At the general assembly it was decided that there should be another Ada Switzerland event this year. The form of the event, date and location are to be defined, so check back for updates. Suggestions are invited from the membership.
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There will be an Ada room at FOSDEM'19. Urs and Ahlan are going to attend this event, and all members are encouraged to join them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know how they are getting there and where they are staying.
We have set a date for our next general assembly. As usual the event will take place at the restaurant Obergass in Winterthur, about ten minutes walk from SBB main station (map). We will meet upstairs in the "Säli" at around 18:15 and start the official part at 18:30. Afterwards we will have the opportunity to dine à la carte.
The next Ada-Europe Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland. As usual there will be presentations and talks from Tuesday to Thursday, along with tutorials on Monday and Friday. Please visit the conference website for more information.
The conference is seeking presentations! This year there is a new 100 € discount off the conference price for contributors. Submissions should be made no later than 14 January 2019. Please refer to the Call for Presentations for additional information. Please also note the CfP distributed with the AUJ issue 39-3 had wrong dates in the header ‐ this is corrected in the document linked above.
Ada-Switzerland is a non-profit organization and a member of Ada-Europe. It acts as a forum for persons and parties interested in the Ada programming language, its applications, and related technologies such as software engineering methods, development tools and bindings. The group promotes contacts and information among its members and interested parties. We organize meetings, seminars, conferences, and other activities related to our mandate which is to promote the use of the Ada programming language in Switzerland.
Membership lasts from January 1st to December 31st.
If you wish to apply please contact us and provide the following details:
Please not that in order to become a member of Ada-Switzerland you have to have an address in Switzerland. If you live outside of Switzerland and want to be part of the Ada community you should definitely have a look at the official list of national Ada organizations or contact the General Secretary.
As an Ada-Switzerland member you are entitled to the following benefits:
In addition to the benefits you get as a member of Ada-Switzerland, indirect Ada-Europe membership has the following advantages:
At the 2017 general assembly it was decided that we would organize a networking event for Ada users in Switzerland where people could present aspects of their projects. The first event took place on 21 September 2017 at the HSR Rapperswil. We had six very interesting presentations of about 30 min each, followed by an Ápero, which was kindly sponsored by Paranor. 18 people attended the event. The detailed program, presentations, and a link to our sponsor's website can be found below.
|Astronomical Ada||Ahlan Marriott & Urs Maurer, White Elephant GmbH|
|A common time base for parallel jobs in a distributed and embedded real-time system||Peter Vogelsanger, Rheinmetall Air Defence AG|
|Muen ‐ An x86/64 Separation Kernel for High Assurance||Reto Bürki & Adrian-Ken Rüegsegger, HSR Rapperswil|
|TKM ‐ An IKEv2 Key Manager written in Ada 2012||Reto Bürki & Adrian-Ken Rüegsegger, HSR Rapperswil|
|Recent developments in Zip-Ada, Part 1 (Overview, Deflate)||Gautier de Montmollin|
|Recent developments in Zip-Ada, Part 2 (LZMA)||Gautier de Montmollin|
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