27 Apr RealTimeWeekly #77
The last couple of weeks have been big ones for conferences related to WebRTC and the IoT. In this issue we have some reports from the WebRTC, Kranky Geek, and TADHack conferences held in London recently, as well as my own notes from the Internet of Things Streaming Conference and my visit to a developer preview of Twilio Video in Mountain View. Also perspective from TokBox on why WebRTC will drive the next billion dollar company (could it be yours?!).
As always, if you have tips, event announcements, or suggestions, please contact me directly at Arin@AgilityFeat.com.
This week’s Real-Time news
Scott Lomond, TokBox
Apr 15 2015
A couple short years ago a prediction like this might have sounded crazy. But with Facebook using WebRTC, and video streaming services like Meerkat and Periscope grabbing a lot of attention, it’s very possible that WebRTC will play a role in the major consumer internet companies of the near future.
Alan Quayle, TADHack
Apr 16 2015
In these 3 posts Alan gives us the low down on what happened at the telecom hackathons in London, including videos from the hacks themselves. I also love Alan’s defense of the word “telecom” and his desire to reclaim it for all “cloud communications” developers, not just the traditional telecom developers. Parts 2 and 3 are also available.
Apr 21 2015
Chad Hart (of webrtcHacks fame) brings us this analysis about the Atlassian acquisition of Jitsi. Atlassian are the company behind Jira and HipChat, and Jitsi is a company that specializes in multi party WebRTC calling and bridging to telephony networks.
Oddvar Lovaas, Matrix.org
Apr 17 2015
Oddvar provides a recap of the Kranky Geek WebRTC event in London. The post is short, but links to the two Matrix.org presentations, which talk about signaling in WebRTC and their solution.
Arin Sime, RealTimeWeekly.co
Apr 27 2015
My summary of the major themes of the IoT Streaming conference in San Francisco last week, based on the keynote from Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. You can expect a couple more posts on RealTimeWeekly in coming weeks driven by other sessions I was able to attend at this excellent one day conference.
Arin Sime, RealTimeWeekly.co
Apr 24 2015
Last week I also had the pleasure of attending a meetup hosted by Twilio, where they gave an exclusive preview of their WebRTC based Video offering. Their demo went well, the developers there asked some good questions, and the Twilio team promised if you attend their Signal conference in May (use promo code RTWEEKLY20 for 20% off), then you can get your hands on the beta. A public beta release will come sometime after that based on developer feedback.
Submissions due June 23rd
After all the WebRTC content in today’s RealTimeWeekly, are you feeling inspired to build something? Kandy just announced a hackathon for users of their WebRTC solution with a $30,000 in prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize.