|AJPO Progress Report||1997|
The AJPO works continuously to promote the benefits and use of Ada 95. Each year the AJPO spreads the word about Ada 95 through outreach activities such as trade show exhibits, presentations, international partnerships, and the AdaIC Web site.
The AJPO has also spread the word about Ada 95 by exhibiting at over 25 computer conferences across the country in the past two years. The AJPO’s AdaIC presented the benefits of Ada 95 at large conferences such as COMDEX, Software Development, Object World, and FOSE; and at smaller but more targeted events such as the Software Technology Conference, TRI-Ada, and the Washington Ada Symposium (WAdaS). Exhibit 11 provides a breakdown of the attendance and the number of contacts made at various tradeshows and conferences the AdaIC has exhibited at since November of 1995.
The AJPO has worked continuously to promote the benefits of Ada 95 to leaders in government, industry, and academia by giving over 150 presentations nationwide since 1995. The AJPO has been able to educate software developers and managers about Ada and to solicit feedback through these efforts. Several of these slide presentations are available for viewing on the AdaIC Web site.
It is no secret that Ada has met with success and interest in foreign markets. The AJPO has worked with other nations to see that Ada continues to thrive abroad. In the past two years, the AJPO has provided support for international conferences such as Ada Belgium and Ada Europe; given technical insight and support to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence; and provided mentoring support to Ericcson Microwave Systems in their development of Sweden’s BAMSE Air Defence System. In addition, The AdaIC’s Web site has been accessed thousands of times by users outside the United States the past year. Exhibit 12 provides details on the number of times the AdaIC Web site has been accessed by users outside the United States since January of 1997.
The AJPO sponsors the Internet’s Public Ada Library (PAL). The PAL is a distributed library of Ada and VHDL software, courseware, and information that contains about 2 billion bytes of material. All items in the PAL have been released to the public with unlimited distribution and are freeware in most cases. The PAL can be accessed from the AdaIC Web site at ftp://sw-eng.falls-church.va.us/public/PAL. Over 827,000 files were transferred from the PAL site between 1993-1997. Exhibit 15 details the number of files downloaded from the PAL site since January of 1997. The AJPO has also sponsored several editions of a CD-ROM that contains the contents from the PAL. Several thousand copies of this CD-ROM have been distributed at software conferences such as the Software Technology Conference and TRI-Ada since 1995.
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