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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 a frequent speaker at Astricon (THE annual global Asterisk event, where David often runs an Asterisk-based contest), 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. David has also delivered Presentation Skills training and coaches Executives on Public Speaking.

Digium at Kamailio World in Berlin

Kamailio World has just kicked off here in Berlin with a number of pre-conference workshops on this Wednesday afternoon.

The conference-proper agenda begins tomorrow, and our own Matt Jordan will be presenting at 2.30pm – bringing some much anticipated information about Asterisk 12 (especially the new PJ SIP channel) and the way it will work with Kamailio.

The conference draws a crowd of those serious about large-scale resilient SIP-based service provision, and of course there is always a need for the kinds of services that Asterisk can provide, such as media hosting, recording, etc.

Old habits die hard, and a … Continued

Tell us your ASTERISK story; you could get a FREE DIGIUM PHONE

Asterisk community members have some interesting projects – and we not only want to hear more about them, but we want to share them with others, too. 

Submit a video about your Asterisk experience.

It’s no secret that we really love to hear from Asterisk community members, like yourself, especially about what you have been doing with Asterisk, and even about your experiences at AstriCon.
So we thought it might be fun to ask you to send in a video on one (or both) of the above topics. In exchange, you could walk away with a cool, new Digium phone.… Continued

Viva AstriCon 2014 – dates and venue confirmed ALREADY!

Pssst! I have the essential information about AstriCon 2014 to pass on to you before the official announcement and press release, which is due real soon.
Although we have a formal announcement at Asterisk World this week, and a press release all queued up, I can exclusively reveal…
Astricon will be at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas this year, running October 21-23.
We have worked hard to settle the details and pass them on to you so early, because we know that AstriCon really is the MUST ATTEND Asterisk event of the year – and this way … Continued

Great speakers at Asterisk World next week, including Mark Spencer!

Asterisk World (co-located with IT Expo) will be running next week in the Miami Beach Convention Center (January 29-31). Asterisk World focuses around businesses that currently use or are potentially using open source telephony and are seeking a more in-depth experience with Asterisk. Come to Asterisk World to discover how Asterisk, the world’s most widely used open source telephony software, can save you money and empower you to create more flexible telephony solutions.

Fourteen great Asterisk-related talks will unfold over 3 days from speakers coming from as far afield as Bangladesh, Latin America, the UK and Canada; as well as a … Continued

Asterisk World is NEXT MONTH!

We’re busy doing lots of preparation for Asterisk World next month in Miami – it’s right at the end of January (28th-31st) and it is co-located with IT Expo East at the Miami Beach Convention Centre.

There is already a good number of speakers preparing great sessions for our Asterisk World track – people like the lovely Allison Smith (THE voice of Asterisk), Corey McFadden (an AstriCon and AW regular who always brings along great case studies and a wealth of experience), Peter Dunkley (of English company Crocodile RCS, Peter is also a contributor to the Kamailio open source SIP … Continued