Last weekend FreeSWITCH had the joy of attending AstriCon! The team had an amazing time and was honored to meet with other members of the open-source community!
On the first day there Kathleen saw an alligator! The true sign of Florida.
A short note to mark the freezing of development for Kamailio v5.1 series.
For few weeks, no new features will be pushed in the master branch. Once the branch 5.1 is created (expected to happen in 3-4 weeks from now), the master branch becomes again open for new feature. Meanwhile the focus is going 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 5.1 in good shape, plus adding 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 v5.1.0 – likely by end of November should be out.
What is new in current master branch comparing with previous stable series (v5.0.x) will be collected at:
Changes required to do the update from v5.0.x will be made available at:
Helping with testing is always very appreciated, should you find any problem in current master branch, just open an issue on bug tracker from:
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
Another successful Partner Advisory Council (PAC) meeting is in the books. We gathered 12 of our top partners to join us in Orlando, FL to recap 2017, and gain insight
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On 7th of October in Prishtina, Kosova’s capital, was hosted the first mini deb conference.
The MiniDebConf Prishtina was an event open to everyone, regardless of their level of knowledge about Debian or other free and open source projects. At MiniDebConf Prishtina there were organized a range of topics incidental to Debian and free software, including any free software project, Outreachy internship, privacy, security, digital rights and diversity in IT.
I was happy to be the first speaker and open the presentations with my talk: “Outreachy”
It was the first MiniDeb conf where naturally 50% of talks were held by women(without having any goals for that number) and it feels always so good when diversity in Free Software events are diverse in any perspective and happens by default.
Part of the event were also a group of women from Prizren (codergals.com). In August they successfully organized a hackathon with more then 25 women involved. The Mini DebConf was a great environment and opportunity to spread the word for Outreachy and other internships opportunities for women and people from underrepresented groups.
I was not the only one Outreachy alumni in the audience, Renata Gega was also part of the audience and speaker.
We both shared our experience and gave tips on how to make a successful application and how to explore which project was best for them and fit their level of knowledge.
I presented also the work that I did with my mentors and other Mozilla interns in my round, working for the “Diversity and Inclusion” team, how our work was structured and the product we came out with after 3 months and how it is going now.
Personally, I thought that a presentation with this topic would be with a high interest since the call for applications in Outreachy are still open and giving a hand in this moment would be helpful for everyone who aspired to have a spot.
It is definitely one of the talks that I have enjoyed the most, talking about something for which you have been working to improve and empower for the last 4 years is always a wonderful experience, where words can hardly describe the feelings I have when I see women inspired after watching examples that WOMAN CAN DO IT TOO!
See you in the next “Outreachy” experiences( hopefully next time as a mentor)
Last weekend I attended my first ever TADHack Global in London. Over the past couple of years I’ve attended other hackathons but never TADHack. Its focused on using programmable telecoms, which turns out to be incredibly fun and powerful. We created a hack PhoneGuard using Apifonica that won the Apifonica global prize. Thanks to everyone for all their help and support through TADHack
by Mark, Ousama, and Michael.
Our team was formed at the start of the hackathon on Saturday morning. We consisted of Ousama and Michael who are developers and myself, Mark, who is a UX designer. We felt this was a good mixture of skills, people who can create a concept and people who can create a working prototype.
The three of us decided to answer the ‘Pay to talk to me’ challenge.
The first part of the project was to understand the problem, millions of unsolicited calls to businesses and individuals everyday. What if you could reduce that number and at least charge the callers for wasting your time?
With our project calls to your Apifonica phone number would be met with a recorded message saying that there was be a charge for continuing the call. Calls lasting over a certain user set time would not be charged. The principal being that a unsolicited call would be ended quickly, a call that the user wanted would last longer than the cut off point and therefore wouldn’t be charged.
We created a clear concept what the product would would be and why it would be used and user journey of the before we got to work creating the prototype.
Audio was recorded and edit for the various recorded messages the caller would hear.
Server side scripting and a database holding the record messages was created using Node.js and integrated with the Apifonica API.
Sunday morning everything was working as we had hoped and we even had time to produce some slides to go with our working prototype.
The only problem was trying to call a phone service in a building that had poor mobile phone signal in the basement for our mobile operator!
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Serve all the things! NAS, file servers, media servers, etc
Last weekend, I attended the TADHack Global hackathon in London. I’d attended a few of the previous hackathons, in particular hacking on Matrix a couple of times, but this time it was the “RINA Rumble” challenge that most appealed.
RINA is the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture, a modern replacement for both TCP and IP. It’s still fairly early days, and I expect it will be at least several years before it’s deployed at all widely. However, it’s interesting to understand where technology might be going, and this was a great opportunity to play with it.
So, along with my team-mate Yin Yee, we set out to get Project Clearwater (the open-source, cloud-native IMS core that I work on for Metaswitch) running over RINA. Specifically, we set out to get the internal HTTP communication running over RINA – Clearwater has many interfaces (as you can see from the architecture diagram below), but the HTTP ones were easiest because they only involved changing Clearwater code – if, for example, we’d picked the SIP protocol, we’d also have had to get a SIP phone running over RINA.
RINA is a standard, and there are multiple implementations – on the recommendation of the Arcfire team, we chose the rlite implementation. While I understand there’s ongoing research into integrating with the standard “BSD Sockets” networking API, rlite currently requires you to integrate with a “librina-api” library to open RINA connections. Once RINA connections are open, though, they appear (as is standard in POSIX) as just another file descriptor.
Clearwater’s HTTP communications use the standard libcurl and libevhtp libraries. Fortunately, both have some support for plugging new transports in – libcurl allows you to define a callback function for connecting to the peer and returning a file descriptor, and libevhtp is built on the libevent framework, which is agnostic to the type of file descriptors it’s operating on. So, I took on the libevhtp changes, while Yin Yee took on the libcurl changes. I also took on getting virtual machines turned up to run the software on (deployed in Amazon AWS EC2) and she took on setting up the RINA configuration on them.
RINA expects to replace both TCP and IP, running directly over Ethernet. Since EC2 does not allow direct Ethernet connectivity between instances, we had to work around this. Fortunately, RINA can be tunnelled over UDP, so we tried to set that up. We had a bit of a problem with this – in particular, it wasn’t clear on which branch of the rlite code we should be running on, or which DNS records we should be setting up (rlite complained about missing DNS records but that turned out to be a red herring). Marco from Arcfire helped us get going, and late on Saturday we had the UDP tunnel up and running.
Unfortunately, when we came in on Sunday morning (with our code all written and ready to test), we found that the tunnel was no longer operational and despite all our (and Marco’s) attempts, we couldn’t get it back. We successfully got the Homestead process (running on the Dime node shown in the diagram above) listening for RINA connections, and the Sprout node trying to connect over RINA, but without the tunnel it wasn’t possible to progress any further.
While Yin Yee was working with Marco on this, I had realized that porting each library in turn to use RINA was going to be quite slow and laborious, and started prototyping a new approach: writing an “interposer” that intercepted BSD Sockets API calls from existing (unmodified) programs and translating them into RINA API calls. As shown in the diagram below, an unmodified process (on the left) uses the standard BSD Sockets/POSIX APIs to talk to the interposer (rather than talking directly to libc), and the interposer translates these calls into TCP/IP-related calls to libc or RINA-related calls to librina-api according to its configuration.
This appeared to work, but actual communication again failed due to the lack of a tunnel.
We presented, although with no demo.
Fortunately, the Arcfire team recognized our efforts anyway and we won the “RINA Rumble” challenge!
This weekend (with some advice from the author of rlite), I’ve set up the UDP tunnel again and successfully registered and made a call using Clearwater communicating over HTTP/RINA – some network traffic captured from the instances shows that it’s communicating (over HTTP over RINA) over the UDP tunnel, rather than HTTP/TCP.
I also got the interposer working – allowing a unmodified netcat client to talk to an unmodified netcat server over RINA.
If you’re interested in reproducing any of these, the Clearwater code is in the rina branches of my sprout, homestead and ralf repositories on Github, and the interposer is in my rina-interposer repository. For Clearwater, after setting up a deployment as normal, and establishing RINA connection between the instances, you need to set the new rina_local_appl” and “rina_remote_appl” configuration options for Sprout and “homestead_rina_dif_name” and “homestead_rina_appl_name” configuration options for Homestead to make these processes use RINA.
Thanks to Alan for organizing TADHack and for the support of Miguel and Marco from Arcfire!
(From Alan – well done Matt this is a great example of the power of TADHack through your and Yin’s expertise to to help bring the whole of the industry forward.)
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by Pavel Katunin, Vlad Berkuta
Hi there, we are the team consists of two developers that won 1st place in Saint Petersburg, and we would like to share some of our thoughts on the two days we participated in the Tad Hack. It was a great event and we had a chance to learn a lot of useful things from other participants. This is just a compilation of our own suggestions for the dos and don’ts of the hackathon. We hope that some of you will benefit from our review lessons we learned on TADHack.
This may be obvious, but the right team is the most important thing for any hackathon. It doesn’t matter how big your team is, you just need to be on the same page and be sure that everybody is willing to complete what you came up with. Your goal is not to win (we didn’t even dream of imagining that we were going to win) your goal is to complete a working prototype which is not going to crash during the pitch. Only bring developers who can make a real impact to achieve your goal.
