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WebRTC: Realtime Communication for Everyone

Lisa Larson-Kelley (
HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
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Workshop Prerequisites

Looking forward to seeing you all at next week’s WebRTC workshop at Fluent!

If you’d like to follow along with my code examples, you can download the files at

PLEASE do this before the day of the conference, if possible. Everyone downloading them at once at the time of the presentation never goes well!

All you’ll need is a local webserver to test the files, your favorite code editor, and the latest version of Chrome or Firefox (on PC, Mac, or mobile). Or, you can just sit back and watch, then play around with the examples later!

See you on Tuesday!

// Lisa Larson-Kelley

Workshop Description

WebRTC is a powerful open-source project that seamlessly enables real-time communication (RTC)– baked right into modern web browsers. This means web developers can now incorporate video, voice and data sharing using peer-to-peer connectivity via simple 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 gets you started building a simple ‘hello world’ application using the WebRTC API.

  • Architecture of a WebRTC application
  • Introducing WebRTC APIs
  • Set up your development environment
  • Broadcast your webcam and microphone
  • STUN and TURN servers, and why you might need them

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 revolutionize how we communicate on the web.

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Lisa Larson-Kelley

Lisa’s career began in print design, but she was lured to digital media early on. With her wide range of experience, she has a knack – and a passion – for taking complex concepts and making them accessible. She specializes in online video and media delivery – be it HTML5, Flash, or consumer products such as Skype and Prezi. A prolific technical writer and trainer, she’s authored courses with and Pluralsight, and co-authored the book Flash Video for Professionals (Wiley). She’s worked with Google, Adobe, and Microsoft, as well as many video-centric start-ups, helping them get a grasp on web video technology. Blog: Twitter: @lisamarienyc