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Glendale, AZ & Washington DC – Pictures from Thursday’s keynotes at AstriCon 2009.

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IBM CTO Mike Smith talks all about Digium’s role as an ISV on IBM’s Smart Cube program.  Companies with Smart Cube can pull down Asterisk from IBM’s online  Smart Business marketplace.

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Digium CEO Danny Windham recapping 2009 in terms of challenges and opportunities.  Windham said that in the budget squeezes of the past year, companies have looked to open source as a more economical and cost-effective means of doing business — good stuff for Asterisk and other open source companies.

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And what’s AstriCon without Steve Sokol? Steve founded AstriCon 6 years ago and got the shows — and himself — bought by Digium.

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Glendale, AZ & Washington DC – Pictures from AstriCon 2009 on Wednesday October 14, 2009.

Keynote audience at AstriCon 2009

Keynote audience at AstriCon 2009

It was a full ballroom for both days of keynotes.

Allworx founder Jeff Szczepanski at AstriCon 2009

Allworx founder Jeff Szczepanski at AstriCon 2009

You run into a lot of interesting people in the hallways of AstriCon — like the founder of Allworx.

Google Chris DeBona keynote at AstriCon 2009

Google Chris DiBona keynote at AstriCon 2009

Chris DiBona delivers the Wednesday morning keynote, talking up all kinds of goodness about open source software.  You need stats on open source downloads and popularity? He’s got ’em.

Digium's John Todd showing off his shirt at AstriCon 2009

Digium's John Todd showing off his shirt at AstriCon 2009

John Todd shows off his newest tie-dye shirt. He gets them custom made, only going to show there’s no accounting for taste.


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