Our Team

Oli Wachno

Oliver Wachno

Oliver is working at Bürkert Werke GmbH & Co. KG as an OT and Application Specialist focusing on the future of test systems at his organization. He is also part-time self-employed running his own company specializing in teaching and consulting. His operations are Germany-based though every now and again, he contemplates emigrating to New Zealand 😉

Oliver is a CLA, CTD, NICPI and LabVIEW Champion. He has co-organized the Community Booth at the European NI Days 2019 and was responsible for providing the beer.

Christian Butcher

Christian is a research technician working in the Fluid Mechanics lab at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He is focused on integrating and automating hardware and software systems to provide a smooth workflow for various experiments. This includes work with CompactRIOs and Packed Project Libraries, although in future he hopes to make use of LabVIEW with Docker more accessible.

Christian is a LabVIEW Champion and CLD, and has presented at several NI Week conferences, the first GDevCon, and last year’s GLA Summit.

Tom McQuillan

Tom is a software developer at Scientifica who focuses on improving software within the neuroscience research industry.

He runs a LabVIEW YouTube channel (Tom’s LabVIEW Adventure) and regularly teaches all of the LabVIEW and TestStand training courses as a Certified Professional Instructor.

Prior to working at Scientifica, Tom spent two years working at National Instruments, where he supported hundreds of unique applications to solve engineering challenges, and qualified as a Certified LabVIEW Architect. Before working at National Instruments Tom also worked for two NI alliance partners where he developed custom software and designed automated test equipment.

Tom, in addition to being an organizer for both this and the first GLA Summit, is also on the committee for GDevCon.

Sreejith Sreenivasan

Sreejith is a Systems Architect and is passionate about Software Engineering best practices, CI, UML and Test Automation.

He is a LabVIEW Champion, Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect. He co-hosts the UK Test Automation User group (UKTAG) and is a regular presenter and participant at NI Week, NI Days, user groups and CLA summits.

Sam Taggart

Sam Taggart is a LabVIEW teacher, coach, mentor and consultant. Through his company SAS Workshops, Sam helps LabVIEW developers and teams improve their coding by helping them adopt iterative methods and shorten their feedback loops. He focuses on teaching the core agile technical skills of Unit Testing, Test Driven Development, Refactoring, and Continuous Integration. He does this through a variety of workshops, online classes, and 1 on 1 coaching and consulting.

Sam holds accolades from NI including Certified LabVIEW Architect, Certified Professional Instructor, and LabVIEW Champion. He is also President of GDevCon NA, North America’s Premiere Graphical Programming Conference.

When not busy coding or teaching he can be found running around with his wife Lindsay in the mountains outside of Golden Colorado: climbing, skiing or biking or trying to turn their 2 kids, Wyatt and Claire, into little adventurers.

William Richards

William is a member of the test engineering group at IDEXX Laboratories, where he focuses on improving the sustainability and maintainability of test fixture software, cultivating cross-department collaboration, and building test and measurement competency across the company. (i.e. He is an uncertified LabVIEW architect who reminds people to document their code and comment their commits.)

William’s LabVIEW career started at NI in 2015, where he developed an affinity for Real-Time and RIO programming before moving to the cold, hard world of automated testing.

He lives outside Portland, ME and in his free time dabbles in coffee, motorsports, dance, and music.

Michał Radziwon

Michał (aka Mike) is a test environment architect working at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. There, he takes care of the fleet of Hardware in the Loop simulators for wind turbines. Besides the technical role, he is also an advocate of good engineering practice coaching developers in writing testable code and using conventional commits and semantic versioning.


Mike’s adventure with LabVIEW started in 2009 in academia, where he was developing controllers for excimer lasers and incubators of organic crystals. Before settling in the wind industry he worked in plenty of green-energy projects together with CCM-EE consultancy.


He is a CLD, active member of ADVANCED LABVIEW USER GROUP DENMARK, and presenter from the first VI week. Mike lives in Denmark, plays a hang drum, and can bake the yummiest chocolate cake ever!