I think it is going to be a great conference. Of course, I’m slightly biased as I helped organize it again this year as a co-chair of the WebRTC and Cloud Communications Track. I’m also an adjunct professor at IIT – I remote teach a WebRTC class there, using WebRTC, of course!
Here are some of the highlights for me:
- “The Future of Open Source Software in Telecom” panel, moderated by Andy Abramson on the first day of the conference, Tuesday October 6, 2015 at 1pm.
- “What’s Next for WebRTC” panel, moderated by Chad Hart of webrtcHacks on October 6, 2015 at 4:30pm.
- “Simple secure federated identity for WebRTC (your new phone number)”, a presentation by the always interesting Tim Panton on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at 9am.
- WebRTC and Federated Identity Tutorials on the day before the conference, Monday October 5, 2015 from 9am – 5pm. Dan Burnett and I will give the WebRTC tutorial in the morning, and Matthew Hodgson from matrix.org will give the identity tutorial in the afternoon.
- TADHack Mini Hackathon, the weekend before the conference, October 3 – 4, 2015. These are so much fun, and I can’t wait to see what people come up with, especially some of my students… Who will win the $8k in prizes? Kudos to Alan Quayle for organizing these incredibly creative events.
Besides these highlights, I always find interesting things in the other tracks, including:
- IPTComm (the latest from researchers in this area),
- Mobile Networks, Platforms and Applications
- Next Generation Emergency Communications Services, and
- Internet of Things (IoT)
And don’t forget a keynote by Henning Schulzrinne, of SIP and FCC fame, on “5G: What can we learn from the previous four generations?” on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11am.
Will I see you there?