A couple weeks ago, Jim Machi, our Vice President of Marketing, attended Enterprise Connect 2019. This event is the leading conference for enterprise communications and collaboration solutions in North America.
There can still be changes in the timelines, therefore keep an eye on the website for latest updates.
At this edition we have again sessions covering the major open source SIP/VoIP projects: Kamailio, Asterisk and FreeSwitch, as well as industry perspectives from a consistent group of renowned speakers. You can learn about the impact of 5G for local network innovations or how to build 4G networks with open source; scalability, reliability and security are well covered across many workshops and presentations; how to use latest Homer SIPCapture or what is new in Asterisk along with the no-touch auto provisioning system for FreeSwitch.
More relevant projects are represented, such as Wazo, dSIProuter, reSiprocrate, Janus Gateway, CGRateS, SIP3.io; differences on voice and video media processing; WebRTC – how to build a softphone with web technologies; the RTPEngine project developed at fast pace in the past two years, adding transcoding, call recording, audio play back and more, the talk about it is something that should not be skipped.
Three interactive sessions complete what looks like being the most impressive content of a single Kamailio World edition to date, respectively the traditional VoIP Visions panel, Dangerous Demos and the new show Your Deployment On Stage. The conference content is accompanied by two social events in the evenings on Monday and Tuesday: Berlin City Boat Trip and Cockatail Party.
Kamailio SIP Server v5.1.8stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.1.7. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio® v5.1.8 is based on the latest source code of GIT branch 5.1 and it represents the latest stable version. We recommend those running previous 5.1.x or older versions to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with the previous releases of the v5.1 branch.
Note: the branch 5.1 is the previous stable branch. The latest stable branch is 5.2, at this time with v5.2.2 being released out of it. Be aware that you may need to change the configuration files and database structures from 5.1.x to 5.2.x. See more details about it at:
Kamailio SIP Server v5.0.8stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.0.7. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio v5.0.8 is based on the latest version of GIT branch 5.0. We recommend those running previous 5.0.x or older versions to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with the previous release of the v5.0 branch.
Important Note: this is the last official release planned from branch 5.0, unless in a matter of a few days major regressions are discovered. The official maintained stable branches at this moment are 5.1 and 5.2. If you are still running 5.0.x, it is now highly recommended to upgrade to a maintained version.
Note: the branch 5.0 is an old stable branch. The latest stable branch is 5.2, at this time with v5.2.1 being released out of it. Be aware that you may need to change the configuration files and database structures from 5.0.x to 5.1.x or 5.2.x. See more details about the latest stable series at:
We continue our tradition to offer 3 free passes to students and underrepresented people at Kamailio World Conference – thanks to the sponsors, we are able to offer them in 2019 as well. The passes cover the entire registration fee for all three days and the social networking events – costs with travel and accommodation have to be covered by the participants.
Anyone enrolled in an academic activity (including master and PhD programs) as well as underrepresented people can apply for one of the passes via email to:
Looking forward to meeting many of you in Berlin, at Kamailio World 2019! If you haven’t done it yet, secure your seat now, it’s going to be another great event about open source real time communications!
Luis Martin Gil from zaleos.net has published a blog detailing how to create a new module for Kamailio using C++. Although Kamailio is written in C, sometimes C++ can be a more convenient programming language for a module, especially if it needs to link against an external C++ library. Another useful benefit can be the ability to use existing unit testing frameworks. These and other benefits are detailed in the article published at:
I paraphrased a Sir Isaac Newton quote, when highlighting the hacks show the power of programmable telecoms / communications as the teams can “stand on the shoulders of giants.” Mashing up programmable telecoms with many other services available over the web. The hacks created show how CPaaS, UCaaS, and CCaaS platforms can solve problems across all aspects of people’s lives, not just in business.
TADHack-mini Orlando helps showcase the sponsors to the EC19 audience – Flowroute, Telesign and VoIP Innovations. Its an excellent recruitment tool, not only for employees and contractors, but also for apps into for example VoIP Innovations Showroom. It brings new blood into the industry, which is sorely needed. I do not feel old attending Enterprise Connect, which is saying something these days! And most of all it keeps the sponsors’ honest. There is nothing as insightful (or as hard) as working with a diverse group of developers using your APIs, SDKs, and documentation. They are brutal – its great
I know some vendors shy away from TADHack, preferred slideware to reality. Others think TADHack is purely about developer acquisition, ignoring education, recruitment, promotion across EC19, and contributing to the growth of the industry. Its a shame so few CXTech providers’ marketing groups understand the value of TADHack. Thankfully Flowroute, Telesign and VoIP Innovations understand and support us.
