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The Atlanta Asterisk Users Group 2013 VoIP Conference will be held at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building Saturday, May 11th 2013 starting 9:00 AM sharp and will wrap around 5:00 PM with a social to follow.
Information on this page will change rapidly as we add conference guests and their topics as the conference date approaches so check back often for updates.
Call for presentations is now open. If you would like to present your product or service in the Conference Track please contact us via this Meetup Page, email Doug Kilgore at email@example.com, or contact one of the other Group Organizers.
The conference hotel will be The Hampton Inn Georgia Tech/Downtown. Here is the VoIP Conference Rate Reservation Link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/A/ATLGTHX-AAU-20130510/index.jhtml
Venue suggestions for the after conference social are welcome.
The Atlanta Asterisk Users Group VoIP Conference is a casual, open opportunity for Asterisk VoIP beginners and veterans to meet and share their goals, knowledge, and skills. This free conference brings together leading Asterisk and VoIP users, developers, enthusiasts, service providers and manufacturers who share their accomplishments and goals for the future in this rapidly evolving Linux community.
Ben Klang, Mojo Lingo
Electric Sheep Fencing (nee pfSense)
Patrick Dexter, Cepstral
Kevin Lynn, Professional Hacker
Conference Track Presentations:
Digium: As your Asterisk deployment is tailored to the environment for which it's installed, so can your other Asterisk-based products. In this session you will be introduced to IP Gateways, Telephony Cards, Redundancy Appliances, IP Phones, and Asterisk-based on-site and cloud UC solutions that are designed specifically for Asterisk. With API integration, you can extend the capabilities of Asterisk to other business applications or web mashups. See first-hand how these Digium products offer the tightest integration and customization available for Asterisk-based phone systems.
Mojo Lingo: Not that long ago, VoIP companies could make serious money by charging 10 cents a minute for long distance or $30 a month for local phone service. But with a low barrier to entry, the market very quickly became crowded, and prices fell to the basement. Now anyone off the street can get sub-1-cent per-minute US LD with no minimums. That business model is dead. For many companies, salvation came in the form of moving upstream to offering virtual PBX, or the more buzz-wordy "Cloud PBX". But once again, the field is full of competitors and with very little to differentiate. Why should any customer choose you? If you answered "price", you're going to lose. This presentation is all about solving that problem: how to create differentiated real-time communication services that allow you to charge your customers for the value you create, rather than for the minutes they use.
Allison Smith: “Allison Smith – the Voice of Asterisk – joins us remotely for what will be an informal but engaging talk about how to build your Asterisk IVR script from the ground up. Many Asterisk developers and re-sellers are expert at installing and configuring the system – but find that their customers haven’t given any thought as to just *who* is going to voice their custom prompts or exactly *how* to construct a script that says what they want it to say – and which doesn’t drive callers crazy. Who better to shed some light on ways to build a streamlined, fluid phone script than Allison – the original Voice of Asterisk and one of the most in-demand telephone voice talents working today?”
Kevin Lynn: Kevin is a professional hacker who is speaking about VOIP security on Android cell phones.
The Asterisk Integration Workshop
Register for this workshop here: http://advancedasteriskclass2013.eventbrite.com/
Presented by Billy Chia
Digium, Inc. | Technical Marketing Specialist
The 6 hour seminar will cover a introduction to Asterisk integration technologies such as AMI, AGI, database integration, advanced endpoint configuration and emerging technologies such as WebRTC in Asterisk 11. This intermediate-level technical lecture takes the next step in developing Asterisk solutions beyond basic configuration and dialplan scripting. A pre-requisite knowledge of Asterisk, Linux and programming is not required, but will allow a participant to receive the most from the workshop.