TechTok – Failing gracefully with WebRTC

techtoksWebRTC works great. Let’s talk about failure though. Back in the Voice-over-IP days, developers would use tools like Wireshark to analyze call traces. With WebRTC and the RTCPeerConnection API we are able to diagnose and handle failures using Javascript surprisingly well. The real challenge is understanding how these tools can help you help your users and, thus, fail gracefully.

At this month’s  TechTok on May 21, Philipp ‘Fippo’ Hancke, &yet’s WebRTC lead and industry veteran will tell us everything we need to know about how to handle failures with WebRTC.

fippoA trained  mechanical engineer, Fippo is tenacious about understanding and unpacking the minute details that make a complex system work—or not, as the case may be. As a veteran software developer, messaging and distributed systems have been a passion of his for many years.  Fippo is also one of the leading non-Google contributors to the WebRTC library, which is used by Chrome, Opera, Google’s iOS and Android WebRTC SDKs, and others.

He has been involved in Internet standards for a decade and has been elected a member of the 5-member XMPP Council for two terms, making minor updates to the Jingle signaling protocol to make it compatible with the current incarnation of WebRTC. It is worth noting that WebRTC is rooted in a project called ‘libjingle’ released by Google along with the Google Talk client.

In short, we think he is the right man for the job.

You can find out more about the meetup and register to attend here.

If you can’t make it to this event in San Francisco, you don’t have to miss out.  We will have a limited number of virtual seats available so tweet us @tokbox if you’re interested and we will send you a link.  Alternatively, we will be recording the event so you can catch up on our blog afterwards.  There will definitely be more TechToks coming throughout the year so stay tuned.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 21st.

6:30pm for a 7pm start.


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