Director of Open Source Software Development, Sangoma
I’m a mostly-native of the Huntsville area, having grown up in Decatur but moved in at a young age from Seattle. My undergraduate degree is in Computer Engineering from UAH. I have worked in Research Park for the last 16-18 years at an Alabama based business called Digium which was recently acquired by a Canadian company called Sangoma.
Sangoma is an international telecommunications company that provides products and services to solve telecommunications problems for our customers. We do so using both open source and proprietary software and technologies. It is the corporate sponsor of both the open source telecommunications toolbox known as Asterisk as well as the FreePBX project, which is a GUI to wrap up some of the functionality of Asterisk into a form that’s more human usable. Asterisk and FreePBX are the heart of many businesses’ phone systems ranging from small mom-and-pop shops to Fortune 500 companies.
My role at Sangoma is the Director of Open Source Software Development. As a part of that job, I’m responsible for directing the ongoing development efforts for both the Asterisk and FreePBX teams at Sangoma, as well as planning and coordinating future directions for those projects