What is ClueCon?

ClueCon is a conference for developers by developers: an annual technology conference hosted by the team behind the FreeSWITCH open source project. ClueCon gathers together various open source projects to discuss Voice over IP, open source software and hardware, Telecommunications, WebRTC, and IoT. Many open source projects have been represented over the years, including FreeSWITCH, Kamailio, Asterisk, OpenSIPS, FusionPBX, Janus, HOMER, and more! Join us for this year’s conference in Chicago on August 14-17.

The week starts with the Coder Games, a hack-a-thon devoted to coding and building technology. The Coder Games is filled with games and fun for every attendee, included with your ClueCon admission. Whether you like to code your way to the prize or you’re a builder at heart, there is something for everyone. You can work as a team or go solo as you utilize the provided materials to build your creation and win prizes!

The following three days are packed with presentations by brilliant industry leaders from around the world covering all aspects of WebRTC, IoT, and Telephony. Each night of the conference is a fun and unique networking opportunity, complete with tasty Chicago meals. Play games, explore local restaurants, or jam out at the annual Gigabit Reception!

This year, ClueCon will be hosted at the historic Drake hotel in downtown Chicago. If you get your hotel room by July 21st, you can take advantage of our room block discount from August 11th-19th, giving you an extra day or two to explore the city.

Why attend ClueCon?

ClueCon offers something for everyone, from a software developer playing with new ideas to the CEO of a technology company looking to take advantage of real-time communication. It’s a comfortable setting for developers of all kinds with lots of opportunities for networking and sharing ideas. ClueCon is like no other conference, so if you’d like to see interactive demos, creative problem solving, predictions about the industry, cool tech passion projects, or you’d like to learn more about open source platforms and how to use them, come join us in Chicago this year!

Each year, the informative presentations are a huge part of what makes ClueCon so useful for our attendees. In the world of open source telecom, there are so many passionate and knowledgeable developers who have plenty to share about their work. Many leaders from around the world will be presenting updates or demos projects related to SignalWire. Speakers will also be around later to answer any questions, hang out, and chat! Three days of the conference will be packed with presentations, and there will be daily open source workshops as well.

ClueCon isn’t just educational though – we know how to have fun too! The evening events like The Gigabit Reception are a great way to meet fellow developers and chat with leaders in the world of open source telecom. Enjoy drinks, board games, hors d’oeuvres, video games, the popular underground guitar jam session and the highly anticipated ClueCon Karaoke. Every night of the conference offers festive networking opportunities, and plenty of chances to explore Chicago! Each event is laid back and fun whether or not you’re a developer, so you can have a good time while meeting fellow industry leaders and discussing ideas.

“The amount of telecom knowledge and experience that comes [to ClueCon] is unmatched anywhere else.”

“We’re all solving the same problems so it’s good to talk to people and be like, how did you solve it?”

“The family atmosphere is really special and fun.”

“We look for events that can add value to what we’re doing. And ClueCon has time and time again delivered that for us.”

“It’s the people and the solutions they offer. It’s not stuffy, it’s fun to go to, and we meet a lot of good people from all over the world!”

“The spirit of the conference, the people, the whole setup – it’s unique, it’s very special, and one of my favorite conferences.”

Meet the leaders behind SignalWire at ClueCon!

Anthony Minsessale – SignalWire Founder and CEO

Creator of FreeSWITCH and a pioneer in the advanced communications industry. At SignalWire, Anthony is now bringing his vision of the next generation of communications to the mainstream and working together with some of the great minds and personalities of the industry. With more than 25 years of experience in software engineering, beginning with the web hosting boom in the mid-’90s, Anthony eventually built a career dedicated to advancing Software-Defined Telecommunications.

Brian West – Director of Support

One of the founders of the FreeSWITCH open source project, and an advanced communications pioneer. A key player in helping SignalWire to build a cutting edge platform that will disrupt the telecommunications status quo. In his role as director of support, Brian enjoys interacting with and helping customers to solve some of the unique challenges they encounter. Brian is still deeply involved in the FreeSWITCH community and provides support and expertise in addition to his role at SignalWire.

Evan McGee – SignalWire Founder and CTO

Evan has over a decade of deep experience with the telecommunications industry, including both executive business and technical expertise with traditional wireless MNOs/MVNOs and WebRTC/VoIP OSS. He has published patents covering both hardware and software design and is a frequent presenter at realtime/IoT conferences covering aspects such as scalable SaaS deployments, best business practices, and utilization of machine learning models in a realtime setting.

SignalWire Presentations

Some of our speakers will be SignalWire employees, who will offer updates about various technology, products, and other happenings around the company. Click to learn more about each presentation!

ClueCon 2023 is possible thanks to our sponsors!