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Free AT&T DevLab Session to Introduce Coders to WebRTC

August 18, 2015

WebRTC is making waves in the telecommunications community with its universal nature and ease of use. Still, there are many developers who have not tried the new technology, so AT&T is offering its own coding workshop next week to provide a formal introduction.

The AT&T Developer Program recently announced that it will conduct a DevLab coding workshop Aug. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in Atlanta. AT&T's lead WebRTC architect will lead the free, three hour hands-on session which follows registration from noon to 1 p.m. The workshop should help accelerate interest in development of this new technology that can transmit voice, video, and data through any compatible Web browser.

Developers will have the chance to follow the lead architect through some examples of WebRTC application and then will work through a number of lab exercises on their own. This sort of immersive environment can be just what new developers need to make sure they understand the full impact that real-time communications can have and the power they wield to change their own businesses' programs.

The real benefit here is that any Web app can now harness voice, video, and data. A website for a healthcare company, for example, could lead viewers from its website directly to a customer service representative in its call centers. Similarly, a product manufacturer could do the same and then allow customers to troubleshoot issues with representatives through live product demonstrations.

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The workshop will focus on applications that run in Chrome. That is one of the major browsers that supports WebRTC – in addition to Firefox. Developers will have their hands full with the AT&T WebRTC API, which is carrier-agnostic. This way, developers will learn not only about the API in question but also how the real-time communications technology works with various browsers. Since WebRTC is meant to act across browser platforms that support its code, event participants can learn a lot without worrying too much about the specific browsers that they or their customers prefer.

Interested parties can find the sign-up page here.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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