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WhatRTC? Everything you need to know to connect browsers to the world, Phil Nash

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Skills Matter

116-120 Goswell Road London, EC1V 7DP · London

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Traditionally browsers communicate via servers, but what if they could speak to each other? WebRTC is a small set of APIs that make peer to peer communication possible between browsers and mobile applications. Video, audio and data can flow from browser to browser, opening up a new set of possibilities for modern communications.
We'll take a look at what WebRTC gives you and, importantly, what it leaves out. We'll take a look at the hurdles involved in implementing WebRTC and speculate over more complicated use cases and examples.

Presentation and live code.

Who should attend:

This is for any JavaScript developer who is interested in the new communications capabilities of the browser.


Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio serving developer communities in London and all over Europe. He is a lover of all things front end, a Ruby developer and, more recently, an amateur brewer. APIs old and new, browsers and REST, fuel his passion for development. You should have seen how delighted he was the first time he played with the Web Audio API!

Phil loves test coverage, great beer, hackathons, and libraries with puns in their names. Get all four together for maximum points.


18:15: Doors open
18:30: Main presentation - (30 mins presentation / 10-15 mins live coding approx)

We'll then be heading to the pub for drinks after the main talk.

Please Note:

Nearest tube: Barbican
Nearest Coffee Shop: Sun Coffee Shop, 55-63 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN for if you arrive early

*Please note this is an FEL event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:

Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here: (