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Getting Started with WebRTC - A kickstart for Developers

Submitted Aug 30, 2012

The objective is to explain the basic concepts employed in the WebRTC framework and how you could contribute to its development by getting involved in the project.

The talk will give you an idea about the cool things that could be done using JavaScript once the WebRTC framework on your browser is enabled. This talk is also aimed at providing a great starting point to develop/extend applications employing the WebRTC framework.


WebRTC is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.

Imagine a world where your phone, TV and computer could all communicate on a common platform. Imagine being able to video chat from your browser without much hassle and webapps getting access to your camera and media to do wonderful things. WebRTC is here to give you that great world where you could avail all these services if you wanted to. As a Web applications developer and a Java Script lover this is something you have got to experience and learn to use.

The talk will be structurally divided into the following parts:

  1. Intro to WebRTC
  2. WebRTC Components
    • GetUserMedia(): Access Media Streams in the browser
    • PeerConnection: Audio or Video Calling
    • Datachannels: p2p communication of generic data
  3. What is being done? - Contribute to the project
  4. WebRTC - great for Developers and JS (what could be done)
  5. Demo + Conclusion - Future of WebRTC


  • A good understanding of Java Script would help.

Speaker bio

He is a CS student currently in his final year. He is an Open Source enthusiast who contributes to the Mozilla Foundation. Presently he is contributing to the WebRTC project (for Mozilla firefox - L1 Developer).

He enjoys programming and is impressed by the varied applications of Java Script especially through the WebRTC and the Websocket frameworks. He loves contributing to WebRTC and wishes to build a cool web app using it asap. (especially after he has seen and heard of what all could be done using it)




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