Kerry Garrison - Trixbox
Community Director
Speaking Topic: Open Source Telephony with Asterisk

Kerry Garrison has been in the IT industry for over 20 years with positions ranging from IT Director of a large multi-site distribution company to developing a large hosted web server platform for a major ISP, to running his own IT consulting business in Southern California. Kerry was introduced to the world of Asterisk by a friend and began installing Asterisk-based phone systems for his small business clients. He wrote articles about Asterisk and trixbox that became extremely popular on the net, and eventually published the definitive book on trixbox, "trixbox Made Easy." Today, Kerry is the Senior Product Development Manager for trixbox at Fonality. Kerry regularly speaks at trade shows, user groups, and radio programs. He is also the publisher of both and Kerry is an avid amateur photographer who writes tutorials and product reviews for his photography blog site at


Kerry will cover Open Source telephony systems and their capabilities. This will cover the current state of open source projects such as Asterisk and trixbox, their current acceptance level, and basic information for people wanting to get started building their own high end phone system with basic computer parts.