In this weblog I show the slides given at the EC19 session. In the summary of the TADHack-mini Orlando weblog, you can see videos of all the teams’ pitches. Given the many discussion over the passed few days, I’m going to write a weblog on why the CXTech industry must do hackathons, what TADHack is unique and receives high praise, and why we must do hackathons differently to the BABS (Bay Area BS) machine.
SaveMe by Giancarlos Toro, Conner Luzier, Thiago Pereira, Vikki Horn won prizes from Flowroute, Telesign and VoIP Innovations. It is a secure video reporting app using WebRTC and SMS.
CallNection by German Gamboa, Garrett Curtis, Vincent Tang, and Eric Good won prizes from Flowroute, Telesign, and VoIP Innovations. Its an interesting take on the anonymous chat chat scenario. The scenario of Harold and Peaches getting to know each other was another comedic masterpiece.
City Assistant by Chris Woodle, Peter Tarsoly, Hunter Henry, Muntaser Syed won prizes from Flowroute , Telesign, and VoIP Innovations. When you’re traveling and data is limited, the City Assistant is here to help all of your needs! Simply text it for translations, directions, and or even simple questions. It can handle all of your travel needs in a pinch. This also gets generic medication names for medications found in the FDA database, by text or images.
IAprove by Richard Dixon, Javier Carrion, David Bruno, Kevin Coleman won the VoIP Innovations prize. Its an SMS multimedia approval system. They gave a Disney use case, well we are in Florida, to show how it speeds up selection and approval processes.
SmartIoTFlags by Mike Cairns from AT&T won the Telesign Prize. Waiting in doctor’s offices sucks. Schedule your doctors appointments via chatbot and maintain real-time state of patient exam rooms using IoT Smart Flags. We need more people hacking from large corporations!
Thanks to Enterprise Connect, No Jitter, Michelle Burbick and Eric Krapf for your continued support. Thanks to Valencia College, the Collaborative Design Center, and Jerry Reed for your support. To the sponsors Flowroute, Telesign and VoIP Innovations for making TADHack Orlando 2019 possible. To the partners of TADHack-mini Orlando 2019 for promoting us. And to everyone who took part both in-person and remotely.
TADHack-mini Orlando 2019, held at Valencia College’s Collaborative Design Center, was an impressive hackathon. Thank you to Flowroute, Telesign, and VoIP Innovations for making TADHack Orlando 2019 possible. And a big thank you to all the teams in Orlando, Austin and Belgium who took part.
We showcase the power of mashing up programmable telecoms / communications with a range of other services to create compelling solutions to real world problems. With some returning teams from 2018 the quality of the hacks and market readiness is impressive.
Returning teams shared stories on how their hacks in 2018 led to job offers within a month and then permanent roles. The skills people build at TADHack, the problems people solve provide compelling evidence on their abilities. Programmable telecoms / communications skills are in high demand!
SaveMe by Giancarlos Toro, Conner Luzier, Thiago Pereira, Vikki Horn won prizes from Flowroute ($250), Telesign ($250) and VoIP Innovations ($250 +$250 Best Buy Voucher). It is a secure video reporting app using WebRTC and SMS.
Water Watcher by Jerry Reed won prizes from Flowroute ($250) and Telesign ($125). It provides a non-intrusive home monitoring for at-risk persons. Jerry’s quite practical demonstration had the whole audience laughing.
CallNection by German Gamboa, Garrett Curtis, Vincent Tang, and Eric Good won prizes from Flowroute ($250), Telesign ($250) and VoIP Innovations ($250). Its an interesting take on the anonymous chat chat scenario. The scenario of Harold and Peaches getting to know each other was another comedic masterpiece.
City Assistant by Chris Woodle, Peter Tarsoly, Hunter Henry, Muntaser Syed won prized from Flowroute ($250), Telesign ($250) and VoIP Innovations ($250). When you’re traveling and data is limited, the City Assistant is here to help all of your needs! Simply text it for translations, directions, and or even simple questions. It can handle all of your travel needs in a pinch. This also gets generic medication names for medications found in the FDA database, by text or images.
IAprove by Richard Dixon, Javier Carrion, David Bruno, Kevin Coleman won the VoIP Innovations prize ($250). Its an SMS multimedia approval system. They gave a Disney use case, well we are in Florida, to show how it speeds up selection and approval processes.
