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Some small portion of the text is outdated (based on version 0.4.0),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!