It’s Wednesday in the office. The phone rings; oh, just a fax, which very loudly starts printing out. You have a question for a coworker, but you see their office
In the November 27th blog on small business phone systems and virtualization, I wrote about economics as the primary driver for why a company might want to use a virtualized phone
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These projects allow children in Spain to have a video chat with Santa Claus or one of The Three Wise Men.
This is a non-profit initiative, part of a larger project, which is funded with the support of different charities and several town councils. It was launched a couple of years ago and it has grown tremendously, with more and more councils getting on board every year.
Below is an example of a 3 Los Reyes Magos (3 Wise Men) call:
Over the past Christmas season, over 10.000 video calls were processed, mostly from Spain but many of them from Argentina and Mexico too. That is impressive, to say the least.
Something we found fascinating is that this year participants will be able to interact via sign language, in addition to audio and video. In order to better present this to users they are using the recently introduced Brady Bunch Layout. We certainly never had this use case in mind when Brady Bunch was built, but you can see how this feature is critical for some use cases!
We’ve known Javi Arranz, CEO of Eternity Online and the mastermind behind this project for a while now. He is deeply involved in several charitable efforts in Spain. Javi wouldn’t stop praising Jitsi, claiming he couldn’t have done it without it.
We are incredibly proud and humbled that Open Source technology produced by the Jitsi community is used in such wonderful and noble projects.
Your Jitsi Team
When preparing the latest major release of Kamailio (the v5.2.0) and the days after, I run some tests to compare the performances of using native scripting versus Lua and Python (v2). The tests were not focused on measuring the capacity of Kamailio, but to see the difference in executing similar SIP routing logic with different scripting languages.
The results and conclusions are collected in a wiki page:
It was pleasant to discover that native scripting, Lua and Python perform more or less the same, the differences are so small that can be just a side effect of what other applications are running at that moment in the system. The tests were related to processing registrations with user authentication, using MySQL as a backend.
A test consisted of 20 000 registrations for 10 users being sent at a rate of 4000 requests/second, with a limit of 10 000 at the same time. Note that each registration was challenged for authentication and resent with credentials, then authenticated (this performs a MySQL query) and replied with 200ok. The average of running the routing script ranged form 60 to 80 microseconds, most of them being around 70 microseconds (for a better understanding, that means more than 10 000 authenticated registrations per second).
The wiki page includes the sipp scenario, used configs and tools to perform the tests, therefore anyone can try to run and check the results.
A bit of a surprise was to see that Python has really good results. I ran couple of basic tests during the development of KEMI framework for Kamailio 5.0 and using Python seemed slower. Not this time, so I will have to re-run the tests just to be sure I haven’t forgotten something.
Anyhow, during the development of Kamailio 5.2, there were couple of additions to KEMI to improve the performances. Among the most relevant were to export several functions that are equivalent to some native scripting language conditions, such as matching From/To URIs against myself keyword or matching the SIP methods.
Should you run the tests from the wiki, let us know the results for your environment via email@example.com mailing list.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
We would like to announce that Call for Presentations at Kamailio World 2019 is now open. You can submit your proposal or see more details at:
The 7th edition of the event takes place again in Berlin, Germany, during May 6-8, 2019. Expect over 150 participants, developers and community members as well as representatives from other popular open source VoIP projects such as Asterisk or FreeSwitch.
Looking forward to meeting many of you there!
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
The packages of Kamailio v5.2.0 for Debian/Ubuntu and RPM-based distributions (CentOS, RedHat, OpenSuse, Fedora) are available to use.
For Debian/Ubuntu, you can set the APT repository on your system to the links provided at:
For the RPM-based distributions, their repositories are listed at:
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
In short, this major release brings 6 new modules and enhancements to more than 70 existing modules, plus components of the core and internal libraries as well as optimizations for embedded interpreters (KEMI framework). Detailed release notes are available at:
This is the third major release in the series of 5.x.y versions. Besides adding plenty of new features, a lot of development was directed to unify the exports structure for modules, enhance dispatcher (the load balancer module), tls, RTP processing and to make available more functions to KEMI interface.
Enjoy SIP routing in a secure, flexible and easier way with Kamailio v5.2.0!
Thank you for flying Kamailio and looking forward to meeting you at Kamailio World Conference 2019!
The next edition of Kamailio World Conference is planned to take place at the same location like the past editions, respectively hosted by Fraunhofer Fokus and Forum in the city center of Berlin, Germany, during May 6-8, 2019.
The website of the event and the call for presentations will be launched in the near future, stay tuned!
Meanwhile, you can browse the website of the previous edition in order to get an idea about the type of event and its content:
Enjoy the upcoming winter or summer season!
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
Check out the demo, it looks pretty slick:
— HELLO 2 (@HelloSolaborate) November 19, 2018
On this episode of the Communications Transformed podcast, Randy chats to Emil Ivov, Jitsi’s Founder and Project Lead. Emil talks about how Jitsi got started and how open source has been the cornerstone of our success. Trips down Memory Lane are always cool so tune in now for part one of this two-part episode.
We are considering to release v5.2.0 (the first stable version out of branch 5.2) next week, likely on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018.
It still allows a bit more than a week of testing as well as well time to prepare the online resources for it (documentation, wiki pages, upgrade guidelines, etc…).
