About the author

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.

Supporting Ecuador Water Relief: Home of Elastix Hit by Earthquake

Equador Water Relief Effort Elastix Digium


The country of Ecuador is held in special affection by the Asterisk Community, as it is the home of Elastix – the popular Asterisk-based distribution that has been a blessing to so many, but especially in Latin America. Today, Elastix needs the support of the international community as part of a special effort to help Ecuador, following a devastating natural disaster.

Last Saturday, April 16th, 2016, the coastal region of Ecuador was struck by a massive 7.8 earthquake. There are many families affected and the devastation is widespread. The most affected areas include the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas. … Continued

AstriCon 2016 Heads to Arizona

I am very excited to confirm that AstriCon is all set to run in Glendale, AZ this September 27-29. It’s not our first time in this beautiful location. Those that have been attending AstriCon for a good few years (and there are a select few that have been to every AstriCon since the first one in 2004!) enjoyed this same venue in 2007 and 2008.
Glendale Renaissance (3.5_)For those that have never been to the Renaissance in Glendale, you are in for a treat. It boasts a very high quality accommodation in terms of the guest rooms, conference sessions and the expo … Continued

AstriCon Videos Now Posted – See you at Asterisk World!

Now that the AstriCon 2015 videos have been added to the Official Asterisk YouTube channel (you can see them and subscribe to the channel here), I thought it would be good to reflect on some of the great sessions that occurred in Orlando last October, and to look forward to Asterisk World later this month (January 26-28) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Thumbnail AstriConAstriCon 2015, Orlando
The Asterisk Community came together for 3 days of showing, telling, sharing and caring last October and so many different countries and regions of the world were represented – from Africa to Asia and Australia … Continued

AstriCon, Orlando is ONLY DAYS AWAY!

Tuesday, October 13th marks the official kick-off of AstriCon 2015, in Orlando. Those of us at Digium are in overdrive to bring you the best AstriCon yet! The word that springs to mind to describe AstriCon this year is “MORE“.

More Sessions
This year we have 5 (yes, FIVE) tracks, as FreePBX World is also at AstriCon. This means that for each talk you decide to attend, there are potentially 4 others that you may also be interested in at the same time. Do not fear, however, as there are lots of ways to mitigate this situation … Continued

Keith Casey, APIs and AstriCon!

What can you say about Keith Casey that has not already been said?
Probably quite a lot – but that’s not why I’m here…

No, I’m here to tell you that Keith will be at AstriCon 2015 in Orlando, Florida (October 13-15). He is speaking about APIs during his talk, aptly entitled, ‘Building your API Utility Belt.’

Keith’s first visit to AstriCon occurred in Las Vegas; and his brief but memorable time on last year’s AstriCon speaking circuit left quite an impression. The now legendary talk, ’12 Reasons your API sucks!’ established Keith as a credible player and a crowd … Continued