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Digium announces AstriCon 2011


Digium (www.digium.com) has announced AstriCon 2011 today.  The event will be held from October 26 through 28, at the Westin Westminster in Denver, Colorado.

Submissions for speaker opportunities can be made at www.astricon.net.

Digium typically makes a Big Announcement at AstriCon.  The two I’ve liked have been the purchase of Switchvox way back [...]

AstriCon 2010 – I’ll be there on Wednesday & Thursday


I’ll be running around at AstriCon 2010 (www.astricon.net) on Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28.   Don’t know if I’ll be tweeting on site; the last time I was at the Gaylord, wireless connectivity was hit-or-miss.

If you are looking to brief, email me.  Or look for me in the loud, er, expressive [...]

And the big news at Astricon will be …?


The Digium Astricon (www.astricon.net) show has become Digium’s annual event to announce Big News.  Three years ago, the acquisition of Switchvox took place.  Two years ago, it was the Skype/Digium interop agreement, while last year it was an IBM/Digium agreement. 

Perhaps the big clue is Digium’s Kevin Fleming giving Wednesday morning’s keynote. From [...]

2010: All IP communication roads through the Gaylords?


COMPTEL PLUS 2010 – If you haven’t been to a Gaylord Hotel and Conference center yet, it is likely you will be for some sort of IP communications show this year.

Already, COMPTEL PLUS is winding up at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Next week, VoiceCon Orlando will take place at the Gaylord [...]

AstriCon 2010 coming to D.C. – Two cents on traveling


Digium (www.digium.com) has formally announced dates and places for AstriCon 2010. (www.astricon.net).

This year’s event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, just outside of Washington D.C., on October 26-28, 2010. 

FYIs on getting to the Gaylord from local hubs

Please note travelers take my advice at their own [...]

Keynote Pictures from Astricon 2009 – Thursday, October 15, 2009


Glendale, AZ & Washington DC – Pictures from Thursday’s keynotes at AstriCon 2009.

IBM CTO Mike Smith talks all about Digium’s role as an ISV on IBM’s Smart Cube program.  Companies with Smart Cube can pull down Asterisk from IBM’s online  Smart Business marketplace.

Digium CEO Danny Windham recapping 2009 in terms [...]

Keynote pictures from AstriCon 2009 – Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Glendale, AZ & Washington DC – Pictures from AstriCon 2009 on Wednesday October 14, 2009.

Keynote audience at AstriCon 2009

It was a full ballroom for both days of keynotes.

Allworx founder Jeff Szczepanski at AstriCon 2009

You run into a lot of interesting people in the hallways of AstriCon — like [...]

Digium's dull (but this is good) AstriCon


Glendale AZ & Washington DC – As Digium celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Asterisk IP telephony platform this week at the AstriCon developer’s conference with cake and funny hats, this year’s keynote presentation by IBM CTO Mike Smith drifted into the mundane and dull — a very good thing.

Smith, brought in to [...]

HD voice news from AstriCon via HDConnectNow


You’ll find three (3) pieces about HD voice from AstriCon over at the HD Connect Now website (www.hdconnectnow.org)–

AstriCon 2009: It is all HD voice (handsets) AstriCon 2009 – Dialogic talks HD voice media server From AstriCon: Rumors of AT&T running HD voice in San Antonio

Bottom line: You have to look REALLY hard [...]

AstriCon – What I'm doing there…


I’m going to be at Digium’s AstriCon conference, the Asterisk developer’s conference, on October 13-15 in Glendale, AZ.

Digium head hoo-hoo, er Community development guy John Todd has asked me to be a Master of Ceremonies (MC) for two of the AstriCon tracks on Wednesday and Thursday. Which means I get to herd cats, [...]