Bill Miller over at Digium today blogged 5 reasons
why you should attend Digium Asterisk World in Miami taking place just a few short weeks away from February 2nd-4th, which is co-located with TMC's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo (ITEXPO). Left-to-right clockwise: Steve Sokol, John Todd, Russell Bryant, Dave Rodriguez (TMC), Greg Galitzine (TMC), Jane Brooks, Tom Keating (TMC), Bill Miller
Bill forgot to mention another important reason - all the networking and meeting with industry insiders at ITEXPO, which also includes eating at great restaurants and fun dinner reception parties at the show. Now, the picture above isn't from ITEXPO - it's my visit to Digium's offices
- but it may as well have been
from ITEXPO since we always go out to fantastic restaurants with major VoIP vendors to discuss the IP communications industry and meet the people who design/engineer or market VoIP products and services.
While there is plenty of important business to be had at ITEXPO, I find that I acquire some of the best information at these dinner parties where I meet industry heavyweights in a more relaxed atmosphere. I've pried some NDA information from some vendors after they've had a few beers.
I'll have to remember to snap a few photos at this upcoming ITEXPO at the various after-show functions & parties. I'll try and make sure to snaps some photos at the ITEXPO Bloggers' Dinner that Andy Abramson organizes.
I'm very excited to attend since this is the first time
Asterisk World will be at ITEXPO. With the global slowing economy, it'll be interesting to see how well attended the show will be. The pre-show attendance numbers look good, so I'm crossing my fingers.