SmartIoTFlags by Mike Cairns from AT&T won the Telesign Prize ($125). Waiting in doctor’s offices sucks. Schedule your doctors appointments via chatbot and maintain realtime state of patient exam rooms using IoT Smart Flags.
Mike Dauphinais wrapped up the pitches with Scrappy using Flowroute. An app that scrapes electricity web site’s pricing and sends an MMS when its time to change provider. Which in Belgium you can do at any time with no penalty.
Here are the Flowroute Winners
Here are the Telesign Winners
Here are the VoIP Innovations Winners
Thanks to Valencia College, the Collaborative Design Center, and Jerry Reed for your support. To the sponsors Flowroute, Telesign and VoIP Innovations for making TADHack Orlando 2019 possible. To the partners of TADHack-mini Orlando 2019 for promoting us. And to everyone who took part both in-person and remotely.
Besides bringing a consistent group for distinguished speakers, with every edition we aim to improve the interaction between all the participants. From the first edition of the event we had the VUC Visions panel and Dangerous Demos, along with the cocktail party for social networking. At the previous edition we introduced the Ask Me Anything session with Kamailio core developers.
In 2019, we are adding two new sessions to offer even more chances that the participants know each other and network between them, opening the doors for partnerships and collaboration. These are:
Your Deployment On Stage – 5 Minutes 5 Slides – the session is coordinated by Markus Monka, head of IT infrastructure at sipgate.de. In this session any participant can come in the front of the others and speak about how they use Kamailio or what they are offering in the VoIP/RTC space. Think of it as a quick exposure, letting the others notice your presence so they can approach during the breaks or social networking event for further discussions. Time is limited, the proposals will be accepted in the order they are received. You can contact us starting now and get your 5min — use the web form for it. Important note: this session is not for accepted speakers, but for the registered attendees.
Berlin City Tour By Boat – with special credits to sipgate.de for sponsoring it, this new social networking event during the evening of May 6, 2019, aims to offer a relaxing time combine sightseeing in the beautiful city center of Berlin with enjoying a few drinks, overall enabling more chances to chat between us.
Looking forward to meeting many of you in Berlin at Kamailio World Conference 2019! You still have the chance to secure your seat now at the early registration fee:
You might have noticed an update to Jitsi Meet on your Android or iOS device, that’s because our brand new release, 19.0 is out! “19.0?! What did I miss?!” we hear you say. The first thing to note about this release is we switched our versioning scheme. We are now using CalVer, so 19.0 means this is the first release of 2019, the next one will be 19.1 and so on.
Let’s jump right in to what’s new! First, some style changes:
The entire UI and dialogs now have a dark and cohesive appearance. Not only does it look better, but it may even save you some battery if you’re using an AMOLED display!
Next, a long awaited one: chat support!
We are very close to feature parity across all our platforms – this was a big milestone for achieving that. We hope you like it!
We also added some more new functionality to make your meetings more pleasant :
display names are now shown,
a new contact menu for kicking or muting users, and a
meeting title bar!
All of these combined should help everyone have a better experience, either because you’ll know who you are actually talking to when they have no video or because you’ll be able to mute or kick them if they are being annoying.
Last, but not least, some candy for our iOS users: Siri shortcuts support!
Thanks to the integration with Siri shortcuts it’s now easier than ever to join a recurring meeting, just by using your voice.
Of course, we added tons of smaller fixes and performance improvements. You can find this version in the Apple Store and Google Play as usual. Stay tuned for what 19,1 will bring!
Kamailio SIP Server v5.2.2stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.2.1. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio® v5.2.2 is based on the latest source code of GIT branch 5.2 and it represents the latest stable version. We recommend those running previous 5.2.x or older versions to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with the previous releases of the v5.2 branch.
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In many free software communities, we accept that we contribute without the promise of anything in return.
In Debian, they gave us the promise of membership. Membership doesn't mean much either, except the right to vote. But it turns out even that was a hollow promise. Enrico Zini from the Debian account managers team simply deleted a candidate from the Debian keyring in the same way that he would delete an unwanted file, just days before elections were announced.
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On Sat March 9 2019 19:44:17 Steve Langasek wrote:
> There are no provisions in the Debian constitution for non-Developers to be
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Compare the Speaker of the House in the US for whom membership
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These days it is rare to find a hackathon where you can freely tinker around with your tools without worrying about a business case. With many corporates penetrating the scene, hackathons are become more and more like startup weekends in disguise.