This was our downfall . We hadn’t collected information about sponsors’ APIs and hadn’t decided on what we were going to implement before the hackathon started. Again, do your homework. Before any hackathon, collect information about tools and APIs you are going to use and decide on what you are going to implement.
Tight deadlines are not the reason to get rid of issues tracker and git flow during the development. We created a Trello project, added some tasks and started implementing them one by one. We used a Bitbucket project, and implemented every feature in a separate branch. This approach saves you time even if you have a 2-day competition.
Make some time before your pitch to do a code freeze, at least an hour. You need this time to run your prototype in the environment you going to use during the pitch. Run the use case from the beginning to the end, fix all bugs if needed, stub what hasn’t been implemented or can’t be showcased.
What you want to be a part of your pitch presentation:
You should show your live showcase on the big screen so that everyone can see it, some guys tried to show their prototypes on a 4 inch phone display, obviously it was impossible for anyone to see those projects. (On Mac OS you can use default QuickTime player to present your device screen)
Be honest, don’t say that your project is going to change the world if you don’t think so. Admit all issues, bugs and non-resolved problems you may have. (You had only 2 days for this! Everyone understands that.)
Application and service which provides safety while you are using taxi services. It collects information about the driver’s driving style. The mobile application runs on the customer’s device and is based on location services, heuristic and accelerometer generates a report during every ride, which can be sent to the driving department, service management and Rombo global data base. Description in more details can be found here.
We had a lot of fun and would definitely participate in the next TADHack. This is a good chance to implement some ideas you have and create your own project while dealing with such tight deadlines and with a specific mindset. We are going to continue to participate in hackathons and update our newsfeeds, please subscribe: Pavel’s twitter, Vlad’s twitter
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by George Gkitsas and Christos Papantonis
Usually, the end nodes of an IoT setup have two responsibilities, one is to monitor a process and the other one to control or to act on it. Since the end nodes are remote devices, there is a need for some kind of connectivity in order to communicate with them. Usually connections via internet are employed, utilizing ethernet and Wi-Fi, or data transmission via GSM/3G/4G.
Besides connectivity at the end nodes’ side which can be usually resolved reliably (eg: a good internet connection is established on the premises), there is a need for reliable connectivity from the user’s side as well (the person that monitors and controls the process). In many locations, internet connectivity might not be reliable and thus other solutions should be utilized. The solution we proposed and implemented during TADHack 2017, is to use SMS messages for communication, since the GSM network is considered more reliable in many locations around the globe.
Our solution enables the end nodes to send SMS notifications to the users and enables the users to control the end nodes via SMS messages.
A minimal setup for this scenario needs a server running on end devices that accepts user commands for controlling the process and translates this commands to actions. Additionally, a utility is needed to monitor the process and sends the notifications to the users when specific events occur.
Our main concern was to find a reliable and efficient way of sending and receiving SMSs to and from the end nodes. Telestax’s RestCommONE service proved to be an excellent choice. It provided the means for sending SMSs from the device to the user and backwards. The service is the interface, responsible for translating SMSs to REST API calls. This solution yields cost reduction, since there is no need to use modems and SIM cards to the end nodes.
In our demo we used a Raspberry Pi as an end node and an analog input to it to emulate a sensor. On the RPi a Node.js server is responsible for accepting user commands and performing actions on the monitored process. A Python script is also running that reads the sensor’s input and is responsible for sending SMS notifications to the users when specific events occur. These events, are customized according to the user’s needs and requirements. The sending of the SMS notifications is done by issuing REST calls to the RestComm server.
On the RestCommOne platform a registration of the end node’s number was required and the RVD platform was responsible to for the translation of the SMSs that are destined to the end device to REST calls to this device. RVD provides a rule called “External Service” which fitted exactly our need.
As always, setting up a demo environment is not an easy ride :). We needed to expose RPi’s REST server but we also wanted to avoid using port forwarding in the local network. Fortunately a solution was found which included running a local RestCommONE server, and more fortunately a docker is provided (https://github.com/RestComm/Restcomm-Docker). But that solves only one side of the problem, the other being that we can no longer use the GSM network for handling SMS sending and receiving. To overcome this difficulty we utilized RestComm’s Android WebRTC Demo App, which is part of RestcComm WebRTC Android SDK (https://github.com/RestComm/restcomm-android-sdk) application which relies on the SIP protocol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_Initiation_Protocol) for managing voice, video and messaging sessions over IP. At this point all our demo setup runs on the local network and the wrath of the Demo Gods did not strike us down!
Until the next TADHack,
Cheers! George Gkitsas and Christos Papantonis
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The development of new features for next major release, Kamailio v5.1, is going to be frozen on Monday, October 16, 2017. The master branch received plenty of new features since the release of v5.0, which was out by end of February 2017.
Next release will bring at least 7 new modules (although we are expecting one or more to make it in during next days). Not really up to date, the list of new features is collected in the wiki page at:
After the freeze date, we start the testing phase, which is expected to last for 4 to 6 weeks, then we will have the first release in the 5.1 series, respectively the version 5.1.0.
Shall you have plans to include new features in v5.1, it is time to hurry up and have the commit or pull request ready by end of next Monday.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
Who was at Astricon? You’d be surprised!
Nir Simionovich and Eric Klein of Greenfield.tech join regulars James Body, who somehow was back in the UK, Corrado Mella, Andy Smith and Michael Graves.
Thank you to everyone who took part in TADHack Global 2017! Especially the 65+ partners and 5 global sponsors: Apifonica, Matrix, Telestax, Temasys, and Vidyo. You made possible the largest global hackathon over one weekend, well two this year. TADHack has grown yet again, with over 3300 registrations, quite a few locations had close to 300, and of course TADHack Sri Lanka leads the pack. We had close to 150 hacks created over this weekend. Some of the significant trends this year include: a big jump in quality of the hacks; a focus on solving real-world human problems across health, security and humanitarian issues; and a focus on scaling the hacks for deployment. Many of the teams from TADHack are planning to take their hacks forward into the real world with the global sponsors’ support.
As the global sponsors stated when they announced all the global winners they want to help all the hacks built on their platforms become vibrant businesses. TADS Slack is the platform we use for TADMentor where you can ask for help and advice on bringing your idea to market.
Some of the heartening quotes I heard at the locations I attended include:
“I only attend 2 or 3 hacks a year, and TADHack is always one of them.”
“TADHack is an amazing experience, these technologies are really important and help solve so many problems around the world.”
“We had 24/7 access to food/beverages, a comfortable conference room with glasses that we could write our ideas on, and extremely supportive sponsors/hosts.”
“This is my first hackathon, I’m not a coder, but as part of a team we created and pitched a hack we’re all immensely proud of, want to continue working on, and best of all we won!”
Covered in this weblog are the TADHack global winners, the ArcFire challenge winners, as well as a quick review of all the location winners.
The locations running on 23 – 24 September were: Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Islamabad its satellite Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Kyiv, The Hague, Lagos, St Petersburg, Chicago, and Buenos Aires. A summary of the winners from weekend 1 are here. With deeper dive weblogs on the Australia and New Zealand locations and Chicago location.
The locations running on 29 Sept – 1 Oct were: Sri Lanka, Pune, Athens, London, Lusaka, Madrid (29/30 Sept), Paris, Popayán, and Singapore. A summary of the winners from weekend 2 are here. With a deeper dive into the London location.
All the hacks can be viewed on the TADHack YouTube channel.
We’ll have lots of weblogs in the coming months on the hacks created, and updates on their progress as they become real businesses through next year.
Please provide feedback on how we can make TADHack better in the comments to this weblog, or on TADS Slack #TADHack channel, or just DM me on Twitter, Slack, email, etc.
See you in 2018 for:
We have lots of exciting plans coming up for 2018, its going to be fun!
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TADHack has grown yet again, with over 3300 registrations, quite a few locations had close to 300, and of course TADHack Sri Lanka leads the pack On the second TADHack global weekend there were close to 80 hacks created from around the world. The locations running on 29 Sept – 1 Oct were: Sri Lanka, Pune, Athens, London, Lusaka, Madrid (29/30 Sept), Paris, Popayán, and Singapore. We do not have space to list out all the hacks created, we’ll link to weblogs that do deeper dives into individual locations, like TADHack Chicago, TADHack London, TADHack ANZ. This weblog summarizes the winners from the second weekend (both local and global prizes that were announced on Monday 2nd Oct). Winners from Weekend 1 are reviewed here.
I’m asked on occasion why I use such an unfashionable word as telecoms in TADHack. A common quote is “that word is old-school, complex, irrelevant, puts off developers, I hate my telco.” Alternative suggestions include communications, cloud communications, real time communications. Which are all euphemisms for telecoms, by people that simply can not bring themselves to use the t-word. I covered this topic in my welcome address at TADHack Global 2015. Telecoms is a broad term that captures the essence of the angle from which TADHack views the world. Telecoms is hard, its powerful, it connects people and things. We purposefully and proudly use the t-word as its defined: telecoms the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, television or internet.
Telecoms (phone and exchanges) came into existent back in the 1870s, based on the work dating back to the 1840s, of many, many individuals. Small companies built local telephone businesses town by town, as it became popular and strategically important, regulators got involved and with consolidation telcos, carriers, network operators, cable cos came into existance. Programmable telecoms has democratizes telecoms so individuals and small companies are again empowered. We’ve come full circle, and as Craig Walker’s keynote highlighted is a great time to be in this business.
