Additional details on Mark Spencer's presentation can be found at: http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/speakers/speakers_spencer.php
About Mark Spencer:
Mark Spencer founded Linux Support Services in 1999 while still a Computer Engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX, Mark simply used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to write his own. This was the beginning of the world-wide phenomenon known as Asterisk, the open source PBX, and caused Mark to shift his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market. Linux Support Services is now known as Digium, and is bringing open source to the telecom market while gaining a foothold in the telecom industry.
Mark Spencer holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University, and is now president of Digium, Inc. He has also led the creation of several Linux-based open source applications, most notably Asterisk, the Open Source PBX, and Gaim Instant Messenger.
About Southern California Linux Expo:
The Southern California Linux Expo is the premier grass roots Linux and Open Source Software conference in the United States. SCALE 4x, their fourth annual event, will be held on February 10 - 12, 2006 at the Los Angeles Airport Radisson. SCALE will include over 30 presentation and seminars by leaders from the open source community, tutorials for beginners, and an exhibit hall with both vendor booths and non-commercial booths. Linux Expo of Southern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization currently comprised of, but not limited to, members of the USCLUG, UCLALUG, and SCLUG. For more information see http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/
Digium is the creator of Asterisk, the first open source PBX. With Digium's hardware, Asterisk offers a strategic approach to voice over IP, TDM, switched, and Ethernet architectures.
Digium provides hardware and software products developed using innovative engineering techniques. A full range of professional services complement these product lines. More information on Digium can be found at www.digium.com"