I’m on-the-road again the next few weeks. This week I have meetings in Burlington VT. That’s just about as far from Houston as you can get up the East coast. The pity is that the northeast has been having Houston style weather, hot & humid. I had hoped from something of a break from it during my travels.
As I travel I amuse myself by listening to podcasts. This week I’m contributing as well. I’m part of a group of volunteers that have stepped up to help Dan York & Jonathan Zar with audio post production on their Blue Box VOIP Security Podcast. It’s a lot of fun. I takes me back to a time when I earned my living as an editor. That’s something that I did for almost ten years.
So in collecting some podcasts for listening as I travel I downloaded several shows from IT Conversations Network. I was pleasantly surprised to see Asterisk as the focus as a portion of one of their shows in May. The show is curious as it basically traces a path I followed several years ago. One of the guests is getting started with AsteriskNOW! and using it as the basis for a couple of business ventures. It’s an interesting listen. I’m reminded that the developer community needs to stay focused on the experience of the user community. User experience matters, even on open source projects.