Web Unleashed 2014
Web Dev
  • 2014-09-17 00:00:00 2014-09-18 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2014 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto

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Overview

WebRTC is a powerful open-source project that seamlessly enables real-time communication (RTC), baked right into modern web browsers. This means that web developers can now incorporate video, voice and data sharing using peer-to-peer connectivity via JavaScript APIs, with no plugins or additional installs required.

In this session, Lisa Larson-Kelley introduces the fundamentals of WebRTC, explaining its elements and capabilities in easy-to-understand terms, and demonstrates a simple ‘hello world’ application using the WebRTC API and open source libraries. With over 10 years of experience building real-time communication apps using Flash Media Server, Lisa brings her perspective and enthusiasm for RTC to this rapidly emerging open source technology that is poised to revolutionize how we communicate on the web.

Intended audience

This presentation is for developers familiar with JavaScript who want to explore the potential of native real-time communication in their apps and websites, and don’t want to spend weeks getting up to speed with this powerful new technology.

Objective

Get familiar with what WebRTC is, what you can do with it and how you can get started now.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML and working with APIs.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. What innovative apps are being built – or waiting to be built – using WebRTC
  2. What three APIs comprise WebRTC
  3. Why you still need servers for this peer-to-peer based technology
  4. How to get started quickly and easily using powerful services and APIs
  5. Where to go from here