Dear Firebird Foundation members, dear Firebird users,

To celebrate the Firebird’s 10th birthday and the launch of Firebird 2.5, theFirebird Foudation Committee invite you to setup and participate to a worldwidebunch of conferences.

The idea is to set up conferences every where there is a Firebird Community, tohave at least 10 conferences to celebrate the 10th birthday.

These conferences can have various format, from an half day to three days, thecontent can be advance topics made by core developpers, but also Firebird showcase, information about the project it self, Firebird tools show case, speakabout Firebird 2.5 new features, etc …

To day we have :

  • A one day conference in Ukraine On Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Firebird Developers Day in Brazil, in July
  • A three days combined HK-Software/Firebird conference in Bremen, Germany inNovember
  • Sarajevo,France, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia are planned

It would be nice to have events in countries where we have Firebird users andwhere we never had a conference before (Poland, USA, Canada, Australia, SouthAfrica, etc )

We the coordinate effort with the Mind the Bird campaign, we already havematerial that can be useful (slides, webinars recording)

We are working on a “10th anniversary event package” organizers could use ascore content ( with for example a speech/presentation about Firebird from dayone to present and with future plans). It would help organizers that don’t haveany local FB developer(s) and can’t afford to invite one.

We need now volunteers :

  • to take in charge such event in their country
  • content writers
  • sponsors hunters
  • speakers

Soon some web pages will be setup to inform and popularize this initiative.

So please, anyone ready to help, please subscribe to the dedicated mailinglist

So we can coordinate our efforts.


Philippe Makowski
Firebird Foundation