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The 8th Annual Atlanta Asterisk Users Group VoIP Conference

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.

Who Should Attend AAUG Conference?

• Asterisk or SwitchVox PBX installers/maintainers/professionals

• Anyone building a business using Open Source Telephony

• Telephony professionals wanting to learn what is new in the industry

• Real-time communications (RTC) oriented developers and product owners

• Anyone interested in taking advantage of recent advances in Speech Recognition (ASR) and Text-to-Speech (TTS)

• Web developers wanting to learn more about WebRTC and the power of communicating in real time

Join the 8th AAUG VoIP Conference in Atlanta at The Klaus Advanced Computing Building @ Georgia Tech, 266 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Rooms 1116 East & 1116 West)

The door under the Binary Bridge in the rear of the Klaus Building is the only one open all day.  The 2 doors in the glass Atrium next to the Binary Bridge will be open from 7:00-9:00, lunch, and 4:00-5:00.

Help reinvent how we communicate through Asterisk!

Look for news and updates @ AAUGConf!


• Digium

• Mojo Lingo

Conference Schedule (subject to change)

*The Asterisk Integration Workshop has limited space so sign up here.

*The Asterisk Integration Workshop has limited space so sign up here.

About Our Speakers

Allison Smith, The IVR Voice - The Voice of Asterisk


Allison is an internationally-recognized professional voice talent, and one of the top telephone voices working today. Allison has voiced platforms for Vonage, Bell Canada, Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Qwest – but she is most proud of her work as the Voice of Asterisk – voicing Asterisk prompts since its inception, and far into the future. Clients include Marriot Hotels, 3M, Pfizer, Toyota, Victoria’s Secret, Bank of America and EBay among many others.

Ben Klang, Mojo Lingo

@BKlang @MojoLingo

Ben Klang has been fascinated with communication technology since before he can remember.  Along the way he has participated in RTC-related startups, contributed to several Open Source projects such as Asterisk, FreeSWITCH and ejabberd, led the Adhearsion project (an Open Source real-time communications application framework), and even picked up an Amateur Radio license.  With experience in diverse technology disciplines such as telephony, system administration, software development and networking he enjoys solving broad or complex problems.  Based on these passions he founded a company, Mojo Lingo, in 2007 with a mission to create voice applications that work like magic. Today Mojo Lingo and Adhearsion are leading innovators in the real time communication space.

Billy Chia, Digium


Billy Chia is the Asterisk Marketing Manager for Digium, Inc. Digium is the primary sponsor and maintainer of Asterisk, the world's most popular open source communications platform. Additionally Digium provides products and services designed to deliver resources to companies using Asterisk in their communications infrastructure. Billy is responsible for Digium's Custom Communications product lines including Asterisk, IP Phones, VoIP Gateways and Telephony Interface Cards. A long-time Asterisk geek, he is also a dCAP certified technical trainer. 

Jay Steinworth, GM Voices


Jay and GM Voices are longtime attendees and exhibitors at national AstriCon and local Asterisk developer events. Offering a full suite of voice recording and international translation services, GM Voices is an essential partner resource for helping developers deploy a professional-sounding, brand-consistent Asterisk solution.

Asterisk developers can utilize GM Voices’ renowned audio VisionClips, specially-produced, pre-recorded caller/system voice scenarios that demonstrate your Asterisk functionality in “real-life” interactions. Including multiple voices (caller, system, live agent) to best serve your prospect meeting, as well as illustrative, engaging sound effects and audio earcons, these powerful sales and engineering resources are typically produced for the Asterisk development community at no charge, helping your contacts look past the messy contract or technical details to the exciting possibilities of a dramatically-improved Asterisk caller experience!

Jim Hoffpauir, Stentofon


VP North America for Zenitel USA manufacturer of STENTOFON. 12 years ecommerce at a global internet entertainment company. In physical security space since 2000. VoIP Intercom since 2007.

Lantre Barr, Blacc Spot Media, Inc.


Not your typical techie. Lantre started in the world of architecture and construction.  Transitioning to the tech world in 2008, Lantre began to tinker with the idea that technology is only confined by what the imagination can muster. In 2011, Lantre founded Blacc Spot Media with the objective to create cool and innovative solutions for enterprises and startups that were not afraid to be disruptive. The introduction of WebRTC in 2011, created a unique opportunity to provide niche services using web real-time communications. To date, Blacc Spot Media has developed a wide range of applications from online therapy to online fitness platforms and is currently seeing 90% of all clients looking to ingrate WebRTC solutions into their platforms or services. 

Sean Pimental, Digium

Sean is a Digium veteran, working various roles from Hardware Test Technician, Software Technician, Product Quality Lead, Training Specialist, and currently a Systems Engineer. He has a Degree in the Science of Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

You can find out more information about Digium training and certification as well as register to take a class at

Trish Whitlock, Hypepotamus


Trish is the Director of Operations at Hypepotamus, a startup collaboration space & publication. She works to bridge together the silos of ATL's startup world, by helping to tell the story of our ecosystem's growth. Past work with nonprofits, fundraising, writing, and running a small business. Masters in Public Admin and Bachelors in Journalism from GSU. 

Hotel & Travel

The Hampton Inn Atlanta – Georgia Tech – Downtown, is conveniently situated a short 10-minute walk from the Klaus Building (or 2 minute drive). Other local attractions include: The World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center and more.

A block of hotel rooms have been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. The nightly rate is $119 plus $10 parking through Friday, April 25th. You can make reservations here or call the hotel directly at[masked] and ask for the AAUG rate.

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  • LaTonya

    Hello, we are currently looking for an Asterisk/ABN Support Engineer here in Atlanta, Please email me at [masked] if you would like to learn more!

    June 21

  • Rick D.

    I like the event as a whole and learned a lot about new innovations like WEBRTC .
    There needs to be a troubleshooting segment (a couple hours or open time) dealing with solutions to endpoints, endusers and operation of real life voip, John Mulinix as well as other experienced people in this group could be presenters.

    Demos are always good.

    War Stories segment, how problems developed and the outcome. This could be more fun and educating, tips & tricks. I think there is need for the marketing part(free lunches), the need to show new innovations in VOIP like Digium phones and the new endpoint speaker equipment and of course, Allison Smith, the voice of asterisk.

    All events should be in one track not 2-tracks occurring at the time so would not missed anything. Newbies could have a training track.
    I would volunteer help in the next one if needed.
    Overall, the conference is an A+. Learned a lot and met a few new people. You did a great job.
    Not on hamfest week.
    thank you

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Bob Z.

    I am interested in learning the ins and outs of VOIP technology both from the standpoint of the network side as well as the CPE side. (I am old enough to remember when CPE was a dirty word.)

    April 3, 2014

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