FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ada-Europe Kicks Off its First Annual Student Programming Contest
"The Ada Way"
Brussels, Belgium (September 28, 2010) - Ada-Europe, the
international organization that promotes the knowledge and use of the
Ada programming language in European academia, research and industry,
is pleased to announce "The Ada Way". This annual student
programming contest aims to attract students and educators to Ada in
a form that is both fun and instructive. Entries are now open for
the 2010-11 competition and judging takes place in May next year.
In line with the start of the football season, this year's challenge
is to build a software simulator of a football match. The software
system, programmed in Ada, will need to support a number of gaming and
football features including speed, tactical skills and player fatigue.
The submitted code will include a software core, implementing the
logic of the simulation, as well as read-write graphical panels for
participating football team managers.
Candidate submissions will be judged on a number of evaluation criteria
- Coverage of requirements.
- Syntactic, semantic, programmatic and design correctness.
- Clarity and readability of the code.
- Quality of design.
- Ingenuity and cuteness of the solution.
- Time and space efficiency of the solution.
The winning submission will win a framed award, one free registration
and up to 3 reduced student fees for representatives of the winning
team to attend to the Ada-Europe 2011 Conference, accommodation
and airfare for the team representatives, an exhibition slot in the
conference program, and visibility in electronic and printed media.
This year's competition is sponsored by Ada-Europe, AdaCore, and Atego.
To enter, and for the full specification and details of software
requirements, please go to the official web site of "The Ada Way",
Ada-Europe is the international non-profit organization that promotes
the knowledge and use of the Ada programming language in academia,
research and industry in Europe. Ada-Europe has member organizations
all over the continent, in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, as well as individual members in many other
A PDF version of this press release is available at www.ada-europe.org.
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Europe Vice-President, [log in to unmask]