To be fair when people complain about the t-word, they are also pointing out that TADHack is so much more than telecoms. Its a global event focused on helping people solve problems that matter to them in the lives and local local community. I’m open to all suggestions on how we capture this aspect, we’re an open community at TADHack.
So onto review the weekend #2 winners.
Queuesome by Aron Feher, Sven Neuhaus, Alexandros Touloupis used Telestax. Eliminates waiting in queues by taking them online. Won first place location prize.
IoT SMS Monitoring & Controlling by George, Christos used Telestax. IoT mode is responsible for monitoring and controlling. The monitoring notifications and the control commands are utilizing SMS via the Telestax technology stack. Won second place location prize and Telestax global winner.
SS7 attacks on Telestax’s JSS7 SMSC Gateways by Nikos, Kampolis, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. Try to demonstrate attacks on SS7 and intercept SMS. Won third place location prize.
PhoneGuard used Apifonica by Ousama, Michael, Mark. A system for charging unsolicited callers a fee to call you, solving one of the ideas proposed by Dean Bubley. Apifonica global winner.
state of the chart by Emma, Gareth, Robert used Matrix and Vidyo. A tool for remote design meetings. Web based video calling with the ability to covert pen-on-paper sketches to shared click-and-dragable drawings. Won the location prize as well as Vidyo global winner.
Pushtime by Aviral used Matrix. Syncs your phone to your computer over the secure, end-to-end encrypted Matrix protocol, using an Android app on one end and a Chrome extension on the other. It works cross platform, and with multiple devices at the same time too! Won the location prize as well as Matrix global winner.
Culturoo by Gladwin, Chris, Awais, Jardin, Immaneul used Apifonica and Matrix A web calling platform that promotes cultural learning through compelling suggestions for communication. This was the first hackathon for many of the team, and they won the location prize, and here is a write-up of their experiences.
Polite.ai by Rob, Joe, Lucy, Mercer, John used Matrix. It was focused on nailing the troll problem in real time chat. Won the location prize as well as Matrix global winner.
Project Clearwater over RINA by Matt, Yin. Implementation of Project Clearwater IMS core running over RINA network architecture. Won the ArcFire challenge.
Apifonica Node.js contribution by Steven and Lily. A node library to make accessing APIfonica easy. Apifonica global winner.
Rome by Steven and Lily Madar used Apifonica. “Reach me anywhere” – A way of contacting someone, in a variety of ways, depending on the time of day. Apifonica global winner.
GrowApps – Triton by Washington, Andres, Rosa used Apifonica, Matrix, Telestax, Temasys. Emergency SMS Notification Service, our application would be connected to governmental monitoring services of natural disasters, as earthquakes, volcano eruptions or tsunamis, and when one of this events happens, an automated message including the GPS location is sent to a trustee contact of our registered users. Won location first prize, Matrix and Temasys global winners.
Yournalism – NewsCast by Rafael, Gianfranco, David used Telestax, Temasys. Professional informative streaming platform. Won location second prize.
Project Almanzor by José Antonio,
Víctor used Apifonica and Temasys. Our hack provides the necessary link between the patient and the doctor with a flawlessly experience. For that we are using . Won location third prize
Triple – Ciclo by Manuel, Marcelo, Jose Carlos used Apifonica, Vidyo. Ciclo: The Do-It-Yourself Repairment Marketplace. Apifonica and Vidyo global winners.
The Button Game by Quentin used Matrix. Hack to transfotm Matrix into a Database. Matrix Global winner.
AromaBot by Samah and Abdoulaye used Telestax. Omni-channel customer care for Aroma therapy recommendations for your health problems. Won location prize and Telestax Global winner.
TechTeamCo by Andrea, Sebastian, Giovanni, Camila, David using Telestax. Geolocation system in catastrophe situations to rescue people using USSD or SMS. Then use the data for analysis and prevention of future catastrophes. Won Location Prize and Telestax Global winner.
R+ by Susana, Julián, Camilo using Temasys. Implementation of augmented reality to an online multiplayer game with 3D features, they used the temays sdk to enable the online multiplayer features. Won Location Prize.
DoctorNowTeam by Fabian, Camilo, Manuel, Javier using Temasys. Delay in appointment management with medical specialists in remote zones, it’s a web platform that allows to connect patients with specialists, It uses Temasys for video calls and messaging for communication in order to facilitate communication from remote or rural places to provide health services, through telehealth. Won Location Prize.
United IoT Ecosystem by Prasad, Swapnil & Rasik using Telestax. Won TADHack Location Prize.
Voedselbanken by Shubham, Pridhvi, Somesh, Salil & Ravleen using Telestax. Won 1st runner TADHack Location Prize.
Telefire by Apurva & Nikesh using Telestax. Won 2nd runner TADHack Location Prize.
HackAMole by Avinash, Nat, Lavanya, Alex using Temasys. Serverless game using WebRTC datachannel, audio, video, Playable on iOS Safari 11, Android Web, and Desktop web browser, re-imagining the timeless circus arcade game of Whack-a-Mole. Native iOS, Native Android, as well as web-only Safari on iOS, Chrome on Android. Uses messages, distributed events, and datachannel capabilities of the Temasys SDKs and Platform. Won Location Prize first place.
EnVinceable by Vincent, Leticia, Jackie using Temasys. Add contextual and relevant data to the “video call” use cases… including sentiment analysis, object detection and OCR detection, quickly and in the cloud. Won Location Prize second place.
MyLaundry Inc. by SD using Telestax. Alerts, messaging, and telcall service to support laundry and fabric care ecommerce service. AVRS menu using Telestax for selecting brands, scents, subscribing to repeat orders, services, etc. Won Location Prize third place.
Triggr by Pasindu Chathuranga Wijesena, Ravindu Ramesh Perera, Thilara Ekanayake, Sahan Hirantha Ratnayake, Sasindu Jayashma – This is a mobile based service used to automate daily tasks & broadcast the information to necessary parties of interest. Won Location Prize first place.
Hello Mom by Fathima, Sameeha, Atheeb. SMS platform that will educate pregnant women on their gestation week or infant’s week number. Won Location Prize second place.
GYDme by Nipuna, Sajidh, Achira, Dulitha, Thishan. Guide me is a low cost, hassle free and on-demand replacement for regular tour guide to help travelers. Web Call Back API as been integrated but not end to end connectivity is established Won Location Prize third place.
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For TADHack Global’s second weekend, I ran TADHack London 2017 in cooperation with UCL and Idea London. London has been part of TADHack since 2015, where we’ve run global and mini events over the years. The themes I took from London this year are an impressive increase in hack quality, augmentation of conversations through the practical application of machine learning, and diversity (first time hackers, product/marketing/strategy people as part of the teams). TADHack continues to show programmable telecoms is a critical building block of solutions to real world problems. And the global sponsors make the hard stuff of telecoms much more easily accessible to all types of developers.
We added a challenges and ideas section to the developer resources this year. The ideas were from people that saw problems and hoped TADHack would deliver solutions. The sponsored challenge was provided by ArcFire, a geeky challenge, which really tested both the hackers and sponsor.
Another trend I saw this year, the sponsors were working hard all hours supporting the developers. Chip from Temasys was waking his people in the middle of the night to get answers. I’m not sure when Anna from Apifonica slept over the passed 2 weekends. Matrix, Telestax, and Vidyo were all there helping people create some of the highest quality hacks we’ve seen.
I review below the hacks and the prizes awarded across both local and global prizes (that were announced yesterday). We do the prizes in 2 phases as global sponsors can not be in all locations so we need people on the ground to make the informed decisions at the end of each event on which are the local prizes; and once all the hacks are in it gives the global sponsors a chance to recognize those hacks that just missed out on winning at a location, as well as adding prize money to hacks they consider deserve a greater reward. It delivers a more comprehensive recognition of everyone’s contributions.
So onto the London hacks:
One Vision used Temasys by Leslie, Mike, and Daniel. An application that supports Holistic self using Temasys. An original take on personal organization. Apologies to the team, but I want to highlight this hack as an example of the high quality bar, where a hack this good just missed out on a prize.
PhoneGuard used Apifonica by Ousama, Michael, Mark. A system for charging unsolicited callers a fee to call you, solving one of the ideas proposed by Dean Bubley. Won the Apifonica global prize.
state of the chart by Emma, Gareth, Robert used Matrix and Vidyo. A tool for remote design meetings. Web based video calling with the ability to covert pen-on-paper sketches to shared click-and-dragable drawings. Won the location prize as well as Vidyo global prize.
Pushtime by Aviral used Matrix. Syncs your phone to your computer over the secure, end-to-end encrypted Matrix protocol, using an Android app on one end and a Chrome extension on the other. It works cross platform, and with multiple devices at the same time too! Won the location prize as well as Matrix global prize.
Culturoo by Gladwin, Chris, Awais, Jardin, Immaneul used Temasys and Vidyo. A web calling platform that promotes cultural learning through compelling suggestions for communication. This was the first hackathon for many of the team, and they won the location prize, and here is a write-up of their experiences.
