Getting started with WebRTC

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Getting started with WebRTC is hard. It doesn't have to be.


WebRTC is a relatively young technology, so much so that many people either don’t know what it is, or have never tried to build something with it. Along with that, most people think they haven’t used WebRTC; when almost guaranteed, they have! WebRTC is a technology aimed at the web, and therefore web developers; but there’s a moderate learning curve when it comes to WebRTC unless you’ve done some lower level network work before. All you need to get started is a helping hand. Come and grab that helping hand.

You’ll learn what makes up WebRTC, what makes it so special, and how you have already been using it even if you didn’t realize it. You’ll learn what you need to make a simple WebRTC call and most importantly what you can really do with WebRTC; it’s not just a video call technology! In actual fact, having a face to face call in your browser without any plugins like flash or java is actually a very small part of what WebRTC can offer you.

It’s a jungle out there, just like it is with any web technology. It’s a scary place if you haven’t got someone guiding you through the vegetation. Browser shortcomings are lurking behind every tree and some browsers are missing entirely, you’ll also find some devices that you would never think you’d see in the WebRTC jungle! Trust me, by the end of the talk, you’ll be able to walk through the jungle with confidence of not getting bitten.



Speaking experience

FOWA London, Astricon, Hackference


  • Biography

    Based in Kent, Dan’s been writing code professionally for over 10 years. Moving from being an Industrial Placement student while at University to being a Software Engineer. Dan is the Director of Nimble Ape Ltd, which he founded at the start of 2014. Dan loves working with Node.js and within it’s community, along with his passion for building great architecture for Applications. For the past few years Dan’s been building RESTful Hypermedia APIs but recently, he’s been working with the exciting WebRTC technology.