If there is any issue you are of and not yet reported to github.com bug tracker, do it as soon as possible to give it a chance to be fixed in time for the next major release.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
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This year’s ToxCon was super fun, thanks to everyone who attended it!
We are planning to hold another ToxCon the next year, so keep an eye for announcements. If you are working on anything fun with Tox and want to share it with the world, consider giving a talk at the next ToxCon — we would be happy to host your talk.
Here are a couple of the photos from the event.
TADHack is a series of hackathons that run around the world to help people learn about the latest Internet, IT, and Telecoms technologies; and most importantly use those technologies to solve problems that matter to them. In this weblog we review 5 years of TADHack, summing up its achievements from around the world.
To quote Barbara Mikulski, “Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.” We’re focused on improving people’s lives around the world using technology, through helping everyone who takes part in TADHack.
One of TADHack’s founding principles is diversity. We were one of the first hackathons to encouraged anyone to take part, not just coders. TADHack has proven year after year that diverse teams win, and then go on to make their ideas reality, and change the world for the better. We’re extending TADHack into support skunkworks projects in 2019, more on that soon, to make it easier for even more people to get involved.
We run 2 types of hackathon.
TADHack has run across over 44 countries including: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brasil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Zambia. Sorry if I forgot yours.
And multiple cities in some of those countries, that’s over 100 cities involved in TADHack.
We’ve had over 11,400 registrations.
Well over 1000 pitches have been given at TADHack.
We’ve awarded over $250k in prize money. Plus an additional $100k+ in goodies and vouchers.
84 sponsors have made TADHack possible. And over 150 partners running locations, including 16 Universities.
This has created over 700 YouTube videos of pitches, with 200k+ minutes of viewing, some videos have been viewed over 5000 times.
We’ve had over 1 million tweet impressions.
11 companies have been founded by teams involved in TADHack.
We know of 46 people we’ve helped with their job search. And 100s more add TADHack to their resume and LinkedIn profile.
19 services have been launched hacks created at TADHack.
And people from ages 14 to 85 have taken part!
“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change,” by helping everyone involved in TADHack solve problems that matter to them using the latest Internet, IT, and Telecoms technologies.
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in TADHack over the past 5 years. We look forward to working with you in 2019. We’re working on some exciting plans for 2019 to help TADHack reach many more people and have a bigger impact within the countries that run a TADHack.
Best wishes for 2019.
TADHack-mini Orlando is scheduled for 16-17 March 2019
TADHack Global (website coming soon) is scheduled for 11/13 October 2019.
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With the creation of branch 5.2 done yesterday, the master branch is from now on open for adding new features, to be part of future release series v5.3.x.
Based on the workflow used during the past years, the next future release v5.3.0 should be out after another 8-10 months of development, plus 1-2 months of testing, so sometime in the summer or autumn of 2019.
Even now there is a new pull request on its way to be merged in master branch that is adding a new module – the rtp_media_server:
So the new development cycle is starting very promising. Expect plenty of enhancements and new feature during the development of v5.3 series.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
The branch 5.2 has been created in the git repository of Kamailio, to be used for releasing v5.2.x series.
To check out this branch, the following commands can be used:
git clone https://github.com/kamailio/kamailio kamailio-5.2 cd kamailio-5.2 git checkout -b 5.2 origin/5.2
Pushing commits in this branch:
git push origin 5.2:5.2
Note that 5.2 is an official stable branch, so only bug fixes, missing kemi exports (to be discussed on sr-dev if something needs to be sorted out about the purpose of the exports) or improvements to documentation or helper tools will be pushed to this branch.
As usual, if there is a bug fixed, the commit will be pushed first to master branch and then cherry picked to 5.2 branch.
In few weeks, the first release from branch 5.2 will be out, respectively Kamailio v5.2.0.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
<Editors Note: This weblog was written by team RM5 (Juan Daza, Camilo Segura, Mauricio Maca) from TADHack Popayán who created the hack Dnuncia Platform that won the Status Global Prize.>
First of all, we want to send a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to Alan and to Status Team, not only for the prize that we appreciate too, but the opportunity to share our problem to the world.
In our country is common to see political repression in many manifestations and strikes being frequent all kind of violence against the crowd, this is a way to spread the fear in the people so you think in is a good idea stay at home.
At this moment, there’s a big trouble with public education, first, our minimum wage is about $250 USD and 6 month in private college cost around $2000 usd, so our government have money to finance public education but all that resources go to ICETEX, that is a bank who makes a loan to pay your private college, the problem is the extremely high interests, therefore we don’t want to our taxes go to a semi-private organization instead to the public college. For that reason all the students are taking the streets in a pacific way, we’re totally opposed to make it in a violent way.
The people use to upload all photos to popular social networks, but you can only show and say: ’¡Que pecao con ese pobre muchacho!’ (What a shame with that poor guy!) so we want to change this. Another thing is that in some country the government can censor what you can upload.
For that reason we make a platform who allow you post your photos denouncing the attacks, it’s decentralized so the government can’t censor anything, but you can’t upload bad things, like nudes. The platform connect you with lawyers that help you to make a formal complaint. So the next time before that guy thinks in beat some students he calm down and think about the economic repercussion.