Polite.ai by Rob, Joe, Lucy, Mercer, John used Matrix. It was focused on nailing the troll problem in real time chat. Won the location prize as well as Matrix global prize. Its also now an open source project
Project Clearwater over RINA by Matt, Yin. Implementation of Project Clearwater IMS core running over RINA network architecture. Won the ArcFire challenge.
Apifonica Node.js contribution by Steven and Lily. A node library to make accessing APIfonica easy. Won the Apifonica global prize.
Rome by Steven and Lily Madar used Apifonica. “Reach me anywhere” – a way of contacting someone, in a variety of ways, depending on the time of day. Won the Apifonica global prize.
E-Advisor-Voice by Roslyn and Dalton. E(lectronic) Advisor is a voice digital assistant that helps you repair, recycle, or sell your abandoned electronics. It is live on Amazon Echo in the US and UK with Germany pending. E-Advisor is also live on Google Assistant. Our hack allows anyone in 60+ countries to access E-Advisor’s service by calling a local phone number.
Thank you to everyone who took part. You can see all the pitches on the TADHack YouTube channel. To everyone who took part, especially those who did not win this time. Being a TADHack winner is just someone’s opinion. Its the market that decides if your idea is great. If you believe in your idea, make it happen and let the market decide. Ruwan from Extrogene (one of the keynotes this year) was a runner up, but he made his idea a commercial success. Please learn from TADHack, and come back next year to hopefully win. As a small business owner, I spend most of my time loosing / failing (not winning deals), but every now and then I win. Persistence pays in my experience. See you at TADHack Global 2018 on 13-14 October 2018.
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We ran a live stream on the 2nd October to announce all the TADHack Global 2017 winners across all locations, ArcFire challenge, and global sponsors’ prizes from Apifonica, Matrix, Telestax, and Vidyo. We’re missing the the Lusaka location winners, and the Telestax video. We’ll update the content when it becomes available. Below I list out all the global prize winners. See you on 13th and 14th October 2018!
$1000. Project Clearwater over RINA (nearly) by Matt, Yin. With some great ideas on making it even easier to get applications running over RINA.
$1000. Apifonica Node js and Rome by Steven, Lily from TADHack London. A node library to make accessing APIfonica. Rome – “Reach me anywhere” – A way of contacting someone, in a variety of ways, depending on the time of day.
$400. Ciclo by Manuel, Marcelo from TADHack Madrid. The Do-It-Yourself Repair Marketplace.
$200. PhoneGuard by Ousama, Michael, Mark from TADHack London. A system for charging unsolicited callers a fee to call you.
$200. Chloring (Team 2) by Low Ming Xiu, Boon Shi Ting, Chew Kam Fatt, Khoo Hung Siang, Chin Shin Yi from TADHack KL. Sensor for detecting falls in the elderly and alerting family members.
$200. Helpr by Dan Morgan from TADHack Chicago. Supplemental application for a RedCross like organization that uses a NLP processor to prioritize help and optimize rescue using SMS.
$350. #CoffeeHackers by Behnaz, Francois, Alexander from TADHack Brisbane.
$300. Polite.ai (now an open source project) by Rob, Joe, Lucy, Mercer, John from TADHack London. Nailing the troll problem in real time chat using Matrix, Tensorflow AI, Wiki-detox dataset.
$300. Pushtime by Aviral Dasgupta. Securely syncs your phone to your laptop using Matrix.
$250. The Button Game, by Quentin Burny from TADHack Paris. Hack to transform Matrix into a Database.
$200. Go Doctors by Edmund, Ronald, Vinod, Utkarsh from TADHack Sydney. Connecting patients around the world with specialists.
$200. GrowApps- Triton by Washington, Andres, Rosa from TADHack Madrid. Sea agriculture monitoring system.
$200. * by Igor Kirichenko Dmitry Volkov from TADHack St Petersburg. PKI component in Matrix identity via Keybase.
$200. THNKU by Mihhail, Idan, Ming Li, Voltaire, Jody and many more from TADHack The Hague. Youngsters assist elderly people with all kind of jobs.
$750 – Andrea, Sebastian, Giovanni, Camila, David #TechTeamCo from TADHack Popayán. Geolocation system in catastrophe situations to rescue people using USSD or SMS. Then use the data for analysis and prevention of future catastrophes.
$500 – IoT SMS Monitoring & Controlling by George Gkitsas, Christos Papantonis using RestcommOne platfom from TADHack Athens.
$750 – AromaBot by Samah and Abdoulaye used Telestax from TADHack Paris. Omni-channel customer care for Aroma therapy recommendations for your health problems.
3rd Place – $300 – EnvMon by James Ong from TADHack Kuala Lumpur.
2nd Place – $700 – GrowApps – Triton by Washington, Andres, Rosa from TADHack Madrid. Sea agriculture monitoring system.
1st Place – $1,000 – MediConnect by Momataj, May, Sophia, Tien Nguyen Khac, Quang Minh Dinh, Ricardo from TADHack Auckland.
$700. Ciclo by Manuel, Marcelo from TADHack Madrid. The Do-It-Yourself Repair Marketplace.
$300. Texto (Team 39) by Lim Kok Sang, Choo Hong Yee, Lim Sze Huang, Low Bee San from TADHack KL. Video conferencing with a recorded transcript.
$250. QrCall by Pedro, Rafael from TADHack Buenos Aires. System that allow to contact professionals without sharing private data such as phone numbers or email. It uses a personal card with a QR code that being scanned it triggers a WebRTC Call.
$250. AICollab by Abhishek Bhardwaj from TADHack Chicago. DeepLearning Github for Doctors.
$250. SafePlace by Martin, Bruno, Guillermo from TADHack Buenos Aires. Security system that detects motion using the camera and let know via sms and voice when there is some suspect movements.
$250. State of the chart by Emma, Gareth, Robert from TADHack London. A tool for remote design meetings. Web based video calling with the ability to covert pen-on-paper sketches to shared click-and-dragable drawings.
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A lot is going on in the world right now…it’s hard to miss. Natural disasters and politics are flooding our news feeds. But a lot of positive things are happening in the world of technology right now that deserve attention! Let’s take a break from the negativity …
TADHack has grown yet again, with currently 3300 registrations, quite a few locations had close to 300, and of course TADHack Sri Lanka leads the pack On the first TADHack global weekend there were close to 100 hacks created from around the world. The locations running on 23 – 24 September were: Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Islamabad its satellite Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Kyiv, The Hague, Lagos, St Petersburg, Chicago, and Buenos Aires. We do not have space to list out all the hacks created, we’ll link to weblog that do deeper dives into individual locations, like TADHack Chicago.
To everyone who took part, especially those who did not win this time. Being a TADHack winner is just someone’s opinion. Its the market that decides if your idea is great. If you believe in your idea, make it happen and let the market decide. Ruwan from Extrogene (one of the keynotes this year) was a runner up, but he made his idea a commercial success. Please learn from TADHack, and come back next year to hopefully win. As a small business owner, I spend most of my time loosing / failing (not winning deals), but every now and then I win. Persistence pays in my experience.
Now onto the TADHack Global weekend 1 review. Weekend 2 is currently happening, and we’ll review the results of that next week.
ANZ run by Oracle ANZ, Locatrix, Telstra, QUT Foundry, a massive regional event. The winning teams included:
Brisbane: PMedic (click on the link to see the pitch video) used Apifonica, Telstra T-Dev, Parrot, iHeath by Salvador, Kevin, Avon, Juan, Reuben, Yutthana. Their aim is to help people living with epilepsy to regain independence and safety by using wearable and connected technologies. Won the local creativity prize.
Brisbane: Coffee Hackers used Matrix, Oracle Cloud Platform (Container Cloud, Application Cloud, Analytics Cloud) by Behnaz, Francois, Alexander. Intrusion detection system – when an attacker attempts a NoSQL-injection into the anki-medrec application our analysis* reports these incidents to a pre-configured Matrix room. Security analysts are alerted in real time (we use the Riot clients for web and mobile for our demo) and can take immediate action. Based on meta-data about the attack that we embed in the Matrix messages, we can visualize attacks using an Oracle Data Visualization cloud application, again in real time. All components for publishing and processing analysis reports were built using the Matrix Node.js SDK. Local honorable mention and Matrix global winners.
Brisbane. EventMuster using Apifonica and Meetup by Dominic, Lucas, Riccardo, Saulo, Christopher, Khuslen, Keith. Event service for rural communities connecting people to different events in their location. Won the TADHack Location Prize.
Melbourne: EzyHealth used Matrix and Vidyo by Manindra, Lee Weng Kin, Gavin. Connect sick people in remote locations. Services: EzyDoctor (Locate Doctor), EzyChat (Connect with others), EzyLocator (Find Hospitals), Ezy Educator (not for profits to connect), Ezy Funds (Funding Crowdsourcing), EzyEducator (Medical Literature), Emergency Button.. Approx 6 services. Won a local participation prize.
Melbourne. ComNect used Telestax, Matrix and Oracle by Nicola, William, Nicholas, Gerald. Reliable infrastructure to connect individuals from rural communities together by interest and location. Matching Algorithm in back-end. Web based application (Browser). Forum, calendar (local events), chat, etc. Won a local participation prize.
Melbourne. Banana Exchange used Apifonica, Vidyo, Telstra and Oracle by Dipto, Raymond, Sirani, Vasu, Vincent. Ask your Doctor – Lightweight Telemedicine Solution. Focussed on regional patients. AI chatbot to filter patient back to relevant doctor. Won the TADHack location prize.
