Like nearly every annual conference, the CommCon event went virtual this year. I joined to give an update on how COVID-19 has impacted the RTC industry and what it might mean after pandemic dies down. In particular, I wanted to explore the Zoom phenomenon and why a company that seems to do everything contrary to what the larger WebRTC community has so much success.
In this talk, I cover:
- Major trends and what might be next in 4 domains:
1. Remote work
- Some new quantitative research on WebRTC in open source
- Did Zoom beat WebRTC?
- Some Hacker News sentiment analysis on Zoom vs. WebRTC
- Some thoughts on what RTC should be working on next
On that last bullet, I am encouraged to see some good video communication innovations happening already. For example, Microsoft Teams released their Together mode days after I recorded my session.
Check out the video here: