November 2016 San Francisco + Sao Paulo, Brazil



WebRTC for developers. Our 4th event!

Event Schedule

We are pleased to announce our 4th Kranky Geek WebRTC event hosted by Google. This is a great opportunity to learn about Real Time Communications for web and mobile applications. With over 1 billion minutes a week of WebRTC-based communications, applications of all sorts are utilizing these powerful & free capabilities.

We are hosting TWO (2) events in a relatively short period: Friday, November 18th at Google San Francisco's Spear Street location - focus on WebRTC for mobile applications. Tuesday, November 22nd at Google in Sao Paulo, Brazil - focus on getting started with WebRTC and its underlying technologies. Below are the agendas for each of these separate events.

We're expecting a large crowd of interested and keen developers ready to learn the latest on Real Time Communications. Twitter #webrtclive

Registration is open now! Please register for the SPECIFIC event location of your choice. Tickets are $10 for San Francisco (100% of net will be donated to charity Girl Develop It) and we will have replays of the event posted following the event. Registration for Sao Paulo is FREE.

11:00 AM
Doors Open

Doors open, remember you must have been previously ticket or on the waitlist to attend (donation of $15 at the door). Sorry no walk-ins allowed.

Google Spear Street

Find a spot, the show is about to begin, let's set-up the afternoon with a nice warm welcome from Chris.

Chris Koehncke

WebRTC on mobile, for sure, but you've got a couple of paths you might choose to get there. Ankur provides us with a roadmap of the pathways and decisions you will have to make.

Ankur Oberoi - Slack

Android, Google, WebRTC, Chrome - this should be the easy and indeed we'll walk you thru the steps to implementing WebRTC comm services on Android.

TBD- Tokbox

Apple recently introduced CallKit, a powerful extension of IOS for real time communications. Let's see how we can exploit this ability to control the 'phone' together with WebRTC.

Arik Halperin

Mobile frameworks and WebRTC, how do they fit together? Emil will lead you thru the latest React Native and how you can implement WebRTC with this framework.

Emil Ivov - Atlassian

Grab a drink and network with other WebRTC practioners.

While it may not kill you, we'll discuss how to make WebRTC work in any environment. Dealing with various input sources that devices may have (cameras, audio, bluetooth)? Users moving from WiFi to mobile networks during a session. Video codecs, keeping high quality. Bad networks, how to keep the connection alive.

TBD - Vidyo

If you're adding WebRTC to your existing application, how best to approaching this with consideration to multiple applications and platforms.

Andrew MacDonald - Slack

Lots of small mobile devices in the works, they will have a communications element and Twilio will explain how this all fits together.


Final break for the day and on to the big finish!

The most popular session of the day as Google's WebRTC team takes you thru the latest enhancements and details of this core technology.

Google Team

Who better than super WebRTC sleuth Philip Hancke to end the day by peeling back the onion on how Google implemented WebRTC as a core ingredient for Duo the mobile application.

Philip Hancke -
11:00 AM
Registration Doors Olá!

Doors open, remember you must have been previously registered or on the waitlist to attend. Sorry no walk-ins allowed.

Google - Sao Paulo

WebRTC from simple snapping a quick picture to sophisticated communications applications, WebRTC's powerful API enables an entire new range of communication applications on both mobile and desktop. Let's take a look at applications using it today.

Tsahi Levent-Levi

New or experienced with WebRTC, let's start the day with the fundamentals of WebRTC along with learnings from an experienced WebRTC developer on how best to get started.

Arin Sime -

WebRTC requires some signaling path between peers to work. Unfortunately, WebRTC isn't a signaling protocol, thus you need to implement your own. We'll give you some expert advise on what signalling technology you can use (including free and paid services).

TBD - Twilio

So we've taught you the fundamentals of WebRTC and introduced you to signalling. Now let's bring it all together into a working applications.

Daniel Petersson - Google

A long day ahead, grab and drinks and let's get going again.

