Steve Souders Tech Talk at Chegg Inc.

  • August 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Topic: The Illusion of Speed

This will be an extended version of the Ignite Talk presented at Velocity Conference 2013.  It will focus on user perception and experience.

"Steve is the Head Performance Engineer at Google where he works on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Prior to that Steve worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos, and co-founded Helix Systems and CoolSync. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 Firefox add-ons. He's created numerous performance tools and services including the HTTP ArchiveCuzillionJdropControlJS, andBrowserscope. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford."

The event is hosted at Chegg Inc. on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. Food and drinks will be provided by our sponsor Chegg Inc. (thanks guys!).

AGENDA:

   18:30 :: Check-in & Mingle

   19:00 :: Introductions & Presentation

   20:00 :: Questions and Answer & Open Form

   20:30 :: Networking & Discussion??? :: Beers at the pub!

Chegg Inc. is located at 3990 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA.

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  • Eric P.

    Is there going to be a september event? I see one for almost all of the other months. Just want to make sure I didn't miss it.

    September 24, 2013

  • Doug G.

    Anyone have a phone number for Chegg? I may have left sunglasses there...thanks.

    August 23, 2013

    • Rob F.

      I'm checking with our facilities peeps to see if there's a lost and found.

      August 23, 2013

    • Scott W.

      [masked]

      August 23, 2013

  • Nga N.

    Great talk! It would be nice if you explain more on technical slides.

    August 22, 2013

  • Ken P.

    Steve Souders keeps coming up with new ways for us to think about ow to give our users the best experience, then giving us those ideas with wit and enthusiasm. Excellent talk.

    August 22, 2013

  • Sergey C.

    Really enjoyed Steve's talk - even some new discoveries since WebPerfDays!

    Perception is the key in WPO and Steve's look from outside the box is critical now when technical magic is almost in full power and ROI becomes harder to justify.

    August 22, 2013

  • Chacko N

    Very good story telling, but very little technical content.

    August 22, 2013

  • Michael J.

    Always great to get a high-level talk. Even better to see the lessons immediately applied to a real-world use case.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Doug G.

    Steve is alway great!

    August 21, 2013

  • David N.

    Great content. Loved the live analysis session. Steve you could have demoed for another hour and I wouldn't have gone anywhere. Thanks for sharing!

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Javier G.

    This was my first Meetup and it rocked! I will surely be back next month

    August 21, 2013

  • Craig

    Great!

    August 21, 2013

  • Rajesh B.

    URL for the presentation?

    August 21, 2013

  • Sergey C.

    Well, now it started and we need the audio!!!

    August 21, 2013

    • Sergey C.

      We got the audio, thank you!

      August 21, 2013

  • Frederik G.

    Talk hasn't started yet.

    August 21, 2013

    • Sergey C.

      OK, can't wait here on East coast ;)

      August 21, 2013

  • Sergey C.

    No audio on ustream yet

    August 21, 2013

  • Adam

    Guys. I had to turn around and go back home. I hope someone can take my spot... So sorry.

    August 21, 2013

  • Sameer R.

    Sorry for the last minute change!

    August 21, 2013

  • Aaron K.

    Chegg is kitted out to record the presentation with strong audio. We will be streaming as well. Here is the USTREAM link:

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sf-web-performance-group-meetup

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Nga N.

    I am sorry for wrong registration. I will go with my friend: total is 2 people, not 3
    There is one space left for people who is on the waiting list can get in.

    August 21, 2013

  • Michael R.

    Arrg, just realized I can't go because I'll be demoing BitBalloon at SF New Tech tonight!

    We're a startup working on automating web performance & making web hosting programmable. I'd love to hear your feedback.

    You can checkout the private beta at:

    http://www.bitballoon.com/beta
    pw: webperf

    August 21, 2013

  • xyz

    Will this talk record?
    Thanks,

    August 21, 2013

  • Aaron K.

    The really awesome folks at Chegg went and scraped up some extra chairs for everyone currently on the waiting list tonight. So if you were disappointed, do not be! Instead, smile because our generous hosts have even gone so far as to ensure that there will even be sufficient comestibles for all you currently wait list hopefuls (as of the time of this post).

    How awesome is that?

    Once again, if you were on the wait list and suddenly found yourself "attending" it is not a mistake, it is because Chegg made it happen. If for some reason you suddenly find you cannot make it, please update your RSVP so someone else might attend.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Sameer R.

    Curious to attend this!

    August 17, 2013

  • Javier G.

    Wow, already full. I just added my name to the waiting list, hope I can get in.

    August 16, 2013

  • pk

    Looking forward to your attendance. If you're curious what we do at Chegg HQ, see pando daily's office crashers video: http://pandodaily.com/2012/12/21/office-crashers-cheggs-opening-up-its-education-platform-which-reaches-30-of-college-students/

    2 · August 16, 2013

  • Kev B.

    Looking forward to it

    August 16, 2013

  • issa

    je suis ravi ....
    issa

    August 16, 2013

  • Aaron K.

    For those who are curious, this Tech Talk will be an extended version of Steve Souders' presentation from Ignite "The Illusion of Speed" he made at Velocity Conference 2013 in Santa Clara and shared briefly with the group at WebPerfDays.org. It is amazing how much human perception influences performance. In my own internal presentations on just the plain basics of web performance, I devote at 4 slides to this issue because it is so important to understand.

    August 16, 2013

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