Just a friendly reminder to send in your nominations for the 2017 SIGAda Awards. They are due next Friday, October 20th.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the process.




Ricky E. “Ranger” Sward
Chair ACM SIGAda Awards Committee

ACM SIGAda Past Chair


From: Sward, Rick
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:49 PM
To: Sward, Rick <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 2017 SIGAda Awards


Dear Members of the Ada Community:

We welcome your nominations for the 2017 Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions and the 2017 ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award. 


This year’s SIGAda Award winners will be announced via the SIGAda email lists and Linked-In page, since there is no workshop this year.

Award nominations are due on October 20th.

The ACM SIGAda Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Ada community and to SIGAda.  The two categories of awards are:

(1) Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions
     -- For broad, lasting contributions to Ada technology & usage.

(2) ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award
     -- For exceptional contributions to SIGAda activities & products.

If there are individuals who you feel have made contributions that satisfy these criteria, please consider nominating them.  You may nominate a person for either or both awards, and as many people as you think worthy.  

Please visit the SIGAda Awards page and peruse the names of past winners.  This may help you think about the measure of accomplishment that is appropriate.  You may be aware of people who have made substantial contributions that have not yet been acknowledged. Nominate them. Consider what you believe to be the best developments in the Ada community or SIGAda in the last year; the last 5 years; since Ada's inception. Who was responsible?  Nominate them.

Please note that anyone who has received either of the two awards remains eligible for the other.  Perhaps there is an outstanding SIGAda volunteer who has won our Distinguished Service Award and who has also made important contributions to the advance of Ada technology, or vice versa.  Nominate him or her!

The nomination form is available on the SIGAda Awards page:

Submit your nomination as an e-mail or e-mail attachment to [log in to unmask]   From your nominations, the recipients of the awards are determined by a poll of previous award winners.

Call our attention to the people who are most deserving, by nominating them.  And please nominate by October 20th!

Your participation in the nominations process will help maintain the prestige and honor of these awards.

Thank you,

Ricky E. “Ranger” Sward
Chair ACM SIGAda Awards Committee

ACM SIGAda Past Chair