About the author

Bryan Johns has previously worked with Digium as its Community Director for Asterisk. In his most recent role, Bryan is working to expand Digium's solutions into the services realm. Before coming to Digium, he spent nearly 20 years in and around the businesses of technology and telecommunications. Bryan has started, grown and sold a handful of web application development and VoIP technology businesses and in 2004, found a home in the disruptive world of open standards and open source telecommunications platforms. Bryan is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he works when he's not out and about evangelizing open source communications.

Welcoming David Duffett to Digium!

If you’ve been to AstriCon in the last few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen the “Fastest Dude to the Dial Tone” competition where Asterisk users test how quickly they can configure a raw Asterisk system to make and take a phone call.  If you’ve seen the contest, you’ve also seen the merry British chap, dressed as a carnival barker, who makes this contest both interesting and entertaining.  That man’s name is David Duffett.

David is a long time Asterisk enthusiast who has been offering Asterisk training classes and Asterisk consulting around the world for more than five years.  It is with … Continued

AstriCon 2012 Call for Speakers

It’s that time of year again!  AstriCon 2012 will be held October 23-25 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.  As a Atlanta native (there aren’t that many of us) I am excited to have the Asterisk community join us in my home town for three days of Asterisk business, discussion and training.

I am opening our call for speakers effective today.  You can submit your talk using this form: http://www.astricon.net/2012/speaking.aspx

Accepted speakers will be given an all conference pass in exchange for their contribution. I hope that you will join us in Atlanta for what is likely to … Continued

Asterisk World Miami 2012 Call for Speakers

Following a fun and successful AstriCon 2011, we’re back to work planning content for Asterisk World 2012 at IT Expo East in Miami, Florida.  This year’s Asterisk World will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center February 1st through 3rd, 2012.  If you’ve got an interesting story to share with the Asterisk community, please take a moment to submit a talk at the following URL:


For details on IT Expo East and the Asterisk World sessions st the show, stop by the event’s web site here:


We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in … Continued

Astricon 2011 Update

This year’s Astricon event is less than 2 months away and it is shaping-up to be the best show yet! As our trip to Denver, Colorado approaches, I wanted to take a moment to bring everyone up to speed on the details of the show as they have been finalized. If you haven’t done so recently, please take a moment to stop by the Astricon site and take a look at the updated conference schedule and content announcements. Here’s a few important items for you to consider as you plan for Astricon.

Tuesday is an important day

For a number … Continued

Russell Bryant: Thank You for Seven Years of Excellence

More than seven years ago, Russell Bryant joined the Asterisk development team as a student at Clemson University.  Over his time with the Asterisk project, Russell has been instrumental in the creation, growth and management of the world’s most popular open source communications platform.  However, seven years is a long time to work within the confines of a single project and a desire for new experiences coupled with a desire to be closer to family has brought Russell to the decision to leave Digium effective July 29th, 2011.

Russell will join the Cloud Infrastructure Development Team at Red Hat.  While … Continued