NOTE: You do not have to formally RSVP to come, but please let us know, so we have a ballpark headcount to communicate to the restaurant to ensure there is enough seating. The meeting starts at 7pm.
What do amateur radio operators, small businesses, giant corporations, E911 systems, and Linux hobbyists all have in common?
Well, besides using Linux, they all are using an application called Asterisk, in one of its many forms, to handle telecommunications.
Amateur radio operators can interlink plain old telephone systems with repeaters, small businesses can appear to the world to be a large corporation with custom interactive voice response menus, and hobbyists can lower their home phone bill to as little as a $1.00 per month with $0.0015/minute call charges.
Not to mention to have a phone number virtually anywhere in the world terminate at your home,
The presentation will introduce Asterisk, its applications, basic Python scripting, and many other things.
Dr. Paul Wilkinson holds a PhD in Computer Science from Durham University, one of England’s foremost, and third oldest, universities. His also holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Physics as well as a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. During the course of his career, he has worked for a “think tank” doing mathematical modeling, then the U.S. Navy, thins the senior civilian, and reserve, for one of the largest police departments in California. Now he is a Professor of Computer Science at Pasadena City College. He holds and Extra Class amateur radio license and is very active within the hobby as well as integrating Linux and amateur radio into one cohesive unit.
Join us for dinner and presentations. Dinner begins at 7 pm and any presentations will start after most people have received their food or 8 pm, whichever comes first.
You are not required to have dinner with us or order food or stay for the entire meeting. We will have separate checks. Validation is not required for parking. However, please take note of signs when parking.
SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).