Thought leaders already submitting talks for AstriCon!

By David Duffett

We’re already working on AstriCon with the goal of making it yet another amazing Asterisk Community event, and – as you know – the biggest part of that is attracting the best Community Speakers to deliver excellent sessions JUST FOR YOU!

While the submissions deadline is a good few weeks off, I thought I would give you a taste of the kinds of thing that have already been suggested. Final decisions on the AstriCon content schedule will be made in just a few short months.

Someone that needs no introduction is the much appreciated Allison Smith – THE Voice of Asterisk – and she has already been hard at work coming up with her first submission, called “Why IVR is Important”. If you’ve not heard Allison speak at AstriCon before, what’s the matter with you!!!! No, seriously, it’s something you need to do… Those that have attended Allison’s previous talks have learned that there are brains and great reasoning behind the beauty and the voice.

Another nicely early submission is from Jöran Vinzens of Sipgate, a SIP and Hosted Solution Provider from Germany. Trust Jöran to give it to you straight about all things SIP. His speech idea for this years AstriCon is “Building a Distributed ARI Stasis High availability App” – which is bound to be of interest to the many AstriCon attendees that now use the ARI to control their Asterisk instances.

Lastly, for now, AstriCon and Kamailio World favourite, Fred Posner has made a great early submission, offering to bring his skills and wealth of experience to Bear (Bear… Bearkery… do you see what I did there? No? Fred’s lovely wife Yeni runs the Bearkery) in a talk idea he has titled “When Should You Use Kamailio”. Fred’s mix of expert knowledge, off-beat humour and tasty cookie give-aways make his talks immensely popular with the AstriCon crowd.

So there are just three of our early submissions to whet your appetite for the Asterisk feast that will be AstriCon this year. There is still time to make your speaking idea submission. Hopefully this little content teaser will inspire you to submit a speaking abstract! We would love to see you there.

We will continue working behind the scenes on another great AstriCon, and I will be back in touch periodically to let you know how things are coming along.

Looking forward to seeing you in Florida again, or meeting you there for the first time, October 9th – 11th.


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David Duffett

David works with the Worldwide Asterisk Community for Digium, and is an Asterisk enthusiast in addition to being a Chartered Engineer, globally experienced trainer and public speaker.His experience includes Air Traffic Control communications, Wireless Local Loop, Mobile Networks, Computer Telephony, Voice over IP and Asterisk specifically.In addition to many web articles, David's publications include Asterisk 1.4: The Professional's Guide (Packt, co-author) and the contribution of a chapter (on Internationalisation) to Asterisk: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly).David is editorially responsible for AstriCon (THE annual global Asterisk event) where he also introduced the 'Fastest Dude to the Dialtone' contest some years ago. He is a frequent speaker at AsterConference Asia (David has also MC'd at this event), IT Expo (East and West) and a number of corporate events. He has also spoken at numerous other conferences - VoIP Developer, Speech World, CT Expo and UC Expo to name a few.

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