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Getting Started With Video – It’s Easier Than You Think.

by Alan Percy

Sep 19, 2017 3:09:08 PM

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Video is one of the all-time “killer apps” – allowing users to use their acute sense of vision to see hidden emotion on people’s faces, detect danger, and provide comfort when needed.   Video is quickly becoming the norm for the millennial generation, a feature in many of the social and communications applications.

For application developers, the world of Real-Time Communications is a scary place.   Unlike mobile or web applications, communications applications use different media codecs, rely on streaming media, and often have to worry about encryption.   Add video to the mix and things get even scarier.

If you’re a developer and haven’t yet tried your hand at developing RTC applications with video, now would be the time to get started.  Fortunately, WebRTC and many of the leading Communications Platforms as a Service have taken much of the sting out of developing real-time and video applications. 

A great resource for developers, the Illinois Institute of Technology hosts an annual Real-Time Communications conference, centered on pushing the technology and adoption forward.  This year, Dialogic is proud to be participating as a Silver sponsor and delivering a half-day educational workshop focused on developing real-time video applications.           

14858-socmed-iit-rtc-conf-311606-367px.jpgAttendees to the workshop will receive an introduction to developing applications utilizing voice, video, and WebRTC with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) development environment.  Coursework materials include a number of supplied sample applications and plenty of lab time with instructor support, giving attendees an opportunity to turn their own ideas into working applications. Participants in the workshop will be provided an account on an integrated Telestax RestcommONE™ and Dialogic® PowerMedia® XMS media server CPaaS developer system.  The integrated development environment simplifies the creation of video communications applications for developers across a range of use cases and scales.

The workshop will be held Monday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00 PM in Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60612.  Pre-registration for the IIT RTC conference tutorials track is required to attend the workshop. Tutorial-only registration is normally $75/student, but Dialogic-sponsored discounts for the conference are available.  Registrants should use the discount code DLDISC during registration to receive $100 off their registration fee for the full conference or tutorial.

As a developer, now is the time to jump in and get started with video. See you in Chicago!

Topics: WebRTC, Events, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video