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About CommCon

Commcon is the first UK-based conference for the RTC community (and the second in Europe). It's a conference run by the community itself, which means that everyone is equal and no one is given any special treatment over their fellow delegates.

CommCon will be a little different to the conferences you're used to attending; it will be a bringing together of the best RTC minds from all over the world in one residential setting in the English countryside near Gatwick airport - the first residential conference of its kind in the Open-Source RTC community. You'll have the opportunity to meet with colleagues, friends and peers, as well as making new connections with people in the industry, in an inclusive, collaborative and friendly environment.

25th - 29th June
2018

Surrey
UK

75
Tickets

35
Speakers

Venue

Wotton House is a 4-star estate hotel near Dorking in Surrey, just 16 miles from Gatwick Airport. It’s a lovely blend of original and modern features, offering an up-to-date conference facility in amongst amazing grounds and rooms that give you the quintessential English country estate experience. For some downtime and relaxation, they offer the option of borrowing some Hunter wellies or a bicycle to explore their 13 acres of land. There are on-site Italian gardens and Roman temples to explore, and even a grotto or two. If the outdoors isn’t your thing, they have a pool and gym for you to make full use of during your stay.

Wotton House is just 20 minutes from J9 of the M25 and a short 10 minute car journey from Dorking train station, which offers connections to Gatwick Airport within 20 minutes and London City Centre within an hour.

If you want to know more about Wotton House before you arrive, you can take a tour of the estate.

Wotton House
Guildford Road
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 6HS
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1306 730000
Sat Nav Postcode: RH5 6QQ

Getting to Wotton House

Coming from Heathrow Airport

You're flying into London Heathrow (LHR). Unfortunately theres no easy bus or train you can catch to get you from London Heathrow to Wotton House. It takes about 40 minutes to get from Heathrow to Wotton House. The best option for getting to Wotton House from London Heathrow is by Uber which will cost you between £40 and £50 depending on traffic on the M25.

If you'd rather, A2B Taxis offer an transfer direct from London Heathrow for £60 each way.

If you don't mind driving - there are some amazing prices on Hire Cars (Car Rental) at the moment which could save you a lot of money! Have a look on Kayak for example.

Coming from Gatwick Airport

You're flying into London Gatwick (LGW). Great! You've got a couple of options here. You could choose to get a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Dorking Deepdene which will cost around £7 each way. Once you get to Dorking Deepdene station, you'll need to get a taxi to Wotton House. Wotton House recommend using A2B Taxis - this will cost around £15. Your taxi may or may not accept card payments so it is always best to have some cash (GBP Sterling) on you! A2B's phone number is +44 (0)1306 884411.

There are of course other ways to get to Wotton House from London Gatwick if you'd rather. A2B Taxis offer Airport Transfers from London Gatwick for £30 each way.

If you don't mind driving - there are some amazing prices on Hire Cars (Car Rental) at the moment which could save you a lot of money! Have a look on Kayak for example.

Coming from London

If you're coming from London, you'll probably want to get the train down to Dorking. You can start your journey from either London Waterloo or London Victoria at a cost of around £12 each way. You'll then need to get a taxi from the train station in Dorking; you'll end up in Dorking (Main) train station. The taxi costs around £15; Wotton House recommend A2B Taxis. Your taxi may or may not accept card payments so it is always best to have some cash (GBP Sterling) on you! A2B's phone number is +44 (0)1306 884411.

Driving

If you're driving to Wotton House; we can't really help you as it entirely depends on where you're coming from! Just know that theres loads of car parking for you and its absolutely free of charge!

Speakers

Provisional Events Schedule

Times and Slots may change

Monday

14.00 - 16.30 Check-in
17.00 - 17.30 Welcome drinks either outside or at 1877 bar depending on weather
17.30 - 19.00 Evening Meal
19.00 onwards Evening entertainment at Wotton House

Tuesday

6.30 - 8.00 Breakfast
VoIP Track WebRTC Track
8.45 - 8.55 Welcome by Dan Jenkins
9.00 - 9.40 Matthew Fredrickson - Asterisk: What's new and what's up and coming? Boris Grozev - Jitsi: self-driving video conferences
9.50 - 10.30 Lorenzo Mangani - Homer Seven Alexandre GOUAILLARD - KITE - Open Source, Free End-to-end testing for WebRTC
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.40 Jöran Vinzens - Deploy your VoIP using Ansible Lynsey Haynes - Building and Scaling Slack's Video Conferencing Service
11.50 - 12.30 Simon Woodhead - Auto-Pilot Pattern Iñaki Baz Castillo - Building multi-party video conference applications with mediasoup
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.40 Varun Singh - Lessons learnt and WebRTC metrics from running callstats.io
14.50 - 17.00 Workshop - James Body - How to deploy your own 4G mobile system Workshop - Tim Panton - Realtime Thing Fun
17.30 - 19.00 Evening Meal
19.00 onwards Drinks at the Wotton Hatch Pub sponsored by Cloudonix