The truth is, not every hack needs to have a purpose, and not every hack needs to turn into a startup. The beauty of hacking freely is that you don’t need to have a purpose behind your hack. Personally I find that this inclination towards developing “business models” over a weekend is restrictive to the freedom of hacking away, because:
Hackers are not Entrepreneurs
If we were to understand the original meaning of the term hacking we need to travel back in time to the late 1950s inside the trenches of the labs at MIT. The book hackers takes us on this journey back in time where the heroes of the book had never seen a computer in their lives, but were members of the Tech Model Rail Club (TMRC). These members spent most of their time tinkering and improving on railroad systems. The core members of the club were obsessed about improving the System to the extent that they developed a culture and a jargon of their own:
“When a piece of equipment wasn’t working, it was “losing”; when a piece of equipment was ruined, it was “munged” (Mash Until No Good); the two desks in the comer of the room were not called the office, but the “orifice”; one who insisted on studying for courses was a “tool”; garbage was called “cruft”; and a project undertaken or a product built not solely to fulfill some constructive goal, but with some wild pleasure taken in mere involvement, was called a “hack.” “
No matter how hard I try I will not be able to describe this art better than this excerpt from hackady:
“Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended. This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away.”
A hacker starts with a question such as can I make X do Y or would I be able to re-purpose this to do that?
On the other hand, an entrepreneur would start with an understanding of the market and segment it to understand his target user’s problems. Following that an s/he would develop feasible solutions to tackle this problem while keeping in mind a business model that allows his solution to generate appropriate revenue. While all of this is interesting it tends to distract one from the original hack in question. Many hack ideas would be disregarded along the way. They’re pointless from a business perspective but pleasurable from a hacking perspective.
The TADHack experience
So what is TADHack? According to their website:
“TADHack is a hackathon that helps people learn about the latest Internet, IT, and Telecoms technologies; and use those technologies to solve problems that matter.”
So it’s a hackathon related to anything telecommunications. I was skeptical about attending at first because I didn’t know much about telecoms and protocols. Eventually I decided that I have nothing better to do that weekend so why not just give it a shot.
I really wanted to get my hands dirty with some hardware for this one so I looked around my room to see what kind of tools I have available. Well I found a HackRF Software Defined Radio, A raspberry Pi kit — containing a bunch of drivers, displays and a breadboard, and an RC car. I always wanted to understand Radio Frequency (RF) so I decided why not decode the signal from my remote which controlled the car and see if I can regenerate this signal to control the car. Having watched Michael Ossoman’s series a while ago, this was my first practical project out of that tutorial.
Initially I wanted to connect the hackRF to the raspberry pi and use it to decode and send the signals, but I ran into problems with that so I ended up using my laptop instead. I installed GNU Radio on my laptop and followed a tutorial to decode the signal. I found that the toy car operated at a frequency of 40MHz so I listened at that signal and captured the signal being transmitted from the remote. I inspected that signal in Audacity and discovered that it was an on-off keying signal that relied on a sequence of amplitudes to send a sequence of 0’s and 1’s.
Next I decoded the signal in another flow graph and transmitted the digital signal to control the RC car. It took alot of attempts but eventually I got it to work. It worked for the forward button but I had trouble with the other 3 directions. Nevertheless it was exciting to see the wheels rotate as a result of my generated signal!
I had plans to do other things based on that such as record the directions in a smart contract (fictional use case), but I couldn’t get it done due to time. While this hack was pointless for many outsiders, it was really fun to work on and I learned a lot about radio waves in the process. After I built it I made up a fictional use case for it and pitched it on the final day. And the runner-up award goes to …
While I ended up not using any of the APIs of the sponsors due to the lack of time, I explained what I was planning to do with Status.im and smart contracts if I did have enough time.
Overall it was a very positive experience and I enjoyed the fact that we were free to build anything we wanted that utilised the technologies of the event sponsors. I look forward to attending TADHack in 2019 and I think you should too. Find out if they organise one in a city near you or even join online global hackathon from the comfort of your home.
There will be sessions covering IMS/VoLTE and IoT, and, of course, we have the very popular two sessions that never missed a Kamailio World edition: Dangerous Demos with James Body and VUC Visions with Randy Resnick.
The open discussions session Kamailio – Ask Me Anything with the main developers or the project is again present and allows the attendees to address questions about their needs of using Kamailio and the development of the project.
