Mark Spencer

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Mark Spencer founded Digium®, Inc., in 1999 as Linux Support Systems while still a computer engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX for the company, Spencer simply used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to develop his own PBX. This was the beginning of the worldwide open source phenomenon known as Asterisk®. As Asterisk gained in popularity, Spencer shifted his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market. Mark renamed the company Digium and transformed the fledgling upstart into the leading open source telecommunication provider in the world today. As the Chairman and CTO of Digium, Mark Spencer continues to drive the strategic vision and technology direction of the company as well as focus on the development and growth of the Asterisk Community at large. Spencer is widely regarded as the pioneer of open source telephony and gives frequent keynote addresses to large technology audiences. Mark on google+

Video: Mark Spencer on IP Phone App Development

By Mark Spencer

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the Digium phone API, or if you’ve ever wondered just how many freckles I have on my face, this is the video for

Awards and Astricon!

By Mark Spencer

Again it’s starting to be that time of year where AstriCon is becoming visible on the horizon. This year promises again to be a record-breaker – we’ve already got

Giving and Taking

By Mark Spencer

First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (well at least to those who celebrate it and/or appreciate the sentiment)! It’s a day when many people, myself

Spreading the Word, not just the Code

By Mark Spencer

You know, I didn’t really start out on a mission to change the world, but more just seemed to stumble into it. When I started Digium (Linux Support Services at