Dnuncia is a flexible platform that combines the impact of new technologies like BlockChain, with an interactive and intuitive GUI, where the users will learn to use easily all the system functions, the principal one is how can you post your problems?, now it will show about how do this process:
1. First has the authentication interface, where the user must upload a photo doing a gesture selected by the platform randomly, the auth screen has the function of recognize the gesture through a neuronal network, to verify that the user that wish enter to the platform be a human (because the bots are the principal cause of fake news, and other problems), yeah we should use some bootstrap but this was the last feature and we was short of time :
2. This is the principal interface, here, the user starts the process to do a public complaint, it can see the option + for add a new post about some problem that the user has had with the authority or some other similar one:
When the + button is pressed appears a small field so:
There are two text inputs, first one is the post title, and the second input was made for do a more detailed description of the problem, also there is a file input, for upload photos and media files related with the post, when the user has completed all the inputs, can post doing click over the PUBLISH button.
3. In the principal screen will appear all the posts written for the other users and the own posts, also each post has a special button for contribute to the problem, for example this option is so important for lawyers, and people that wants to offer their services for resolve each situation.
4. There are other options like search, or sort the posts, but these functionalities are available when more users start to use the platform.
Finally, we just want to say that you HAVE TO participate in one Hackathon at least one time in your life even if you don’t know how to code, WHY? Because you make a lot of contacts and networking, if you don’t know how to write a hello world in any language, but have a lot of energy and a great idea you can immediately found a guy or girl that complements you, and we are talking about skills. And when you achieve the success and be on the top of the hill, remember make the same thing for the ones that are behind you, put some wings on the people and deliver hope just like Alan Quayle and Status made for us.
Three young nerds full of energy and knowledge in blockchain, machine learning and mobile development we can stay in contact if you need to ask anything about our experience in the Hackathon: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S there are some pics of October 31, we take the streets with costumes, it was fun and brave!
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(translated from original French version)
The Rencontres Hivernales du Libre (RHL) (Winter Meeting of Freedom) takes place 25-27 January 2019 at St-Cergue.
Swisslinux.org invites the free software community to come and share workshops, great meals and good times.
This year, we celebrate the 5th edition with the theme ÂŤExploitÂť.
Please think creatively and submit proposals exploring this theme: lectures, workshops, performances and other activities are all welcome.
RHL'19 is situated directly at the base of some family-friendly ski pistes suitable for beginners and more adventurous skiers. It is also a great location for alpine walking trails.
RHL'19 brings together the forces of freedom in the Leman basin, Romandy, neighbouring France and further afield (there is an excellent train connection from Geneva airport). Hackers and activists come together to share a relaxing weekend and discover new things with free technology and software.
If you have a project to present (in 5 minutes, an hour or another format) or activities to share with other geeks, please send an email to email@example.com or submit it through the form.
If you have any specific venue requirements please contact the team.
You can find detailed information on the event web site.
Please ask if you need help finding accommodation or any other advice planning your trip to the region.
It’s October. The days are getting shorter and colder, leaves are dying, and much of the animal kingdom is either leaving for warmer weather or going into seclusion. It’s a
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As the world moves inevitably closer to an all IP network (even though it will take a long time to get there), you will want to create some kind of
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FOSDEM 2019 (the free and open source software developers meeting) takes place during the 2nd and the 3rd of February 2019 in Brussels, Belgium:
The application to host a Real Time Communication devroom has been accepted and the call for presentations and volunteers has been started. The announcement with all the relevant details has been sent to the mailing list:
Consider to submit a proposal if you have worked on something FOSS and interesting to share that is related to real time communications.
It is very likely that Kamailio project will participate once again at the event with a consistent group of developers and community members, continuing our more than 10 years long tradition to meet for a dinner and catch up on what new around RTC world!
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
FOSDEM is one of the world's premier meetings of free software developers, with over five thousand people attending each year. FOSDEM 2019 takes place 2-3 February 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
This email contains information about:
The Real-Time Communications dev-room and Real-Time lounge is about all things involving real-time communication, including: XMPP, SIP, WebRTC, telephony, mobile VoIP, codecs, peer-to-peer, privacy and encryption. The dev-room is a successor to the previous XMPP and telephony dev-rooms. We are looking for speakers for the dev-room and volunteers and participants for the tables in the Real-Time lounge.
The dev-room is only on Sunday, 3rd of February 2019. The lounge will be present for both days.
To discuss the dev-room and lounge, please join the Free RTC mailing list.
To be kept aware of major developments in Free RTC, without being on the discussion list, please join the Free-RTC Announce list.
Note: if you used FOSDEM Pentabarf before, please use the same account/username
Real-Time Communications dev-room: deadline 23:59 UTC on 2nd of December. Please use the Pentabarf system to submit a talk proposal for the dev-room. On the "General" tab, please look for the "Track" option and choose "Real Time Communications devroom". Link to talk submission.
Other dev-rooms and lightning talks: some speakers may find their topic is in the scope of more than one dev-room. It is encouraged to apply to more than one dev-room and also consider proposing a lightning talk, but please be kind enough to tell us if you do this by filling out the notes in the form.
Main track: the deadline for main track presentations is 23:59 UTC 3 November. Leading developers in the Real-Time Communications field are encouraged to consider submitting a presentation to the main track.
