[asked Tom Moran]
> >(2) NOT ONE Team-er or other Ada advocate has stepped forward
> >    to say "I'll donate my time to helping the contests solve
> >    their perceived technical problems."
>   Just who, where, needs what kind of time when?
Here's a starting point:

Check out the websites of the regional contests (or the one in
your own region, whatever) and inform yourself about what is
happening when and where. See if a college in your area wants
to field an Ada team. Work with the team and the managers of
the regional to make Ada happen there.

Mike Feldman