While we wait for a topic and/or guest, here’s one that impressed me.


Event: Friday February 27th 2015 at 12 Noon EST

Here are some of the events we discussed. All have in common great participants you can meet in person. All of the panel participants agree you should go to at least one of these events if you have an interest in VoIP, WebRTC, pbx, security and related technologies.

TADHack London, Lisbon and worldwide!

In April we have TADHack WebRTC London on the 11-12 April at Idea London(thanks to UCL).  We have a dream team of mentors for the event including Sam Dutton of Google, Matthew Hodgson of Matrix.org, James Body of Truphone, Philippe Sultan of Apidaze, and Jean Deruelle of Telestax.

Then in June we have the big event, the Global TADHack, 13-14 June. The main European hub will be in Lisbon, we also have locations in London, Madrid, and Israel.  The IIT RTC Lab will be running the Chicago location again.  The APAC side of the event is exploding with locations planned in Sri Lanka, New Delhi, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia; and perhaps a couple more that are currently in discussions. Also we accept remote entries so you can hack from the comfort of your own home. The TADHack website will soon be updated with the location details.

Kamailio World –  May 27-29, 2015 – Berlin

Organized by Asipto, a company focusing on providing professional services for Kamailio and SIP/VoIP technologies, from consultancy and development to training and RCS platform deployments. With its team built around two co-founders of Kamailio project, Asipto expertise has accumulated more than 10 years of research and innovation of real time communication technologies as well as in large commercial deployments. Involved in the management of the open source project from its very beginning, they continue leading the evolution of Kamailio SIP server.

Kranky Geek – April 16 London

If you are interested in WebRTC and want to know what others are doing with it – what challenges did they face when they decided to build their service and what solutions they found – especially on the technical side, then this event is for you.

Cluecon – check www.cluecon.com for news

Astricon – check astricon.net for news


Event: Friday February 20th, 2015 at 12 Noon EST

A discussion of SIP for video surveillance, including an overview of Grandstream's SIP surveillance products.

VUC529-promoVUC529 on Friday, February 20th will feature Grandstream Networks addressing issues of security and surveillance. Phil Bowers, Global Marketing Communications Manager, will be discussing their range of SIP-capable security cameras and new NVR-3550 network video recorder. One of the key things he will highlight is the natural synergy between SIP telephony and the video surveillance requirements common to business installations.

This call arises from the fact that I have recently installed some Grandstream gear around my home & office. This gear may be pulled into the session, giving us a live view of some of the equipment under discussion, as well as explaining the process of its selection.


Event: Friday February 13th, 2015 at 12 Noon EST

Wide-ranging discussion of IM and realtime communication, with Wire, Matrix, IRC, Yammer, Twitter, WebRTC, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Google Hangouts and everything else under the sun.

Wire is a new way to use messaging and audio calls from specific clients or via the web. Matrix was explained by Matthew Hodgson several weeks ago, and he returns for a progress report. Surprise guests may add even more spice to the mix, whose complete recipe is known to no one!


Event: Friday February 6th, 2015 at 12 Noon EST.

TADhackAlan Quayle stops by with some participants to give us a preview of the events of 2015. Having been to the Madrid TADHack last year, I can tell you it’s one of the best-planned conferences I’ve attended.

Telecom Application Developer Hackathon 13 – 14 June 2015

Come join the international community of telecom app developers! Discover the latest ways to add communications to your application, service or business. This is the ONLY GLOBAL MEETING place for developers who want to learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications. Locations to be announced soon – it’s going to be a global event – don’t miss out on our mini-hacks in London and Chicago!

Second half, a surprise visit from Truphone’s James Tagg to chat about his book on AI, “Are Androids Dreaming Yet?”. Lots of interesting conjecture here about our future robot overlords.


#vuc526 – MoreCrypto Series: Moving the Web to HTTPS

January 27, 2015

Daniel Appelquist, who describes himself as an “open web advocate”, joins us to talk about TLS on the web: some good reasons for using it and the common objections to it. As someone with a very wide experience in IP and network communications, a session with Dan and our VUC regulars should be excellent! Dan is also […]

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