Melbourne. Roya used Vidyo and Oracle by Sean, Alex, Sonya, Rongjun. Democratisation of experience despite any particular disability – colour blindness, loss of hearing, loss of sight.. Detect disability, detect proximity. BT sensor triggers proximity sensor to alert user of relevant content (running late for event – sends catch–up info when arrives). Video conf – adds colour if colour blind, adds subtitles for deafness, etc. Won the local creativity prize.
Melbourne. Comrades used Matrix, Video, Telstra and Oracle by Sam, Yataro , Zhiqian, Josh. Connect ill children with mentors and those afflicted with similar conditions. Chat and video interactions. Governed by mentors. “Won the local challenge prize.
Sydney: Bunyip using Vidyo, Telstra and Oracle resources by Jagdish, Joyce, Si, Meiling, Rahil. “Digital Story Telling connecting boundaries” Use Case : Child Suffering from leukemia, group sessions are recorded, sms link for, users sign up, story being recited, accessibility features covered, SMS Link to Judges, Special Kids Connect Volunteers.” Won the TADHack location prize.
Sydney: S-Forum using Vidyo, by Sushant, Linda, Samuel, Martin, Shelley, Jack. Farmers Market: Lot of prep required for the set up, Farmers can register and signup, Forums for Farmers, Farmers revieve an SMS, Calendar System, Professional Help, NLP Program, BOT to respond with queries, Helping Website design. Won the local challenge prize.
Sydney. Go Doctors used Matrix by Edmund, Ronald, Vinod, Utkarsh. Connecting patients around the world with specialists around the world, Wierd Hack, Availability of transplants, Virtual Assistant : Platform that can communicate and collobarte with Patients, Search Engine : DB with specialists, Services : Tel : Video, RTC, Patient connects to the Virtual Assistant, Capability to Provide NLP, voice to text translation. REACT, Language – Transalation, Taking to new markets, Medical Tourism in Industry, Virtual Agents conenct to Doctors.” Won the local creativity prize and Matrix global winner
Sydney. ConnectRoo Used Apifonica and Telestax by Tobias. Data on Demand through Voice call or SMS, rural with little coverage, why? more service provided online, 4G coverage only in big cities, done some research on the Why they need this product, No website no device, First generation phone, Ask anything, No internet, APIFonica, Telestax – Voice Call, speech to text, Oracle Cloud (DBCS), Worked out the Costs, Freemium model, Deployment Model and roadmap. Won a local participation prize. Won a local participation prize.
Sydney. C-Three used Matrix by Amar and Dhanest. Connect health records to services, Mobile App showing Health Records, Conversational Mobile, AI, Voice Authentication, MATRIX – Video / File Shaing Platform, Telstra APIs, API.AI, Offline Synch, Only Talking about products so far, Conversation Interface to update Health Records, API SDK’s. Won a local participation prize. Won a local participation prize.
Auckland. Mediconnect using Temasys and Oracle by Sophia, May, Momataj, Quang Minh Dinh, Tien Nguyen Khac, Ricardo. Connecting Mobile phones via video to medical contact center. Won a local leadership award and Temasys global winner.
Buenos Aires run by WebRTC.Ventures
SafePlace used Vidyo, Telestax, Apifonica, Dif-cam-engine for the motion detection by Martin, Bruno, Guillermo. Security system that detects motion using the camera and let know via sms and voice when there is some suspect movements. Won TADHack location prize and Vidyo global winner.
Foody used Apifonica, Matrix and Telestax by Bruno, Gianluca, Gian Marco, Gabriel. Web and mobile application that helps on the food delivery. Won TADHack location prize.
Fluency used Vidyo by Nicolas, Carolina, Juan Carlos, Elio. System that allows to correct the audio produced by a stuttering person in real time. Won TADHack location prize.
QrCall by Pedro, Rafael from TADHack Buenos Aires. System that allow to contact professionals without sharing private data such as phone numbers or email. It uses a personal card with a QR code that being scanned it triggers a WebRTC Call. Vidyo global winner.
Project Sapphire Network used Telnyx by Pratik, Lucas Zhang, and Yani. It allow small businesses to manage inbound/outbound numbers through a mobile application without spending money on additional telephony hardware like VoIP phones. They won Telnyx location prize. One aspect that impressed the judges is they did market research of local businesses during the hackathon, and are hungry to make this a real service.
Virgil used Telestax, Telnyx and Phaxio by Alex Cordover and Alberto Rios. An emergency management decision support platform that uses statistical methods/machine learning, the Social Vulnerability Index, and real time communications information to help emergency managers and personnel make the best possible decisions. They are previous TADHack winners, produced an first class hack, and won Telnyx, Phaxio and the Location (IIT RTC Labs) prizes.
AICollab used Telnyx, Phaxio, vidyo by Abhishek Bhardwaj. Its a deep learning Github for Doctors. He won the Telnyx and Location (IIT RTC Labs) prizes and Vidyo global winner.
Irma used Telestax and Phaxio, by Prajwal Sreenivas and Ashutosh Gowda. Its a disaster relief food distribution system. They won the Phaxio and Location (IIT RTC Labs) prizes.
Helpr used Apifonica by Dan Morgan. Its a supplemental application for a RedCross-like organization that uses a NLP (Natural Language Processing) processor to prioritize help and optimize rescue using SMS. Apifonica global winner.
Islamabad run by NUST (National University for Science and Technology)
Moomble used Telestax by Hamza Zakir. Real time SMS converter to the language of your choice using Google and SMS APIs. Considering the significance of language barrier this solution converts SMS into the any desired language and send it to the recipient in his local language. It does not require a smart phone on both end as all the conversion and sending and receiving is done at server side. Won TADHack location prize.
Sahoolat used Telestax by Osama Arshad Dar, Shazab Naveed, Haider Ali. IVR based solution for the home maintenance. Using the Telestax IVR system a user can select plumber, Mechanic, Electretion etc near his vacinity. Also he can pick up a low cost handyman of his own choice. Won TADHack location prize.
Kyiv run by DataArt and IT Education Academy
Save Me used APifonica, Temasys by Orest, Nikita, Dmitry, Oleksii. “Save Me” will find somebody near you to help. Won TADHack location prize.
WebStreamer used Vidyo by Ivan, Evgenii, Dima. Web platform that allows users to stream their videos simurtaneously to youtube, facebook, periscope and ect. Won TADHack location prize.
Foodger used Apifonica by Aleksandr, Maksim, Anton. IoT device that control a quantity of products in a kitchen and push notifications if a this quantity is critical. Won TADHack location prize.
Kuala Lumpur run by Digi, MDEC, CCPS, Orbitage, and Clear Skies Solutions
Envmon used Temasys by James Ong. Desktop office environment monitor based on Arduino, RPI based hub that collects data. Won the MDEC IoT prize, and Temasys global winner.
BEAMS used Apifonica, Digi Identity, Digi Payments, by Daren, Sean, Gerald, Low Wei Leong, Cheong Pei Bin. Chatbot based marketing and engagement tools. Won TADHack location prize.
Meet the Doctor used Temasys, Vidyo, Digi Identity, Digi Payments by Hafizuddin, Budie, Syahiran, Hasif, Syukri. Remote heath application for finding a doctor and sharing information with a doctor. Won Digi prize.
PROHIPSON used Temasys by Nabilla, Hamzah, Thiventiran. An airbag for the Hip. Won the TADHack location prize and MDEC IOT prize.
Voice Suicide used Apifonica, Digi SMS by Leong Yok Tien, Lee Soon Yan. Voice analysis for hints of depression and suicide. Won TADHack location prize.
Power Snap used Digi APIs, Google API by KB Lee. Purchase products by taking a photo and have the products automatically identified and available products for purchase displayed. Won Digi prize.
Chloring used Apifonica and Matrix by Low Ming Xiu, Boon Shi Ting, Chew Kam Fatt, Khoo Hung Siang, Chin Shin Yi. Sensor for detecting falls in the elderly and alerting family members. Won MDEC IoT prize and Apifonica global winner.
Texto (Team 39) by Lim Kok Sang, Choo Hong Yee, Lim Sze Huang, Low Bee San from TADHack KL. Video conferencing with a recorded transcript. Vidyo global winner.
Lagos run by Disruptive Africa, WireTooth, SysCompTech
Veripro used Apifonica, Telestax by Abd-afeez, Damilola, George. Fake consumeable products are rampant in african market and it had been a huge source of worrry as, various cases of death or injuries have been recorded from consuming such products. Veripro as a product focuses on solving the health challenges poised by these adulterated products by creating a simple tool that simplifies product authenticity check by consumers and yet creates a production track by the regulatory body of a country. The product exploits ussd as a gateway for the users hence ensuring more reach and avoiding internet concerns in this part of the world. Won TADHack location prize.
Med911 used Video by Babatunde, Dunsin. Our solution is a mobile app (Telemedic & USSD using vidyo.io and local Local telecom API) that allows junior health staff in rural clinic to make live video call to experienced specialist or senior doctors to seek assitance expecially in case of emergency. It also allows people in rural area book a request via USSD from their mobile phone to visiting doctors without the need of an internet connection. Won TADHack location prize.
