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AnyMeeting Adds Sponsors and Academic Partner for WebRTC Hackathon
Influxis and TokBox Join Small Business Web Conferencing Provider for WebRTC Event to Be Hosted by Chapman University
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 22, 2013 11:37 AM
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web conferencing for small business, today announced that the AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon will be held at Chapman University on Saturday, January 26th. Influxis (http://influxis.com), a live streaming and real-time application hosting provider, has signed on to be a sponsor of the event along with TokBox, creators of the OpenTok video platform, who announced support for WebRTC back in August of 2012.
"As an online meeting platform that focuses on ease of use and no downloads, we're excited about WebRTC's direct contribution to what we do, which will clearly allow us to further refine and simplify our product," said Costin Tuculescu, president and CEO of AnyMeeting. "We also felt that it was very important to involve Orange County universities in this event to showcase the level of talent that's sprouting up in our community."
WebRTC, short for "Web Real Time Communications," is a specification and open framework for the web that enables real time communications in the browser. It includes the fundamental building blocks for high quality communications on the web such as network, audio and video components used in voice and video chat applications.
The event is open to software engineers, designers, product managers, marketers and entrepreneurs interested in coming together and working on building a new project, product or service involving WebRTC in an intense 12 hour hack session. There is no cost to enter and a grand prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the winning team.
Hosted by Chapman University's Schmid College of Science & Technology, in partnership with the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, and Chapman's eVillage, the hackathon encourages students, prospective students and alumni throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to participate.
"We are pleased to partner with AnyMeeting and its sponsors Influxis and TokBox to host this event," said Michael Fahy, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the School of Computational Sciences. "It is a great opportunity for our students and alumni to apply their knowledge and skills to the development of a potentially revolutionary new technology."
"With entrepreneurship and innovation as driving forces behind the Leatherby Center, supporting a Hackathon that brings multi-disciplinary students, alumni, and members of the community together to collaborate is in perfect alignment with our goals," Christopher Buckstein, Director, eVillage, Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Chapman University, said.
UC Irvine's Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and California State Fullerton's College of Engineering and Computer Science are also promoting the event.
For more information visit: http://anymeeting-hackathon.eventbrite.com
Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 250,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options. Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company's proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. For more information, please visit www.anymeeting.com.
About Chapman University
Consistently ranked among the top universities in the West, Chapman University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary educational experience to highly qualified students. Our programs encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration, and focus on developing global citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and their world. Visit us at www.chapman.edu.
Influxis provides professional media server, network, and support solutions to companies who want to use the latest in streaming and real-time communication technologies. With over 10 years of media streaming experience, Influxis' capabilities include a global media server network with large-scale CDN capacity, expert hands-on technical and development support, turn-key collaborative video applications, screen sharing, peer-to-peer streaming, HTML5 video transcoding, WebRTC solutions, and custom cloud infrastructure. To learn more, visit www.influxis.com or ics.influxis.com.
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, develops and operates the OpenTok Video Platform, enabling the addition of live group video communications into online and mobile websites, apps and services. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale broadcasts.
The first platform to incorporate support for WebRTC, OpenTok caters to enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with scalable APIs and apps. OpenTok has been used to add video communications to more than 70,000 services by companies including Major League Baseball, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and Double Robotics.
TokBox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information please visit tokbox.com.
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