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Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
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Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:46:46 +0200
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Ada-Europe Kicks Off its First Annual Student Programming Contest
"The Ada Way"

Brussels, Belgium (September 28, 2010) - Ada-Europe[1], 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"[2].  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[3], 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",

About Ada-Europe

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

Press contact
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Europe Vice-President, [log in to unmask]