CaRescue used Apifonica by Adedayo, Olukayode, Jonathan. CaRescue is a system developed to allow motorist in distress to connect to help or assistance nearest to their location, even in areas without data coverage. Won TADHack location prize.
Roogle by Emmanuel. Roogle enables anyone with a phone of any type to make quick searches on Google via USSD. Won local USSD prize.
St Petersburg run by DataArt, IT Events
Rombo used Apifonica by Pavel, Vlad. Safe Riders: Safe taxi drivers service. An app for violation of driving rules detection. Won TADHack location prize.
Post-Modern Students used Telestax by Roman, Svyatoslav, Yaroslav, Mikhail. Live Coding — tool for couple programming and learning. Won TADHack location prize.
Under the Bridge used Matrix by Stanislav, Andrey, Vadim, Ilya. Red Need: app to search friends for leisure time. Won TADHack location prize.
* by Igor Kirichenko Dmitry Volkov from TADHack St Petersburg. PKI component in Matrix identity via Keybase. Matrix Global winner.
The Hague run by IPerity, Bijou Consulting, SpeakUp, QXIP
THNKU (Bob-a-Job) used Apifonica, Matrix, Iperity Compass,
Amazon Connect, Amazon Alexa, Google Speech Recognition API by Mihhail, Ming Li, Idan Esher, Voltaire, Tijs, Timo and the support of many others. Helps elderly people by engaging youngster as to strengthen local communities. They won the TADHack Location prize, and Matrix Global winner.
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A good number of you have been setting up Jitsi Meet with authentication regardless of the fact that merely making sense of our tutorial on the subject is a notable act of heroism (anyone interested in writing a better one?). Unfortunately though, after going through all the trouble many of you were disappointed to find out that authenticated domains were not supported by the Jitsi Meet mobile apps.
As part of TADHack Global 2017’s first weekend, I attended the Chicago location run by the IIT RTC Labs. Chicago has been part of TADHack since its founding in 2014. Each year it gets bigger and better. The themes I took from Chicago this year are a stronger focus on community and humanitarian problems; and more teams demonstrating scaling their hacks so hacks are now becoming deployment ready. Programmable telecoms continues to democratize telecoms so not only is the time from idea to prototype massively compressed, the time from prototype to deployment is now equally short. We’re on the cusp of programmable telecoms revolutionizing telecoms as we know it, not just nibbling away at the edges.
But back to the hacks. Anyone whose been part of a TADHack knows its an intense experience of highs and lows. The high of having an agreed concept, solving a problem that matters to the team and that ‘will be so cool.’ The low of realizing the massive effort for a MVP (Minimal Viable Product (hack)) in the next 24 hours. The high of getting to a core architecture and identifying the necessary modules to show the proof of concept. The lows as modules do not work, team members go MIA, integrations do not work, and ‘we don’t have a pitch ready and its only 30 mins left!’ But through all those highs and lows; the challenges both technical, organizational and emotional; viable solutions are created to real problems. Its an amazing testament to everyone who takes part in TADHack.
TADHack Chicago had examples of all of the above and more. We had mostly first-time winners at TADHack Chicago and an old-hand team that just knocked it out of the park. That’s the great thing with TADHack, its not a winner takes all event. 40% of the teams taking part won, most of them were first-time winners. We had teams from the Illinois Institute of Technology, The University of Illinois at Chicago, local developers, business people and entrepreneurs. It was great to see such diversity.
We’ll have lots more location reviews coming, I’ll be doing an overall TADHack review next week after the second weekend of TADHack, and we’ll be reviewing hacks from all locations in the coming months.
To everyone who took part, especially those who did not win this time. Being a TADHack winner is just someone’s opinion. Its the market that decides if your idea is great. If you believe in your idea, make it happen, and let the market decide. Ruwan from Extrogene (one of the keynotes this year) was a runner up, but he made his idea a commercial success. Please learn from TADHack, and come back next year to hopefully win.
Now onto a quick summary of TADHack Chicago.
The hack “AI Phone Secretary” used Telestax and was by Bharat Ramaswamy Nandakumar. It is an application that works as a personal secretary. Bharat is a hard core hacker, overnight he created this and after 2 nights of no sleep (first night of no sleep was a bachelor party not TADHack) we let him record this pitch early and get some sleep.
Helpr used Apifonica by Dan Morgan. Its a supplemental application for a RedCross-like organization that uses a NLP (Natural Language Processing) processor to prioritize help and optimize rescue using SMS. Dan did a great job and is still in the running for a global prize.
iAttendant used Temasys, Telestax and Alexa, by Iqra, Alex, Francisco and Alberto. Their hack integrates the benefits of online and in-store shopping with the use of Alexa commands and communication to employees to bring clothes in a changing room. Sorry Chip, Vidyo sneaked their t-shirts into the changing room. They could not get the the hack working, but their pitch is excellent and they’re still in the running for a global prize.
Project Sapphire Network used Telnyx by Pratik, Lucas Zhang, and Yani. It allow small businesses to manage inbound/outbound numbers through a mobile application without spending money on additional telephony hardware like VoIP phones. They won Telnyx location prize. One aspect that impressed the judges is they did market research of local businesses during the hackathon, and are hungry to make this a real service,
Eclipse used Matrix by Thuy Ngo, Jasmine Omeke, Chantel Sims, and Mayuresh Jakhotia. It is an encrypted social network to help hackers and those concerned about security communicate with others in a safe environment. A great application of Matrix. They suffered from team member availability. Nonetheless Thuy did a great job presenting. Well done and better luck next time, as your experiences here will help you the next time.
Virgil used Telestax, Telnyx and Phaxio by Alex Cordover and Alberto Rios. An emergency management decision support platform that uses statistical methods/machine learning, the Social Vulnerability Index, and real time communications information to help emergency managers and personnel make the best possible decisions. They are previous TADHack winners, produced an first class hack, and won Telnyx, Phaxio and the Location (IIT RTC Labs) prizes.
waitLESS used Apifonica and Phaxio by Omar Salka, Amaan Baiyat, Omar Husseen, and Pankaj. Its a platform that allows patients to get SMS alerts regarding waiting times at different clinics and submit their forms.
Inform Me+ used Telestax by Anthony Hicks, Daniel Lopez, Junfeng Wang, Junjie Ying, Alejandro Gomez. It send text messages in an area and receive by categories (emergency, social, advertisement). Solid hack and still in the running for a global prize.
AICollab used Telnyx, Phaxio, vidyo by Abhishek Bhardwaj. Its a deep learning Github for Doctors. He won the Telnyx and Location (IIT RTC Labs) prizes.
Irma used Telestax and Phaxio, by Prajwal Sreenivas and Ashutosh Gowda. Its a disaster relief food distribution system. They won the Phaxio and Location (IIT RTC Labs) prizes.
Congratulations to everyone who took part. Creating a hack on a new technology over just 24 hours is an impressive achievement. The winners will be presenting at the IIT RTC Conference today between 3-4PM, to global technology and business leaders in the RTC (Real Time Communications) industry.
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Allison has a new YouTube Channel!
If you’ve ever entered your pin number into your telephone banking account, you’ve probably heard the voice of Allison Smith guiding you through the call. If you’ve participated in a telephone survey, most likely it was Allison’s voice that encouraged you to rate your satisfaction. Ever signed onto a conference call, listened to the public airwaves, took an online training module, or received an automated phone reminder for an upcoming medical or dental appointment? You’ve probably heard voice talent Allison. She’s even been that voice that reminds you to take your ticket at the parking garage.
One aspect of TADHack is we bring many smart, influential and knowledgeable people together focused on programmable telecoms. TADHackANZ have a number of interviews and presentations live-streaming over this weekend, you can see them on the TADHack YouTube channel. We have a playlist dedicated to the live streams from all locations, so you can watch the interviews either live or recorded. Below is the schedule over Saturday 23rd Sept and Sunday 24th Sept, all times Australian Eastern Standard .
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Kamailio is going to be present at AstriCon 2017, the Asterisk User Conference and Exhibition organized by Digium, to take place in Orlando, FL, USA, during October 3-5, 2017.
Carsten Bock, Daniel-Constantin Mierla, Fred Posner and Jöran Vinzens will have presentations about Kamailio (see the schedule here). Besides the conference sessions, Kamailio project has a booth the expo area, be sure you stop by for a chat and some cool demos of using Kamailio alone or together with Asterisk.
We expect a consistent group of people from the Kamailio community, the event being a great chance to meet with many world wide friends, especially the North American kamailians.
Looking forward to meeting many of you in Orlando by beginning of October!
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
When it comes to the communications industry, nothing, and I mean nothing is worse that Spam. Spam calls and messages are worse than Spam “meat” in a can. In 2016, people in the United States of America were scammed out of more than $350 million dollars by over 29 billion …
Martin Geddes is a network performance scientist and pioneer of quality management in digital supply chains. As well as running his own telecoms consulting business, he is also co-founder of Just Right Networks Ltd. This start-up delivers Virtual Quality Network solutions that apply proven ‘lean’ concepts to telecoms for the first time. His previous jobs have included senior technical roles at BT, Telco 2.0, Sprint and Oracle. He holds an MA in Mathematics & Computation from the University of Oxford.
He is also currently writing a book, The Internet is Just a Prototype, on the future of distributed computing.