So you've got your fundamentals, you've decided on a signaling server and built your application. Let's talk about how you can troubleshoot your applications and tell you about some areas to avoid.

Chad Hart

How do you monitor your live application? How do collect statistics on performance.

TBD - Tokbox

WebRTC has been around for several years, but issue remain with browser compatible and various versions of the same browser. fippo will lead us through a highly interesting talk on how to ensure you app works 100% of the time.

Philip Hancke -

We'll pause for 30 minutes, grab some refreshments and meet your some new friends.

Google's WebRTC team always has interesting information to share on what they're working on to improve WebRTC and things they've already done that you may not be aware of. Don't miss this important session of the day!

Google Team

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What you will learn

The purpose of this event is to jump start your knowledge about WebRTC and provide you with relevant information to enable you to make the right choices in your development effort.

  • Basics & advanced WebRTC understanding
  • Hear experiences of those who've built applications
  • Mix with a group interested in next gen communications
About us

This event is a collaboration between Chris "Kranky" Koehncke ( and Tsahi Levi-Levent ( as well as Chad Hart (, who have been passionate bloggers on the topic of WebRTC.

We participate in events around the world but felt these events weren't inspiring a new era of thinking about communications or the underlying power of WebRTC. This San Francisco event is targeted to the HTML5 developer looking to learn more about WebRTC and create the inspiration for the next generation of web applications with a bi-directional communications path.

Kranky Geek WebRTC


The ONE WebRTC event you don't wanna miss

John Doe



Twilio Guest Speaker

Niklas Blum

Niklas Blum

Google PM WebRTC

10+ years experience working in R&D for innovative communication services.

John Doe

Sam Dutton

Google WebRTC Advocate

Chief developer advocate for WebRTC within Google and great fun.

John Doe

Chat Hart

Editor and technical writer on WebRTC and co-organizer on this event.

John Doe

Chris Koehncke

Prolific writer & commenter on emerging communications technologies.

John Doe

Tsahi Levent-Levi

A technologist at heart, with a passion for cooking, science fiction and a zest of WebRTC.

John Doe

Badri Rajasekar

CTO Tokbox

Startup-aficionado, Artist, Photographer, Stanford football fan and the pursuit of insights.

John Doe

Philip Hancke

"fippo" is widely known in the WebRTC world for his insights and knowledge.

Why attend?

Embedding real-time communications is quickly becoming the norm for nearly all web and mobile applications. WebRTC has been an enabling force to voice or video enable nearly any application.

Communications used to be difficult, requiring special skills and knowledge. WebRTC has made things easier, but there are still some basic principals you'll need to know to enable your application.

The objective of this event is to (1) provide technical knowledge on the construct of WebRTC, (2) show you real life examples of how to embed into your application, (3) inspire you with new ideas from our speakers and finally (4) a focused series of talks on WebRTC on mobile devices.

Based on the success of previous Kranky Geek events, we have two new events scheduled closed together. Friday, November 18 in San Francisco and Tuesday, November 22 in Sao Paulo Brazil.

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Register to Kranky Geek now!

This is a great opportunity to learn about WebRTC first hand, and more broadly learn about all aspects of real time communication.

This is two separate events in San Francisco (Friday, November 18nd) and Sao Paulo, Brazil (Tuesday November 22nd)


Event Venue

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San Francisco Location
San Francisco

Friday, November 18, 2016 starting at 11:00 am

Our 3rd event at Google's 345 Spear Street location, a beautiful top floor with nice view of the bay, and neighbored Google's famed cafeteria. This event is always sold out early so register now. Parking garage is nearby and a short walk from the Embarcardo BART station.

  • This event will focus on mobile RTC topics
  • We'll cover all the building application blocks you'll need
  • Get new ideas for how to apply RTC to your app
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3477 - 18 Floor

Itaim BIbi

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 starting at 11:00 am

Our 1st event for Sao Paulo and we're excited to to see you there.

Sao Paulo Location

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