The Firebird Conference 2016 will take place on October 7-8, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic, at the Barcelo Praha Hotel.

There will be 2 simultaneous threads for the two full days. 

Main speakers

  1. Dmitry Yemanov, Lead architect of Firebird Core Team
  2. Vlad Horsun, Lead developer of Firebird Core team
  3. Alex Peshkoff, Lead developer of Firebird Core Team
  4. Jiri Cincura, Firebird .NET driver developer
  5. Roman Simakov, RedSoft and Firebird Core Team
  6. Philippe Makowski, IBPhoenix, Firebird Linux packages maintainer, Vice-president of Firebird Foundation
  7. Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon
  8. Paul Reeves, IBPhoenix,
  9. Pavel Cizar, IBPhoenix
  10. Jason Wharton, IBObjects
  11. Wiesław Poszewiecki, CloudaIDE
  12. Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon


Time Day 1
9:00-10:00 Firebird today: Goals and Perspectives, by Dmitry Yemanov
10:00-11:00 Firebird nbackup evolution, by Vlad Khorsun
11:00-11:20 Coffee-break
11:20-12:20 Encrypting Firebird databases, by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Core Development
12:20-13:20 Lunch
13:20-14:20 New features of Firebird ported from RedDatabase, by Roman Simakov, RedSoft Managing Firebird with Ansible, by Philippe Makowski
14:20-15:20 IB Objects: Native Access to Firebird for Delphi and Free Pascal, by Jason Wharton, IBObjects Introduction to CloudaIDE — Web Framework requiring only database programming skills, by Wiesław Poszewiecki, CloudaIDE
15:20-15:40 Coffee-break
15:40-16:40 Upgrading from Firebird 1.5 to 2.5 and beyond, by Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix Firebird Backups for Enterprises, by Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon
16:40-17:40 Recovery and high availability solutions for Firebird, by Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon What's new in .NET provider and overview of new features, by Jiri Cincura, Firebird .NET driver developer
  Day 2
9:00-10:00 Firebird and disk I/O, by Dmitry Yemanov, Lead Firebird developer
10:00-11:00 Statement-level read consistency in read committed transactions, by Vlad Khorsun
11:00-11:20 Coffee-break
11:20-12:20 Implementing safe authorisation infrastructure for Firebird, by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Core Development
12:20-13:20 Lunch
13:20-14:20 Optimizing queries and transactions, by Jason Wharton HA cluster based on RedDatabase engine-level replication, by Dmitry Starodubov, RedSoft
14:20-15:20 Diagnosing and fixing Firebird performance problems, by Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon How to implement the full text search using only what PSQL offers, by Jiri Cincura, Firebird .NET driver developer
15:20-15:40 Coffee-break
15:40-16:40 Firebird performance comparisons, by Paul Reeves, IBPhoenix Firebird SQL best practices, by Philippe Makowski
16:40-17:40 Firebird development process — Past, present and future, by Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix Choosing the best hardware for Firebird database server, by Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon
17:40-18:40 Round table


The Firebird Conference main sponsors are IBPhoenix, IBSurgeon, EnterAcc and RedSoft.

If you’d like to become a sponsor of the Firebird Conference, please contact us to get more details. Sponsorships start from 500.00 Euros and include at least two free attendee packages.


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Despite the fact that the Firebird Conference will be at the Barcelo Praha Hotel, we are not asking you to stay there. Check the local neighbourhood, as there are other accommodation options. There are also other hotels within walking distance that may provide you with cheaper accommodation:

To get to the Barcelo Praha Hotel, take the metro Red "C" line to the Budejovická station from the Central Train Station. More detailed travel information can be found on the Hotel's website.