Two months from now, Asterisk developers, contributors, and enthusiasts from around the world will make their pilgrimage to Orlando, Florida, to attend the 12th Annual AstriCon event.
What makes Astricon so compelling? AstriCon is the longest-running event devoted to all-things Asterisk, one of the most influential open source telecommunications projects. AstriCon is full of the brightest minds in the Asterisk community. Attendees will learn about trends in Asterisk use, the growing Asterisk ecosystem, the newest applications and a wide range of technical topics from Asterisk developers, users and entrepreneurs.
Here are a few reasons why you should join us at this year’s AstriCon:
1. To become well versed in Asterisk by those who know it best // Asterisk from Scratch Seminar
Asterisk from Scratch is the 2015 edition of the wildly popular Asterisk 1-2-3 Seminar. This all-day seminar is a well-rounded, informative overview of the Asterisk Project, with a focus on the essentials a general “newbie” should know. Whether you are managing a team deploying an Asterisk implementation, evaluating potential replacements for a legacy telephony solution, or are simply new to Asterisk, this talk has something to offer you.
2. To discover new ways to enhance and expand telecommunications solutions with the newest offerings from leading IT vendors // Exhibitor’s Hall
Dozens of products have been built based on Asterisk code. Hundreds of products and services have been created to expand on the power of Asterisk. The Asterisk Exhibition brings together the leading products from a wide range of categories: phones, gateway hardware (cards and standalone devices), software add-ons, embedded solutions, and Internet telephony services. Attendees at AstriCon will have the opportunity to see the latest product and service offerings from today’s leading vendors who are leveraging Asterisk to offer flexible, affordable and robust IP telephony solutions.
3. To learn about innovations and trends in the telecommunications industry from leading experts // Speakers & Keynote Sessions
This year’s keynote speakers include the Internet Society’s Dan York, and Digium’s CEO Danny Windham. On the second day of AstriCon, join Dan in an exploration of what the future holds for telecom infrastructure and policy – and how the choices we make will determine that future. Bill Wingall, Sangoma CEO will offer a luncheon keynote on Thursday, “Everything Changes and nothings Stands Still, the Philosophies of Business Transformation.” On the last day of the three-day conference, Danny will chart the journey of communications from a stand-alone application to an essential element embedded in every aspect of running a business. He will also highlight the changes along the way, and discuss the ways in which Asterisk, Switchvox and Respoke can be put to work in the modern world to help people achieve the best communications solution for their organizations.
In addition to the keynotes, over 50 telecom professionals from around the world will speak on a range of tech-topics throughout the three-day event.
4. To expand your business and social networks with like-minded Asterisk geeks // Networking Opportunities
A tech conference is more than just training sessions and keynote speeches – it’s about making connections with other IT professionals. AstriCon offers an opportunity for geeks around the world to get together under one roof to learn, discuss and debate the latest technology while sipping beer and making jokes only fellow developers would get. Several networking opportunities will be available during the three-day AstriCon event, including an Exhibit Hall Opening Reception; breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks and hallway conversation. Check out the conference agenda to plan out your days.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to attend this year’s AstriCon event, October 13-15th in Orlando, Florida. What are you waiting for? Visit AstriCon.net to register today! We look forward to seeing you in the sunshine state.