Andi Smith


Reports from conferences I've attended, and ones I've spoken at!

Real Time Communications with WebRTC Talk

Last week, I spoke at AKQA Anoraks on Real Time Communications with WebRTC. I spoke about the WebRTC project and specification; and how we can output the webcam and microphone streams to the HTML5 video element and Web Audio API to create fun effects.

I received some great interest from the talk on the night, so thanks to everyone who came. The slides to my talk are available here. If you already follow my blog you may notice it was loosely based on a couple of blog posts I wrote last July; but updated to include the latest developments in the specification.

I'm interested in re-running this talk at meet ups and conferences near London, so if you are interested please get in contact!


For the last few months I have been co-organising evening meet-ups in London known as AKQA Anoraks. These meetups are primarily aimed at techies who work for digital agencies, but much of the content is useful for any web developers or software engineers.

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jQuery UK 2012 Conference

I wanted to write up my notes on the jQuery UK Conference as I had an amazing time. Apologies to anybody who follows me on Twitter who didn't want to know about the conference, you were probably spammed a bit. But shame on you for not wanting to know!! This isn't a concise write-up of everything that happened, but is more what I took from the conference (what I learnt/found relevant to me .etc) Yesterday I travelled to Oxford to attend the jQuery UK conference, which the team at White October carefully crafted together. The snow threatened to stop me, but thankfully calmed down by the morning. So a quick hop, skip and jump on to a train and coach; and I found myself in Oxford at the Saïd Business School.

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