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July 19, 2016

Digium Announces Agenda for September's AstriCon in Arizona

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

The bad news is that metro Phoenix is now experiencing triple-digit temperatures paired with monsoon season, making for another steamy summer. The good news is that AstriCon 2016 in Glendale, Arizona is not until late September, when temperatures will drop down to the very comfortable low 90s and the likelihood of rain should lessen.

The excellent weather, great location and strong community around and program for AstriCon 2016 should be a good draw for this event, which is set for September 27 through 29 at the lovely Glendale Renaissance Hotel & Spa. That’s just across the street from a really nice restaurant and shopping complex called Westgate City Center, which is also home to the arena where the Arizona Coyotes hockey team plays, and near the home of the Arizona Cardinals. Of course, there’s also great biking, golf, hiking and natural beauty in the area.

As for AstriCon 2016 specifically, it will feature a session during which Sean C. McCord of CyCore Systems will demonstrate Asterisk ARI being used with the Go programming language. Another featured speaker, Evan McGee of RingPlus (News - Alert), will describe how to integrate Asterisk into web services using solutions like Adhearsion, Docker, Kafka and Redis.

Grant Broomhall and Mike Walton of Far South Networks will be on tap discussing Asterisk (News - Alert) and the Social Internet of Things (IoT). That will entail a conversation about why Asterisk participates with humans in a social IoT network based on Node.js, SIP over web sockets and WebRTC. And Jonathan Merrell of Synnex will explain how and why his company moved entirely to a single global Asterisk system.

However, AstriCon 2016 will not be solely about Asterisk. This event will also include sessions about FreePBX, FreeSwitch, OpenSIPS and Kamailio open source products.

"There are so many great sessions, not only about Asterisk, but about how using other tools can enhance and facilitate the use of Asterisk to make valuable solutions,” said David Duffett, worldwide community director for the Asterisk Project, which was created by Digium Inc. “This holds true whether your requirements are for a regular PBX (News - Alert), large, scalable, resilient systems, or anything in between."

Edited by Alicia Young
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