Firebird Conference 2012   The Firebird Project invites all Firebird users and developers to participate in the Firebird Conference 2012, which will take place in Luxembourg, October 26-27, 2012.

The Firebird Conference 2012 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 2012 will be a place to improve your Firebird development skills and give a chance to ask questions directly to Firebird Core team.


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

Main topics with detailes descriptions can be found here.

Time Duration, Mins Day 1
9:00-9:30 30 Firebird development in 2012: What's New, by Dmitry Yemanov
9:30-11:00 90 Optimizer: spotting issues and finding solutions, by Dmitry Yemanov
11:00-11:15   break
11:15-12:45 90 Trace API: how it works and, internal implemimplementationustom plugins, by Vlad Khorsun
12:45-14:00   lunch
14:00-15:00 60 Recovery and data protection with IBSurgeon tools, by Alexey Kovyazin What's new in ADO.NET provider for Firebird, by Jiri Cincura
15:00-16:00 60 Jaybird: Java and Firebird, by Mark Rotteveel Fun with Firebird and Python, by Pavel Cizar
16:00-16:15   break
16:15-17:15 60 Nbackup and Backup: Internals, Usage strategy and Pitfalls, by Dmitry Kuzmenko Sita Software: Case study
17:15-18:15 60 Round table, questions and answers
    Day 2
9:00-10:30 90 Firebird SQL features, by Vlad Khorsun
10:30-11:30 60 Administering large Firebird Databases, by Paul Reeves QA testing of Firebird, by Philippe Makowski
11:30-11:45   break
11:45-12:45 60 Firebird replication the easy way, by Raphael Neve The beauty and magic of stored procedures in Firebird, by Lucaz Franzen
12:45-14:00   lunch
14:00-15:00 60 Advanced Firebird monitoring, by Alexey Kovyazin Windows Functions: more details, by Philipe Makowski
15:00-16:00 60 Getting Started with Firebird.NET provider, Jiri Cincura Firebird in virtual environment, Claus Heeg
16:00-16:15   break
16:15-17:15 60 Data vs Information, by Pavel Cizar  
17:15-18:10 60 Mad auction, wrap up, round table

Attendees Fees

For those who register before October 1 Early Bird registration is available:
  • 10% discount for single attendee EUR 171/GBP136.8
  • 20% discount for group 3+ EUR 153/GBP121.6
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After October 1 regular fees will be applied: for the single attendee, it will be EUR 190 (GBP 169), for group 3+ EUR 171/152

Sponsors and Organization

Sita Software, leading Luxembourg software development company, is the organizer of Firebird Conference 2012.

  • Sita Software — supplier of ERP, Point Of Sales and accounting solutions for enterprises
  • IBPhoenix — premier source of Firebird support
  • IBSurgeon — recovery and optimization tools and services for Firebird
For information about sponsor packages and how to become a sponsor please contact [email protected].

Place and Accommodation

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

Getting to the Conference


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
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.


Please feel free to ask any questions: [email protected].