FOSDEM dev-rooms are a welcoming environment for people who have never given a talk before. Please feel free to contact the dev-room administrators personally if you would like to ask any questions about it.
The Pentabarf system will ask for many of the essential details. Please remember to re-use your account from previous years if you have one.
In the "Submission notes", please tell us about:
You can use HTML and links in your bio, abstract and description.
If you maintain a blog, please consider providing us with the URL of a feed with posts tagged for your RTC-related work.
We will be looking for relevance to the conference and dev-room themes, presentations aimed at developers of free and open source software about RTC-related topics.
Please feel free to suggest a duration between 20 minutes and 55 minutes but note that the final decision on talk durations will be made by the dev-room administrators based on the received proposals. As the two previous dev-rooms have been combined into one, we may decide to give shorter slots than in previous years so that more speakers can participate.
Please note FOSDEM aims to record and live-stream all talks. The CC-BY license is used.
To make the dev-room and lounge run successfully, we are looking for volunteers:
The traditional FOSDEM beer night occurs on Friday, 1st of February.
On Saturday night, there are usually dinners associated with each of the dev-rooms. Most restaurants in Brussels are not so large so these dinners have space constraints and reservations are essential. Please subscribe to the Free-RTC mailing list for further details about the Saturday night dinner options and how you can register for a seat.
If you know of any mailing lists where this CfP would be relevant, please forward this email. If this dev-room excites you, please blog or microblog about it, especially if you are submitting a talk.
If you regularly blog about RTC topics, please send details about your blog to the planet site administrators:
|Planet site||Admin contact|
|All projects||Free-RTC Planet (http://planet.freertc.org)||contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|XMPP||Planet Jabber (http://planet.jabber.org)||contact email@example.com|
|SIP||Planet SIP (http://planet.sip5060.net)||contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SIP (Español)||Planet SIP-es (http://planet.sip5060.net/es/)||contact email@example.com|
Please also link to the Planet sites from your own blog or web site as this helps everybody in the free real-time communications community.
The dev-room administration team:
Today 8×8 announced it has acquired the Jitsi team and our technology from Atlassian. This is a great thing and will only help to keep Jitsi’s momentum with renewed investment. The Jitsi team will remain 100% intact and will continue to be an independent group. Operationally things will work much the same way as they did under Atlassian. Jitsi users and developers won’t see any impact, though we do expect with continued funding and support you will see even more new features and capabilities from the project!
8×8 is firmly established a cloud communications provider focus on business communications with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue and tens of thousands of businesses of all sizes as customers. Just like Jitsi was previously used to help provide video capabilities to Atlassian’s products, we will be helping to support state-of-the-art video features in 8×8 X Series.
8×8 sees tremendous value in the open source community and is committed to helping grow the community even larger. With a major, high-motivated backer like 8×8 behind the project, we are confident about our ability to continue building great open source products.
Emil & your personal Jitsi team
The three ‘C’s of customer service are convenience, collaboration, and communication. Unified Communications (UC), by merging business communications from many sources into one platform, elevates and bolsters each ‘C’. By
The Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago holds a Real Time Communications Conference â€“ the IIT-RTC Conference – every year where Jitsi has been a regular presenter. This year, Senior Jitsi Developer and University of Strasbourg Ph.D. candidate George Politis gave two talks:
His first talk was on Optimizing the infrastructure costs and call quality of WebRTC based group calls. This is a great introduction video to the many ways Jitsiâ€™s video conferencing architecture benefits both user and network operators through features like:
Here is the video:
You can also grab the slides here.
In his second talk, he takes a deeper dive into the engineering behind Peer-to-Peer for One-to-One. P2P4121 saves on SFU server utilization when it is not needed by routing calls peer-to-peer.
The video of his talk:
And here are the slides.
Make sure to check the our other tutorials, talks, and feature demos on our YouTube channel and make sure to subscribe for new ones!
The Jitsi Team
While an on-premise PBX setup can be right for some businesses, many organizations, especially SMBs, are better served by hosted options. When you compare hosted VoIP providers with the risks
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Kamcli v1.1.0 has been released. It is a command line management tool for Kamailio deployments, aiming to be a modern alternative to the venerable kamctl.
Kamcli offers a set of subcommands for controlling Kamailio, among them:
How to install kamcli and examples of usage can be found at:
This release has been tagged on Github repository at:
Enjoy! Thanks for flying Kamailio!
This year we lost our title as the largest hackathon to the Blockchain community who are running some massive events. However, we still claim to the the largest global hackathon over one weekend, and definitely the most diverse! Diversity is the foundation upon which TADHack is built.
We pride ourselves in being a tough hackathon. We do not set some challenges to prove you understand the sponsors’ APIs. We take that understanding for granted. We ask you to think about how their technology can be used to solve problems that matter to you in your communities, work and personal life. That is a hard ask, but the solutions created have changed communities and people’s lives.
In 2018 across all the locations TADHackers delivered world class solutions. Well done to everyone who took part. Please remember, often the hacks that do not win at the hackathon, are the ones that become the commercial successes. If you believe in what you’ve created, the TADHack community is here to help you realize it.