Tosync properly for the next major release of Kamailio (v5.1.0) and ongoing development, we propose an IRC devel meeting for next week, on Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017. An alternative would be the following day, Sep 28, or if there are many devs that want to attend and cannot do it these days, we can look at another date. Just propose new day and time via sr-dev mailing list.
The meeting is going to be held as usual in the #kamailio channel on freenode.net IRC network.
A wiki page was created to collect the topics that are wanted to be discussed:
Fell free to add there or reply to the mailing list with what you think it is relevant to discuss.
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
One of the most recent projects that FSFE is undertaking is to help the community define itself and for everyone to come on a common understanding of what are the values and what are it’s mission and goals.
Since its founding in 2001, individuals engaged in the FSFE, from coordinators and volunteers to full-time employees, have come to develop their understanding of what FSFE is and what our shared values are. Sometimes the views expressed by individuals have been similar to one another, sometimes they have diverged. That’s all fine, since people’s thoughts and perceptions are constantly changing.
A strategy review in 2014 identified at least seven different ways that people describe and communicate what FSFE is. This phenomenon is a result of the process of evolution and is fine. Moving forward, we see a need for us to come together under a common identity; a shared understanding of what FSFE is, what’s important in our work, what values we have and share, and how this shapes FSFE for the future.
With the FSFE in 2020 project, we are looking to define and renew the identity of FSFE, a process similar to one we undertook when founding the organisation.
Now, 15 years later, we will be able to reflect on our work over the years and come to an understanding of what aspects of our identity have remained genuine and guided the organisation through these 15 years.
Our primary focus will be on taking interviews from volunteers, coordinators, employees and others who feel that they have a connection with FSFE. We will also talk to people outside of the FSFE who have come in contact with our work and will be able to reflect not only on how we perceive the FSFE inside of it, but how we’ve managed to convey our identity to the public over the years.
We will ask individuals to participate in interviews, sometimes directly, sometimes by asking for people who are interested in participating. We’ll conduct surveys circulated through our community and newsletter, and we will share our findings regularly, on our web pages, and on our team wiki (https://wiki.fsfe.org/Teams/FSFE-in-2020)
Click here if you would like to take part in the survey.
We’re starting on an exciting adventure, and we hope you will join us on our way forward!
As I am sure you know, much of Florida and parts other states in the southeast U.S., and places further afield, are continuing to recover from the impact of Hurricane
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Do you know how cheap it is to dive into telephony with FreeSWITCH? You can just wake up one day and decide you want to build a simple network, or you say, “I want to build a robust network with redundancy, load balancing and all that fancy stuff.” I came …
This week we’ll be talking with Dan Jenkins. Dan is the founder of Nimble Ape, and a self-described web developer. Despite this fact, he’s a regular speaker at well-established pseudo-telecom conferences, including Astricon, ClueCon and Kamailio World. Heck, he’s made several appearances on past VUC calls. Yet somehow, he remains unfulfilled. What to do? What to do?
Bone weary from travelling hither, tither and yon. Fearful of his ever-improving relationship with the airlines, he comes to a conclusion. “I’ll create a new conference, closer to home in the UK, where it just happens that there are no RTC-focused conferences for web developers, like myself!” Given the lack of an RTC component in events like State Of The Browser by London Web Standards, I’d say it’s a brilliant idea!
Just this week, Dan announced COMMCON 2018. Scheduled for June 25-28, 2018, the conference is described as, “The UK’s only open-source real-time communications conference.” Moreover, Dan has secured what looks to be a fantastic venue in Wotton House, in Surrey, UK.
It’s early days yet, but the game has begun. Join us this week to see what’s being planned. What dreams may come. It’s the opportunity to consider the design of a conference from scratch. The opportunity to seek out even Krankier Geeks, and give them a stage in a beautiful setting.
It’s time for your history lesson – your call history lesson. Sure, it’s not glamorous. In terms of business phone system features, ‘call history’ doesn’t have the panache of a
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We want to highlight another project that uses Kamailio, which together with FreeSwitch, is part of PyFreeBilling, an open source billing platform targeting VoIP wholesale. It is released under AGPLv3.
The project sources are hosted on Github at:
The project has its own website at:
While not tried yet here, the screenshots show a modern design and the list of features is quite impressive — next is an excerpt taken from project’s docs:
Definitely worth a try!
Enjoy! Thanks for flying Kamailio!
PS. Should you develop a project related to Kamailio or be aware of such project, do not hesitate to contact us, we are glad to publish articles about them!
We are immensely proud to have played our part in Stride. The new meetings feature is powered by Jitsi Meet! We are also truly thankful to Atlassian for keeping the promise of continuing Jitsi’s development in the open.
Congratulations on the launch, Stride team, with compliments from your friends over at Jitsi. Stride on!
On August 17th, 2017 Seven Du held the sixth installment of the FreeSWITCH-CN developers salon held in Beijing, China. The conference was a big success and the team was so excited that they were invited to give a presentation about their project. While the team members were all scattered about …
The eclipse changed nothing about roaming on AT&T and T-Mobile with a dual SIM phone. More live on the day!
Another summer of code is behind us, and we’re here to present what our GSoC students accomplished throughout the program. We had four students this year, and three of them completed their projects while one withdrew in the last third of the program.
Nik’s speech recognition project went very well. We now have jigasi performing speech recognition through the Google Cloud API and posting the results in a JSON structure to the jitsi-meet MUC (as well as saving them in a file). Work on displaying the results in the client’s UI in a superior way (currently they just go in the chat) is ongoing. We are very excited to see where this project will go in the future, as it has many interesting potential applications. And we are doubly excited because Nik will be joining the core Jitsi team here at Atlassian for an internship starting November. You can read Nik’s report of his project here.
Unfortunately Julian’s send side bandwidth estimation project did not go to according to plan, and he decided to withdraw from the program. We have some of the basic parts committed in libjitsi, and some more of the parts in unfinished PRs, and we plan to eventually finish the task outside of GSoC.
Chungxu worked hard in two projects: face recognition and a calendar view for Jitsi Meet Spot. We have great code for both projects and are very excited to integrate it in the near future (there are still some UI/UX aspects to figure out). You can read his report here.
Han also worked in two projects: an “always on top” view for Electron and the base application for Jitsi Meet Spot. His work on the Electron project got integrated and we’ll integrate the Spot part soon. We are very happy with his performance too! Read his report here.
We’d like to, once again, thank Google for the opportunity to be part of GSoC, we hope to do that again next year!
PS: “Jitsi Meet Spot? What is that?” I hear you say. Stay tuned!
You may not realize it, but having the right business phone system can drastically improve your business. Most people don’t immediately think of investing in a new business phone system
Last day of FOSSCamp 2017, time to wrap things up !
Meeting at the beach to talk about this edition of FOSSCamp ; what went well, what went wrong, …
I think that everyçone agrees that FOSSCamp 2017 was awesome ! Everyone seemed to have a great time !
Some notes on what could be improved for the next edition :
– Fixed venue
– Double track (so people can choose which track they want to assist to)
– More talks/presentations
– Be able to submit talks/workshops before the event
Free time at the beach to enjoy the sea for the last time.
Then, as usual, back at our regular place to wrap everything up : finish the pending work and describe what we did during the week.
Then time to enjoy the Syros night life for the last time ;
Without forgetting to wish an happy birthday to Anxhelo Lushka !
Thanks to OpenLabs (https://openlabs.cc/) and Ura Design (https://ura.design/) for this awesome event !
Special thanks to Mandrakoukos Syrianos (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/173717645) for hosting us everyday, the warm welcoming, the delicious drinks and the WiFi connection.
My first introduction to OpenStreetMap was almost a year ago, when Redon Skikuli, a fellow friend from Open Labs Hackerspace presented me this great project, which I really liked since the beginning.
I started contributing at OpenStreetMap, editing the map using ID editor in the beginning , adding information to the map, co-organizing small mapathons and events at the local hackerspace that I am part of, and telling people I know, advantages of using OSM.
As time passed by, I found out, that State of The Map, which is the annual gathering of OpenStreetMap enthusiasts from all around the world, would happen within a few months, in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan.
I applied with a presentation, and a few weeks later I received the confirmation email from Rob Nickerson. I was thrilled to find out that I was one of the chosen scholars by OSM Foundation to attend the conference, and that was a great opportunity to meet contributors from other countries and communities and go deeper into the OSM ideology.
Months passed by, after struggling to get the visa, with the huge help of Dorothea Kazazi, I finally made it.
The moment has come to attend SoTM for the first time !!
Long trip to arrive in amazing Aizuwakamatsu, but the excitement to be there was way more intense.
The conference started. After registering and receiving some swag and goodies provided by the organizing team and a delicious Japanese tea, time to start the sessions.
I held my presentation “How to start an OSM Community” during the first day of the event, in the main hall. I explained how the OSM Community in my country was created and how it grew up, I shared my thoughts about essentials that are needed to have a healthy community, gave some tips on how to encourage new people to join OSM and how to create communities based on a country’s historical and cultural background.
Didn’t forget to mention the importance of having more women involved, not only in OSM communities but in every other Free Open Source project.
After answering the questions that were kindly asked by the audience, I was ready to enjoy so many great talks, workshops and lightning talks I spotted on the agenda for the next three days, and a very productive ‘Local chapters’ meet up that happened the third day of the conference, where everyone shared thoughts about how local chapters and OSM Foundation can help each-other grow bigger. And shared the wish of the Albanian speaking community to become a chapter.
