Schedule: Web Performance sessions

Listed below are the preliminary Web Performance sessions and workshops confirmed to date. Additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed. Schedule subject to change.

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Ballroom ABCD
Steve Souders (Fastly), Patrick Meenan (Google), Alois Reitbauer (Compuware APM Division), Sergey Chernyshev (truTV (Turner)), Craig Conboy (Blaze)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 46 ratings)
Go beyond the numbers and learn how to do more advanced analysis and testing with WebPagetest. Evaluate the impact of third-party content, script multi-step paths and see the actual user experience all without changing site code. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
John Rauser (Pinterest)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 47 ratings)
How many machines will we need for Q4? How big should our next datacenter build be? What are the odds this project will be completed on time? What does a network packet loss rate of 1% mean for my application? Do you feel like you ought to have a working knowledge of statistics, but don’t know where to begin? Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Tim Caswell (HP webOS)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 20 ratings)
Has anyone ever told you have to choose between high-level programming languages and performance when writing backends to modern web services? If so, then they clearly haven't used NodeJS. This new project combines age-old systems wisdom and non-blocking I/O with the hot V8 JavaScript engine for a platform that taking over the world of server-side scripting. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Simon Nicoud (Neustar), Mark Watson (Neustar), Ian White (Neustar)
Average rating: ***..
(3.48, 21 ratings)
Free, open-source web performance tools make it possible to build a functional web performance testing system in under a day. Two open-source browser automation frameworks (Selenium and Watir) will be demonstrated and we will show how they can be extended to gather performance metrics in order to aid Performance Engineering, Operations, Development, and QA teams. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Average rating: ****.
(4.06, 18 ratings)
HTML5 and CSS3 offer a host of new features - some of which can improve performance, and some which can be disastrous to your site speed. Big sites, especially, can't afford to alienate users by being too far out on the bleeding edge. In this talk, you’ll learn which features to use now and which to avoid. Learn to boost your site’s performance while maintaining fallbacks for older browsers. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Paul Roy (Microsoft), Alex Polak (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
In this session we will share MSN’s current directions related to performance metrics and measurement systems, as well as how we assess the business impact of performance changes. We also will share the results of several case studies, including the impact on business metrics. Lastly, we will discuss the techniques we’re using to drive the performance mission inside of MSN. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Daniel Hunt (Shazam)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
The advantages and disadvantages of a single web application codebase will be explored by migrating several core modules of Yahoo! Mail to a NodeJS server environment. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
David Mandelin (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
This talk will help JavaScript developers make their programs fast by popping the hood and explaining in concrete, intuitive terms how JavaScript engines run code. Developers will also learn about gotchas that can make JavaScript run much slower. Finally, the talk will preview future performance work, offering ideas about what new things may soon be possible in JavaScript. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Billy Hoffman (Zoompf)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
While the web is full of images, we restrict ourselves to <15% savings using lossless optimization tools. With lossy optimizations we can achieve 30-70% savings. “Losing data” sounds scary. See how to intelligently approach images and their content with detailed guidelines for applying lossy compression to achieve substantially smaller file sizes while maintaining image quality and user experience Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
There have been a lot of user-facing features that have been added to WebPagetest over the last year and this talk will help you make sure you get the most benefit from the tool. The presentation will also cover information on running your own private instances of WebPagetest and use of the API for automation or integration with existing systems. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Bryan McQuade (Google), Joshua Marantz (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 11 ratings)
The Page Speed tools help web developers and site admins make web pages faster. We’ll cover new Page Speed features, such as optimizations for mobile devices and modern desktop browsers. We'll share learnings from mod_pagespeed, an Apache implementation of Page Speed Automatic, which rewrites sites using Page Speed rules. We'll close by exploring: Which rules have the largest impact on the web? Read more.
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Mission City
Mike Belshe (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 11 ratings)
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Mission City
Chris Blizzard (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
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Mission City
Jason Weber (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
Internet Explorer has fundamentally changed browser performance by taking full advantage of modern PC hardware. We’ll look at how the new JavaScript compiler, new GPU powered graphics system, new layout engine, and new platform capabilities have made websites faster today while enabling the next generation of HTML5 applications through hardware acceleration. Read more.
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Mission City
Karl Dubost (Opera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
All you wanted to know about Opera browsers but you didn't even know you could ask. Read more.
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Mission City
Martin Hunt (Game Closure), Bobby Richter (Mozilla)
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
During development of a cutting-edge HTML5-based game library, we solved several performance problems with canvas APIs across browsers and operating systems. We present common problems and solutions that developers using canvas will face. Topics include image manipulation techniques, browser and OS differences, upcoming HTML5 APIs, and JS optimization techniques for high-performance drawing. Read more.
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Mission City
Greg Schechter (YouTube), Phil Harnish (YouTube)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
HTML5; it’s new, it’s awesome, and it’s powerful, but can it take down the champ of video distribution, Flash. Which technology's got the ability to bring cat video to the next level. This talk will cover the many challenges of both HTML5 and YouTube adapting to change video distribution on the web. Read more.
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Mission City
Artur Bergman (Wikia/Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.11, 9 ratings)
Track page speed, ad inventory, browser width/height and errors? All that is possible by realizing that Google Analytics lets you feed in arbitrary data and then allowing you to slice it to get new insights. Read more.
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Mission City
Julia Lee (Yahoo!, Inc.), Stevan Vlaovic, PhD (Yahoo! Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 10 ratings)
This talk gives an overview on how the advertising ecosystem, application architecture, ad integration, and global serving footprint holistically affect end to end performance and user experience. Ad investigation, instrumentation, measurement, and monitoring methodologies will be shared. The audience will also hear about interesting techniques to improve perceived performance and user experience. Read more.
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