From Tucker Taft@21:1/5 to All on Fri Oct 21 11:54:27 2022
ACM Special Interest Group on Ada (SIGAda) is pleased to announce the following SIGAda awards for 2022.
Winner of the 2022 Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions, for broad, lasting contributions to Ada technology and usage:
Fabien Chouteau has been the lead of AdaCore's Ada Community outreach activities for many years. He has been the energy behind the "Make With Ada" and "Crate of the Year" contests, and has invigorated the Ada hobbyist market by encouraging support of
amateur Ada champions, fostering the development of the excellent Alire package manager for Ada, and working to move all AdaCore libraries from GPL to a more permissive ("Apache 2.0") license.
Winner of the 2022 ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award, for exceptional contributions to SIGAda activities and products:
Luis Miguel Pinho
Luis Miguel Pinho (PhD SMIEEE SMACM) is a Professor and Researcher in the Computer Engineering Department of the Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering (ISEP), in Portugal. Miguel is the current editor of Ada Letters and serves as the SIGAda
Secretary-Treasurer. He was a member of the Research Center in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems, and Executive Director of the Porto Research, Technology & Innovation Center. He served as General Chair and Program Co-Chair of Ada-Europe 2006 and
General Co-Chair of ARCS 2015, was a Keynote Speaker at RTCSA 2010 and Program Co-Chair of Ada-Europe 2012, Ada-Europe 2016 and RTNS 2016. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Ada User Journal, and is a member of the HiPEAC network of excellence.
From Fabien Chouteau@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 26 02:39:03 2022
Thanks a lot Tuck,
I am honored to receive the ACM SigAda award for my contribution to the Ada community.
It's been a blast working towards the broader adoption of Ada/SPARK, improving the ecosystem, and seeing the community evolve along the years. And this is a good opportunity for me to thank everyone who contributed to this effort, and/or who believed in
our vision for the future of the Ada/SPARK community.
There is still a lot to do obviously, and I think the biggest challenge is to show those who have already seen Ada in the past how the language and its ecosystem have evolved. But we entered an exciting time for Ada/SPARK, as more and more people are
questioning their choice of programming languages.
In my opinion, the most important topics for the future of Ada/SPARK are:
First, foster collaboration and welcome newcomers. This is why Alire and its ecosystem are game changing.
Second, spread awareness on the amazing power of SPARK, and have it recognized as the truly bleeding edge technology it is.
Third, use the technology to show what it can do. Since my first "Make With Ada" blog post in 2015, I have always been convinced that the best way to advocate for a technology is to use it. This is Make With Ada means to me.