Worth mentioning the dinner that was organized for all the attendees where we enjoyed an exquisite traditional Japanese dinner, an amazing show with Aizuwakamatsu traditional music, followed by the OpenStreetMap Awards, organized by Ilya Zverev, where I was more than happy to announce the winner of one of the categories.
Well, after all I didn’t only get to know so many other OSM related projects that I didn’t know earlier, but also earned even more knowledge, learnt even more tools and ways to contribute to the map, and last but not least, I met incredible people that deeply inspired me. We shared not only our knowledge but also some wonderful moments and memories in Japan, that will remain in my mind for a very long time.
Let’s take a moment to thank the organizing team for a wonderful SoTM 2017 !
As one of the phrases I spotted on one of the presentations says : “ The big OpenStreetMap community is like a big family”
I could not agree more.
As usual, after having breakfast, we all meet at the cafeteria.
Today, we keep translating the Debian installer (and some packages) and Anxhelo Lushka showed us how to contribute with LibreOffice translation.
We then wen to visit the Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli (http://www.ketepo.gr/en/).
Quite interesting and really impressed by all the things done, for instance, Syros produced the Enfield 8000, an electrical car from 1973 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_8000).
Lunch, back to the cafeteria and back to work.
Lior is the first one to leave, the end of FOSSCamp 2017 is unfortunately near …
Great achievement, we succeeded to translate 99% of the Debian installer into Albanian language ; work is almost complete :
Thanks again for the huge help provided by Lior Kaplan.
First plan for today, discover Syros island !
We all took the bus to go to Kini beach (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/216120236) on the other side of Syros.
After a nice swim into the greek sea and enjoying the moring sun, we all gathered for the Debian meetup and talked about how to interact with open-source communities and what we can interact with Debian community (translation, graphic design, …) depending on the skills of everyone.
Then back to the sea to refresh ourselves and went back to Ermoupoli for lunch.
After a gargatuan lunch, back to our apartments to have a shower and then back to the regular place to attend to the OpenStreetMap meetup hosted by Jonathan Beliën.
After the meetup some people kept working on their project (Wikipedia pages about Syros in Albanian, WebVR, …).
And to end a perfect day, we all went to an open air cinema !
This morning was really REALLY quiet … People recovered from last nights adventure !
Quiet morning, a quick lunch and time to go to work !
Goal of the afternoon and evening : Debian installer translation in Albanian.
We had the pleasure to greet a new FOSSCamp attendee : Lior Kaplan, luckily, he is a member of the Debian community and told us how to download what’s needed to translate and which tool to use to ease the translation.
We split the work between every Albanian speaking attendee, meanwhile other attendees translated Debian installer in their native language. Some of us used POEdit, some used Gtranslator, and some of us went hardcore using text editor.
As new Debian contributors in the beginning we found it a little bit confusing since the starting process was a bit complicated, but with the support and help of attendees that already knew Debian before, it became much easier.
Here are some links of the translations we worked on, during FOSScamp.
Since Lior has a commit access to Debian he could review and upload directly the translated files and speed up the process ! We were very lucky to have him on board.
Let see what’s on the agenda today :
Andis Rado gave us a few tips about how to capture good pictures with our smartphone for Wikimedia Commons.
We then split in small teams to walk around the city of Ermoupoli to take pictures of the monuments and pointS of interest. We also enabled geolocation on our smartphones so the coordinates of the location where we took the picture is added to the picture.
Quite a productive morning, walking around the city allowed us to discover that beautiful city and some of it’s secrets.
Some of us went for a swim and time to go back to work already.
The first session of the evening was used to keep the work started this morning and continue to upload the pictures.
Unfortunately, the other session about Debian translation had to be postponed due to logistical issues !
We then all went for some drinks and enjoyed Ermoupoli night life !
Kamailio SIP Server v5.0.3 stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v5.0.2. The configuration file and database schema compatibility is preserved, which means you don’t have to change anything to update.
Kamailio v5.0.3 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.
Resources for Kamailio version 5.0.3
Source tarballs are available at:
Download via GIT:
# git clone https://github.com/kamailio/kamailio kamailio # cd kamailio # git checkout -b 5.0 origin/5.0
Relevant notes, binaries and packages will be uploaded at:
What is new in 5.0.x release series is summarized in the announcement of v5.0.0:
Thanks for flying Kamailio!
Recently, AI has been getting a lot of attention in the media. We hear all about the blood feuds between personal assistants and the exaggerated horror stories of sentient chat bots creating their own language. While the world of AI is much calmer than the media would prefer, the cushier …
First thing of the day, the whole team gathered to organize the day and following days around a nice breakfast and a cup of coffee.
Plenty of interesting things on the agenda (Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, Mapillary, Debian, LibreOffice contributions but also workshops about differents topics such as WebVR, 360 cameras, …).
The goal is that everyone can learn and contribute to every topic on the agenda. Each project has it’s own project manager who organizes his/her event, and the other participants follow his/her lead during the project.
Each day is usually split in 3 parts :
– work during the morning ;
– break during the afternoon ;
– and work again during the evening ;
Once the agenda was defined, we all went to have a drink in a cafeteria then eat on the nice port of Syros.
During the afternoon, everyone could enjoy the nice island of Syros. Some people went for a swim and enjoy the sun !
After a nice afternoon of enjoying life, time to get to work again !
First, plans for this evening, contribution to Wikipedia with “Wiki loves maps” (lead by Nafie Shehu). Goal of the project is to add coordinates to the Wikipedia articles for Syros for which there are not coordinates yet, and add pages about points of interests in Syros which are not in Wikipedia yet.
Luckily, we have people speaking Albanian, Greek, French, Dutch, English, Italian, we could then check and contribute in many languages.
Quite a productive and interesting first day, ready for day 2 !
Mastodon is a free, open-source federated social network currently has over 806,000 user inscriptions on 1,174 known instances. While it isn’t anywhere near menacing to take over Facebook’s population, Mastodon has an impressive history, compared to previous attempts at federated networks like laconi.ca (status.net), Diaspora, App.net, etc. Learn more at joinmastodon.org.
Hugo Gameiro of masto.host joins us to talk about the easiest way to create a Mastodon instance.
We’ve just finalized the TADHack Global banner. Wow is it packed this year! Its a great visualization of the TADHack community that comes together to celebrate developers, creativity and programmable telecoms. A big thank you for the global sponsors, Apifonica, Matrix, Telestax, Temasys, Vidyo; and the over 50 partners from around the world running locations. If you’ve not yet registered, please register now, thanks.
The diversity of partners is a clear and important demonstration of the importance programmable telecoms plays in many industries. I consider it to the the largest grass roots effort by innovators from around the world to help educate people on programmable telecoms and help ideas grow into profitable companies that make a difference in their communities and beyond.
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Our friends from Matrix have just finished their Jitsi integration and now have first class video conferencing support! Go Matrix!
I’ve heard the joke hundreds of times, “We work in telecommunications but my team can’t communicate!” When working hard all day on technology that helps other people connect, it’s difficult to find the time to focus on our own communication skills. Whether you’re a manager, employee …
The AstriCon pre-conference day has slowly evolved from merely commercial tracks into a more in-depth day of Asterisk training and workshops. This year, we will once again, offer Asterisk from
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For years it’s been a relatively simple process whenever you add a new piece of technology. Purchase the hardware. Run the wires. Power it up. Configure it. Then you deal
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You can find some good hints and tips about using Kamailio for building intelligent SIP routing.
As usual, we would like to thank for spending time and financial resources for promoting Kamailio. Should you present at a large world wide event or small meetup in your area and have some notes about Kamailio, we definitely appreciate it a lot and we are more than happy to host a copy of the slides on our events directory:
Just get in touch with us!
Thank you for flying Kamailio!
This week’s community spotlight is on Fred Muteesa from Uganda; Fred travelled over 10 hours to attend ClueCon Developers conference this year and is a man of many talents. I had the honor of interviewing him during the conference and he shared some information on a few projects he …
This week we’ll look back at Cluecon 2017, which was last week in Chicago. Given the intensity of the event, much of the Freeswitch core team are on a well-deserved, post-event hiatus. Nonetheless, we’ll be joined by Kathleen King (Freeswitch Solutions), Giovanni Maruzzelli (OpenTelecom.IT) and Muteesa Fred from Liquid Telecom in Uganda.
Kathleen will have some observations about this most recent conference. Giovanni will tell us about the new book, Freeswitch 1.8 from Pakt Publishing. He and Anthony literally wrote the book on Freeswitch…again!
State of the Map is the annual event for all mappers and OpenStreetMap users. The event will last three days in the central Japan with talks, discussions, workshops, code and documentation sprints all around the free and open map of the world.
I am really excited this year to participate to State of the Map 2017 and hold a presentation about Community building, attend other presentations and workshops related to OpenStreetMap projects, and learn more about everything related to it, and meet members from other countries communities. This will be, as far as I know, the first presence of Albanian based OSM contributors to a SoTM edition. I will participate along with my fellow friend and OSM contributor Sidorela Uku.
During the next days I’ll be updating this post with photos and videos from the event.
I will also update regularly my twitter account.