A few numbers, we matched last year’s record of 3300 registrations, we have well over 200 pitches as several locations have to go through multiple phases of judging, with about 150 pitches over the weekend. 4 locations this year had 150-200 people involved, that’s a new record.
I’ll review the global winners and then review all the location winners. Apologies if there are any errors, like misspelled names, let me know and I’ll correct them.
London: Matt Williams: Ethereum Gateway, Ethereum-hosted WebAssembly serverless runtime. Global Prize $400.
London: Immanuel Baskaran, Darius Pop: Matrix Whisper Bridge, A bridge between Status blockchain chat and Riot. Global Prize $400.
JHB: Vaultron by Stephen Asiedu,Cameron, de Bruyn, and Quintin, Rudman. Storing and Releasing Private Information Securely. Global Prize $400.
KL: Team 45: Vincent Decentralized warranty card. Global Prize $400.
POPAYAN : RM5— Juan Daza, Camilo Segura, Mauricio Maca —app to capture student marches, document abuses and connect people with legal help. Global Prize $400.
Melbourne: Voice Accessibility by Justin, Paul, and Ret
An app aimed at helping people share My Health Record access and permissions to end users with a particular focus on assisting the elderly in getting and sharing access to their data. Global Prize $900.
Berlin: Team Timecha.in by Sebastian Schumann, Julian Brendel, Tom Ziesche, Adela Militaru, Gunay Kazimzade, Hafiz Muhammad Hamza
Timecha.in is a global platform enabling knowledge exchange based on blockchain technology. We aim to diversify, innovate and upgrade work agreements, using blockchain and telecoms. Our currency is time. Our power is knowledge. It’s time to redesign the future of work: inclusive, accountable and secure. Global Prize $500.
Chicago: Hack Sysafe by Vishul Chandrusekaren, Ryan Zheng, Edward Zhaiy, Pavan Pandurang, and Jay Park. Safety/emergency comms app for parents to monitor children. Global Prize $400
Remote (New Zealand): Gavel.io by Tien Nguyen Khac, Anthony Wong, Wentao Hao
Decentralise bidding platform utilizing live video/chat stream and Ethereum blockchain. Global Prize $200
Team Deadline with an app to trace location of person in danger after calling a particular number or maybe sending sms.
Team Odd Bit Loaders with an app to empower women to stand against domestic violence.
First Runner Up
Team dreamers with an Intelligent health care system
Second Runner Up
Hack Rube: a Generative protocol for everything by Christopher Ayling, Jonn Dillon, Kai Davis, Lucas Wickham, Noah Davey.
Winners of A$500 Location 1st Prize.
Team SOSMS with Emergency Alert System for companies to alert employees. Khuslen Baatarsukh, Victoria Su.
Winners of A$250 Location Runner-Up Prize.
Hack Panda Guard by Terrence Johnson, Brandon Brown, Saumya Gupta, Ogechi Ike, Patrick Kijek, Antonine Foggs, and Poshak Gurumoorthy
Ensures safety and security inside a building by authorizing admittance, and keeping track of occupant position.
Hack Sysafe by Pavan Pandurangi, Ryan Zheng, Jihoon Park, Vishal Chandrasekaran, and Edward Zhang. Safety/emergency comms app for parents to monitor children
Runner Up $250
Hack OMANA Emergnecy Alert by Aleksandra kukeilko, Nastaran Ghane, Abhijeet Ambekar, junfeng wang, and Milad Sabouri
Multiple solutions for alerting contacts in emergency situation
Runner Up $250
RCS – WebRTC hack that solves customer care issues and drives engagement via chatbot conversational interface and WebRTC.
Takefumi Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Genma, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Kazuhisa Makino, and Andrew Fuller.
Winners of 100,000 JPY Synchronoss Prize AND 100,000 JPY Gift Voucher & 1 Yr free WebRTC service
MapMotion (Hostel Location Chatbot) by Craig Will.
Solves the business problem of locating and finding places of interest, in this case local hostels for travellers.
Winner of 60,000 JPY Synchronoss Prize.
$1000 TADHack Winners: #SkratchLabs. An AI application that leanrs your usual patterns through a mobile phone then submits irregularities to a backend which is directed to an ECP to help.
TCS Mall Voucher For R3000 went to SocietyX a.k.a #1632. Crowd-sourced Emergency Services Optimization Engine.
TCS Mall Voucher For R2000 went to #Ovalleaf. All in one verified digital documents provider.
TCS Mall Voucher For R1000 went to #TechSavvyKids. Hu- Track is an Application that seeks to help fight Human Trafficking in our country but more especially in our Townships. The App will be available on smart phones and non-smart phone users and it can be accessible via an App, sms and USSD.
Best use of IBM API’s For R2000 voucher went to #Skaftin. Our goal is to become the dominant last mile delivery service for informal economic regions, which are often perceived to be higher risker. We’ll enable democratised access to efficient logistics services for informal settlements that need it most. When we unlock this market and tough to crack frontier it will provide a good foundation to expand our offering to township entrepreneurs, businesses and those who want to provide their goods and services to customers outside of their conventional reach.
Special Judges Prize for the Rizing Star: Sifiso
Best Use of Huawei API’s: Hungry Wolfs won a Smart Phone Huawei Device. Application that allows users to book spaces in taxis. Shows the users the routes they can take, drivers on those routes. Users can rate drivers and routes based on safety and time take. Program will be managed by taxi associations that can add their drivers and routes.
