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January meeting - Asterisk Founder!

Posted by Adam Glass on Tuesday January 10th, 2006 at 2:38 AM

Hi all,

We're kicking off 2006 with a bang. Our first speaker for the year will be Mark Spencer, inventor of the Asterisk Open Source telephone PBX software!

Thanks to longtime FLUX member Mick Weiss, Mr. Spencer has agreed to speak to our group while he is in town late this month. For that reason the January meeting will be rescheduled to TUESDAY JANUARY 24th in the Nova Southeastern University medical school.

DATE: Tuesday January 24, 2006
TIME: 6:30pm refreshments, presentation begins 7:00pm
LOCATION: Nova Southeastern University Medical School(directions)

We'll have a big auditorium because we expect a whole lot of people to attend!

About Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer founded Linux Support Services in 1999 while still a Computer Engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX, Mark simply used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to write his own! This was the beginning of the world-wide phenomenon known as Asterisk, the open source PBX, and caused Mark to shift his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market. Linux Support Services is now known as Digium, and is bringing open source to the telecom market while gaining a foothold in the telecom industry.

Mark strongly believes that every technology he creates should be given back to the community. This is why Asterisk is fully open source. Today that model has allowed Asterisk to remain available free of charge, while it has become as robust as the leading and most-expensive PBXs.

The Asterisk community has ambassadors and contributors from every corner of the globe.

Mark Spencer holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University, and is now president of Digium, Inc. He has also led the creation of several Linux-based open source applications, most notably Asterisk, the Open Source PBX, and Gaim Instant Messenger.

So ... Mark your calendar ... TUESDAY JANUARY 24 ... See you at the NSU Medical School!

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