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Ada-Belgium is pleased to announce its

Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2013
Ada at the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

Sunday 3 February 2013
Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), Solbosch Campus, Room AW1.120
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt Laan 50, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe

All presentations and some pictures now available on-line, see below.


[Ada coin] The Free and Open Source Developers' Meeting (FOSDEM) is an annual event held in Brussels, Belgium, in February. The 2013 edition will take place on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3th of February. Ada-Belgium has organized a series of presentations related to Ada, to be held in a dedicated Developer Room, on the second day of the event.

Ada is a general-purpose language originally designed for safety- and mission-critical software engineering. It is used extensively in air traffic control, rail transportation, aerospace, nuclear, financial services and medical devices. The new Ada 2012 standard has been finalized and was published by ISO in December 2012. As with the Ada 1995 and Ada 2005 standards, the new Ada 2012 standard already starts to spread thanks to the advent of its first full implementation which is none other than the GNU Compiler Collection (GNAT).

[In Cooperation with Ada-Europe]

This DevRoom aims to present the possibilities offered by the Ada Language (object-oriented, multicore, embedded programming) as well as some of the many exciting projects using Ada. A one-page call for participation is available giving an overview of the Ada DevRoom program; it can be used to help announcing the event.

Pictures

Some pictures related to the Ada DevRoom at FOSDEM 2013 are available. If you were there and have additional pictures you would like to share, then feel free to contact me (see below).

Ada Developer Room Presentations (AW1.120, 74 seats)

Speakers (in order of appearance)

Starting points for further information


Preliminary Call for Participation -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2013)


A one-page preliminary call for participation [1] is available.
It can be used to help announcing the event.

[1] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/13/130203-fosdem-pcfpart.pdf


Preliminary Announcement and Call for Talks -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2013)


From: dirk@vana.cs.kuleuven.be. (Dirk Craeynest)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ada,fr.comp.lang.ada
Subject: Call for Talks - Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2013, Brussels
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:32:54 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Ada-Belgium, c/o Dept. of Computer Science, KU Leuven
Summary: Plan now to attend!  Or even better: propose a talk!
Keywords: Ada,open source,free software,technical presentations,FOSDEM

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              Preliminary Announcement and Call for Talks

                 4th Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2013

               Sunday 3 February 2013, Brussels, Belgium

                Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe

http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/13/130203-fosdem.html

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Ada-Belgium [1] is pleased to announce that there will be a one-day Ada
Developer Room on Sunday 3 February 2013 at FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels,
Belgium.  This Ada DevRoom is once more organized in cooperation with
Ada-Europe [2].

FOSDEM [3], the Free and Open source Software Developers' European
Meeting, is a free and non-commercial two-day weekend event organized
each February in Brussels, Belgium.

The goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and
communities a place to meet with other developers and projects, to be
informed about the latest developments in the Free Software and Open
Source world, to attend interesting talks and presentations held in
large conference rooms by Free Software and Open Source project leaders
and committers on various topics, and to promote the development and
the benefits of Free Software and Open Source solutions.

At previous FOSDEM events, Ada-Belgium has organized some very well
attended Ada Developer Rooms, offering a full day program in 2006 [4],
a two-day program in 2009 [5], and another full day program in 2012
[6].  One of our important goals is to present Ada also to people
outside the traditional Ada community.

Our proposal for another dedicated Ada DevRoom was accepted recently,
and now work continues to prepare the detailed program.  We most
probably will have a total of 8 schedulable hours between 09:00
and 17:00.  More information will be posted later on the dedicated
web-page on the Ada-Belgium site, and final announcements will of
course also be sent to various lists and newsgroups.

Ada-Belgium calls on you to:
- inform us at ada-belgium-board@cs.kuleuven.be about specific
  presentations you would like to hear in this Ada DevRoom;
- for bonus points, subscribe to the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list [7]
  to discuss and help organize the details;
- for more bonus points, be a speaker: the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list
  is the place to be!

We'd like to put together a draft schedule by the end of November.
So, please act ASAP.

We look forward to lots of feedback!

Dirk Craeynest
Dirk.Craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be (for Ada-Belgium/-Europe/SIGAda/WG9 mail)

[1] <http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium>
[2] <http://www.ada-europe.org>
[3] <https://fosdem.org>
[4] <http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/06/060226-fosdem.html>
[5] <http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/09/090207-fosdem.html>
[6] <http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/12/120204-fosdem.html>
[7] <http://listserv.cc.kuleuven.be/archives/adafosdem.html>

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Last update: 2013/02/11.

Dirk Craeynest