Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mobicents Face to Face Meeting 2010 in Antalya

Howdy !

Just got back from our Mobicents Team meeting in Antalya - Turkey and it was fantastic !
First of all, big thanks to Eduardo Martins for organizing the event in this fabulous 5 star resort hotel :

Cherry on the cake, first time ever we got all team members present (thanks to Tom Wells for doing the 1,5 day  on a plane trip back and forth from Brisbane);

not only that but it was also the first time, community users and customers were invited and three of them joined us on so short notice, especially as we had a real blast with them, they really have the team spirit :-) mixing loads of fun and hard work !

Having rafting fun with the whole team of chickens, Jianfei and Raziya

Here hard at work on Sip Servlets with Jianfei and Andrew on SIP Servlets

Jianfei and Andrew gaves us a great presentations and we had interesting discussions on how they use Mobicents Sip Servlets and how they intend to use more of the Mobicents platform components in the near future. By example, I learned from one of them that they went to SIPit with their product on top of Mobicents Sip Servlets and that it went pretty well !

Their feedback was so interesting that I completely reworked Mobicents Sip Servlets' roadmap to accomodate their needs, that's the beauty of open source and great relationships, you have a direct influence on our roadmap (which is your roadmap really :-)) !

Following that, we went through most of the projects composing Mobicents platform going over for each one, achievements, roadmap, architecture, training, HA, .... There is so many projects and it is moving so fast that it's really amazing even we agreed to stop diversifying for now and consolidate around what we have.

I really enjoyed the Diameter training and got a better understanding of the real world use cases, SS7 was an interesting topic as well for me and see how I can integrate it with Mobicents Sip Servlets.
JAIN SLEE team pulled off an amazing amount of work over the last year to achieve 2.x releases and rejuvenate the SLEE spec to make it look more attractive with the new extensions and annotations work.

I had 2 talks scheduled on Mobicents Sip Servlets :
  • First, as I said above on the achievements, challenges and goals/roadmap which you can find here. Basically this was the stability and HA year for Mobicents Sip Servlets and JAIN SIP (Thanks to Ranga for its everlasting help), we improved the performance a lot, be it standalone or HA and completely refactored our HA layers (JAIN SIP HA, MSS HA, Converged Load Balancer, ...)
  • Second, on the Sip Servlets review which was about the architecture of SIP Servlets but also JAIN SIP Stack, and our JAIN SIP HA layer

One thing I want to reiterate is that the community around Mobicents is really awesome with customers and community users now joining us to the meeting, I'm pretty sure with more planning we can increase that number for the next meeting, please ping me if you want to be part of it next year.

With a lots of downloads, contributions from various users and companies around the world (you can become one too !), let's all make Mobicents the best Communications Platform in the world !

Feel free to ping me if you want to contribute either with great ideas, bug fixing, new examples, fixing documentation, ...


Much fun down here :
Shopping for the family with bartek... 
Sea swimming at noon between the meetings
Bowling nights
Drinking and chill out time