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Freeswitch Blog - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 03:18

A lot is going on in the world right now…it’s hard to miss. Natural disasters and politics are flooding our news feeds. But a lot of positive things are happening in the world of technology right now that deserve attention! Let’s take a break from the negativity …

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Revenge of the Spam

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:32

When it comes to the communications industry, nothing, and I mean nothing is worse that Spam. Spam calls and messages are worse than Spam “meat” in a can. In 2016, people in the United States of America were scammed out of more than $350 million dollars by over 29 billion …

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Deployment Options For FreeSWITCH

Freeswitch Blog - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:55

Do you know how cheap it is to dive into telephony with FreeSWITCH? You can just wake up one day and decide you want to build a simple network, or you say, “I want to build a robust network with redundancy, load balancing and all that fancy stuff.” I came …

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Community Spotlight: FreeSWITCH Chinese Community

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:31

On August 17th, 2017 Seven Du held the sixth installment of the FreeSWITCH-CN developers salon held in Beijing, China. The conference was a big success and the team was so excited that they were invited to give a presentation about their project. While the team members were all scattered about …

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The Not so Scary World of AI.

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 13:26

Recently, AI has been getting a lot of attention in the media. We hear all about the blood feuds between personal assistants and the exaggerated horror stories of sentient chat bots creating their own language. While the world of AI is much calmer than the media would prefer, the cushier …

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Communicating in the Communication Industry

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 07:58

I’ve heard the joke hundreds of times, “We work in telecommunications but my team can’t communicate!”  When working hard all day on technology that helps other people connect, it’s difficult to find the time to focus on our own communication skills. Whether you’re a manager, employee …

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Community Spotlight

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:27

This week’s community spotlight is on Fred Muteesa from Uganda; Fred travelled over 10 hours to attend ClueCon Developers conference this year and is a man of many talents. I had the honor of interviewing him during the conference and he shared some information on a few projects he …

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FreeCYCLED Hacks Ideas

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:39

The coder games are coming up fast, so it’s time to get prepared! I’m heading the event so I thought it would be helpful to assemble a list of inspirations and ideas! What’s great about FreeCYCLED Hacks is that people of heavily technical backgrounds and those who …

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Tech Conference Tips and Tricks

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:51
Tech Conferences are a great way to get to know other professionals in the industry, but there are a few ways that you can make the most out of the experience. I’m going to be using ClueCon as an example, but the following tips apply to any and all …
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The FreeSWITCH 1.6.19 release is here!

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 01:24

Today we are excited to announce the release of 1.6.19! Some of the wonderful improvements to this release include: adding wav support to mod_av, support for a bigger dialstring in mod_callcenter, and a video blind feature to start/stop the receiving of video in mod_conference. You can view …

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Unnecessary but Cool IoT Products.

Freeswitch Blog - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:36
The Internet of Useless things is growing faster than the Internet of Things. To be fair, some of these things are pretty cool at first glance, but if you think about them for more than 30 seconds it’s pretty clear that these things are unnecessary.  SMART ICE CUBE

This …

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ClueCon Bucket List

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 02:52

One of the best ways to stay updated on the ins and outs of the fast moving tech world is to attend conferences. It’s a great way to get to know other professionals in the industry, brainstorm with peers, and learn new things. Unfortunately, conferences can sometimes be a …

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Amazing Women in Technology’s Past and Present

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:02
Throughout history women have been the backbone of computer science, yet many of their stories remain untold. I encourage everyone to do a little digging and find more stories like these. Ada Lovelace: Prophet of the Computer Age

Born in London 1815, Ada Lovelace is widely known as the first …

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The ClueCon Experience Told In GIFS

Freeswitch Blog - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 07:06
Whether you pronounce it “Gif” with a hard “G” (right) or “Jiff” (so, so wrong), we can all agree that they are a thrilling asset to communicating.  When you finally arrive in Chicago.

What’s the deal with airline food…am I right!?

Who here is a Cluebie?

Welcome to …

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