This year (no surprise) Kranky Geek is being held virtually 4 one-hour sessions on Thursday, 19. November 2020. Each session will be LIVE broadcast on YouTube and there will be a real-time Q&A following each session. Sessions will be available for replay post the event. Register your interest to be kept informed.

We’re focusing (as always) on content and information with limited “talking heads” and keeping an active pace.

Kranky Geek Virtual 2020

Thursday, November 19th

11:00 Eastern
~ 20 min

Session 1

The Google WebRTC team will return for their annual update and review.

12:00 Eastern
~ 20 min
Browser Update

Session 2

All browser vendors will be sitting with us at the same time discussing their plans and the work they are doing with WebRTC. Find out the latest and what’s next with all the major browsers in this interaction session. Sure to be entertaining!

1:00 Eastern

Session 3

WebRTC is end-to-end encrypted (E2EE ) in simple peer to peer sessions, but middle boxes like media servers often perform decryption for larger calls. Emil Ivov of 8×8 will review how 8×8  leveraged new browser API’s with WebRTC to provide true, always-on E2EE in the open source Jitsi project.

2:00 Eastern

Session 4

With the beginning of Covid-19 outbreak, Facebook felt the increasing demand for real time video. In a very short time we introduced a new product, Rooms, to make it easier for people to connect with others and feel the sense of togetherness. In this talk we will cover the challenges and solutions around scaling our infrastructure to support large Rooms, ensure sufficient capacity with the increasing demand, and delivering high quality on a large range of calling scenarios.


Many thanks to Google for 5+ years of sponsorship of Kranky Geek as we help developers build developers build real time applications using WebRTC.
with industry supporting sponsors from
Vonage Developer Relations

Expert speakers

Meet the great speakers at this year’s event

Tomas Gunnarsson

Director of Engineering, WebRTC, Google

    Niklas Blum

    Google, Product Manager WebRTC

      Huib Kleinhout

      Google, Product Manager

      Youenn Fablet

      Software Engineer at Apple/Webkit

        Li-Tal Mashiach

        Engineering Manager at Facebook

        Emil Ivov

        Head of Product, Video Collaboration at 8x8. Jitsi Founder and Project Lead

          Nils Ohlmeier

          Engineering Manager Firefox Media at Mozilla

            Send us your best 'Tiktok Video'

            During Covid, many new applications , services and ideas have been born in the collaboration space for video, audio and sharing – all using WebRTC. Got a new start-up looking for beta users? Here’s your opportunity to showcase your company or application.

            We’re looking for your 30-second video on your product, service or idea or even some technical trick you’ve discovered that you wish to promote.  Using the ‘TikTok’ style, send your video content to us at [email protected]

            Your short form video should be fun & informative. These videos will be featured during the Kranky Geek event and posted on our YouTube channel.*

            The Kranky Geek Event is organized by

            Chad Hart


            Editor and technical blogger on WebRTC and co-organizer on this event

            Chris Koehncke


            Prolific writer & commenter on emerging communications technologies

            Tsahi Levent-Levi


            A technologist at heart, with a passion for cooking, science fiction and a zest of WebRTC
            * All videos and any other materials submitted to Kranky Geek (KG) become the sole and exclusive property of KG and cannot be returned at any time. By submitting a video, you agree KG may, but is not obligated to, use the video in connection with the show, in any way, in any medium, worldwide, in perpetuity. Further, you warrant all videos are 100% original and do not violate the right of privacy or publicity of, or constitute a defamation against, any person or entity; that the video will not infringe upon or violate the copyright or common law rights or any other rights of any person or entity; and that there are and will be no encumbrances, liens, conditions or restrictions whatsoever upon or affecting such videos. You agree to indemnify KG for all damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any breach or failure of the warranties made herein.