Asterisk VoIP News

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

AstriDevCon Europe 2006

From May 8-11 in Pisa, Italy, a group of Asterisk developers will be getting together for four days of hacking, coding, testing, designing and otherwise beating on the Asterisk code base. The event will be hosted at the University of Pisa (thanks to Luigi Rizzo), and will be low-key and open only to serious Asterisk developers and contributors. We are expecting to keep the attendance to 15 people or less, and we already expect to see these people:


Mark Spencer (Digium)
Kevin P. Fleming (Digium)
Luigi Rizzo (University of Pisa)
Christian Stredicke (Snom)
Christian Richter (BeroNet)
Olle Johansson (
Joachim Vanheuverzwijn (zoa, Securax)

If you wish to participate, please contact me off-list so I can make arrangements with you. We will need to have the final list of attendees in place by March 15th or so, so that hotel accommodations and conference room space can be scheduled. Luigi has suggested that we stay at the Hotel Roma which is within walking distance of the University, the main square and the Tower, so that seems the best choice.

Note that this is _not_ a sponsored event (other than the university providing workspace and network access)... each attendee will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

The timing of this event means that Asterisk 1.4 will have already entered feature freeze mode and will be in beta-testing, so the goal of the conference is to concentrate on architectural changes and other work targeted for Asterisk 1.6 (to be released around the end of 2006). If it goes well and is productive, we may arrange a similar event in the USA for later this year so that those who cannot attend in Europe can participate.

Posted By: Kevin P. Fleming