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Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 21:39:06 -0400
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To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

     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

     Part I: Introduction to HTML and XML
     Part II: Ada Binding to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) to Process
HTML Forms
     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 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,
select Driving Directions for
     the destination address: "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: 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.

DC SIGAda Home Page and Maillist

     Please visit the the DC SIGAda Web site at

     Please provide suggestions on the Web site and its contents. We are
particularly interested in ways
     the DC SIGAda Home Page can serve you better.

     Consider subscribing to our e-mail list. Simply send an email to:

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     with the body containing:

          subscribe SIGAda-DC Your Name

     Detailed instructions to subscribe and signoff are provided on the DC
SIGAda Home Page.


     We will have snacks and soft drinks at 7:00. The meeting begins at
7:30 pm.

     Please forward this message to people who might be interested in
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

Thank you,
Jeff Castellow