To state or not to state, that is the question.

Whether tis nobler in the module to suffer

The dings and interrobangs (?!) of outrageous error,

Or to make code against a sea of bugs,

And by opposing, end them? To program: to state;

No more; and by to state to say we end

The hangs and the thousand natural issues

That QMH are heir to, ‘tis a implementation

Devoutly to be wish’d. To program: to state;

To state: perchance to control flow: ay, there’s the rub;

For in that statelessness of QMH what bugs may come

When we have de-energized our electromagnetic coil,

Must give us pause; There’s the QMH flow bugs

That makes the deadline slip so long a time;

Norm Kirchner

22 year veteran of the global LabVIEW community, and ardent evangelist of SMoRES design principles, Norm Kirchner is currently a Chief Technical Support Engineer at NI specializing in RF & communications.

Over the years, Norm has contributed several community tools/frameworks/templates including: Extensible Session Framework (ESF), Remote Export Framework (REx), The OG Tree API, Top-Level Baseline Prime (TLB`), and always a crowd favorite LabVIEW Speak, to name a few.

Norm now focuses his efforts on leadership and mentorship within Technical Support Engineering (TSE) at NI, instilling his passion for customer success in automated test and measurement using NI products as well as teaching RF to anyone curious enough to ask, babies to bookkeepers.

Norm! (N1NJK) has a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and hails originally from Cleveland, OH.

List of 28 hobbies available upon request

Darren Nattinger

Darren Nattinger (DNatt) is a CLA who has worked at NI for almost 23 years. He spent most of that time in LabVIEW R&D, thinking of and implementing editor features to delight LabVIEW programmers, but has recently moved into a Principal Technical Support Engineer role, helping build up LabVIEW expertise in the tech support department. Darren is the 7-time undefeated (now retired) World’s Fastest LabVIEW Programmer, and was the primary developer for LabVIEW features such as Quick Drop and the VI Analyzer Toolkit. His favorite LabVIEW framework is DQMH. Darren has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin, and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.