David Clark – Director (CLA, CTA)
- 11 years LabVIEW Certification – 9 years as an architect
- 5 years TestStand certification.
- Extensive experience in other languages such as C++, C#.
- Proven architect and team leader able to design and manage the toughest of requirements.
David started showing an interest in developing software at a very young age, the spark being the arrival of a ZX Spectrum on his 7th Birthday. Like most other children of the time, game playing was all the rage, but the thrill of using basic commands to make the screen flash, change colour and to move a dot around the screen programmatically sowed the seeds for his future career.
Graduating from Bournemouth University in the summer of 2001 with a Beng (Hons) degree in Microelectronics and Computing, David joined the test division of a large multi national service company initially developing applications in Borland Turbo C and C++ and assembler.
In 2003 David was introduced to LabVIEW due to a large contract win and was immediately struck by the obvious benefits of graphical system development and set about gaining expertise with LabVIEW which culminated with certifying as a CLD in 2004, and a CLA in 2006 at a time when there were only 3 other CLA’s in the country.
Seeking a new challenge, David joined a large satellite manufacturer testing payload equipments using LabVIEW and TestStand and taking on a team lead role on a couple of high profile projects.
Being a large company, there were also ample opportunities to take a look over then fence, and David grabbed the opportunity to revisit C++ and to get extensive experience with C# which lead eventually to a software lead role in a small SME specialising in developing fish deflection systems using C# and Measurement Studio.
A move in 2012 to a startup space company heralded a return to LabVIEW and TestStand, after an excursion into embedded C writing software to fly on a Cubesat.
Sadly, for a variety of reasons the company was unable to continue and this prompted David to finally step up to the plate and start his own company with aim of working with companies big and small to help them get the best out of LabVIEW and TestStand.