(For non-North Americans: check out http://www.tools-conferences.com for links to TOOLS Eastern Europe in Bulgaria in late September, and TOOLS Pacific 2001 in Australia in early December.)
We have an opening for a SIGAda or Team Ada member who is willing to travel to Santa Barbara that week to serve as our principal booth staffer. Although SIGAda can not cover your travel expenses, there is one free TOOLS USA 2001 registration for each exhibitor, which you will receive. The registration includes access to all conference sessions; a copy of the tutorial notes for each tutorial attended; a copy of the conference proceedings; refreshments during morning and afternoon breaks; daily lunches; beach barbecue dinner and conference dinner. Although Ben and particularly Richard have other obligations throughout the week, they will be willing to spell you in the booth a fair amount of the time.
Reply directly to me at <[log in to unmask]> if you are available and willing to man SIGAda's booth at TOOLS USA 2001 in four weeks.
-Hal Hart, SIGAda "Ada Awareness" booth manager
PS1: TOOLS USA 2001 is part of the California Technology Forum, the first major technology event ever on the California South Coast. Registered TOOLS attendees have access to all sessions of the other five CTF conferences: Internet & Security, Business & Technology, .NET and Windows, Voice & Wireless.
PS2: Additionally, you may find it interesting to check out the
website of TOOLS sponsor Interactive Software Engineering, inventors of
Design by Contract and the Eiffel method and language. This website,
http://eiffel.com/, bills itself as
"one of the richest software technology resources on the Internet:
more than 1200 Web pages of solid technical information on how to boost
quality and productivity." I've checked it out, and indeed
they have lots of great, free technical info there!