A new kind of session is introduced at this edition Your Deployment On Stage – 5 Minutes 5 Slides enabling attendees to show what their are doing in the RTC space, what are their services and products, where and how Kamailio is used.
The details for other speakers and sessions will be published in the near future, stay tuned!
I’ll run through the logistics, plan for the weekend, and then introduce the sponsors who are making TADHack-mini Orlando possible to briefly explain their resources.
Its going to be fun! I’m bringing a Nespresso machine, with lots of different coffee pods so you can try them out.
Please bring friends and colleagues along to hack with you, just make sure they register beforehand, thanks.
If you have any questions, just ask. We’re excited to see your hack
Remote Entry Procedure (you only need to read this if you’re taking part remotely)
Before TADHack-mini Orlando, please check out the sponsors’ developer resources. If you have any questions please ask.
You need to record your pitch and submit it to us by 1PM ET on Sunday 17th March. The pitch is where you explain and demonstrate your hack. Either one person or the whole team can give the pitch. The only strict limit is the video must be 5 minutes maximum. The recommended structure is:
Introduce you / the team (and team name if you have one)
Introduce the hack name and a brief description
List the sponsor’s resources used in the hack (which sponsors should judge your hack)
Explain the hack, can be done through a simple presentation / a little acting, whatever you / the team wants to do.
And, of course, a demo of what you created.
Please send your pitch video to firstname.lastname@example.org by wetransfer.com. And as a back-up if you would also upload your video to YouTube, this will ensure the video will be played no matter what. Also please send an email to email@example.com with the following information to ensure we get your entry judged by the right sponsors and we have all your information correct:
Wetransfer URL, YouTube URL
The team name and team members’ names (this can just be your name)
Hack name and a brief description of the hack
List the sponsor’s resources used in the hack (which sponsors should judge your hack)
Name and email of person nominated by the team to receive the prize (if awarded) on behalf of the team. Please discuss this ahead of time on who will receive the cash and how the cash is distributed amongst the team, usually its equally but its the team’s decision.
All hacks will be promoted on the TADHack YouTube channel, we want to write weblogs on all of them. TADHack is focused on promoting everyone involved. If you have time and are able to draft as weblog about your entry in the weeks / months after TADHack, that would be great. The suggested weblog structure is:
Introduce the team and their backgrounds, as well as the company if the entry is from a company;
Describe the hack, a deeper dive into how you created the hack and its functionality, for example the libraries used and some of the problems you faced;
Share any code / links / demos that are available; and
VoIP Innovations are back, sponsoring for the second year runningÂ TADHack-mini Orlando 2019Â on the 16-17 March, just beforeÂ Enterprise Connect. The key to VoIP Innovations success is using technology to provide choice, automation and control for their customers. This success came from their industry leading BackOffice platform, Titanium III. Where customers can use network features such as inbound and outbound calling, E911, Fraud Detection, Hosted Billing, and an End User Portal.
In 2017, they acquired the programmable communications API platform technology developed by the France-based company, Apidaze. With this acquisition, all VoIP Innovations services are now programmable meaning customers can build their own services on their network, or add voice, messaging, fax, and video to apps, services or business processes. Theyâ€™ve also opened up a dynamic Showroom comprised of a rapidly expanding portfolio of services that were built using their Programmable Services platform.
Check out VoIP Innovations developer resources section on theÂ TADHack-mini Orlando pageÂ by scrolling down to the Developer Resources section and click on VoIP Innovations. Follow the instructions before the event on how to get started so you hit the ground running on Saturday.
But do not worry if youâ€™re not set-up ahead of the event, Joe from VoIP Innovations will be there throughout the weekend to help you.Â And I’ve just learned a good friend of TADHack, Harold Vance, who has just joined VoIP Innovations, will also be joining us over the weekend. Do not be afraid to test out your ideas and pitches with Joe and Harold, not just the technical stuff, they want you to be successful using VoIP Innovations APIs. I’m sure Harold will gladly help with any acting parts in your pitch as well
If you want to develop your hack into a deploy-able service, VoIP Innovations will promote the hack in their Showroom for their 2000 service provider partners to sell to their customers across North America. From a hack you could build a business, and VoIP Innovations wants to help you succeed!
We’re pleased to announce TeleSign are sponsoring TADHack-mini Orlando 2019 on the 16-17 March, just before Enterprise Connect. TeleSign connects and protects online experiences with sophisticated customer identity and engagement solutions. Through APIs that deliver user verification, data insights, and communications they solve today’s unique customer challenges by bridging businesses to the complex world of global telecommunications.
