WebRTC: At The Frontier of a Communication Revolution

Chris Allen (Infrared5)
12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
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Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
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By now, you’ve heard of WebRTC – the plug-in free realtime communication technology built into modern browsers. Maybe you have a big idea for building an app using WebRTC but don’t know where to begin. Or perhaps you’re still waiting for the big idea, and are looking for some inspiration? In this session, Chris will get going in the right direction, providing you with:

  • an overview of the most popular (and some under the radar) WebRTC libraries and services
  • tips to avoid pitfalls in development
  • fresh ideas for creating truly innovative communication apps that move beyond the “Skype-killer.”

You’ll walk away with a better understanding of where WebRTC is today, where it’s headed, and how you can be at the leading edge of the coming revolution in communication.


Basic programming skills, familiarity with HTML and Javascript, and an adventurous spirit.

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Chris Allen


A software architect and developer, Chris founded Infrared5 in 2007 with his wife Rebecca, and technical co-founder Dominick to deliver innovative interactive experiences. Infrared5 got its start creating, maintaining and consulting for the open source streaming server Red5. They’ve recently launched the Pro version of Red5 for mobile at http://red5pro.com. Chris formerly led Brass Monkey, a browser-based video game console that uses phones as controllers, and is now transitioning that technology into the Red5 Pro second screen toolset. With this vast knowledge of live streaming, he and his team are currently working on the WebRTC version of Red5 Pro. Chris co-authored the book “The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash,” and is a leader in the open source community. He regularly presents at video game, startup, technology and interactive conferences worldwide.

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Chris Allen
04/27/2015 12:13am PDT

Hey folks, sorry for the delay on posting my slides. I will be doing that this week. Just been traveling a ton since the conference. Thanks for your patience.

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Piero Cena
04/26/2015 5:37pm PDT

Please, could you share your slides here? Thanks in advance

Krishna Santhanam
04/22/2015 6:27am PDT

Hi Chris:

Could you upload your slides for this presentation? Thanks!