2017 World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer - Endigit 1st and 2nd Places!

Last week at NIWeek, National Instruments held the World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer competition.  With Robert Mortensen being the 2016 champion, Endigit was hoping to make an impact again this year.

 

In the first round of competition, competitors complete three programming challenges in as little time as possible.  The competition open to anyone attending NIWeek and runs in the LabVIEW zone on the Expo floor.  

 

Bryan Heslop from Endigit was the winner of the floor competition.  With the fastest time on the floor, Bryan went against Sung Jin KIM from South Korea.  Sung Jin won the event at NIDays in China and is Asia's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer.

 

In the final rounds both competitors are given programming challenges and race to complete them.  The first to win 2 challenges wins and advances.  Bryan and Sung Jin went head to head in the semifinals.  There was some fast programming and Bryan came out on top winning 2-1.

 

2017 Fastest Programmer Stage

 

The finals featured two Endigit employees, Robert Mortensen and Bryan Heslop!  In an attempt to intimidate, Robert reminded Bryan that he had taken second place more times than Bryan had been to NIWeek, and was the reigning champion.  In awe of Robert's superiority, Bryan felt extreme nervousness because it was only his first time competing.

Robert vs Bryan on stage

 

Robert used his programming wizardry to defeat Bryan 2-1 and retain his title as World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer.

 

The top three fastest.

 

Congratulations to Robert and Bryan from Endigit and Sung Jin from South Korea for being the fastest LabVIEW programmers in the world!

 

Endigit is happy to help you with your LabVIEW programming needs.  Contact us for help with your projects.

Bryan Heslop

Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Staff Systems Engineer

Bryan first discovered he was a megageek in a college physics class when he got way too excited about tesla coils (most people figured it out much sooner). Bryan worked as a machinist programming and operating CNC lathes while attending Brigham Young University. He earned a degree in Computer Engineering with a Business Management minor in 2008. After graduation Bryan moved to Austin, Texas to work at National Instruments. He worked as an Applications Engineer in the Engineering Leadership Program for 2 years then spent 1 year in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a Field Sales Engineer. He then moved back home to Utah and worked as District Sales Manager for National Instruments where he managed NI’s large accounts in Utah like Hill Air Force Base, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, OrbitalATK and L-3.

At Endigit Bryan is responsible for sales and marketing. As a Certified LabVIEW Architect, he also works as a Systems Engineer doing LabVIEW development.

Bryan enjoys everything about water (boating, swimming, rock skipping, drinking, etc.), riding ATVs, comedy writing, exploring the mountains around his home and dreams of going to space.  He also serves as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder in his community.

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