Pragmatic is how we do it.

"You don't train to become a good coach. You live, learn, get the scars to prove it, then you go coach others so they don't have to go through the same pain."

New workshop dates announced - 22nd November in Munich - buy tickets online!

DSH Workshops offer the unique opportunity to learn from multiple experienced programmers / entrepreneurs.

Even though discussion amongst experienced people often provides more questions than answers, it's exactly these questions that lead to fundamental understanding and to better informed decisions. The experience of multiple DSH mentors in the same room, facilitating this discussion, is the essence of DSH Workshops

DSH workshops differ from most existing offerings in that they do not aim to cover theoretical basic knowledge or teach the use of any single product. The DSH mentors convey practical hands-on experience.

DSH workshops introduce those best practices in software development that have proven to be necessary, valuable and meaningful to the DSH mentors’ companies in their day-to-day project business.

Differences in the implementation of these best practice concepts, both in the DSH mentors’ companies, as well as in the companies of the participants, are identified and discussed, to help focus on what is important.

DSH workshops offer a valuable addition to existing training offerings, such as those from National Instruments - especially for the advanced topics of the NI's Center of Excellence program.

Who is DSH?

Fabiola De la Cueva


Fabiola is the founder and managing partner at Delacor, and she is the lead architect for DQMH, one of the most popular LabVIEW frameworks. She is the co-author of "LabVIEW Graphical Programming", is a CLA, CPI, and has been named a "LabVIEW Champion" by National Instruments.

Steve Watts


Steve is the founder and managing partner at SSDC, designing hardware and software solutions with customers in many different fields. Co-Author of "A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW". Author of "Random Ramblings on LabVIEW Design". Certified LabVIEW Architect. LabVIEW Champion.

Joerg Hampel

Hampel Software Engineering

Joerg is the founder and owner of Hampel Software Engineering. His professional interest lies in software development in small teams. He has been successfully delivering real-world software projects for nearly 20 years, working together with his customers. Joerg is a CLA and LabVIEW Champion.


"Pragmatic Software Development"

For LabVIEW programmers who want to improve their software engineering approach to programming, the DSH Pragmatic Software Development Workshop is a one-day hands-on workshop that offers the opportunity to learn from three experienced programmers / entrepreneuers. They have more than 60 years of combined real-life experience in developing software and fulfilling projects, both fixed-price and based on time and materials.

As the title suggests, the "Pragmatic Software Development" workshop is about exploring and discussing the practical aspects of software development - the best practices used in real life in real projects with real clients. The group will work on a solution to a real problem, starting with a customer phone call and finishing with a project post-mortem: From requirements gathering to planning time and budget, from sketching the design to refining the software architecture, from implementing the solution to comparing it with others.

  • Personal Attributes
  • Support Processes (part 1)
  • Project Inception
  • Initial Design
  • Modular Design Theory
  • Modular Design Exercise
  • Support Processes (part 2)
  • Project Fulfillment

Workshop attendees will learn how three successful businesses go about mastering the aforementioned challenges. Based on the findings of the workshop, attendees will be able to refine their existing processes or start implementing new ones in their own workplace. Teams would particularly benefit from the shared experience, as it will help implement or strengthen a common way of working.

Upcoming Dates

We are looking to grow our workshop offering. Please get in touch if you're interested in holding one yourself.


It was great to participate in the DSH workshop with my team. Hearing about the solutions to problems we try to tackle regularly at the workplace from others proficient in the G Community was encouraging and inspiring. If anything, I would have liked it to have lasted for two days to cover even more ground. Much of the discussions that spawned from the topics covered triggered pragmatic conversations!

Kabul Maharjan, Renishaw

The DSH Pragmatic Software Development Workshop was a big hit. It felt more like a roundtable discussion than a class. They would take turns presenting a topic and then moderating the ensuing discussion. It was interesting seeing how each of their approaches differed. I definitely learned a ton.

Sam Taggart, System Automation Solutions LLC.

We really enjoyed both the workshop and GDevCon. It was great to see how other people do software engineering or how they have different views on the subject. The event provided us lots of thoughts and tips on how to improve our way of working or how to put things into practice.

Stefan Lemmens, Intersoft Electronics

I attended the inaugural workshop at GDevCon this year. In fact, this was the big motivator for me to come across the pond. […] I have worked with the entire team for many years and they executed a highly professional, engaging, and valuable 1-day workshop at GDevCon.

Nancy Henson, National Instruments

I enjoyed the workshop, thanks, and I look forward to the next one.

Maurizio Bollini, MET srl

I really enjoyed the workshop, it has given me lots of practical tips.

Leah Edwards, Renishaw


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