The 7th Annual Atlanta Asterisk Users Group VoIP Conference

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.


The Atlanta Asterisk Users Group 2013 VoIP Conference will be held at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building (Rooms 1116 East and 1116 West) Saturday, May 11th 2013 starting 9:00 AM sharp and will wrap around 5:00 PM with a post conference social to follow at the 5 Seasons Restaurant & Brewery.

The conference hotel is the The Hampton Inn Georgia Tech/Downtown.  Here is the VoIP Conference Rate Reservation Link: The cutoff date for room reservations was extended until April 26th but call the Hotel directly at this point to request the AAUG Rate.  Rooms are still available.

The post conference social will be held at the 5 Seasons Restaurant & Brewery (Google Map) starting around 5:35 PM or so.  If you are staying at the Hampton Inn we can car pool or share taxis.

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.

Confirmed guests:

Digium, Sean Pimental

Allison Smith

Ben Klang, Mojo Lingo

Chris Buechler, Electric Sheep Fencing (nee pfSense)

Patrick Dexter, Cepstral


GMVoices, Kevin John and Jay Steinworth

Dennis Little,

Conference Track Schedule (subject to modifications)

9:00 - 9:15   Welcome and introductions, Doug Kilgore

9:17 - 9:48    GMVoices, Kevin John & Jay Steinworth

9:50 - 10:35, Dennis Little

10:37 - 11:17    Digium, Sean Pimental

11:18 - 11:59   Patrick Dexter, Cepstral

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch; Free Pizza thanks to Sangoma

1:05 - 1:40    Allison Smith

1:45 - 2:25     Mojo Lingo, Ben Klang

2:30 - 3:15    Electric Sheep Fencing  (pfSense)

3:19 - 4:00   Sangoma

4:05? - 4:45   Open forum, perhaps a wildcard, and the big giveaway and drawing; you must be present to get the free stuff and be eligible for the drawings. There will be ATAs, Sangoma stuff, Scott Navratil of Vitelity will provide a free test account with $15 credit to all attendees present and a Fax Enable Gateway with 2 months service ($225 value), and more.  “Vitelity is a wholesale telephony solutions provider with the largest DID footprint in North America. They provide global SIP Trunks, virtual fax solutions, VoIP SMS solutions, and Asterisk colocation and hosting in our VoIP-optimized data center. They specialize in Asterisk and have DCAP engineers onsite to provide unmatched service and support.” Fax Enable from Vitelity is a purpose-built fax gateway that allows customers to use an analog fax machine with Vitelity’s TDM-based vFax network (not FoIP). It provides the convenience of traditional fax machines but with enhanced features like:
· Easy plug-n-play setup
· Fax’s like having dozens of POTS lines connected to your fax machine (no more busy signals).
· Robust web-based portal to send & receive FAX documents
· FAX from desktop client
· FAX from Outlook
· FAX to email                                                                                                            A Digium D40 phone was donated by VoIP Supply, who provides everything you need for VoIP. VoIP Supply has been delivering VoIP equipment to developers, resellers, integrators and hobbyists utilizing Asterisk and other open source platforms since 2002. VoIP Supply is a Platinum Digium Partner and has been named their top partner in North America the last two years. For more information please go to or call 800.398.8647.

This giveaway list will be updated shortly.

Don't forget the Post Conference social at the 5 Seasons

Conference Track Presentations:

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.  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?”

Dennis Little: Dennis is an Enterprise Infrastructure Architect / Business Development Technology Translator ( and is fascinated with all things engineering and has found a niche empowering business stakeholders and IT engineers towards collaborative innovation. During his career, he has driven multiple and diverse IT projects to quantifiable success with Fortune 500, non‐profit and SMB companies alike. Dennis travels worldwide to engage technical and non‐technical audiences, educating them on emerging threats and communications security. He also developed the industry’s first week‐long Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) course, now being delivered to the U.S. Dept. of Defense and affiliated community worldwide. His topic will be Disaster Recovery Planning: the Asterisk Advantage - Discover how Asterisk can be a key part of any business' disaster readiness and recovery plan and why VoIP makes the most sense in this theater. Attendees will explore:
· Business & engineering questions to ask before building an Asterisk solution
· How VoIP beats traditional telecom in disaster planning
· Disaster‐tested VoIP solutions that work for competitive businesses today
· Example configurations, tip and tricks that can be put to use immediately following the talk

GM Voices: Kevin John and Jay Steinworth  "Selling the Enterprise Space: Why Professional Voice Matters and How GM Voices Can Help" Developers are constantly innovating new features and functionality in Asterisk. These innovations are exciting and solve real-world business problems. But too often, the development work or sales presentation falls flat. It’s because the technology hasn’t been communicated, demoed or humanized in-context with a professional, natural-sounding voice. GM Voices explains why professional voice is so critical to both your front-end sales process and your prospects’/clients’ eventual customer experience, especially as Asterisk ramps up for the enterprise space. GM Voices helps Asterisk developers put a professional foot forward for sales presentations and the eventual custom voice messaging with recordings to fit any company image.


Electric Sheep Fencing (pfSense):

Education Track:

The Asterisk Integration Workshop

Ticketed Attendees for the Education Track will be seated first so please register for this workshop here to reserve your seat:

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.


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  • Daniel S.

    Sorry I can't make it! Hope everyone learns and has a blast...

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work commitment came up.

    May 10, 2013

  • Joseph P. T.

    Looking forward to meeting you guys.

    March 16, 2013

  • Robert K.

    I can be there by phone or hangout. Will that work?

    January 18, 2013

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