Best Female Coder: Waqar Saman won a Smart Phone Huawei Device
MTN Internal $1000 Prize went to #EPIC
Team 8: Lim Zhen Shen, Muhammad Imran Bin Mohd Azmi, Ng Kwang Meng, Brandon Oh Wai Tien, Dickson Pua Kah Wai. Restaurant application for customer recognition and personalized experience.
Team 17: Leong Yok Tien, Aiya Mukhamed Salora, and Tumenbayeva Dara. Customer call actionable insights with Machine Learning
First Runner Up $300
Team 6: Lee Boon Leng, Kevin Loh, Ho Chin Chee. Amzong shopping checkout.
Second Runner Up $200 + Local Prize RM1500
Team 16: Ahmad Taqiyuddin Bin Mohd Anas , Ainul Mardiah Binti Mohd Asri , Noor Fatin Najwa Binti Othman , Muhammad Izzat Bin Ibni Hajar, Nur Amirah Binti Yahaya. Telmed medicine dispensing system.
Local Prize RM1500
Team 45: Vincent Wong. Decentralized warranty card
Local Prize RM1500
Matt Williams: Ethereum Gateway, Ethereum-hosted WebAssembly serverless runtime.
Immanuel Baskaran, Darius Pop: Matrix Whisper Bridge, A bridge between Status blockchain chat and Riot.
Mohamed Habib: insure-auto: Event-driven telemetry capture and cryptographic assurance for autonomous vehicles
Hack: Drugon by Team Rocket: Alberto Benito, Sonsoles López, Ana Estrada, Alejando Pozo, and Andrés Muñoz
Some people have reduced mobility, so they cannot travel to the pharmacy in order to acquire their treatment. This is what we are trying to solve.
We propose an electronic health system based on blockchain where doctors’ medical prescriptions are stored in such a way that pharmacies can verify them. These prescriptions are encrypted and based on the patient’s identity and doctor’s credentials. The pharmacy will verify that the patient is allowed to receive the requested medication thanks to the blockchain. Once done, a drone carrying the products will be sent to the user’s location.
1st TADHack Local Prize winner (600$)
2nd Kairos Implementation Prize winner (200Euros)
Hack TrustIt by Jacqueline Neef, Filippo Calzavara, Boy Raaijmakers, Marcin Paszkiewicz
Our project is called TrustIt. and we use blockchain technology to add trust to peer-to-peer marketplaces, e.g. Craigslist, ebay or Milanuncios. Even though buying second-hand products at online marketplaces is convenient and economic, it cannot be guaranteed that the seller, who claims to be the owner of the product, is trustworthy and that the product really exists and was not stolen beforehand. We solve this by storing the products a person owns in our Hyperledger Fabric blockchain.
We further collaborate with online marketplaces to display in the ads if the seller can be confirmed as the legitimate owner or not using the entries in our blockchain. Moreover, we store further information on the products, such as the purchase dates of new products, so that users do not have to keep paper receipts anymore for potential warranty claims.
2nd TADHack Local Prize winner (400$)
1st Kairos Idea Prize winner (300Euros)
Hack Fairivery by José Luís Fernández, Carlos González,ccUxio Piñeiro Piñeiro,
A fair delivery system for last mile packages. Current delivery system have high fees through centralized service providers. Using blockchain the middle-man can be removed.
Connected customers and riders, with tracking of packages, and based on a decentralized database.
Using blockchain for smart contracts, providing transparency to eliminate fraud, lowering fees through removal of the middleman and automatic settlements.
1st Kairos Implementation Prize winner (300Euros)
Hack ESD by Manuel Bastos Martín, Marcelo Smith Cuadrado, Pablo Borlaf Mena
Ecommunity” is a new model of waste management, which allows neighborhood communities to work with private recycling plants by exchanging their remunerable waste, in exchange for tokens exchangeable in the administration for tax advantages.
The application uses blockchain technology, through a smart contract based on the Ethereum network, to guarantee efficiency and transparency, as well as sending SMS for communication of notifications between the parties.
2nd Kairos Idea Prize winner (200Euros)
Hack by Agrination by Asay, Mark, Manadia
An end to end agritech solution leveraging iot to be able to monitor and assist in farming activities with the end goal of creating an informed consumer.
Hack Mark Software by David Sotelo, Yaison Fabián Samboní, Daniela Velasquez.
This application allows you to use the SMS message service to perform searches on a server connected to the Internet. A person can send three types of messages 1. Mail services 2. Internet searches 3. Check the meaning of a word in a dictionary. The application will return via SMS the result of the request.
Hack Go! POU by Jonathan Ibarra, Tania Cañizares, Brayan Mamian, Cristian Gómez.
This application allows to receive the measurements that are made in temperature sensor stations and others. People can subscribe to receive information from the data obtained by the sensors, for example when air quality is critical and a person has bee subscribed, they can receive warning messages when a parameterized value in the system has been exceeded. It can also be used in notifications of agriculture, to notify variations in humidity, etc., which allows solving the problem of access to data networks that some farmers have.
