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Jeff Castellow <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 7 Mar 2000 23:41:31 -0500
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Reminder:

To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda
[Please forward to friends and colleagues]

Next DC SIGAda Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9 March 2000.
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Dewar from Ada Core
Technologies will be our speaker.

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 (see below for directions).

Abstract:

This talk will discuss open source/free software issues, with a
particular emphasis on Ada, using Ada Core Technologies as an
example of a company that is 100% committed to the Free Software
model. With the role that Ada Core Technologies/GNAT plays on URET,
this is a MUST meeting.

Presenter:

Mr. Robert Dewar is the President and CEO of Ada Core Technologies, one
of the leading Ada vendors, and the home of GNAT, the Free Software
implementation of the Ada 95 language. He has been involved with Ada
for over 20 years, was a member of the review committees for both
Ada 83 and Ada 95, and helped write the requirements document for
Ada 95.

He is a winner of the SigAda award for contributions to the Ada community,
and has been involved in many Ada related activities. Robert is also a
Professor of Computer Science, and past chairman of the department at
New York University, where his primary research interests are in
programming languages, compilers, and microprocessor technologies.

Venue/Directions:

     Lockheed Martin Corporation
     9211 Corporate Boulevard
     Rockville, Maryland 20874

Directions:

   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 on the left and right.
        7. Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.

        Also, to obtain a map of the location, visit
        Mapquest at http://www.mapquest.com/, select Driving
        Directions for the destination address:

              "9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."

April Meeting:

Please also put Thursday, 13 April 2000 on your calendar for
the next DC SIGAda Meeting. We will have a new speaker
scheduled to speak on another interesting topic.

DC SIGAda Home Page:

Please visit the the DC SIGAda Web site at =>

        http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/

Please provide suggestions on the Web site and its contents.
Comments will be heeded as intelligently as they
are sincerely offered! Provide your feedback via the DC SIGAda
Web site.

Acting DC SIGAda Chair, Jeff Castellow

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