AV Programming Sucks

In my previous post The AV Industry Needs to Open Up, I talked about two reasons why it is difficult to become an AV Programmer, proprietary hardware, and certifications. Today I am going to talk about the biggest reason there is a shortage of quality AV Programmers: sub-par tools.

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The AV Industry Needs to Open Up

There has been some discussion on rAVe pubs recently about AV programmers, in particular the lack of AV Programmers. It started with the AV Power Up! episode Hey, Get With the Program!, then continued with Hope Roth’s follow up article Where Have All the AV Programmers Gone? In both the podcast and Hope’s article many points are brought up to try to explain why there is a shortage of AV programmers, and I largely agree with them. There is one problem they didn’t talk about: the AV industry is hostile to newcomers.

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hello_world

I had to do it.

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