Runner Up $250
Hack Synergieca by David Sebastian Agredo, Manuel Galindo, Andrea Bermeo, and Giovanni López
This application allows you to create free video conferencing rooms to do tutorials. A person can schedule a tutoring of a specific topic to dictate to many people (up to 100). Initially the tutorials would be free, but as the tutor increases the level, later he will be able to charge for personalized tutorials.
Runner Up $250
Hack J.A.V.R.I.S by Alexandru Mincu.
Artificial Intelligence enabled chatbot that acts as your personal car asistant. You can contact him by facebook messenger or SMS, send him your problem in free text and he will solve your issue or schedule your car in service, presenting you available free spots. Uses NLP, node.js, python.
Smart Door Camera by Dan Ionescu
Smart Door Camera is a Visual Face Recognition device, built on top of a raspberry pi device, capable of processing the face recognition algorithms locally. It can trigger events like opening doors, granting access to different resources. In case authorization failed it will instantly send and SMS message.
Runner Up $300
StockMarket Watchdog by Florin Popescu
Florin’s App continously monitors using realtime API stock exchange markets and currency exchange rates and automatically triggers SMS messages and evean conf calls with your personal financial broker, if you have one :). It uses a visual designer (IBM’s NodeRed) and manages to achieve this my using drag-and-drop boxes in a nice, programmable telecom visual flow. It is a beautiful example of how great hacks can be achieved without writing any line of actual code.
Runner Up $200
Hack Vehicle Safe by Muntaser Syed, Christopher Woodle, and Christopher Wille
Get notified and easily check if a child, pet or valuables are left accidentally is in your car and also find out the status of your car’s location, temperature, and interior inside and see a picture via MMS on your phone for security of the interior.
Hack Bank Transactions VoIP by Christine Dee Lee and Tee Mak
Access bank transactions through an IVR
Runner Up $200
Winning Hack Phoenix by Anushiya Thevapalan, Balakrishnan Sathiyakugan, Ajanthasingam Jegasingam, Loghi Perinpanayagam
It’s a solution to all the diabetes patients in Sri Lanka.
First Runner Up Team Horizon by Sasindu Jayashma, Yohan Dhananjaya, Lasith Madhusanka, Harsha Chathuranga, Sumudhu Sulakkhan.
It’s a solution to find a location of a public bus, details and the exact time.
Second Runner Up alphablocks by Achala Dissanayake, Lahiru de Alwis, Manujith Pallewatte
It’s a solution to enable the reuse of document verification with 100% validity.
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The purpose of this weblog is to provide a list of useful links you may need over the TADHack Global weekend.
For an introduction to TADHack Global 2018 this Intro Video is a good starting point. Note Carl’s keynote will be removed after the event at his request, so watch it while you can!
You can watch the TADHack locations from around the world live in this Live Streaming Playlist.
The TADHack YouTube Channel is where all the edited pitches are stored. Also you can also see pitches from previous years as well.
Here is a handy Guide to TADHack Global 2018, including an FAQ.
On Monday 15th Nov at 5PM Lisbon/UK, 6PM CET, Noon ET we have a live stream where we announce all the global winners, as well as review all the location winners.
During TADHack we use Riot for communicating and collaborating. We used Slack in the past, but we’ve reached the limit of the free service. You can sign up to TADHack Riot here. If you’re already on Riot the main TADHack Global 2018 room is #general2018:tadhack.vector.im.
On the TADHack weblog we’ll be reviewing all the locations and their hacks in the coming months so stay tuned.
Good luck and have fun learning technologies that can help you make a difference in your communities!
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A memory leak bug was discovered in Toxcore that can be triggered remotely to exhaust one’s system memory, resulting in a denial of service attack. The bug is present in the TCP Server module of Toxcore and therefore it affects mostly bootstrap nodes. Regular Tox clients generally have the TCP Server functionality disabled by default, leaving them unaffected.
The bug is fixed in TokTok c-toxcore v0.2.8. The bug is also fixed in the master branch of irungentoo’s toxcore, in commit bf69b54f64003d160d759068f4816b2d9b2e1e21. As a general reminder, if you are still using irungentoo’s toxcore, we strongly encourage you to switch to using TokTok c-toxcore instead as it’s a lot more actively developed and maintained. In fact, irungentoo’s toxcore is neither being developed nor maintained for some time now, aside from merging only the most critical fixes from TokTok c-toxcore from time to time, missing all other important fixes.
If you are using TokTok c-toxcore v0.2.8, you should be unaffected by this bug.
If you are using an older Toxcore, for example a client you use didn’t release an update, make sure that you have the TCP Server functionality disabled in the client settings and you should be unaffected. Some clients, like qTox v1.16.3 and uTox v0.16.1, don’t provide the user with an option to enable the TCP Server, having it always disabled, and other clients, like Toxic v0.8.2, do provide the TCP Server option, but it’s disabled by default. Note that it’s possible that some other clients have the TCP Server option enabled by default.
If you are running a bootstrap node, we strongly encourage you to update to TokTok c-toxcore v0.2.8 rather than disable the TCP Server option. In fact, we will be making Toxcore v0.2.8 the minimal required version for all of the nodes on our bootstrap node list. TCP relay functionality is very useful for mobile users and those behind restrictive NATs, and given that it’s mostly bootstrap nodes that act as TCP relay servers, as clients generally have that option disabled, even a few of those nodes disabling TCP Server functionality would reduce the number of TCP relay servers Tox clients can use considerably.
