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Firebird Conference 2011
Firebird Conference 2011   The Firebird Project invites all Firebird users and developers to participate in the Firebird Conference 2011, which will take place in Luxembourg, November 25-26, 2011.

The Firebird Conference 2011 will be devoted to a variety of important topics: Firebird SQL language improvements, performance, optimization, database protection and recovery, and many others.

A number of presentations will be done by the Firebird Core team, which will ensure access to information at the best technical levels. The Firebird Conference 2011 will be a place to improve your Firebird development skills and give a chance to ask questions directly to Firebird Core team.

Speakers and Call for Papers


Firebird Core Team will be represented by Dmitry Yemanov, Vlad Khorsun, Alex Peshkoff, Philippe Makowski, etc. There also will be speakers from IBSurgeon and other Firebird-related companies.

If you would like to present at Firebird Conference, please send enquiry to case@firebirdsql.org and specify title and brief description of proposed talk. Call for Papers will end October 15.

Schedule

Detailed schedule is available now. Descriptions of main topics can be found here, and below you can see list of all talks.

Detailed schedule with room allocations will be published later.

Firebird Conference 2011: Opening Philippe Makowski, Firebird Foundation Download
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Review of the Firebird development in 2011/2012 Dmitry Yemanov, lead Firebird architect Download
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Understanding the lock manager internals with the fb_lock_print utility Dmitry Yemanov, lead Firebird architect Download
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New features of SQL in Firebird Vlad Khorsun, Firebird core developer Download
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Firebird 3: provider-based architecture, plugins and OO approach to API Alexander Peshkov, Firebird core developer Download
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What is new in .NET provider (trace support, cancellation and more) Jiri Cincura, Firebird .NET developer Download
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Tips for success: Common mistakes in application development with Firebird and how to avoid them Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix Download
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Continuous Database Monitoring with the Trace API Thomas Steinmauer, SCCH Download
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Firebird and RAID Paul Reeves, IBPhoenix Download
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Firebird and Linux Philippe Makowski, IBPhoenix Download
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Firebird: database recovery and protection for enterprises and ISVs Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon Download
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Superchaging big production systems on Firebird: transactions, garbage, maintenance Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon Download
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Migration of big production system: 5000 procedures/triggers, 530 tables and 24/7 uptime Alexander Shaposhnikov, Profitmed,
Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon
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A Bird and the Web — crossbreeding experience Sergey Mereutsa, DQTeam Download
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Character Sets and Unicode in Firebird Stefan Heymann Download
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Handling tree structures — recursive SPs, nested sets, recursive CTEs Frank Ingerman Download
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IBObjects Jason Wharton, IBObjects View on YouTube (part 1)
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Measuring Firebird I/O Paul Reeves, IBPhoenix Download
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Firebird meets NoSQL Thomas Steinmauer, SCCH Download
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Firebird Python Drivers: Current state and future Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix Download
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Firebird Success Story: Sita Software Jas Madhur, Sita Software View on YouTube
Firebird 3.0 Window Functions Philippe Makowski, IBPhoenix Download
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Attendees Fees

Conference fee is GBP 169 (~EUR 190). It covers 2 days of conference and includes meals and coffee breaks. You can pay for conference online.

Sponsors and Organization


Sita Software, leading Luxembourg software development company, is the organizer of Firebird Conference 2011.

Sponsors:
  • Sita Software — supplier of ERP, Point Of Sales and accounting solutions for enterprises
  • IBPhoenix — premier source of Firebird support
  • IBSurgeon — recovery and optimization tools for Firebird
For information about sponsor packages and how to become a sponsor please contact case@firebirdsql.org.

Place and Accommodation


Conference will take place in Hotel Parc Bellevue, Luxembourg (official website, hotel page at booking.com). There are several other hotels in walking distance around, so you can choose where you stay during the conference.

Getting to the Conference

Airport

You can take a cab or a bus to get into the city. The bus lines number 9 and 16 take you to the City Centre (see schedule), the buses run every 10 to 15 minutes, you can check times on www.mobiliteit.lu.
 
From the Centre Hamilius or Royal Quai 1-2 you can walk to the Parc Belle-Vue in under 5 minutes) — see Google maps.

Train station

You can take any bus leaving from Quai 1 in front of the train station, they all go up into the city centre (except 1, but I do not remember which one, I haven't taken a bus from the train station in 2 years, it's easiest to just ask when getting on if the bus stops at Hamilius) and drop you off at Centre Hamilius or Royal Quai 1-2.
 
By car

Arriving from France or Belgium, we recommend to stay on the motorway E25
  1. Please take EXIT n°5 stating Luxembourg-Merl / Bertrange
  2. Continue direction Luxembourg, after 2500 meters turn right direction GARE
  3. You will find the Hotel Parc-Bellevue after 700 meters on your right
Arriving from Germany we recommend to follow motorway A1 wich ends up into the motorway E25 direction Arlon/ Bruxelles
  1. Please follow on and take EXIT n°5 stating Luxembourg-Merl / Bertrange
  2. Continue direction Luxembourg, after 2500 meters turn right direction GARE
  3. You will find the Hotel Parc-Bellevue after 700 meters on your right
About Luxembourg

Luxembourg City is a great tourist place. Discover more at Luxembourg City Tourist Office site.

Contact

Please feel free to ask any questions: case@firebirdsql.org.

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