O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference - January 31 - February 2, 2006 - San Francisco, CA
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The future is calling. Web telephony technologies are hitting the big time. eBay bought Skype, Google launched GoogleTalk, and Yahoo introduced Yahoo Messenger with Voice. Web developer voice platforms such as Tellme and Voxeo are creating entirely new voice services opportunities for developers and enterprises. Pingtel and Digium's open source IP PBX platforms are striking fear into the hearts of traditional telcos. How are the leading IP telephony companies charting this new frontier? How can you stay ahead of the curve in this industry in transition?

The O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference is not "Yet Another VoIP Conference." ETel brings you the best of what's happening at the cutting edge of the entire IP telephony spectrum now, and how new technology is being deployed by forward-thinking pioneers. O'Reilly's committment, support, and access to the alpha geek community and top-tier innovative startups acts as a radar for decision makers in the industry who need to know what the next big technology will be.

Featured Speakers Include:

Kevin Lenzo
Kevin Lenzo
Cepstral, LLC
Peter Cochrane
Peter Cochrane
Peter Nixon
Peter Nixon
Suntel Communications

If you want to know what products you can buy, go to any one of a dozen other conferences that you may have already been to. If you want to know how communication will change, what technologies will change it, and who's building the applications innovations that will become products, come to the one place you'll find the answers: ETel. Our track record in sister events like the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Web 2.0, and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention demonstrates our ability to hone in on and vet critical issues.

The O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference is committed to bringing the best new thinking and how to apply it to an industry--and its customers--undergoing massive change.

The O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference will:

  • Articulate the revolution that is happening in the telephony industry—infrastructure, technology, and tools
  • Provide a framework for understanding the industry's future and how to influence it
  • Introduce the innovators—who is doing what and where the competition stands
  • Examine emerging business opportunities and under-served markets—where's the money?
  • Spark creative discussions among enterprise managers, developers, hackers, and sponsors interested in telephony
  • Show how to adapt, integrate, and deploy these new tools right away, via case studies and real world examples
  • Identify the guidelines for evaluating IP telephony options, considering standards, licensing, security, and reliability

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Articles & Weblogs

The iPhone SDK: APIs Apple Didn't Want You to Know About -- The iPhone has been a hot item ever since it came out, but running non-Apple supplied software on it isn't easy. But the secrets to building a successful toolchain to create iPhone applications can be found right here.
posted by Jonathan Zdziarski, Mar. 25, 2008

The Annoying Future of Cell Phone Headsets -- Once again, Peter Drescher has glimpsed the future of mobile audio, and this time, it's deep in your ear. Come explore heavenly and hellish mobile speaker scenarios that are likely just around the corner.
posted by Peter Drescher, Dec. 7, 2007

The Worldwide Lexicon: Adding Collaborative Translation to Your Site -- The Worldwide Lexicon is an open source project that has recently published a suite of collaborative translation tools that enable readers to create, edit and share translations to and from almost any human language. This article explains how you can use WWL to make your site or content accessible in many languages.
posted by Brian McConnell, Sep. 28, 2007

ETel and Your Second Language -- Matthew Chmiel describes his Language Dialer service, which uses Asterisk to record practice conversations for language students in any language. Matthew traces the history of the project, born to fill a personal need while he was attending NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, through where it stands today as a fully functioning example of an emerging telephony application that utilizes voice in a web-based service.
posted by Matthew Chmiel, Jul. 11, 2007

Sophisticated Asterisk Development with Adhearsion -- Adhearsion is an open source framework written in Ruby that was developed to improve complex Asterisk development. Jay Phillips is the creator of Adhearsion and he explains how to get up and running with Adhearsion, providing working examples and a detailed discussion of Adhearsion's database integration.
posted by Jay Phillips, Jun. 19, 2007

OpenWRT 101 -- OpenWRT is a versatile embedded Linux platform for wireless routers, and one of the key drivers behind the Wi-Fi revolution. Ash Dyer describes how to install and configure OpenWRT, discusses the differences between the various forks, and highlights some of the packages that will be useful for securing and managing an OpenWRT router.
posted by Ash Dyer, Jun. 7, 2007

Skype Developer Program: A Tale of Pioneering and Persevering -- Gershon Goren describes the pitfalls and eventual payoffs that WebDialogs has experienced by partnering with Skype and becoming an active member of Skype's Developer Program. Gershon has sound advice for developers considering these kind of partnerships.
posted by Gershon Goren, May. 31, 2007

iPod Mic Shootout -- Apple finally added "CD-quality" recording to the iPod. But how good is it really? Recording engineer Mark Nelson plugs in three leading add-on mics and records voice and guitar to find out.
posted by Mark Nelson, May. 18, 2007

Digital Media Insider Podcast 12: Synth Mania, Part 2 -- Synthesizer maniac Paolo Di Nicolantonio returns with more stories, sounds, and musical toys.
posted by David Battino, May. 10, 2007

Communications in the User-Centric Economy -- Johannes Ernst explains why we need a user-centric model for identification, and how this change will impact the communications industry.
posted by Johannes Ernst, May. 1, 2007

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