- Informal gathering to discuss WebRTC
WebRTC expert Dr. Alex Gouaillard (webrtcbydralex.com) is in town next Thursday - rather than me meeting with him 1-on-1, we figured we would open the conversation up to anyone in WebRTC Boston. This is a different format than our usual big-room events - this meetup will be informal and discussion oriented. Have a question or want some advice on your WebRTC project? This is a great place to ask industry experts in a more intimate setting. Topics we will cover include: • Browser and standards updates • AV1 in WebRTC • WebRTC over QUIC status • WebRTC in Google's new Project Stadia gaming service Dr Alex is a long-time WebRTC spec contributor. He is one of few who has a deep understanding of modifying and compiling the low-level WebRTC libraries. He also lead a Google-sponsored open source project to help with WebRTC interoperability testing (https://github.com/webrtc/KITE) Google is graciously hosting us again in one of their conference rooms.
- WebRTC Boston #6: Low-latency media & real time communications for the masses
WebRTC has continued its crazy adoption with improved support in browser and native mobile platforms and a growing number of use cases ranging from smart doorbells to traditional call centers. We are gathering again at Google in Cambridge to discuss the latest updates on this technology, examine use cases, hear insights from local developers, and network with fellow practitioners. TALKS ============================================= * CHECKING IN ON WEBRTC - Chad Hart of cwh.consulting / webrtcHacks will give a brief industry update * WEBRTC-BASED LIVE-STREAMING IN YOUTUBE - Ying Yin of YouTube will talk about how they implemented WebRTC for this popular real time broadcasting feature * WEBRTC BEST PRACTICES FROM DEVELOPERS AND ENTERPRISES - Robert Welbourn of Twilio will share some of their recommendations for different environments * ENSURING A QUALITY WEBRTC EXPERIENCE - Alexandrea Mellen and Carl Blume of Callstats.io will talk about common WebRTC implementation mistakes and how to avoid them * LEVERAGING WEBRTC FOR COLLABORATION AND DRONES - Osama Alshaykh of NxTEC and Boston University Professor will discuss his architecture and learnings from his various WebRTC projects SCHEDULE ============================================= 6:00 - 7:00 Reception 7:00 - 7:45 Talks 7:45 - 8:00 Refreshment break 8:00 - 8:45 Talks If you are not familiar, WebRTC is an Internet standard, open source community, and developer movement bringing real time communications to the web, mobile apps, and connected devices with just a few web API’s. Sponsored by YouTube, Google, Kranky Geek, and Callstats.io. Co-hosted with the Google Developer Group (GDG) Cambridge and New England Software Engineers (NESE). ============================================= Entrance into the Google building requires that your register with your full name. If you don't register with your full name building security will not let you enter the building. If you are registered on Meetup with just part of your name or an alias please provide your full name via the questionnaire or by messaging me directly.
- WebRTC Boston #5 - real time voice, video, & data for any developer
A lot has happened since the last WebRTC Boston - Apple has added support for WebRTC in Safari and iOS, WebRTC 1.0 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation (meaning the spec is done), and the tech has well over 500M monthly active users across hundreds of popular apps. We'll get together in the new year once again at Google Cambridge. We will discuss the latest updates on this technology, hear insights from local practitioners, and network with fellow experts and enthusiasts. Agenda: - What’s New with WebRTC - Chad Hart of webrtcHacks will give an industry update and talk about - Safari & iOS support - WebRTC in Education - Chris Kelley of Competentum - Face detection & AR with Live Video - Chris Allen of the live streaming platform Red5 will discuss their approach - Optimizing Voice Communications - Kris Hopkins of Clique API - Possibly 1 more Sponsored by YouTube, Google, and Competentum. Co-hosted with the Google Developers Group - Boston (https://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/) and New England Software Engineers (NESE) (https://www.meetup.com/new-england-engineers/). For those of you that are new to WebRTC, it is a rapidly developing standard, open source platform, and developer movement bringing real time communications to the web, mobile apps, and connected devices with just a few web API’s. ============================================== Entrance into the Google building requires that your register with your full name. If you don't register with your full name building security will not let you enter the building. If you are registered on Meetup with just part of your name or an alias please provide your full name via the questionnaire or by messaging me directly. ==============================================
- TADHack Boston - Global Communications Hackathon
Ready to be creative about communications and win some prizes? TADHack is the world’s largest communications-focused hackathon with local hosts in more than 30 cities and more than $48,000 in prizes. In addition to global prizes, TADHack Boston will also have local prizes, plenty of goodies, and of course food, caffeine, and drinks to get you across the finish line. Several mentors will be on-site to help you win! We have a certified Google Developer Expert, 2 former TADHack winners, and more there to help. You are guaranteed to come away smarter. Check out the TADHack global page and rules here: http://tadhack.com/2016/ Register for the Boston location here: http://tadhack.com/2016/global/register-boston Timelines TADHack is a casual hackathon - you can come and go as you please and there is no need to stay up all night (unless you want to). Our mentors are there to help, teach and guide you. • Week of October 10th - we will send you local prize info to help you prepare • Friday, October 14th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Doors open. Meet your mentors and get started • Saturday, October 15th 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - more mentoring, complete your hacks • Saturday, October 15th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - hacks due, local judging starts, we'll help with your recording for the global contest • Sunday, October 16th - global prizes awarded About TADHack TADHack’s mission is to bring together start-ups, students, developers and enterprises–anyone interested in adding communications capabilities to their innovative applications, services or business processes–and show them the tools and provide the support to help bring their creations to life. Over 2000 people around the globe participated in TADHack 2015, and the 2016 edition is bound to be even larger. Local supporters Locally sponsored by Voxbone (https://www.voxbone.com). Local partners include New England Software Engineers (https://www.meetup.com/new-england-engineers/) and WebRTC Boston (https://webrtcboston.com).
