Today’s post is part three of David Thorson’s look at the Crestron Masters event. David is AVI-SPL’s senior manager for programming architecture, and a recognized expert within the AV industry. Read part two of his entry here.
To keep the fun rolling in this reflection on the Crestron Masters event, let’s look at the AVI-SPL programming awards. This was a first-ever event for AVI-SPL. To be fair, the categories were kept a secret up until this event. If you know any programmers, then you know they will find a way to get creative with systems to work in their favor. Manipulating data and technology is the definition of a programmer. This year’s awards went to:
Master Debugger. Keeping up with Crestron Support.
- Tim Fauser (Calgary)
- Albert Sottile (Seattle)
Master Commutator. Always willing to chime in and share expertise and feedback.
- Brian Troy (Northeast-Philadelphia)
Master Behind the Curtain. Supporting others remotely in times of need.
- Sean Kemp (Boston)
Master of Multithreading. Supporting numerous continuous projects throughout the year.
- Larry Kuehner (Houston)
Master of Version Control. Keeping the source code repository and libraries well maintained.
- Colin Denig (Northeast-New York)
Next up on the agenda, AVI-SPL and Creston participated in a joint panel discussion. The topics ranged from open APIs enhancing systems interoperability. Network security within an AV deployment. And Crestron Fusion adapting to the Cloud.
- Jason Muldon Crestron Technical Director, Midwest
- Jon Ottesen Creston Director, Cloud Solutions
- Nic Milani Crestron Exec Director, Sales
- Toine Leerentveld Crestron Technology Manager, Control Systems
- David Thorson AVI-SPL Sr. Manager, Programming Architecture
- Kerry Myers Programmer AVI-SPL TSG
- Larry Kuehner Sr. Programmer AVI-SPL Houston
In part four of my recap of Crestron Masters 2016, I’ll look at the final session with Crestron, which looked at the underlying software and hardware programmers use every day.