From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-11 12:13:57
on Mon Jul 07 2008, "Jamie Ricks (RTI)" <Jamie.Ricks-AT-tradingtechnologies.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
> We were thinking about doing your course with 20 people. At this point
> we don't think we have more than 20 people who could keep up with your
For what it's worth, we can tailor the classes to any level, but if you
have 20 people who are ready for the advanced stuff it's probably a good
idea to train them separately anyway. We'll send you an invoice
hopefully later today.
> Let me know if you need more information!
> Jamie Ricks
> Trading Technologies
> 222 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 1100
> Chicago, IL 60606
> Desk: Â Â Â 312-476-1109
> Cell:Â Â Â Â Â Â 312-730-7373
> Fax:Â Â Â Â Â Â 312-476-1001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Abrahams [mailto:dave_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 6:16 PM
> To: Jamie Ricks (RTI)
> Subject: Re: Request for quote
> Jamie Ricks (RTI) wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>> Thanks for the information. Are you available the first week of December? We would love to have you come out for three days sometime that week.
>> At this point I'm wanting to submit the purchase order for your trip out here. Is it possible to get a draft invoice with estimated costs for everything? After I get the approval from our accounting department, I'll get you in touch with a few of our developer to discuss how best to spend your time here.
> Hi Jamie,
> Are we doing a course for 30-40 people with two instructors, as
> suggested below? I only ask because the answer affects the amount on
> our invoice.
>> Thanks, Dave! Hope you're having a great day!
>> Jamie Ricks
>> Trading Technologies
>> 222 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 1100
>> Chicago, IL 60606
>> Desk: 312-476-1109
>> Cell: 312-730-7373
>> Fax: 312-476-1001
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Abrahams [mailto:dave_at_[hidden]]
>> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 9:39 AM
>> To: Jamie Ricks (RTI)
>> Cc: dave_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: Request for quote
>> Jamie Ricks (RTI) wrote:
>>> Hello Mr. Abrahams,
>>> We are a software development company focused on electronic trading of
>>> futures contracts. We are interested in having you here for a seminar.
>>> We are interested in possibly 2-3 topics over a few days or a week. Do
>>> you have a standard lecture package that you offer?
>> Hi Jamie,
>> It was good talking with you on the phone today. Just reiterating here for the record, we have a fairly wide variety of courses, but we always customize them to the needs and interests of the students. Given the recent interests of your students, our one-week course on C++ Template Metaprogramming might be an appropriate choice. Also popular this year have been our course called "Higher-Level C++ with the Boost libraries,"
>> and our course on Generic Programming. I've attached descriptive outlines of all three.
>>> Can you please reply and let me know what your availability and cost is?
>>> We were thinking this November would be a good time to have you here.
>> November is a good time for me; there are really no constraints that month, although the week of the 3rd and the week of the 17th are the best.
>> Our cost is $6000 per instructor-day plus expenses and a travel time allowance. Expenses include all costs associated with presenting the course, such as travel, lodging, meals, and printed materials such as handouts. The travel time allowance for Chicago is 1/2 day each way at our standard offsite rate of $200/hr, which comes to $1600 per instructor. Note that these courses can be spread across two visits necessary -- you'll pay the travel allowance twice but it might work better for your peoples' schedules. Given the class sizes you're talking about (30-40 students), I suggest two instructors. Twenty-five people is already at the upper limit for what one person can handle.
>> Dave Abrahams
>> BoostPro Computing
-- Dave Abrahams BoostPro Computing http://www.boostpro.com