Asterisk Essentials: Promotional Pricing Extended for Limited Time!

Have you had a chance to check out Asterisk Essentials, yet? In case you missed our blog post about it, this is a new online training course that teaches Asterisk in a series of over 60 videos, sorted by chapter and topic. In all, there’s nearly seven hours filled with information about Asterisk configuration, best practices, and tips & tricks.
If you haven’t yet bought your copy of Asterisk Essentials, now is the time! When we launched the online training series, we offered it at the discounted price of $299 — a $50 savings over retail price. … Continued

Online training for Asterisk offers new dialplan video for free

Two weeks ago, Digium announced Asterisk Essentials, our first online training course. It consists of more than 6 hours of video, where we introduce Asterisk and Digium, walk through the background and basics of Asterisk, and demonstrate how to install and configure Asterisk and many of its features. We named the course Asterisk “Essentials” because it’s focused on rapidly covering the most critical concepts an administrator needs to understand to work with Asterisk. The whole course is full of working examples you can try on your own, too.

At launch, we gave away one of the introductory videos that talks … Continued

Digium’s Fond Farewell to Jared Smith

It is with a mixture of pride and sorrow that I share the news that long-time Digium employee and Asterisk community member Jared Smith is leaving Digium to become the Fedora Project Leader, employed by Red Hat. Jared has contributed to the Asterisk community for the better part of a decade, and has worked tirelessly for the last few years at Digium in community relations and training roles. I’m confident that he will remain engaged with Asterisk — he assures me he’ll be at Astricon in October — but it will be a challenge to find such a capable and … Continued

AstriCon 2007: Confessions of a Digium booth worker

Well, another AstriCon has come and gone. This year’s Ast-rav-a-ganza in sunny Phoenix, AZ was another spectacle of Asterisk-based presentations and networking. It’s always exciting to me to meet members of the Asterisk community in person, especially ones whose bugtracker aliases or IRC nicks are well known to me. Matching faces to names/handles is always surprising in one way or another, but the added dimension of a real live person makes the connection seem more real somehow.

Most of my time at AstriCon this year was spent in our 10′ by 20′ booth. Besides handing out cool Digium gear like … Continued