What do amateur radio operators, small businesses, giant corporations, E911 systems, and Linux hobbyists all have in common?
Well, besides using Linux, they all are using an application called Asterisk, in one of its many forms, to handle telecommunications.
Amateur radio operators can interlink plain old telephone systems with repeaters, small businesses can appear to the world to be a large corporation with custom interactive voice response menus, and hobbyists can lower their home phone bill to as little as a $1.00 per month with $0.0015/minute call charges.
Not to mention to have a phone number virtually anywhere in the world termin ate at your home,
The presentation will introduce Asterisk, its applications, basic Python scripting, and many other things.
Dr. Paul Wilkinson holds a PhD in Computer Science from Durham University, one of England’s foremost, and third oldest, universities. His also holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Physics as well as a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. During the course of his career, he has worked for a “think tank” doing mathematical modeling, then the U.S. Navy, thins the senior civilian, and reserve, for one of the largest police departments in California.
Now he is a Professor of Computer Science at Pasadena City College. He holds and Extra Class amateur radio license and is very active within the hobby as well as integrating Linux and amateur radio into one cohesive unit.