Meetecho is a young startup and an academic spinoff of the University of Napoli Federico II, born of the research efforts of a few researchers and Ph.D students.They will be discussing their latest WebRTC-related effort, an open source, general purpose and modular WebRTC gateway called Janus. While still in its early stages it has already started to attract interest, and they are working to make it the foundation of their WebRTC portfolio of products.
Their current WebRTC conferencing services are based on open source components they have contributed to. The framework they developed is currently being used for providing remote participation services on a regular basis at each IETF meeting (that is, where the RTCWEB magic happens!).
Thanks to Emil Ivov of Jitsi, we have two very prestigious guests for our topic this week, the future of video. Few if any people know as much as they do about the future of video. Here is an abstract of what they hope to cover.
Unfortunately, Bernard Aboba had to reschedule. We had a great session with Alex and hope to announce the future date of Part 2 with Bernard.
With the recent announcement of the addition of Scalable Video Coding to VP9, virtually every major video vendor has now embraced SVC and simulcast. This session will cover the present and future of the technology that enables video conferencing at cloud scale – the Selective Forwarding Unit (SFU).
Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! and many other useful features. This Friday Emil Ivov will be telling us about the work the jitsi.org community has been doing on Video Conferencing and WebRTC during the past months and how close they are to providing a fully open, quality alternative to systems like Hangouts. We are also likely to chat about how VoIP clients fare in a world with WebRTC, the state of that technology, video conferencing techniques and differentiators, and the future plans of the jitsi.org community.
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, author, consultant, and engineering manager. He works currently as the Ubuntu Community Manager, is the author of The Art of Community (published by O’Reilly), and is the founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit. About Ubuntu on phones:
With all-native core apps and no Java overhead, Ubuntu runs well on entry-level smartphones — yet it uses the same drivers as Android. So now it’s easy to bring a better experience to customers all over the world.
We also referred to the Bad Voltage Podcast, an entertaining and enlightening mix of tech and non-tech topics and interviews.
This week’s guest is @ChrisMatthieu, the founder of SkyNet (http://skynet.im), the new machine-to-machine instant messaging platform for the Internet of Things. As quoted in Wired (http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/02/skynet/), ‘Yes, I’m trying to build SkyNet from Terminator.’ We’ll discuss you how to get started with controlling things like your Nest, Phillips Hue lights, Arduinos, or even drones with […]