Schedule: Web Performance sessions

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Velocity attendees who are tasked with optimizing and speeding up web pages know it’s a constant practice. Whether the goal is page speed, optimizing for mobile, finding the best solutions for monitoring, or just keeping up on the latest tricks of the trade—these sessions that make up the Web Performance track at Velocity Europe will fill your brain and satisfy your need for speed. Check back for more developments in this program track.

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Location: Park Suite
Joshua Marantz (Google), Bryan McQuade (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
During this session, we will analyze web sites suggested by the audience using PageSpeed Insights, the new PageSpeed Critical Path Explorer, and Chrome Developer Tools. We’ll find the bottlenecks and see how much faster we can make the sites using mod_pagespeed, PageSpeed Service, and the Google Analytics Site Speed report. Read more.
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Location: Park Suite
Guy Podjarny (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Mobile Optimization is complicated, and there's no single silver bullet. Many different bottlenecks take their toll along the way, and while some have a huge impact, others still add up. In this presentation, we'll take a website and optimize it step by step. Read more.
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Location: Park Suite
Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
Average rating: **...
(2.78, 9 ratings)
This workshop will provide the audience with a design framework for a Web Performance Dashboard, including a working demo. Various aspect of the dashboard will be covered, from data collection, tools for measuring performance data and how they can be combined in a single dashboard view, as well as building the dashboard itself. Read more.
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Location: Park Suite
Steve Souders (Fastly), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Join Steve and Past as they show how to quickly identify the common bottlenecks in today's popular websites. This tutorial combines techniques for website performance analysis with a survey of the latest web performance tools. In addition to page load time the goal of progressive rendering is covered, as well as the role of automated performance optimization tools. Read more.
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Location: Buckingham Room
Buddy Brewer (LogNormal), Philip Tellis (SOASTA, INC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
When searching for something online, people often open multiple results in browser tabs and switch to the one that loads first. It's a race for the user's attention, but usually there's only one medal. This talk will explain how to take real user measurement beyond simple load times and get new insights that will put your site on top of the podium. Read more.
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Location: Hilton 1-6
Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
Get ready for an industry first. At Velocity EU, Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby will be unveiling the findings from the first comprehensive study ever conducted of mobile performance over 3G networks. Learn how Strangeloop tested the top Alexa-ranked retail sites on a variety of mobile browsers and devices – from iOS to Android, Opera to Windows 7, smartphones to tablets - and what we learned. Read more.
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Location: Buckingham Room
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Your browser is one of the most and best instrumented development platforms – you may just not realize it yet. Learn how to flex your Chrome Dev Tools muscles: remote debugging for mobile, profiling (CPU, GPU, CSS), network analysis, sourcemaps, data export and import, custom extensions, revision control, and much more! Read more.
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Location: Hilton 1-6
Andrew Betts (FT Labs)
People often believe that the FT web app is native. This talk covers the techniques that will take your web applications from sluggish 'uncanny valley' to genuine native-like performance, using examples from the world's first major newspaper to adopt HTML5 Read more.
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Location: Buckingham Room
Rajiv Vijayakumar (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Waterfall charts are a staple of the WPO toolbox, and they show when requests are generated by a web browser. However waterfall charts do not explain why requests are generated when they are. We present a new tool that will help developers answer the question of "why," and we use it to delve into details regarding the process of resource loading and JavaScript execution in web browsers. Read more.
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Location: Hilton 1-6
Guy Podjarny (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Building a website that works well in the fragmented and ever-changing mobile landscape is hard. Keeping such a website FAST is even harder. In this presentation we'll talk about the top paradigms for designing your mobile website, and the performance implications each holds. Armed with this information, you can factor that into your considerations, and make your site as speedy as it can be. Read more.
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Location: Buckingham Room
Tom Wiltzius (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Building beautiful experiences on the mobile web takes more than a good designer and fancy CSS: performance is critical for fluid web apps. Smooth animation that never drops a frame can give your app a native feel. But when animations stutter, effects lag, or pages scroll slowly... we call that jank. This talk is about identifying jank and getting rid of it. Read more.
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Location: Hilton 1-6
Sam Dutton (Google)
Building smooth, jank-free mobile web apps presents new challenges even for experienced developers. Read more.
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Location: Buckingham Room
Frank Thelen (Telefónica Germany), Oliver Ochs (Holisticon AG - Member of Sigma Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Telefónica Germany has implemented "Real User Monitoring" using the new "Navigation Timing API". In this talk we will cover how we implemented this, which indicators we use and what we have learned. This talk provides experience and learnings, practical tips, dos and don'ts. Read more.
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Location: Hilton 1-6
Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
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Location: Buckingham Room
Anthony Drewery (Hotels.com), Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
The mobile experience isn't a simple extension of the desktop experience to a small screen, yet many companies approach the mobile Web user experience as scaled-down version of the desktop. Further, tablets can't be treated as merely large screen smartphones or touchscreen laptops. We will show real-life website performance variation across each screen and provide tips for optimizing each. Read more.
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Location: Hilton 1-6
Jackson Gabbard (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Learn the details of Facebook's HTML5/native balance and how we got there. This talk will discuss the performance of web views relative to web pages and native views as measured by Facebook's mobile apps. We'll dive into the tradeoffs of web view applications and review the tools available to debug them. Read more.
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Location: King's Suite
Mark Jennings (Lonely Planet), Dave Nolan (Lonely Planet)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
‘Screamingly fast’ is now a requirement for all projects on lonelyplanet.com. We'd like to share the challenges we faced in getting here, the steps we've taken to achieve 'screamingly fast' and how we're using real-time metrics to maintain performance while deploying to production many times per day. Read more.
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Location: King's Suite
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
The number of scripts from 3rd-party providers on websites is growing rapidly. Do you know what your dependencies are and what will happen to your site if any of them go down? Come find out how to identify the issues and techniques for mitigating them. Read more.
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Location: King's Suite
Sean Treadway (Soundcloud Ltd), Alexander Grosse (SoundCloud)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
How you measure is as important as what you measure when it comes to improving the performance of your websites and embeddable content. Follow a real world use case using Real User Measurements across multiple delivery networks and how comparing metrics against content your do not control can help give insight on what to improve upon for you own delivery. Read more.
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Location: King's Suite
Aaron Peters (Turbobytes), Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
You have probably used WebPagetest to find out how fast a webpage loads, analyze the waterfall chart and looked at the recommendations for making the page load faster. But did you know you can do much more with WebPagetest? Join Aaron and Andy for a demo of the advanced capabilities of WPT. Read more.
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Location: King's Suite
Mark Nottingham (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
An overview of where HTTP/2.0 is at and what it might mean for how we deploy and operate the Web, from the chair of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group. Read more.
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Location: King's Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Want to build game or social app? Want it to make scale from a web view to a native app? Want to go multiplayer? Now you can with websockets and some out of the box thinking. Read more.

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