- WebRTC Boston #4 - from Zero to Real Time Voice, Video, P2P Data
We are happy to host our 4th WebRTC event again at Google's Cambridge facilities. As always, we will feature several expert speakers to discuss various aspects of technology with some networking time to compare notes with other practitioners. Our agenda includes: • 6 months of progress in 5 minutes - Chad Hart of webrtcHacks and Voxbone • Optimizing RTC for distributed teams - Nick Gauthier from MeetSpace • Driving interactive experiences - Joe Monti of FlexRTC • Video communications for Healthcare - Des Preston of TwineHealth • WebRTC + Computer Vision - Samson Timoner & Waikit Lau from Cyclops • Closing panel - we'll compare, contrast & take audience questions Light food & beer will be served. Sponsored by YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/) and Google (https://webrtc.org). Co-hosted with the Google Developers Group - Boston (http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/), Mobile Tea (http://www.meetup.com/mobiletea/), and New England Software Engineers (NESE) (http://www.meetup.com/new-england-engineers/). For those of you that are new, WebRTC (https://webrtc.org/) is a rapidly developing standard, open source platform, and developer movement bringing real time communications to the web, mobile apps, and connected devices with just a few web API’s. ============================================== Entrance into the Google building requires that your register with your full name. If you don't register with your full name building security will not let you enter the building. If you are registered on Meetup with just part of your name or an alias please provide your full name via the questionnaire or by messaging me directly. ==============================================
- WebRTC Boston #3 - voice/video comms, low latency streaming, & p2p data
WebRTC (https://webrtc.org) is a rapidly developing standard, open source platform, and developer movement bringing real time communications to the web, mobile apps, and connected devices with just a few web API’s. We are excited to host a new set of top-notch speakers again at Google Cambridge on March 1st. This time we will continue to explore WebRTC uses and provide practical examples and technical details for using WebRTC for communications, streaming, and for working with low-latency peer-to-peer data. AGENDA • WebRTC for Billions - Chad Hart of webrtcHacks (http://webrtchacks.com/)will provide a quick update on WebRTC’s continued progress and lingering roadblocks • WebRTC Standards Update - W3C WebRTC Working Group Co-chair Erik Lagerway will join us remotely for an update on WebRTC’s standardization • Putting WebRTC in Things – Arin Sime of webrtc.ventures (http://webrtc.ventures/)will review how WebRTC can be used in Internet of Things applications such as remote sensors, tele-health, and integration of Google Glass • Is WebRTC right for Streaming? - Chris Wendt of Comcast (http://my.xfinity.com/) will compare and contrast different streaming protocols and architectures including RTMP, HLS, DASH, and now WebRTC • Real Time with VP9 – Vince Puglia of Dialogic (http://www.dialogic.com/) will talk about the new open source VP9 video codec and its benefits and disadvantages for WebRTC • Trials and Tribulations in the Enterprise – Kris Hopkins of CafeX (https://cafex.com) will talk about what has worked and what hasn’t from 3 years of large enterprise deployments SPONSORS • YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/) • Google (https://webrtc.org) • McGraw Hill Education (http://www.mheducation.com/) CO-HOSTS • WebRTC Boston (http://www.meetup.com/WebRTC-Boston) • Google Developers Group - Boston (http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/) • HTML5 Boston (http://www.meetup.com/html5boston) • Mobile Tea (http://www.meetup.com/mobiletea/) • New England Software Engineers (NESE) (http://www.meetup.com/new-england-engineers/) • Angular JS Boston (http://www.meetup.com/AngularJS-Boston) ============================================== Entrance into the Google building requires that your register with your full name. If you don't register with your full name building security will not let you enter the building. If you are registered on Meetup with just part of your name or an alias please provide your full name via the questionairre or by messaging me directly. ==============================================
- Realtime feed for Kranky Geek WebRTC Live Event
A live video feed for a top-notch WebRTC event at Google's offices in San Francisco I am helping out with will be available next Friday afternoon. I highly recommend checking it out it if you are a WebRTC practitioner or are looking for a solid basis to get started. Please see details below. This is a FREE half-day event on Friday, September 11th starting at 12:00 a.m PDT (3PM EDT) that will be broadcast on YouTube. Please visit http://www.krankygeek.com/live.html for the video feed. What will you learn? Highlights include: • Updates from major browser vendors - Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft • Working with WebRTC in native mobile environments • Best practices for UX, reliability, security, and DataChannel use • What’s next for WebRTC • Reviews of various WebRTC use cases by actual implementers We have a great mix of speakers from Google, Twilio, Atlassian, IBM and Mozilla as well participation by Microsoft and cutting-edge start-ups. After some brief technology introductions, we will have several in-depth technical sessions with practical speakers to provide basic and intermediate technical education for working with WebRTC. Please see the full schedule on krankygeek.com (http://www.krankygeek.com/). If you happen to be in San Francisco or have friends there there is a waitlist sign-up.
