Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation at NIWeek 2011. It was great to see so much interest, and I was especially happy to see a lot of NI people there. I hope everyone gleaned something to make you more successful in the LabVIEW Ecosphere.
If you're like me, it's easy to think of social media and forums as just a big hole in the internet you throw your productivity into. But that's not always true – spending time socializing on LAVA, the NI Forums, etc., can be a great way to increase technical knowledge and build your own professional standing and confidence.
What tools tips and tricks do you use to stay connected to the LabVIEW community? Leave a comment below and tell the world.
Even if you're already plugged into the LabVIEW Ecosystem, skip to Slide 23 to see LabVIEW Block Diagrams that illustrate helpful techniques and tools for staying involved with the community (it's easier if you view the slideshow full screen). You'll also find an introduction to my favorite tools for staying plugged into The Discussion -- RSS feeds and Google Reader.
During the presentation, I also introduced LVFeed. LVFeed is a bundle of RSS feeds designed to keep you engaged with interesting LabVIEW content. Check out slide 35 to get started.
Title: The Business Side of Social: Put the LabVIEW Community to Work for You
Abstract: The LabVIEW Ecosystem offers a wealth of “social media” resources -- so many that it can sometimes be hard to find the technical information you really need. Jack Dunaway will share his secrets on how to get a great return on time invested in the LabVIEW Community. Learn how to equip yourself with online tools that give you the inside scoop on the latest engineering techniques and keep you at the top of your game.