July 16, 2014
What a wonderful event Google hosted at their San Francisco office near the end of June. The pristine quality of speakers, audience members, and helpers was off the charts. We’re very proud to have been part of this initial movement to help spread the seed of knowledge of this great technology that is WebRTC. And even though we’re only mentioning a couple people in this post, we extend our greatest gratitude to everyone involved in the planning and participating of this awesome event.
XirSys at Google SF
We certainly agree with Chris that the demographic at the event was very widespread, from people who didn’t even know what the technology was (WebRTWhat?!) to people who were simply interested in what other people were doing with the tech — and finally, to people who just wanted to see some code and get their hands dirty as fast as possible.
Tsahi was quick to note that the event was a huge success. And it absolutely was. The first WebRTC event was hosted a few months ago and had roughly 35 people. This event had upward to 300 attendees. Holy smokes! As more and more people are catching on to what WebRTC is and why it’s so important for the future of communication, this number is only going to increase exponentially.
Serge Lachapelle and Justin Uberti outlining WebRTC’s future
The awesome audience
Just as Justin predicted during that first WebRTC meetup several months ago, the people who have already known what WebRTC was for quite some time have started to build real products, and many of said people have been deploying or are about to deploy. Our clientele no longer consists of basement hackers and small teams, but also of large companies and corporations. And everyone has one thing in common: they’re looking for highly reliable TURN servers.
Though the party has only started, the world is moving toward WebRTC. We’re confident that Google, Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft will all eventually work together toward the long-term goal of achieving a standard communication workflow across all devices. It’s only a matter of time.
So go forth and create the latest and greatest WebRTC apps with sheer confidence that this technology will be here to stay for a very, very long time. And don’t forget: you can hook any WebRTC API into our platform. Cheers!