- WebRTC Boston #2 - real time communications and p2p for the web, mobile, and IoT
WebRTC is a rapidly developing standard, open source platform, and developer movement bringing real time communications to the web and mobile apps with just a few web API’s. This is a follow-up to our first event last December where we introduced WebRTC, its use cases, and getting started with development. This time we will dig a bit deeper with tips and tricks for developing with WebRTC in a variety of environments from local Boston speakers. We have another packed agenda with talks that include: • What’s new with WebRTC - Chad Hart of webrtcHacks (http://webrtchacks.com/) will provide an update on the amazing progress WebRTC has made in the past several months • WebRTC from a Flash developer perspective – Chris Allen of Infrared5 (http://www.infrared5.com/) will talk about how working with WebRTC compares with Flash • Building WebRTC Reliably – Jim Donovan of Oracle (http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/communications/web-rtc-session-controller/overview/index.html) will talk about how to build WebRTC reliably at scale • WebRTC DataChannels and QUIC - Ian Swett of Google (http://www.google.com/about/locations/boston/) will talk about the speedy new QUIC protocol and how it will help WebRTC DataChannels • WebRTC for Embedded Systems – Chris Ciotti of GE InspectionWorks (https://inspectionworks.com/#/) will discuss the exciting work he is doing to embed real time communications into inspection systems • WebRTC on Wearables – Giorgio Natili of McGraw Hill Education (http://www.mheducation.com/) will do a walkthrough of how to load WebRTC on Android Wear Sponsored by Google (https://webrtc.org), McGraw Hill Education (http://www.mheducation.com/), and Oracle (http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/communications/web-rtc-session-controller/overview/index.html). Co-hosted with the Google Developers Group - Boston (http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/), HTML5 Boston (http://www.meetup.com/html5boston), Mobile Tea (http://www.meetup.com/mobiletea/), and New England Software Engineers (NESE) (http://www.meetup.com/new-england-engineers/). This event is running on multiple meetup groups. Please only register once to help us maintain an accurate headcount.