Most of the large web brands around the world use their APIs; so you’re in good company hacking on TeleSign.
Check out their developer resources section on the TADHack-mini Orlando page by scrolling down to the Developer Resources section and click on TeleSign . Follow the instructions before the event on how to get started so you hit the ground running on Saturday.
But do not worry if you’re not set-up ahead of the event, Filipe and Dave from Telesign will be there throughout the weekend to help you. Do not be afraid to test out your ideas and pitches with them as well, not just the technical stuff, they want you to be successful using their APIs.
Telesign’s focus for TADHack-mini Orlando are their Voice API and Phone Numbers API. They have lots of other APIs to play with as well, but the focus for this weekend is the Voice and Phone Numbers APIs. The best hackathon project(s) will be showcased on TeleSign’s official blog as well as all of their social media. Good luck!
The selection procedure is ongoing, therefore expect the details for other speakers to be published in the near future.
The two interactive sessions present at all the past editions return in 2019, respectively VUC Visions and Dangerous Demos. In addition, we will have at least two other similar sessions to allow better interaction between Kamailio developers and the participants. As usual, expect presentations that go beyond Kamailio, covering Asterisk, FreeSwitch, VoLTE/IMS, WebRTC or IoT and technologies such as blockchain, containerisation and artificial intelligence.
To facilitate more networking between attendees, the 2019 edition is adding a new social event in the evening of the 6th of May, a boat trip on the channels of the city center.
The registration is open, you can do it now to benefit of the early registration price:
Kamailio were awarded ‘Open Source Excellence’, a key reason being the superb management of the project. Kamailio is used within huge networks and really is the secret weapon of many modern telcos. It is open source and, in the judges’ opinion, one of the best run projects around.
This recognizes the enormous effort made over more than 15 years by the development team and the community to keep Kamailio at the top of open source SIP/VoIP server applications, with a well defined development process and project organizing procedures.
With key targets such as flexibility, robustness, security and scalability, Kamailio continued to bring constantly a consistent set of new features with each major release (19 of them, from SER 0.8.x to Kamailio 5.2.x) and consolidated the trust in being a reliable application that can be used from start-ups to large established telcos and mobile operators.
It is actually a double celebration, because Fred Posner (twitter), one of our most prominent community members and advocate, was also awarded — citing:Â a genuine ‘Pre-Posthumous Legend’, a selfless, long standing contributor and supporter of the open-source community who has never sought the limelight.
Thank you SimCon for the award and Simwood for supporting the project for so many years!
Maintaining and administering phone systems has not always been easy. And, as businesses need more and more functionality, phone systems have become more advanced to accommodate. Luckily, those tasked with
Fact that open source development is huge nowadays couldn’t be felt better than at Fosdem 2019, practically during the first day was almost impossible to move around even on the corridors. It is irrelevant to say that I gave up quickly in the morning trying to attend any session, after failing to find seats in two of the rooms I wanted to get in.
Therefore the first day resumed to hallways, expo areas and cafeterias, meeting and chatting mainly with fellow Kamailians and VoIP/RTC folks. I got also the chance to see again and catch up with couple of other projects and organizations, among them: FSFE, OSI, SFC, the main Linux distros, Fossasia or GSoC.
Back to real time communications, being again being again part of organizing team for the DevRoom and the lounge…
The lounge was available during the both days, as usual filled with many XMPP projects and devs, joined by the Matrix.org team. The SIP/VoIP folks were never attracted by the lounge during all these years, but we always had a stronger presence in the DevRoom.
The RTC DevRoom took place in building H, with a fair large space accommodating about 150 seats, allowing us to run smooth during the day. I haven’t done much on Sunday apart of helping around and chatting with folks just outside.
Henning gave a presentation on what’s new lately on Kamailio project. You can find his talk and some pictures in a blog post from him. Asterisk, Matrix, Homer SIP Capture, reSIProcate and CGRateS had their usual presentations as well and WebRTC was also a relevant stake of the day. A new comer this year was the sip3.io project, another SIP capture and troubleshooting tool. Of course, some presentations were about XMPP, open source devs doing a lot of cool stuff with that protocol as well.
