Upcoming Open Source Asterisk Conference

Updated: January 07, 2011

Written by: Amelia Gurley

On October 26 and 28 of 2010, the Asterisk Company is planning to launch their seventh annual AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition. The venue, a resort and convention center just outside Washington D.C., is expected to welcome Asterisk users from many different fields; as the Asterisk website claims, “You will not find a greater mix of individuals than at AstriCon. From code gurus to venture capitalists to social activists." These individuals will be drawn from Asterisk’s community of now over 65,000 members across 170 nations.

The convention aims to increase public awareness of Asterisk, a communications platform which boasts to bring together many different companies: “Dozens of products have been based on the Asterisk code, and hundreds of products and services have been created to expand on the power of Asterisk.” Users will be able to “learn about the technology in depth, to discuss its newest uses and to meet potential collaborators” at the conference.

The program for this year’s event includes four concurrent conference tracks, focusing on carriers and call centers, cloud, commerce, government and enterprise, technical, and the Asterisk Ecosystem. Those hoping to register can do so here: http://www.astricon.net/.

Featured Research
  • Is Your Phone System Meeting the Needs of Your Workforce?

    When was the last time you evaluated the performance of your current business phone system? For most people, the answer is too long ago. Phone systems are one of the most overlooked tools in business, even though they’re also one of the most important in terms of employee productivity. more

  • Why are Companies Still Using PBX?

    For years, all kinds of businesses depended on Private Branch Exchange (PBX) phone systems to help facilitate direct, line-to-line communication. Over the course of the past decade, however, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology quickly became the go-to resource for brands. more

  • Top 15 Reasons You Should Upgrade to VoIP

    While more businesses make the switch to VoIP every single day, there are also many that choose to stay with the system they are used to.The rationale is almost always the same. You don’t want to shake things up when what you are already using is working. more

  • [Infographic] 16 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Phone System

    Choosing a phone system for your business isn’t as easy as it looks. Most people learn this the hard way. You choose a new system, and everything seems fine. Until it isn’t. In hindsight the problems always seem obvious, yet countless businesses fall into the same traps every year. more

  • What You Need to Know About VoIP Security

    No matter the industry or area of expertise, a strong VoIP system is the perfect tool for any business looking to take both its internal and external communication to the next level. more