How to create a video chat room with one API call using Daily.co

Daily.co is a service that allows developers to add video chat to an application or a web site quickly. There are many uses cases for Daily service. For example, you are building a customer service application and would like to add a built-in video feature. Another use case is for telemedicine type applications such as when a patient and doctor would like to do a video session (Dialy is HIPPA compliant).

There are two main ways to create a video chat room with Daily:

  1. Create a video chat room with Daily API
  2. Create a video chat room from a dashboard

Once you created a video chat room, you can click on its link to open it in a web browser. You can also embed it in an application or a web site. There are also many options to customize the room such as setting the maximum number of participants, if the text chat is enabled and others.

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29 online meetup replays you should watch from September 2020

IBM Developer hosts weekly online developer education meetups covering open source, JavaScript, AI, Data Science, Containers, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, Serverless, Knbative and other technology topics. Register and follow our Crowdcast channel to be notified of upcoming events. In this blog post you will find all the online meetup we hosted in September 2020. Many online meetups have a hands-on portion where you learn how to code, build and deploy a sample solution. Find the topics you are interested in and watch the replay 📺.

IBM Developer Crowdcast channel

Introduction to Containers with Node.js and Kubernetes on Red Hat OpenShift 4.3
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IBM Blockchain 101 for Developers
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Test Cloud Foundry’s auto-scaling and self-healing capabilities on IBM Cloud
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Collaborative Contract Driven Development
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Build a Predictive Model for Twitter using AutoAI and Cloud Functions
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How content creates content – virtual edition

Last year I published How content creates content blog post. It’s one of my favorite blog posts. It shows how one piece of content can produce more content. Since everyone shifted to running online events/meetups I wanted to update this blog post and also offer new content ideas for the virtual world. I know it’s not always easy to come with content ideas. This blog post should help you develop more content. I also recommend you read How to scale Developer Relations with online meetups.

We have been running (almost) daily online meetups on the IBM Developer Crowdcast channel. You have been working on an article or tutorial how to solve a problem with a technology from you company. You want to share it with your community, maybe other developers will find this solution useful. You can start with publishing a step-by-step tutorial. That’s one piece of content.

Next you can host an online meetup where you will show the steps building a solution. Now you have:

It’s a good idea to record the online meetup. We use Crowdcast where each event is automatically recorded. You can upload the recording to YouTube and now you have:

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Video: How to build an app to send a custom reply to a Twilio text message

This video shows how to build a no-code app to send a custom reply to a Twilio text message. The code tutorial mentioned is here: https://www.serverless.com/blog/serverless-and-twilio.

Technical note: Twilio expects a specific response from a Webhook. This response includes a message to send back. This no-code examples works differently. While Parabola does send a response from a Webhook, the response is just a default success message (this causes an error on Twilio side which you can see in the debug console). The no-code example sends a new message as a reply to the received message.

26 online meetup replays you should watch from August 2020

IBM Developer hosts weekly online meetups on various topics. Online events are one of the best ways to scale your Developer Relations program and reach developers anywhere, anytime and for a long time after the event.

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Location Services with HERE Technologies – Build a location-aware IoT Ecosystem with HERE and IBM Cloud (Part 1)
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I was an intern at IBM – here’s what I learned
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Reacting to an Event-Driven World
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Ethical hacking – The Culture for the Curious
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Video: Build a no-code contact form that notifies you instantly when someone submits the form

This video shows how to build a contact form and get notified via email when a form is submitted using no-code tools. The form is built with Typeform. The flow to send the email is built with Parabola.

Looking for other applications built with no-code? Check out videos from my no-code YouTube playlist.

Video: How to build a no-code application to scrape and email data from a web site

In this video you will learn how to build a no-code application that scrapes data from a web site and then emails the data. The data scraped is also saved into a Google Sheets document.

This particular example shows how to get a daily Covid-19 data from a county web site. The same approach can be applied to any other web site and data.

Watch other videos from my no-code YouTube playlist.

Video: How to build a Twitter bot in 10 minutes

This videos shows how to build a Twitter bot with Zapier in under 10 minutes. The video is based on How I built a Twitter bot with no-code in 10 minutes blog post.

Check it out and let me know what you think. This is part of my journey to take an application built with code and build it with no-code tools. If you know any solutions built with code that I should try to build with no-code – let me know! You can also check out other no-code videos I have published.

23 online meetup replays you should watch from July 2020

IBM Developer hosts weekly online meetups on various topics. Online events are one of the best ways to scale your Developer Relations program and reach developers anywhere, anytime and for a long time after the event.

🎟 Register for our upcoming events

Here Technologies and IBM Cloud series

  • Location Services with HERE Technologies – Introduction Session
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  • Location Services with HERE Technologies – Build an app using the Disaster Resiliency Starter Kit
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  • Location Services with HERE Technologies – Create a mobile app to facilitate community collaboration
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  • Location Services with HERE Technologies – What happens when AI meets Location – Finding Optimal Locations for New Stores
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Single Events

Kubernetes with Red Hat OpenShift 101
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Build a Smart Bot with Slack, Block Kit and Watson
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How I built a Twitter bot with no-code in 10 minutes

Earlier this year I shared:

I published the following blog posts where I show how to take an application built with code and rebuild it with no-code:

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