Room 4

11:30 - 12:30 (UTC-11)

Talk (60 min)

You're on mute! WebRTC and our lives on screen

WebRTC is the technology that powers video calls in browsers. What you might not know are all the features WebRTC unlocks for the web. In this talk we'll take a journey through WebRTC, from the primitives and protocols to the projects that have been built. You'll learn the basics of getting two peers connected in a video chat and move on to advanced topics like camera control, screen sharing, audio analysis, using the data channel and more. We might even be able to solve the "You're on mute!" problem that plagues every video chat. When you understand WebRTC and the related APIs you'll be amazed with what you can build.


Phil Nash

Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio and a Google Developer Expert. He's been in the web industry for 10 years building with JavaScript and Ruby. He can be found hanging out at meetups and conferences, playing with new technologies and APIs or writing open source code online. Sometimes he makes his own beer, but he's more likely to be found discovering new ones around the world.

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