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    Original Code Consulting was founded as a National Instruments Alliance Member by David Thomson in 1997.  For many years, David grew OCC as a side business while also holding full-time jobs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (joint with the University of Colorado) and then later at Droplet Measurement Technologies.  In 2013, OCC became a full-time endeavor, and in 2015, it expanded by bringing Ted Anderson on to the OCC team.

David Thomson, Founder, Director of Engineering
  David Thomson


  Certified LabVIEW Architect

Certified Embedded Systems Developer

Certified Instrument Driver Developer

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Charter Member of the LabVIEW Champions
   In 2001,David became a Certified LabVIEW Developer, then a Certified LabVIEW Architect in 2006. He obtained the Certified Embedded Systems Developer status in 2013. Originally started as a part-time side business, OCC has since transitioned into a full-time consultancy, focused on creating high quality software for scientific, R&D, commercial, and industrial customers..
    David began using LabVIEW in 1992, with version 2.0 on the Mac.  At the time, he was employed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a research scientist working in the field of atmospheric chemistry of aerosol particles.  By 1997, he began taking on outside projects.  David's background as a physicist led him to focus his consulting efforts on scientific and R&D settings, and he has been especially active in the atmospheric measurements community.  After spending many years at NOAA, David moved to the commercial world and took a job at a local tech company that also built atmospheric instrumentation.  After heading up the software department there for several years, he became the Director of Engineering, and coordinated the development of a wide range of hardware and software products.  Most recently, David decided to make his consulting company his full-time effort, allowing OCC to take on a wider range of projects.
    David has assisted National Instruments and the LabVIEW community in many ways over the years.  He was a beta tester for LabVIEW version 5.0, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 8.0, 8.20, and 2011, as well as for several add-on toolkits and National Instruments hardware products.  Several years ago he participated in the Lego Mindstorms Developer Program, acting as a beta tester for the Mindstorms NTX hardware and software, which is based on LabVIEW.  David provided NI with test data for the performance of PXI, Compact FieldPoint, and CompactRIO hardware operating at high altitudes/low pressures.  More recently, he participated in a development effort for the myRIO product and released a program on the NI Tools Network in conjunction with NI's debut of a myRIO section on the Tools Network.
    David has been involved with Colorado LabVIEW user groups for many years, and since mid-2004, has been helping to organize a user group for advanced LabVIEW programmers in Colorado.  The group is known as ALARM (Advanced LabVIEW Architects of the Rocky Mountains) and meets bi-monthly, alternating between Golden and Boulder, Colorado.  (Visit the ALARM website for information about future meetings.)  He also supports the LabVIEW community through online forums and participation in numerous LabVIEW events.  In 2010, he was one of three presenters at the first CLA (Certified LabVIEW Architects) Summit in Austin, Texas, and in 2012, he helped bring this type of Summit to the local region by serving as the chairman for the first CLD (Certified LabVIEW Developers) Summit in Denver, Colorado.
    When National Instruments created the LabVIEW Champions program in 2004 to recognize those who have championed LabVIEW within its community of users, David was selected as one of the charter members.  In addition to recognizing leaders in the LabVIEW community, this program provides valuable feedback to National Instruments from a group of dedicated LabVIEW users.

Ted Anderson, Systems Integration Engineer
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Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer

    Ted brings a wide range of talents and experience to OCC.  He has been programming in LabVIEW including LabVIEW RT and FPGA, for the last 10 years.  In addition, he is familiar with C, SQL, Matlab, UML, Fortran, and awk, as well as ANSYS FLUENT and STAR-CCM+ for fluid dynamics computations.  He spent several years at Droplet Measurement Technologies as a LabVIEW programmer and instrumentation engineer, working on numerous systems including the SPIN ice nuclei instrument.
    Ted is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese and French, and has considerable experience in field support for numerous projects around the world.

Social Responsibility, Policies, and Compliance
    Original Code Consulting takes its responsibilities to its local and global community quite seriously. Since it's founding, OCC has maintained a policy of earmarking 1% of gross revenues for various non-profit causes. In addition, in 2006 OCC committed to being carbon-neutral. Solar panels and wind energy contribute to this goal, with the remainder of OCC's carbon footprint managed through annual carbon offset donations.    
    Original Code Consulting supports and complies with the United Nations Global Compact and its “10 Principles” regarding human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. OCC also complies with the EICC Code of Conduct, and complies with applicable laws for ethical business practices, environmental responsibility, workplace health and safety, and human resources. In addition, OCC has policies in place for continuity and disaster recovery, customer notification of changes, and other business best practices.

Here's what some customers have said about OCC:

from George D., Florida

“We asked Original Code Consulting to develop a piece of software for data acquisition purposes. We were using this software successfully for years until our needs changed, so we decided to go back to OCC for a new version.

“The product was ready in a very reasonable time frame. The best, I have to say, has been all of the support provided by OCC in customizing and fine tuning the software to fit all of our needs, these guys are more than willing to give the extra hand that is so much appreciated.

“Thanks for everything, truly.”


from Tim R., Lucid Dimensions, Colorado

“Lucid Dimensions has worked with Original Code for the last four years. We started from the ground up, building code to replace spaghetti code that had been previously implemented. The differences were drastic in terms of performance and most importantly, modularity. They are good estimators and will be the first to tell you if a project isn't in their wheelhouse. I strongly recommend Original Code Consulting for any LabVIEW project based on their performance and integrity.”

from Mark J, University of Colorado School of Medicine

"Original Code Consulting helped improve our LabVIEW data analysis program so that our thousands of data sets could be analyzed in minutes compared to the hours each took previously. We were especially pleased with how easy and efficient it was to work with OCC. In particular, OCC demonstrated an ability to quickly grasp the scientific principles being address by our experiment. "

Additional endorsements about OCC's products and services can be found on our MICAS-X page as well.

    Contact Original Code Consulting at 303-834-7023, or email support@originalcode.com.  Inquiries about LabVIEW projects of all types are always welcome.

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