- Scotch Streaming and Scaling
We are partnering with mobile tea boston (http://www.meetup.com/mobiletea) on a streaming & scaling event that includes lots of WebRTC. Please see below. Wednesday, February 11st from 6pm until late at Wistia Inc (http://bit.ly/wistiaplace). in Cambridge, we will be hosting the "Scotch Streaming and Scaling" event, an evening event of knowledge and networking for anyone interested in streaming, scaling and mobile development. Participation is “free as in beer” and will consist of 5 keynote speakers interspersed with 5 sessions of live DJ’d music and hors d'oeuvres. The meeting is powered by McGraw Hill Education (http://www.mheducation.com/) in Boston! A shuttle service will operate from the Central T Station to the location since 5:30 PM. Each of the 5 presentations will last 20 minutes, and the networking sessions will be 15 minutes each with live DJ’d music and some fantastic “scotch party” style food and drink. Scotch will be served neat or as a cocktail all the night, be prepared for an informal atmosphere and bring your passion for all things development! The music selection will be done by Jonathan Barton@jellyfishtree (https://twitter.com/jellyfishtree)! The event is organized in collaboration with the Boston Software Engineers (http://www.meetup.com/bostonsoftware/) and with the WebRTC Boston (http://www.meetup.com/WebRTC-Boston/) meetups! Event Program: Getting Started with WebRTC [Chad Hart @chadwallacehart (https://twitter.com/chadwallacehart)] WebRTC is a rapidly developing standard, open source platform, and developer movement bringing real time voice, video, and peer-to-peer data to the web and mobile apps with just a few API’s. Chad Hart, Chief Editor of webrtcHacks.com will provide a brief guide on how to get started with WebRTC. His talk will some history on how WebRTC got started, intro to the WebRTC API's, tools to get up and running quickly, what you'll need in a production environment, and where WebRTC is headed.(speech level: novice; duration: 20 minutes) Networking Session 1 - DJ Mix 1 - Food & Drink WebRTC Communication and Wearable Devices [Giorgio Natili@giorgionatili (https://twitter.com/giorgionatili)] The new frontier of mobile development are wearable devices, the 2015 seems to be the year of watches. During this talk we will explore together how to initiate and handle a call using WebRTC from a Samsung Gear S device and your Android device. (speech level: novice/intermediate; duration: 20 minutes) Networking Session 2 - DJ Mix 2 - Food & Drink Metrics Matter [Brendan Schwartz @brendan (https://twitter.com/brendan)] Brendan will be discussing Wistia’s approach to measuring video playback performance. He’ll be talking about a simple metrics and logging service they created, a video performance mystery, a solution to that mystery via better metrics, and an extremely embarrassing confession. Go easy on him!(speech level: novice/intermediate; duration: 20 minutes) Networking Session 3 - DJ Mix 3 - Food & Drink Scaling Alchemy: Recipes to Scale Live Media Publishing [Leo O’Donnel @leosbiglife (https://twitter.com/leosbiglife)] Media streaming is an arcane science where secrets are either impenetrable or closely guarded. Leo will walk you through a series of lesson’s learned and how-to’s useful for anyone looking to build a production-scale live and recorded media streaming service.(speech level: intermediate+; duration: 20 minutes) Networking Session 4 - DJ Mix 4 - Food & Drink Rapid development of Live Streaming and Second Screen Experiences for Your Mobile Apps [Chris Allen @mrchrisallen (https://twitter.com/mrchrisallen)] Infrared5 co-founder Chris Allen will lead a discussion on live video chat, live streaming and second screen experiences. He will cover why he believes that these features will become commonplace in mobile apps of the future. Chris will talk about the challenges of building live communication apps today, and will delve into how and why his team developed the new Red5 Pro Server and corresponding SDKs (http://red5pro.com (http://red5pro.com/)). Chris will live-code a multi-device video chat application from scratch and show other use cases, such as leveraging a phone as a second screen controller in retail settings.(speech level: intermediate; duration: 20 minutes) Networking Session 5 - DJ Mix 5 - Food & Drink Please make sure you register on the mobile tea event page here (http://www.meetup.com/mobiletea/events/219958253/).
- WebRTC Boston Meetup #1
WebRTC is a rapidly developing standard, open source platform, and developer movement bringing real time communications to the web and mobile apps with just a few web API’s. Learn about this technology and best practices for adding voice & video telephony along with low-latency peer-to-peer data to your app from several seasoned real-world implementers. Co-hosted with the Google Developers Group (GDG) Boston - please register on their Meetup site here (http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/events/218865191/). Our agenda includes: • Getting Started with WebRTC - Chad Hart of webrtcHacks (http://webrtchacks.com/) and Dialogic (http://www.dialogic.com/en/landing/webrtc.aspx) will provide a brief guide on getting started with WebRTC • WebRTC in the Contact Center – Tobias Goebel of Aspect (http://www.aspect.com/uk/company/news/press-releases/aspect-software-announces-early-adopter-webrtc-program-for-enabling-live-audiovideo-capabilities-in-customer-service-mobile-apps-and-websites/) will talk about contact center implantation considerations • WebRTC at American Express – Kris Hopkins of CaféX (http://www.cafex.com/) will provide highlights of what it takes to deploy WebRTC in high-value customer service applications • Google & WebRTC – Hangouts & WebRTC developer Peter Thatcher of Google will call in via a WebRTC-powered Hangout to walk us through the latest in Google’s WebRTC projects • WebRTC in Mobile – Richard Speyer of Talko (http://www.talko.com/), Ray Ozzie’s latest project, will talk through some of the mobile implementation challenges of WebRTC and his recent launch • What's next for WebRTC - Trent Johnson, CEO of Hookflash (http://hookflash.com/)will talk about how WebRTC is evolving and what enhanced capabilities are coming soon Doors open and food will be available starting at 6:00 PM. Talks will start at about 6:30 PM. Sponsored by Google. Please register on the GDG Boston Meetup site here (http://www.meetup.com/gdg-boston/events/218865191/).