DC SIGAda
Program for Tuesday, 9 April 2002


Our Next Joint Meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter
is scheduled for
Tuesday, 9 April 2002 at 7:30 P.M.
Frank Beard
President of FB Inc.
will be speaking on
ObjectAda GUI Builder
at the Baltimore SIGAda Venue
(Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland)
for a joint meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter


Attention:

To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 9 April 2002, as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Mr. Frank Beard, President of FB Inc., will be speaking on ObjectAda GUI Builder

The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland

Munchies and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.

Abstract: Building Graphical User Interfaces using ObjectAda

The talk will cover how to use the Graphical User Interface Builder to set up a project, the basic tool windows (main window, Project Manager, & Menu Designer), the basic widgets (labels, buttons, timer, etc), and then some uses of it.

Presenter: Frank Beard

Frank Beard graduated in 1986 from the University of Houston with a BS degree in Computer Science. From 1986 to 1989, he worked as a contractor for the Crew and Thermal Systems Division (Space Shuttle) of NASA's Johnson Space Center doing real-time data acquisitions systems written in Ada on DEC VAX hardware. From 1989 to 1993, he worked as a contractor for the International Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center doing near real-time on-board distributed data storage and retrieval using Ada on real-time LYNX OS. From 1993 to present, he is working as a contractor to the Navy doing Naval messaging systems written in Ada on HP-UX BLS and Windows NT.

Directions From Washington, DC

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), Take the I-95 North exit;
10 miles to Columbia exit (MD Rte. 32 West);
2.5 miles to Washington, DC, exit (U.S. Rte. 29 S);
1.5 miles to Johns Hopkins Rd.;
Turn right at traffic light;
APL is located to the right, just past the service station;
Turn right at the sign: "Building 1 Visitor Parking";
Use Building 1 entrance near the flag-pole; The meeting is in the cafeteria.

Detailed Directions and Maps are available at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Directions_JHU_APL.html

Please Put on Your Calendar

Please put on your calendar the Last ACM DC SIGAda Chapter Meeting for this Spring scheduled for Thursday, 9 May 2002. Victor Giddings, of OIS, will be speaking on the use of Ada in Nuclear Fusion Research at the National Ignition Facility. This is not the coffee pot fusion variety in the news recently; it is the one where Ada on a CORBA backplane synchronizes 192 high powered lasers onto a target. The presentation will be held at the new MITRE2 Building in McLean, Virginia

We are starting to plan for this fall. Tuesday, 10 September will be the next Baltimore SIGAda meeting. Thursday, 10 October will be the next DC SIGAda Chapter meeting. Chuck Howell will be giving a presentation on "Structured Augmentation Support for Information Assurance. Details later.

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Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Jeff Castellow, Chair, DC SIGAda


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updated 8 April 2002