On Saturday, we had our informal developers meeting about Kamailio, among participants, besides myself (Daniel-Constantin Mierla), there were Henning Westerholt, Federico Cabiddu, Alexandr Dubovikov and Dragos Oancea. Four were also at the developers meetup in Dusseldorf and we agreed that was something very productive and we should do it again. Couple of ideas were discussed about short term development, more to be announced via mailing lists.
The top of the event was as usual the dinner, done by Kamailio project every Fosdem edition since 2009 (see who was there 10 years ago). Like in the past few years, we were joined by other VoIP devs participating in the DevRoom, being nearly 40 participants (to give few more names: James Body, Tim Panton, Dan Jenkins, Daniel Pocock, Joachim Vanheuverzwijn). Lot of fun and interesting discussions!
Big thanks to Voxbone.com for sponsoring it and to Torrey Searle for helping to organize the dinner!
And to attract more of you to contribute to open source (and Kamailio), I have to mention that I got one of the most amazing gifts in more than 17 years of OSS development: home made Belgian chocolate truffles, amazing taste (thanks Joachim/Zoiper)!
Overall, another great two days spent with friends, Kamailio/VoIP community and FOSS developers!
Kamailio SIP Server v5.1.7stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.1.6. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio® v5.1.7 is based on the latest source code of GIT branch 5.1 and it represents the latest stable version. We recommend those running previous 5.1.x or older versions to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with the previous releases of the v5.1 branch.
Note: the branch 5.1 is the previous stable branch. The latest stable branch is 5.2, at this time with v5.2.1 being released out of it. Be aware that you may need to change the configuration files and database structures from 5.1.x to 5.2.x. See more details about it at:
The year 2019 started once again at fast pace for Kamailio SIP Server project. Among the activities within the community, we have always tried to cover as much as possible the events related to open source and real time communication worlds.
During the next few months, there are many occasions where you can meet with Kamailio developers and community members, among them:
Asterisk World and ITExpo, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, during January 29, 2019 – Fred Posner will give a presentation about Kamailio
Fosdem, Brussels, Belgium, during February 2-3, 2019 – Henning Westerholt will give a presentation about Kamailio as part of RTC Devroom. Daniel-Constantin Mierla, Federico Cabiddu, Alexandr Dubovikov, Torrey Searle and couple of other developers will attend the event and participate to our traditional dinner on the evening of the 2nd of February
Should you participate to those events, or just happens to be in the same city during those events and want to meet, get in contact with us via sr-users mailing list. We would love to get in touch and share the latest updates about Kamailio!
You’ll get the best possible training in programmable telecoms from the people that built the platforms. This is a unique opportunity.
This hackathon takes place just before Enterprise Connect 2019, the largest enterprise communications event on the planet. Winners get a chance to pitch before this massive audience in a session dedicated to the TADHack winners. Its a great opportunity to promote your team (find great jobs) or your business / idea (win more deals).
Even if you’re not lucky enough to live in Orlando or be visiting Enterprise Connect, you can still take part in TADHack-mini Orlando remotely from the comfort of your own home. We’ve had many winning remote hacks over the years. Check out BurBudy to see the fun you can have!
Get educated on the power of programmable telecoms – no coding skills necessary to attend!
Work hands-on with experts and share best practices.
Create hacks (prototypes) using telecom technologies to solve local or global problems that matter to you.
Get your innovative service / platform / idea promoted and presented to the global industry. Winners get to present their pitch at Enterprise Connect on Monday 18th March at 2PM.
Meet the global community of telecom innovators – they are really nice people, just a little bit geeky.
Learn about the programmable telecom APIs; WebRTC; communications service platforms like UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service), CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service), UC&C (Unified Communications and Collaboration); cloud communications; decentralized / distributed web; and many other web- and IT-centric service platforms
TADHack is all about learning, sharing, coding, creating, and most importantly having fun with a diverse group of people. And if that is not enough to entice you, we have lots of cash prizes, free entrance, free food, and free parking
The Orlando technology and entrepreneurial communities are amazing! We’re getting lots of local support, props to all these groups:
Valencia College are stars in supporting TADHack this year in letting us use their Collaborative Design Center. Especially Jerry Reed and his colleagues from the Computer Science Department; and Katie and Rachel from the CDC.
Code for Orlando aims to fix problems in one of Code for America’s three Focus Groups: Safety and Justice, Economic Welfare, and Healthy communities. You can read more about the focus groups here: https://www.codeforamerica.org/what/focus-areas. Erin and Andrew (Co-Captains of Code for Orlando) are working with us to help developers use the TADHack sponsors’ technology to make a difference for Orlando!
