Content Taking Shape for AstriCon 2018

By David Duffett

With less than three months to go until everyone’s favorite Asterisk community event, the content is taking shape and we are getting excited for AstriCon 2018! The much-coveted speaking slots are now being allocated to the succession speaking submissions.

The actual schedule of who is speaking when will be released in the coming weeks, but for now, I wanted to give you a flavor of some of the subjects and the people that will be at AstriCon 2018.

Our tracks this year are Developer, Infrastructure, Deployment, and Business. As always, there are a good number of talks that defy easy categorization, so those could end up in one of a few different positions.

Subject matter this year covers machine learning, speech biometrics, Asterisk voicebots, results from the contact center survey, and essential information about Asterisk itself, related projects, and other open source communications projects.

Here are the details of three of the talks:

The Sylk Road to WebRTC
A comparison in design and development of real-time communications solutions based on SIP and WebRTC protocols, where these solutions meet, interact, and compete.
Sharing 10+ years of experience developing fully open source infrastructures based on SIP and WebRTC protocol stacks, Adrian Georgescu will cover developing Blink SIP client to the Sylk WebRTC hybrid and will share what he learned about the future of SIP/WebRTC-based infrastructures.

Tune Up Your Contact Center
Corey McFadden of Voneto will explore several hot contact center enhancements, including callback in queue, ASR/TTS and SMS that can be built easily onto an existing Asterisk-based contact center. Whether FreePBX, raw Asterisk, or Digium Switchvox, he’ll navigate options and show you how to build some of these features!

Real-Time Machine Learning
Machine learning itself is decidedly not real time. Why? It can take days for multi-CPU machines to assemble a working model! The results for RTC, however, could be revolutionary: video/audio optimization, advanced NLU, speaker synthesis, real-time session transmission tuning… and crime! Join AstriCon favorite Evan McGee for this exciting session!

I’ll be back with details of more talks soon, so be sure to get your AstriCon pass NOW if you have not already done so.

See you in Orlando!


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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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