Asterisk is the product of more than a decade of work by a community of thousands worldwide. The Asterisk Community is made up of more than 86,000 registered users, developers and advocates who have contributed their time and effort to make Asterisk the world’s most widely adopted open source communications project.
Having so many people working on the project means that Asterisk has become very strong in many application areas. These applications range from standard PBX implementations to advanced database-integrated contact center solutions – and includes just about everything else within the communications space.
See for yourself the wide range of applications for Asterisk. When you are ready, be sure to join the Asterisk Community to gain access to and help contribute to the ongoing strength and knowledgebase that is behind the Asterisk project.
Want to contribute to the project? Learn the basics of Asterisk development, along with best practices and guidelines for coding, and get access to project resources for both the new and experienced Asterisk developer.
Ready to get involved? Locate a user group or Asterisk event near you and find out how you can participate.
AstriCon Users Conference
Connect live and in person at the annual AstriCon user conference and expo. Take advantage of three days of expert sessions on a variety of topics, including VoIP, call center applications, IP phones, SIP services, cloud solutions, and more.
A home for the community’s commercial products and applications built on or integrated wth Asterisk. Online marketplace listings include software, hardware and complete business communication solutions. Do you have an Asterisk-based product or solution? You can apply for a listing in the AsteriskExchange.
New to Asterisk? Want to understand the benefits of deploying an open source communications solution? Find out how the Asterisk project has evolved and learn what it takes to deploy and administrate Asterisk. Don't forget to check out the videos, glossary, and books, including Asterisk: The Definitive Guide, to help you with everything from basic installation to advanced development.
Are you looking for the most accurate, up-to-date information on the Asterisk project? The Asterisk Wiki is your source for official Asterisk documentation. Get access to detailed version updates to the project, including Asterisk 11. Find support in sections such as Command Reference, which provides Dialplan applications and functions, and AGI and AMI commands. The Configuration and Operation section also includes hundreds of pages for advanced topics. The Asterisk Wiki is kept current by the same team that manages the Asterisk project code. Asterisk administrators, developers and power users are encouraged to participate by leaving comments.
Additional Documentation and Videos
If you can't get enough of the Asterisk project, then explore this collection of videos that includes training with Asterisk Essentials, tech tips for connection with analog devices, using Digium phones with Asterisk, and presentation videos from the annual AstriCon user conference. You can also access source code documentation, powered by Doxygen.
Ask the community of Asterisk users for help and feedback on issues, including support for installing, upgrading and running Asterisk and AsteriskNow. Participate in discussions about other Asterisk-based projects, hardware and software add-ons. Asterisk forums are also the place to find and post jobs for Asterisk professionals.
Need to have an in-depth discussion or troubleshoot an issue? Joining an Asterisk mailing list is an easy way to engage with some very large groups of Asterisk users. There are lots of lists, covering specific Asterisk project topics, including some of the more popular lists for users and administrators, developers, and even one for posting business applications and products built on Asterisk.
Join the 24x7 live chat room for Asterisk users on IRC (Internet Relay Chat). IRC chats offers real-time collaboration with other Asterisk project users. There are Asterisk channels for both developers and administrators, and channels to dicuss documentation and bugs.