OrlandoJS. Bruno Genaro and his team provide TADHack with great support and guidance.
IOT Orlando, led by Jared Mitchell Porcenaluk, has promoted us across the Orlando IoT community. Jerry Reed was recently presenting at one of Jared’s events.
OrlandoDevs, a community of software developers in Orlando, FL.
Three months and a bit till the start of Kamailio World 2019, the 7th edition of the conference about Kamailio project eco-system and the open source real time communication platforms.
If you want to contribute to the success of the event and benefit of a great exposure, you can join us as a sponsor. You can choose from several standard packages presented in the Sponsorship page  of the event website or ask for a personalized package that can be tailored to suit better your needs .
Many of the persons with relevant contributions to the evolution of the project are invited to the event, besides that the sponsorships help to cover the costs on site for all speakers. Also, we are offering again several grants to students interested in real time communications (last edition we had four students from Spain, Germany, Poland and Czech Republic). If SER-OpenSER-Kamailio helped you along the years, your support can add on board more people that can contribute back to the project as well as having a great event with many developers and the project community at Kamailio World 2019!
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details about sponsorship options.
Last summer, West Corporation acquired Flowroute, a software-centric carrier that provides communication services and technology for cloud-based products. This was a great endorsement for the growth and success of the CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) and programmable telecom industry.
Flowroute has been involved with TADHack since its inception and is sponsoring TADHack-mini Orlando for the third straight year.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with TADHack, it is an event where people from all backgrounds, including developers, graphic designers and IT managers, come together to collaborate on cloud-based apps and services to solve problems that matter by utilizing programmable telecoms. What is great about TADHack is you don’t need to be a coder to participate.
Partnering with Enterprise Connect, enables attendees to get hands-on experience with Telecom APIs, UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service), CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service), UC&C (Unified Communications and Collaboration), and much more. For those not attending Enterprise Connect, you get to build your portfolio of skills in programmable telecoms that will be in demand for the next decade.
For TADHack sponsors, it’s a great way to demonstrate the power of their platforms to solve a multitude of problems using programmable telecoms. Not just the typical enterprise use cases.
“We look forward to TADHack each year as we have the opportunity to interact with some incredibly smart individuals who have a passion for telecom and how it can drive the customer experience. By opening up our software we’re able to give developers the ability to innovate the customer experience through unique implementations of voice and messaging in cloud-based apps and services,” said Eric Harber, General Manager at Flowroute.
Some of Flowroute’s past winners include:
Thomas Howe with Legal Aid. Extending social services through messaging to all stakeholders. Which also won the Code For Orlando prize.
Tim Christovich, Jeremiah Lantzer, Muntaser Jems Syed, and Chris Woodle used Flowroute to create Ciphertext. A mobile application platform for shared and controlled access to your smart home devices. The mobile app allows you to share access to a smart-lock enabled door via an SMS text message or an MMS delivered QR code.
Steffen Camarato, Bruno Harger Alves, Vikki Horn, Nicolas Jaramillo used Flowroute to create their hack Ghosted. Their app, “Ghosted”, enables anonymity to protect users, but allows a full scale system to communicate via SMS, MMS, and voice calls, without letting the other user know their phone numbers.
Kamailio SIP Server v5.2.1stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.2.0. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio® v5.2.1 is based on the latest source code of GIT branch 5.2 and it represents the latest stable version. We recommend those running previous 5.2.x or older versions to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with the previous releases of the v5.2 branch.
Like at the previous editions, the event spans over three days, May 6-8, 2019, taking place at our usual venue, in the hearth of Berlin city, Germany. The first day contains the technical tutorials, the following two days are for conference presentations and exhibition.
With this edition, we are introducing a new social networking event during the evening of the first day, the 6th of May. The goal is to allow more time for interaction and networking between participants, as well as get a taste of Berlin. Therefore, this event is organized outside of the conference venue, couple of options being considered at this time, like city tour by boat or double deck bus, pub or pizza party. The cocktail party will take place as usual, during the evening of the 2nd day, the 7th of May. More updates about this new social networking event in the near future!
Note also that the Call For Speakers is still in progress and we already have a consistent group of submissions, if you plan to present at Kamailio World 2019, hurry up with the proposal! Scalability and security, WebRTC, IMS and VoLTE or IoT with Kamailio as well as related projects such as Asterisk or FreeSwitch are among the topics to be covered this year.