World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer 2018

What is better than having the two-time World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer? Having the three-time fastest programmer and top six fastest programmers this year!

This year Endigit set a goal to take the top five spots in the competition. We went the extra mile and took the top six spots in the competition. Robert Mortensen beat out fellow Endigit employee Bryan Heslop in 2017 so he had a bye this year through the first two rounds and ended up defending his title in the final round against Blake Ewton.

NIWeek 2018 Top 6 Fastest
NIWeek 2018 top six World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmers. From left: (1)Robert Morensen, (2)Blake Ewton, (3)Marty Vowles, (4)Bryan Heslop, (5)Shawn Walpole, (6)Brian Denkers.

The World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer competition is held at NI Week each year. The competition consists of three rounds. The first round has five tasks that must be coded as quickly as possible. Each person has the same tasks and can participate multiple times, so you can practice your implementation of the tasks.

Round two is a live competition between the top two programmers from round one. Endigit's Marty Vowles and Blake Ewton competed in a best of five tasks. Marty took Blake to the fifth task, but was taken down. The final round was between Blake and Robert. Robert swept Blake in three tasks  to become a back-to-back-to-back world champion.

Top 3 Fastest
Finalists 1st place: Robert Mortensen (center), 2nd place Blake Ewton (right), 3rd place Marty Vowles

We love a challenge and friendly competition and hope to see you at NI Week 2019 attempting to take the top spot as the World's Fastest LabVIEW Programmer.

If you are in need of LabVIEW development we have the six fastest programmers and would love to help you reach your project goals for budget and schedule.

Haden Heath

Systems Engineer II, Business Development Engineer

Haden developed an interest in problem solving and looking for opportunities to innovate while studying at Brigham Young University. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Business Management minor. During his schooling he worked on projects including a LabVIEW VI built to determine thermal properties using fluorescence from green lasers and a bullet-proof barrier for law enforcement that can be folded down and stored in the trunk of a vehicle.

Haden joined the Endigit team in 2018 immediately following his graduation from BYU and hopes to help expand the business while developing LabVIEW software.

Haden enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, especially when doing outdoors activities. Hiking, camping, boating, hunting, and sports are among his favorite activities.

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