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2nd GMM 2016

Dear Xootic members,
We would like to invite you for the next Xootic General Members Meeting on July 7.
Main topics will be investing the new Xootic board and discussing the vision for 2016 and beyond.
Please consider joining, so we can have an active discussion.
Agenda:
18.00 – Gathering
18.30 – Dinner
20.00 – General Members Meeting
22.00 – Drinks
Location: Zwarte Doos (http://www.dezwartedoos.nl/nl/grand-caf).
– The Xootic Board
Luc de Smet (chairman)
Tom Geelen (treasurer)
Claudia Peter (secretary)
Ronald van Zon (partner- & sponsorship)
Eric Eslackers (support)

1st GMM 2016

Dear Xootic members,
This year’s GMM is going to be on 17 March and three Xootic board members will retire, yielding the following vacancies (with their key functions described):
  • Chairman: main contact person and spokesperson for Xootic, chairing GMM meetings and board meetings
  • Secretary: writing minutes of GMM meetings and board meetings, Xootic member administration
  • Partner Relations / Public Relations: prospecting and maintaining contacts and contracts with partner companies, which are the only source of income for Xootic
Xootic needs these vacancies filled, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. The retiring board members are happy to help you to get on board.
As we need to prepare the GMM with the new board, please contact us a.s.a.p., but before 22 February.
Best regards,
The Xootic board
Tom Geelen
Hristina Moneva
Eugen Schindler
Gertjan Schouten
Emma Song

X-Day 2015

It is time for our annual social event: X-Day 2015! This year we are going to relax with bowling and food! A nice afternoon for everyone: grown-ups and kids.
Date:       Saturday, 17 October
Location: Mega Bowling Woensel, Vijfkamplaan 6 in Eindhoven
Program:
15:00 – 17:00: Bowling
17:00 – 19.00: Dinner

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Hope to see you there!

Lecture Event on Model Driven Engineering

Date & Location Tuesday 11 November 2014 @ ASML Building 7, De Run 6501, Veldhoven
Schedule 17:30 Welcome – featuring a mini-exposition of “30 years ASML” in building 7 at the reception
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Wilbert Alberts: The challenges in Applying  Model Based System  Engineering  at ASML
19:30 Markus Völter: DSLs – the state of the art in 2014
20:30 Informal drinks, giving you the chance to network with other Xootic members and discuss with the speakers
21:30 End
Abstract DSLs – the state of the art in 2014
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Domain Specific Languages are an old idea: align a language with a
particular domain, and you get better expressiveness of the language
relative to that domain. You can write more concise, more analyzable
programs and also synthesize executable code. However, over the last
years, the tools for building DSLs have matured to the point where you
can build non-trivial languages, compose and extend them modularly,
and use diverse notations such as text, prose, tables, math and graphics,
all in a single model. In this talk I will provide a perspective on the state
of the art of DSLs in 2014, focussing mostly on our recent experience
with JetBrains MPS. The session will be a few slides, and mostly demos.
Bios Bio of Markus Völter:
Dr. Markus Völter is an authority in the field of Model Driven Engineering, Domain Specific Languages and Language Engineering. He is an often-asked speaker at various conferences such as Code Generation, EclipseCon, and SPLASH. He is also the author of the DSL Engineering book and one of the founders of mbeddr (mbeddr.com) as well as the Software Engineering Radio podcast (www.se-radio.net).Bio of Wilbert Alberts:
After an education in computer science, OOTI and a Phd, dr. ir. Wilbert Alberts PDEng started as an embedded software engineer at ASML. During his career at ASML, he gained practical experience in embedded software development. Wilbert has grown into the role of Software Architect and Team Leader of the Innovation Architects team. A team that is responsible for spotting innovations that can increase efficiency and productivity of ASML’s software development developers. Often this involves identifying and investigating means to exploit the benefits of Model Driven Engineering and its possible deployment in ASML.
Slides MPS and mbeddr presentation by Markus Voelter

About xootic

Goals

When Xootic was established in 1991, its initial objective was to aid ex-OOTIs in keeping in touch with one another. As the number of its members increased, and as more and more ex-OOTIs appeared on the job market, Xootic extended its aims. Xootic currently pursues the following goals:

  • to organize meetings and reunions for its members;
  • to support the exchange of information between trainees and graduates of the OOTI/ST-program;
  • to communicate information concerning jobs and vacancies;
  • to inform the Dutch industry and potential trainees about the OOTI program;
  • to strengthen the relation with the TU/e Mathematics and Computer Science department by joining MaCFAN.

Intended Audience

The Xootic audience consists of both members and supporting members. Xootic is primarily an association for trainees and graduates of the OOTI program; therefore, OOTI trainees and OOTI graduates (ex-OOTIs) are the only candidates for membership of Xootic. Xootic does not differentiate between trainee and graduate members.

Aside from OOTI trainees and OOTI graduates, other people (often related to the OOTI program) may wish to join Xootic. They have the option of becoming a supporting member of Xootic. A supporting member has the same rights as a member, with the exception of not having the right to vote at the annual member meeting.

Membership

To become an Xootic member, or to update your personal data, fill in the registration form, or mail your personal data to secretary@xootic.org.

As a member you can take advantage of various Xootic activities such as contacts with other members, informative and social meetings, trips. You will receive the Xootic newsletter regularly.


Welcome to Xootic.org!

Xootic is the association of alumni and trainees of the OOTI (“Ontwerpersopleiding Technische Informatica”, lit. Designers course Software Technology) program, which is one of the post-masters programs in technological design of Eindhoven University of Technology.

Xootic’s efforts are directed towards organizing various activities, providing the program and its trainees with practical information, and increasing the familiarity of the industry with the OOTI program. This information server is intended to acquaint outsiders with the existence of Xootic and to inform members about current activities.