open source database conference 2006

The conference will be held again, same time same place. So mark your calendar November 6th-8th opendbcon 2006 in Frankfurt germany.

The call for papers is still going on. So submit your topics ASAP. The plan is to have a wide range of topics that appeals to managers, developers/DBA’s as well as hackers on the various projects. I am also hoping that there will be a large panel discussion.

Read more on Poo-Tee-Weet blog

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FDD – a real success!

In the last saturday (29/July), around 600 Brazilians participated in the Firebird Developers Day conference (third edition). This year we had the presence of Holger Klemt (IBExpert) and Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) as international speakers, as well other great names of the Brazilian Firebird community. Unfortunatelly, Ann Harrison was not able to be here, but we hope to see her in the next year. A report with photos will be online in a few days.

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Borland and Firebird, friends?

At last in Brazil, the relationship between Borland and Firebird community is getting better. For the second year, Borland is sponsoring the Firebird Developers Day conference. You can check the nice promotion banner they included in their June newsletter clicking here.

I hope things will get even better when “DevCo” starts running.

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Firebird at WebTech 2006 in Bulgaria and RC3 release date

Miroslav Penchev wrote on firebird-general list :

There is a conference about Open Source, Web development and Databases at
the end of June in Sofia, Bulgaria. You can see
http://wtconferences.com/2006/index.php for more info.

I will make a lecture about Firebird and now I make my presentation and
develop the information to present. Almost all of lecture I will present
Firebird current version, to make it more popular here in Bulgaria. I also
plan to include information about FB 2 at the end of lecture – new things,
performance optimization, etc.

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Firebird Foundation Annual General Meeting

Notice has been given that the Firebird Foundation Inc. shall convene on 26 June 2006 at Noon GMT in the FFMembers mail list forum for its Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers for the new session. Please bookmark the Agenda page. During the notice period, its content will expand to include nominations (as they come to hand) and links to reports and last year’s Minutes.

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FBConference 2006 – Call for papers and sponsors

The fourth Firebird Worldwide Conference will take place at the Andels Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic from the 12th November 2006 until 14th November 2006. The Andels Hotel is a new 4-star hotel, which is located very close to downtown, just across the river. Room tariff is from €99.00 (Euros) per night.

We are now calling for Speakers and Papers, as well as looking for Sponsorhip.

More information here.

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Helen’s talk in Australia

From Malcon Groves blog (Borland): ADUG Symposium in Melbourne and Adelaide

The Australian Delphi Users Group have been holding yearly Symposia since 1999 (I remember as I had to catch an early flight back from the first one to get married the next day), and the lineup just gets better every year. This year it’ll be in Melbourne and Adelaide, and the sessions include:

* How to implement Plug-ins in .NET – Glenn Stephens
* Sweet-talking Firebird with Delphi – Helen Borrie
* Component Development in Delphi/VCL – Glenn Crouch
* Delphi.Net on Linux using Mono – Emlyn ORegan

I’ll be there talking about Devco and the future of Delphi, but to be honest I’m also excited just to sit in the audience for the day and listen to some really smart developers. Also, anyone who is doing anything with Interbase or Firebird needs to attend just to listen to Helen, she literally wrote the book on Firebird.

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Firebird Conference 2006, Prague, Nov. 12-14

Pavel Cisar has discovered a new venue for the 2006 conference in Prague–a new 4-star hotel, Andels, which is located very close to downtown, just across the river, room tariff from 99 EUR/night. We have a firm booking. We will be calling for papers very soon so please watch for that.

Anyone wanting to be on the Firebird-conference mailing list, who’s not on it already, please contact the Secretary (helebor -AT- iinet dot net dot au) using the email address you want to use for the list subscription.

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