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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-11 12:13:57

on Mon Jul 07 2008, "Jamie Ricks (RTI)" <> 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
> class.

Hi Jamie,

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:     312-476-1109
> Cell:       312-730-7373
> Fax:       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.
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Dave Abrahams
>> BoostPro Computing

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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