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A Practical Introduction to WebRTC

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WebRTC is an exciting new web technology that will enable web
developers to harness real-time audio and video capabilities using a
set of JavaScript APIs. WebRTC allows web pages to access local
multimedia devices like a webcam and microphone, and transmit these
media streams to another WebRTC capable browser via a peer-to-peer
network channel. These media streams can also be accompanied by a
powerful data channel that lets developer exchange arbitrary data
between two peers!

In this session, we’ll be diving deep into the various JavaScript APIs
(primarily getUserMedia and PeerConnection) that make all of this
possible. We’ll also go through the process of building a real WebRTC
powered web app and discuss some ways in which these apps can be
deployed in the real world.

Participants can expect to walk away with enough knowledge to get them
started with writing a WebRTC application. There are no prerequisites
other than an intermediate knowledge of JavaScript and HTML.

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Anant Narayanan


I’m a longtime JS hacker and a fan of the web!

I worked at Mozilla Labs on a wide range of projects like Firefox Sync, the Add-On SDK, Open Web Apps and Firefox OS. I also represented Mozilla at the W3C and IETF, and most recently worked on defining and implementing a suite of JS APIs for real-time communication on the web (WebRTC).

I currently work at Firebase, which provides an easy-to-use JS library for data synchronization, aimed primarily at developers writing real-time apps.

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Anant Narayanan
05/30/2013 9:29am PDT

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