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News & Events

December 7, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies celebrated the 2002 Holiday season at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. Employees and their significant others gathered to celebrate the season with great food, great music, and great dancing.

November 22, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has achieved Gold Level status within the Rational Business Alliance Program (RBAP).

Gold level status – the highest level in the RBAP program – is offered by Rational Software (Nasdaq: RATL) to the top performing companies within the program who have reached a specified level of Rational certifications and successful customer engagements. Companies that qualify for this status gain key engineering and marketing benefits from Rational.

These qualifications demonstrate Praxis’ ability to deliver high value Rational Training, Mentoring and Software Development to its customers.

“Praxis is pleased to announce our new Gold Level status within the Rational Business Alliance Program,” said Mr. Bill Dunahoo, President of Praxis. “Our people have worked hard to fulfill the ongoing needs of our clients and, in the process, met the highest standards of RBAP. The Praxis team continues to expand our offerings relating to Rational’s tools and methodologies, ensuring great value for our mutual clients.”

“Rational has established the Rational Business Alliance Program to recognize companies like Praxis Engineering Technologies that consistently provide great value to our joint customers,” said Jerry Schepers, former Eastern Region Sector Manager at Rational. “Their new Gold Level status reflects the many years of successful engagements the Praxis team has had with Rational customers across a broad and diverse range of applications. Praxis extends and complements Rational's own offerings and, by doing so, helps our customers succeed."

September 14, 2002
The Praxis Annual Picnic for 2002 was held on Saturday, September 14th. It was held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. Employees and their families attended, enjoying great food and games for everyone.

August 19, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies is pleased to announce the expansion our long-term partnership with Rational Software Corporation, through the new Rational Business Alliance Program (RBAP). Praxis, a charter member of the RBAP program, has attained its highest ranking as Field Tested: Gold Level. This signifies that Praxis has achieved three primary goals of the RBAP. First, Praxis’ clients have attested to Rational that we have provided quality support to their organizations and programs in areas like mentoring, toolsmithing, training and “hands on” use of the Rational methodologies and tools. Secondly, many of our engineers are certified technically by Rational in areas including the Rational Unified Process, Requirements Management and Design/Implementation. Our engineers have significant skills with RUP, UCM and all the tools in Rational’s tool suite. Thirdly, Praxis has submitted papers to Rational, both at their Rational Users Conference and otherwise, expressing our knowledge of these technologies and of expanding their traditional uses.

August 18-22, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. is pleased to be participating in the fifth annual Rational User Conference. Our very own Rudy Spraycar will be presenting a talk entitled “Modeling Genetic Data with UML and Rational Rose.” This session discusses how UML modeling and Rational Rose can be used to support the computational techniques of genetic mapping. It also shows how Rational Rose can be used to model DNA databases, as well as algorithmically intensive applications used with these databases. Come listen to this fascinating talk, Wed, Aug. 21 at 10:30 AM. And please stop by our booth for more information about Praxis, as well as exciting giveaways!

April 10, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. was pleased to host, on behalf of JUGernaut, a presentation by Marty Hall, a renowned author and instructor. Mr. Hall presented a condensed version of his "What is New in the Java Server Page Arena," a presentation he initially presented at the Java One conference in San Jose, CA. JUGernaut is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the IT industry by supporting IT professionals.

March 25, 2002
Praxis and ObjectFX jointly announced their newly formed partnership. Below is an excerpt for the ObjectFX press release at the JavaOneDeveloper Conference. JavaOneTM Developer Conference – San Francisco, CA – March 25, 2002– ObjectFX Corporation today announced the introduction of an industry leading Integration Partner Program designed to facilitate access of the company’s SpatialFX™ Platform to qualified partners for internal development and prototyping. Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc., a Maryland-based, high-end technical consulting and software development firm, has joined the program and is customizing and implementing ObjectFX’s product suite in its markets.

“We place tremendous value on the development and support of partner initiatives,” said Tim Devine, President and CEO of ObjectFX. “The ObjectFX Integration Partner Program offers a complete menu of support services that recognize both the requirements of the participants, as well as focus on end-user acceptance and implementation. We welcome Praxis as our partner and recognize their talented people and highly competent approach to business. This partnership will focus on software and system engineering solutions in the national security marketplace as well as for other federal Government agencies and commercial clients.”

Bill Dunahoo, President of Praxis Engineering Technologies, added, “Geospatial solutions are a key focus of many of our clients. ObjectFX offers a unique Java-based solution that we believe will be very attractive to our customers. We look forward to working closely with ObjectFX for a long time in support of our mutual clients.”

March 22, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. celebrated its formation with nearly 200 employees, business associates, friends and family at Historic Savage Mill in Savage, MD.

February 23, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the establishment of a partnership with Rational Software Corporation. After a prior long standing and successful partnership with Rational, Praxis is happy to have both a small systems integration and training partnerships with Rational.

February 1, 2002
Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. moves into its permanent office at 135 National Business Parkway, Suite 310 in Annapolis Junction, MD. After one month at a temporary location in the same building, Praxis moved to its third floor office suite location.

January 1, 2002
Mark Klein and Bill Dunahoo announce the start of operations of Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc. Praxis was formed as part of a corporate reorganization of another small business that they had co-founded in 1995. Operations began with 35 employees from the previous organization and a strong, established customer base.