To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda:
Our Next Meeting is scheduled for 12 October 2000 as a Joint Meeting
of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Clyde Roby, of IDA, will be
speaking on Introduction to Web Technologies for Effective Dissemination
of Information - Part III. The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M.
(Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Lockheed Martin
Corporation in Rockville, Maryland. Snacks and soft drinks will be
served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed
by the program.
Abstract: Introduction to Web Technologies for Effective Dissemination of
Information - Part III
This presentation is based on the tutorial given at SIGAda'98 and
SIGAda'99 by Currie Colket, Brad Balfour, Clyde Roby, and John McCormick
and augmented by David Wheeler on the Ada95 binding to the CGI.
Introduction to Web Technologies for Effective Dissemination of
Information is broken down into 3 parts:
Part I: Introduction to HTML and XML.
Part II: Ada Binding to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) to Process
Part III: Effective Design Strategies Appropriate to Disseminating
Information and Tools to Manage Development of Web Pages.
Part I was presented on 9 December 1999; Part II was presented on
Thursday 10 February. Part III will be presented on Thursday, 12 October.
Part III is consists of:
1.Effective Design Strategies Appropriate to Disseminating
Information with the main goal to help understand the many ways that the
WWW can be used to communicate information. It has a secondary goal to
help new designers effectively choose appropriate techniques from among
the many that the web provides. Effective ways to organize various types
of information are included. This section provides things to think about
in designing a web site based on almost a decade of experience on
managing web sites.
2.Tools to Manage Development of Web Pages addresses tools that
are effective in developing, organizing, and updating the Web Site. It
also includes tools useful for analyzing the correctness of the web site
and fixing problem areas. Basically this section covers tools to do the Job.
Each Part is independent, i.e., Part III will be valuable to a
listener even without having attended Parts I and II.
Presenter: Clyde Roby
Clyde Roby received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from
West Virginia University in 1972. He received his Master of Science
degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1979.
He is currently a Research Staff Member with the Institute for Defense
Analyses with interests in computer and network security, electronic
commerce, and web technologies as well as software engineering. He has
been involved with Ada for over two decades and with various working
groups of SIGAda, including the Ada Bindings Working Group (ABWG)
and the ASIS Working Group (ASISWG). He has been using World Wide Web
technologies since the early 1990s to communicate effectively for
international standardization efforts. His email address is [log in to unmask]
Lockheed Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20874
From all points: Get to I-270 West from the I-495 Beltway,
1.Take I-270 West to Shady Grove Exit;
2.Turn left at light;
3.Turn right on Corporate Dr (at light);
4.Turn right at end of access road (can only turn left or right);
5.Go to end of driveway.
6.The building for the meeting is on the right, opposite the open
courtyard area. It is building #9211, as marked. Parking lots are
are on the left and right.
7.Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.
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"9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."
SIGAda 2000 Conference Approaching
Please plan to attend the ACM SIGAda 2000 Conference from 12-16 November
2000 at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in
Laural, Maryland. Whether you are from industry, government, or adcademia,
if you are interested in where Ada is today and where it is going, this is
a conference you need to attend. Please see the URL at:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigada/conf/sigada2000/ for more details.
If you can't attend the entire conference, please reserve either
Wednesday, 15 November, or Thursday, 16 November, for a joint meeting
with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter in conjunction with the ACM SIGAda
2000 Conference. Details later.
Please mark 14 December on your calendar when James W. Moore will be
speaking on Software Engineering Standards.
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We will have snacks and soft drinks at 7:00. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.
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attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.
Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors,
and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.
Jeff Castellow, Chair, DC SIGAda 2000