Here we mark the freezing of development for Kamailio v5.2 series.
From now on, for few weeks, no new new features will be pushed in the master branch. Development can still be done, but should be hold in developers’ GIT personal branches.
Once the branch 5.2 is created (expected to happen in 3-4 weeks), the master branch becomes again open for new feature. MeanwhileÂ the focus has to be on testing current code.
Work on related tools (e.g., kamctl) or documentation can still be done as well as getting the new modules in 5.2 in good shape, plus addingÂ exports to KEMI interface (which should not interfere with old code).
The entire testing phase is expected to be 4 to 6 weeks, then the release of v5.2.0 will be out.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
Kamailio SIP Server v5.1.6 stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.1.5. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio® v5.1.6 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.
Resources for Kamailio version 5.1.6
Source tarballs are available at:
Download via GIT:
# git clone https://github.com/kamailio/kamailio kamailio # cd kamailio # git checkout -b 5.1 origin/5.1
Relevant notes, binaries and packages will be uploaded at:
What is new in 5.1.x release series is summarized in the announcement of v5.1.0:
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
Astricon 2018, the Asterisk users’ conference, is just several days away. It takes place again in Orlando, FL, USA, during October 9-11, 2018.
Kamailio is very well represented at this edition, besides having a stand in the expo floor, there will be presentations by Alex Balashov, Daniel-Constantin Mierla and Fred Posner.
You can find the schedule and more details about the event at:
We hope to see many of you in Orlando!
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
If you have already come across Zoom, then youâ€™ve probably heard them make bold claims about their technology likeÂ this oneÂ for example:
Jitsi founder Emil Ivov recentlyÂ mentioned in an interviewÂ that, in spite of their repeated claims, he hadnâ€™t actually seen Zoom do anything better than WebRTC with regard to quality and video transport. Without proof some felt skeptical of the comparison to the larger commercial player, so we thought, weâ€™d put together a very simple congestion test bed. We ran it on both Zoom and our WebRTC implementation and recorded the results. A picture is worth a thousand words (so at 33 pictures per second, that should make a 3 minute video equivalent to 5,940,000 wordsÂ ):
(for optimal readability, make sure you watch that on YouTubeÂ in full screen)
Hereâ€™s what happens. We have two 1:1 independent video calls. One with Zoom and one with WebRTC (using Jitsi Meet). The first 10 seconds of the test run on regular Wi-Fi, just like all of us every day. Around second 10, we turn on network impairment for both and limit upstream and downstream bandwidth to 500kbps for both tests. We then measure the following:
Next, we turn off network impairment and observe how quickly the two solutions recover back to normal operation. This time we measure:
For those who donâ€™t want to go through the video, the results are:
|Disruption notification||16s||4.5s (Jitsi)|
|Partial adaptation (>1fps)||69s||5s|
|Ramp up to 1mbps||21s||19s|
|Ramp up to 2mbps||62s||32s|
Hopefully this would help inform future conversations on the topic â€ŚÂ Â
This is NOT meant to be an exhaustive evaluation of neither Zoom’s media stack nor WebRTC. It is a very simplistic test and it barely scratches the surface. It is however telling and easy to replicate. Here are our test details:
We look forward to doing more tests in the near future! Ping us on our open Community Forum with questions and comments.
Your personal Jitsi team!
As a result of collaborative work at Kamailio Developers Meeting, we succeeded to merge the two existing module exports interface (one for Kamailio modules and the other one from SER modules) in a single one.
All public modules were updated, but if you have any private module then you have to update as well in order to get it compiled with the latest master. Just look at one of the modules (e.g., sl module is a good option) and all the fields in mod exports structure have comments with their meaning.
In short: we removed unused fields for statistics, mi commands and extra-processes (from Kamailio old interface) and oncancel (from SER old interface), kept the RPC exports from SER interface and PV exports and dlopen flags from kamailio interface. The other fields were common in both interfaces, but be aware that order was also changed.
If you have a module implementing the SER old interface, you also need to add the free fixup field in functions exports structure — you can just set it to 0.
With this we have now a single mod exports interface in all modules, the core is also cleaner as we got rid of the various compatibility layers.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
We announced our new geographical bridge cascading feature that helps to scale Jitsi Meet instances while minimizing latency between your conference participants. We have had a lot of questions on how this works, so Boris gave a review of how this works at the start of this week’s Community Call.
We edited out just this section and cleaned up the graphics for easier viewing. Check out the video here:
Don’t forget to give it a try on meet.jit.si right now!
You personal Jitsi team!
There will be some maintenance work done to deb.kamailio.org server these days in order to move to a better infrastructure, so it may not be available for a while. The DNS needs to be updated as well, this also can affect you if your router/provider does caching.
This is affecting the APT repository for Debian and Ubuntu packages.
Update Sep 28: migration has been completed, if you encounter any issue with the apt repositories, contact us.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
The autumn of 2018 has plenty of events where Kamailio developers and community members will participate. Among them:
If you attend any of these events or are around their location at their dates, get in contact with Kamailio’s community via sr-users mailing list and let’s meet, greet and discuss latest news about the project and RTC market.
Enjoy the autumn!
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
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