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Ada-Belgium is pleased to announce its

Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2014
Ada at the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

Saturday 1 February 2014
Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), Solbosch Campus, Room K.4.601
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt Laan 50, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe

All available presentations now 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 2014 edition will take place on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February. Ada-Belgium has organized a series of presentations related to Ada, to be held in a dedicated Developer Room, on the first 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. It is also perfectly suited for open source development. The latest Ada standard was published by ISO in December 2012. As with the Ada 1995 and Ada 2005 standards, the new Ada 2012 standard already spreads thanks to the availability 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 tools and 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, or to give an idea about its scope.

Pictures/video

If you were at the Ada DevRoom at FOSDEM 2014 and took pictures that you would like to share, feel free to contact me (see below) and we'll make them available in a special section here.

New this year: audio/video equipment was provided by the FOSDEM organizers, to enable recording all DevRoom presentations. A few volunteers "manned" that equipment during the day. After postprocessing the registrations is done, we'll post links to them here as well. Stay tuned...

Ada Developer Room Presentations (K.4.601, 85 seats)

Speakers (in order of appearance)

Starting points for further information


Reminder -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2014)


From: dirk@feles.cs.kuleuven.be. (Dirk Craeynest)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ada,fr.comp.lang.ada
Subject: Reminder - Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:40:57 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Ada-Belgium, c/o Dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven
Keywords: Ada,open source,free software,technical presentations,FOSDEM

Reminder!  The Call for Presentations for the Ada Developer Room at
FOSDEM 2014 is still open.  From the CfP:

Do you have a talk you want to give?
Do you have a project you would like to present?
Would you like to get more people involved with your project?

We're looking for proposals that are related to Ada software
development, and include a technical oriented discussion.
You're not limited to slide presentations, of course.
Be creative.  Propose something fun to share with people
so they might feel some of your enthusiasm for Ada!

Speaking slots are 25 or 50 minutes, including Q&A.  Depending on
interest, we might also have a session with lightning presentations
(e.g. 5 minutes each).

Looking forward to many proposals.  Please submit by this weekend!

Dirk

Dirk Craeynest <dirk@feles.cs.kuleuven.be.> wrote:
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Call for Presentations -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2014)


From: dirk@feles.cs.kuleuven.be. (Dirk Craeynest)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ada,fr.comp.lang.ada
Subject: CfP - Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:48:46 +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 Presentations

                 5th Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2014

              Saturday 1 February 2014, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/14/140201-fosdem.html

                Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe

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Ada-Belgium [1] is pleased to announce that there will be a one-day Ada
Developer Room on Saturday 1 February 2014 at FOSDEM 2014 in Brussels,
Belgium.  This Ada DevRoom is once more organized in cooperation with
Ada-Europe [2].

General information
-------------------
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.  It is highly developer-oriented
and brings together 5000+ participants from all over the world.

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

Ada Developer Room
------------------
At previous FOSDEM events, Ada-Belgium has organized very well attended
Ada Developer Rooms, offering a full day program in 2006 [4], a two-day
program in 2009 [5], and full day programs in 2012 [6] and 2013 [7].
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 10:00 and
18:00 in a room which holds up to 80 participants.  More information
will be posted later on the dedicated web-page on the Ada-Belgium site
[8], and final announcements will of course also be sent to various
lists and newsgroups.

Call for presentations
----------------------
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 [9]
  to discuss and help organize the details;
- for more bonus points, be a speaker: the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list
  is the place to be!

Do you have a talk you want to give?
Do you have a project you would like to present?
Would you like to get more people involved with your project?

We're looking for proposals that are related to Ada software
development, and include a technical oriented discussion.
You're not limited to slide presentations, of course.
Be creative.  Propose something fun to share with people
so they might feel some of your enthusiasm for Ada!

Speaking slots are 25 or 50 minutes, including Q&A.  Depending on
interest, we might also have a session with lightning presentations
(e.g. 5 minutes each).

We'd like to put together a draft schedule by the end of November.
So, please act ASAP, and definitely before November 30, 2013.

We look forward to lots of feedback and proposals!

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

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[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://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/13/130203-fosdem.html
[8] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/14/140201-fosdem.html
[9] http://listserv.cc.kuleuven.be/archives/adafosdem.html

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Preliminary Announcement -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2014)


On Saturday, February 1, 2014, Ada-Belgium organizes once more an Ada Developer Room at the Free and Open-Source Developers' Meeting (FOSDEM'2014). Check here shortly for more information.


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Last update: 2014/02/04.

Dirk Craeynest