would be to contact the company they are listed as being associated with, as you would approach any other company when looking for sponsorship. Specifically mention that you are looking for skills and not just money.

Please remember to keep the "professional" part in gracious professionalism while trying to recruit mentors.

~Phil

Agreed, absolutely, 100%.

Plus, who knows? Requesting that one individual's time -from the company- may lead to the whole company getting psyched up about your team. & I can't see that being a bad thing!