Women Who Code Portland (WWCPDX) is the local chapter Women Who Code (WWC) - a global nonprofit dedicated to helping women to not only excel in their tech careers, but to provide paths into leadership opportunities. WWCPDX is a very active chapter and supports multiple events each month.There are lunches, study groups, networking events, and plenty of opportunities to give back to our...
TECHNICAL, HACKATHON, WOMEN WHO CODE, WOMEN IN TECH, IOT, SUSTAINABLE TECH
Women Who Code IoT Hackathon - Portland Recap
Earlier this month PDXWIT (Portland Women in Tech) hosted a workshop by our very own lead software architect - James Aimonetti titled, "Demystifying Telecom". James has been a member of the 2600Hz team since 2010, and as the lead software architect of KAZOO, James has quite a bit of telecom development expertise to share.
"Demystifying Telecom" was a talk that focused on providing an entry point...
PRODUCT NEWS, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS
What You Need to Know about Kazoo 4.0
Since Kazoo 4.0 is currently being polished for release, we thought it was a good time to discuss some of the new features that will be available when your system is upgraded.
There’s a slew of new updates to come in the neatly wrapped package that is Kazoo 4.0.
Bypass Media Mode
How is media handled?
When we talk about media, we are talking about the audio packets going to and from an endpoint, where an endpoint could be your desk phone, fax machine, an upstream carrier, etc.
Let's assume you're calling a number not managed by the Kazoo installation.
Working with FreeSWITCH as a core part of Kazoo
Today, the core architects of the Kazoo platform are in Milwaukee, WI working with the amazing FreeSWITCH team. The FreeSWITCH team runs an awesome open-source project that is on the bleeding edge of communications - always.
PRODUCT NEWS, TECHNICAL, COMPANY
Tuning Kazoo to 10,000 Handsets - KazooCon 2015
People love to talk about scale. Some vendors pitch that their systems easily support 100,000 simultaneous calls, or 500 calls per second, etc. The reality is, in the real world, people’s behaviors vary and the feature sets they use can cut these numbers down quickly.
ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, TECHNICAL, COMPANY
The Next Wave - KazooCon 2015
CTO Karl Anderson discusses the state of Kazoo. This includes integrations with FreeSWITCH, erlang, and Kamailio. Reseller milestones include the release of whitelabeling, webhooks, migration, carriers, debugging, account management and more.
Kamailio and VoIP Wild World
Daniel Constantin Mierla discusses Kamailio and Kazoo integrations at KazooCon.
COMPUTING OVER TIME
When we think about advances in computing power, most people think of Moore’s Law, Kryder’s Law, or Nielsen’s law, which are about the pace of technical development. Moore’s law is the most well known, and talks about the pace of computational intensity doubling every 18-24 months.
How Squirrels Break DataCenters And Other Database Conjectures
This Q&A presentation was influenced by Kyle Kingsbury’s work on Jepsen, an exploration of modern databases. If you haven’t seen his work and you like this stuff, you should go check it out. It’s awesome.
TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATIONS, STARTUPS, ARCHIVES, DPI, DEEP PACKET INSPECTION, VOIP, ITU, TECH, TECHNICAL
To Have or Have Not: DPI, the ITU and What it Means TO YOU
Ho Ho Ho! It’s time for the holidays around these parts but things aren’t quite as silent as one might hope. Thanks to a big holiday present from the International Telecom Union (ITU) the whole world is watching as operators drink eggnog and debate the free world as we know it.
COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL
The Difference Between a Firewall and an SBC
Firewalls or SBC’s? What’s the difference to you and me?
Seems like this question comes up a lot in our business. Controlling access to a site is critically important for most enterprises and the most common way to enforce policies is a firewall.
COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL
WebRTC, Frictionless Communications
WebRTC: Frictionless Communications
Humans have always needed to communicate. We are a social species, vulnerable to loneliness and keen on group input. Throughout the ages, humans have developed many creative ways to satisfy their need for connection. Before the advent of communications technology in the 20th century, the primary method was face to face meeting. Our communication options...
TECHNOLOGY, CLOUD, ARCHIVES, SBC, VOIP, TELECOM, TELEPHONY, 2600HZ, TECH, PRODUCT NEWS, TECHNICAL, COMPANY
Our Other Border Brother: Kamailio
Discussion here on Hacker News.
Those of you who follow 2600hz know that we use OpenSIPs as our Session Border Controller, or perhaps more accurately, our Edge Proxy. This is about to change: 2600hz is moving to Kamailio.
AWS, COMMUNICATIONS, CLOUD, ARCHIVES, REDUNDANCY, ARCHITECTURE, 2600HZ, TECHNICAL, COMPANY, LEAP SECONDS, KAZZO, BUSINESS
Survival in a Fragile Communications World
How Do You Survive in this Fragile Cloud?
CouchDB/BigCouch Bulk Insert/Update
This post is cross-posted from James Aimonetti’s personal blog.
While writing a bulk importer for Crossbar, I took a look at squeezing some performance out of BigCouch for the actual inserting of documents into the database.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, HACKER STORIES, SECRETS OF THE PHONE NETWORK, ARCHIVES, TELECOM, GOOGLE, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS
Secrets of the Phone Network: Why You Can't Text with Your Google Voice Number
Google’s foray into the Voice market has made a mess of text messaging. Don’t believe us? Check out this laundry list of complaints that go well into the hundreds