The results are in, and the voters have spoken. We’ve just tallied the
results for the 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. The
results are impressive–more than 212,000 of you came to voice your
support for the projects nominated. Winners will be announced at the
Slashdot Lounge in the .ORG Pavilion at LinuxWorld Expo, Boston, on
April 5, and the complete list of winners will be posted on
SourceForge.net on April 6.
Meanwhile, you can view the complete list of nominees and read more
about the awards at:
20GB of video data available, with around 100 hours of firebird related presentations from Firebird Conference
There is currently about 20GB of video data available, with around 100 hours of firebird-related presentations from last two Firebird Conferences and other events.
Here is the list of available Films
What is IBExpertLive?
HK-Software has implemented a streaming system based on the Firebird database server, which publishes pictures and audio, as needed to view the presentations from the 2004 and 2005 Firebird Conferences. We will also be adding IBExpert tutorial videos enabling you to learn more about working with Firebird and InterBase with IBExpert.
To use IBExpertLive, you need a firebird connection via Internet using port 13050 to our server on IP 188.8.131.52. If it does not work, please check your firewall settings. For reporting any other questions/problems regarding IBExpertLive, please use the following contact addresses:
IBELive newsgroup: hk-software.ibexpert.live (English, German and Russian language).
E-mail: ibexpertlive at ibexpert.biz.
There might be some videos that are not working yet, even if they are on the list. Please bear with us; we’ll have everything up and running as soon as possible.
The download address is: www.ibexpert.com/ibexpertlive/IBExpertLive_setup.exe
The third edition of the conference will happen on July 29th, 2006 at UNIMEP (in Brazil). The expected audience size this year is from 500 to 750 people. This is mostly a portuguese-speakers conference, and an unique chance to reach directly hundreds of potential customers. Paying your sponsorship until 31/March you get 20% discount! Contact fdd.at.firebase.com.br to get the conference mediakit with all the information, including sponsorship plans and prices.
it was recently concluded that the original authors have the copyright
on papers that were published at the Firebird Conference, so I decided
to make my paper available to the public.
Some small portion of the text is outdated (based on version 0.4.0),
but you can read about history and basic ideas around the project:
Oracle-mode Firebird was presented at Developer’s GigaCon in Warsaw
Some 400 people were present.
I’ve placed the visuals at:
They are herewith in the public domain. Use whatever part you might
like in your own presentations.
Australian Delphi User Group Symposium – La Trobe University, Melbourne. Helen Borrie will be giving a session on: Sweet-talking Firebird with Delphi
Writing database applications for a Firebird (or InterBase) back-end is all about conversations. Applications request and Firebird responds. The better the request, the more sweetly the database engine will oblige. In this presentation, Helen will address various techniques that Delphi developers use and explain how rewarding a good understanding of Firebird’s personality can be. More details at: ADUG Symposium
FireBase has put online a survey to check user preferences for the next edition of the Firebird Developers Day conference, due in Brazil later this year. FDD has become the biggest Firebird event (regarding number of participants) with the last edition holding 600+ people.
It is a conference done mostly in portuguese language, so if you speak portuguese and plan to participate, you can answer the survey here.
Open Source Convention is accepting proposals for the its next conference, scheduled to 24-28 July. There is a Database track, so if you think you have something good to show about Firebird, send your proposal using this link.
Here is part of a post from Josh Berkus:
As last year, me, Elein, Trudy and Arjen are the OSCON committee members specifically from the database community. We will be pursuing database talks in some specific in-demand areas.
UNLIKE prior years, this year we are seeking 45-min database sessions which emphasize practical utility and novel technology which will be directly useful to non-DBAs. In other words, case studies and
techniques which are targeted at the Perl, Ruby, Java, PHP, Web2.0 or other non-DBA programming communities, particularly complete implementations and case studies showing full applications and/or client code techniques are preferred.
This is part of a change in the OSCON program in which a session can be in multiple tracks, and there are no specific track quotas. It’s also a response to the legendarily low attendence of database talks in the past.
If you want to discuss potential submissions, contact any one of the committee members and we can give you feedback. Please share your ideas with us soon — the deadline is February 13th!