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.
My question now is about Firebird 2 release. Is there any clarify about
release date? There was about a month from RC2 release and I remember for
statement that if there is not big problems – that version will become
final. Any information about FB2 release will be helpful.
[ED: Dmitry Yemanov responded:
RC3 will be released very soon. I cannot say for sure whether we’ll need RC4
or not, but I think the final release will appear by the end of summer.
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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.
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.
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.
Brazilians who want to participate in the 3rd Firebird Developers Day, to be held in Piracicaba – SP – Brazil in 29/July, can now make their subscriptions online in the conference site.
Specially for portuguese speakers, the site of the 3rd Firebird Developers Day (due in Brazil) conference is now online. Online subscriptions will be available after 1/May. Visit the site (in portuguese) here.
The 3rd Firebird Developers Day Brazilian conference will count with the presence of Holger Klemt (IBExpert), Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon/IBDeveloper magazine) and Ann Harrison (IBPhoenix) as international speakers (along with many Brazilian speakers).
FDD can be a great oportunity for South American people to have contact with great names of the Firebird community, specially if they don’t want to spent a lot of money going to the International Conference (in Prague/Czech Republic).
The conference will take place in Piracicaba-SP, at 29 July (whole day).
Seems like it may be related to the FB Japanese user group. Sometimes, a few people from it post in the lists.
Here is the English version of that page and they had 2 presentations at Open source conference 2006 Tokyo : one is “Why to choose Firebird” the other is “How to build/debug Firebird”. [Ed:thanks for the link Cludio V.]
We are praparing WebTech 200 in Sofia. If you are interested in
attendding and /or presenting Firebird will be honor for us.
You can find more info here:
[Ed:seems to be at least one presentation with firebird ]