Wednesday

6.30 - 8.00 Breakfast
VoIP Track WebRTC Track
9.00 - 9.40 Seán C McCord - Scaling VoIP into the Container Era Binoy Chemmagate - Emergence of WebRTC in new verticals
9.50 - 10.30 Eric Klein - Case Studies- Managing Your VoIP System Pranav Jain & Urvika Gola - Seasons of Debian - Summer of Code and Winter of Outreachy : Contributing to open source RTC projects
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.40 Daniel-Constantin Mierla - Kamailio - From VoIP to VoLTE, WebRTC and IoT Lorenzo Miniero - Scaling server-side WebRTC applications: the Janus challenge
11.50 - 12.30 Mira Georgieva & Joachim Vanheuverzwijn - Blockchain meets telecom Li-Tal Mashiach - Real Time Communication @ Scale
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.40 Dave Horton - drachtio - The open-source VoIP framework for full-stack WebRTC developers
  Afternoon Sessions
  (15.20 - 16.00) VoIP Panel hosted by Evan McGee (14.50 - 17.00) Workshop - Matthew Hodgson - Matrix
17.30 - 19.00 Evening Meal
19.00 onwards Evening entertainment at Wotton House

Thursday

6.30 - 8.00 Breakfast
VoIP Track WebRTC Track
9.00 - 9.40 Michael Jerris - The future of FreeSWITCH Sergio Garcia Murillo - Choosing your WebRTC SFU - An introduction to Medooze Media Server and SFU
9.50 - 10.30 Răzvan Crainea - OpenSIPS and the SIP Ecosystem Steven Goodwin (Marquis de Geek) - Build your own Skype in an afternoon
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.40 Allison Smith - The 90's Called: It Wants Your IVR Back Huib Kleinhout - WebRTC: Enterprise-grade, reliable RTC in the Browser
11.50 - 12.30 Cezary Siwek - The World of (audio) Websockets Evan McGee - Realtime Machine Learning
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.40 Jared Smith - Seven Habits of Highly Effective Open Source Developers
  Afternoon Sessions
  (14.50 - 17.00) Workshop - Nir Simionovich - ARI workshop with php-ari (15.20 - 16.00) WebRTC Panel hosted by Tim Panton
17.10 - 17.30 Closing Talk by Dan Jenkins
17.30 - 19.00 Evening Meal
19.00 onwards Evening entertainment at Wotton House

Friday

6.30 - 8.00 Breakfast
Before 11.00 Check-out

Conference Registration

The ticket price includes your accommodation, meals, evening entertainment and of course your ticket to the conference itself. One price to pay for (almost) everything you'll need for the week.

What’s included in your ticket price:

  • Accommodation at Wotton House from Monday 25th until Friday 29th
  • Welcome reception and meal on Monday 25th
  • 3 day conference pass including all talks and workshops (Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th)
  • Lunch on each conference day
  • Evening meals & hosted activities and entertainment on each conference day
  • Breakfast on each day of your stay
  • Conference t-shirt

All of this for only £1400

The only thing you need to think about once you've bought your ticket is how you get to Wotton House. Other incidentals (e.g. Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks after the conference day, room service) are not included.

Want to bring your significant other?

Want to bring your other half to the beautiful surroundings at Wotton House? We're offering a "Other Half's Ticket" for only £350. The other half's ticket includes breakfast and dinner as well as entry to any hosted activities and entertainment in the evening.

Registration

Buy your ticket!

Sponsorship

Nimble Ape
Simwood
Callstats I/O
Teluu Ltd
Nexmo
Google
Cloudonix IO
LOD
Loway
Polycom
IPCortex

Download the sponsorship proposal and get in touch

Event FAQs

Because this is our first year we've taken the decision to not offer early bird pricing. The event is being run by the community, for the community. We're not going to make a profit out of the event; and so the price attendees are being asked to pay, is what it costs to run the event.

Dress comfortably without offending others

Unfortunately as we're so close to the event, the logistics of twin rooms is no longer possible.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer transport this year.

Absolutely! Parking is free of charge for all attendees.

We're currently talking to very smart VAT people who say you can't claim back the VAT because of the nature of the event, we'll let you know if this changes.

Just reach out to us at contact@commcon.xyz and we'll be happy to help.