Hello dear #towebperf friends,
Thanks to all the guys who came out to our last meetup ... but where were all the women :) ?
We have several exciting items on next month's agenda, including 1 jQueryTO 2014 ticket to give away (see below for details).
Let's change this for our next meetup by starting off with our first speaker for the night, Pearl Chen.
Pearl (@PearlChen) is a technologist and educator. She was the lead frontend developer for the beta.telus.com redesign project and is a developer advocate at TELUS. Pearl is currently working with the Google Chrome Developer Relations team as a contract technical writer.
Second speaker up for the night will be Anthony van der Hoorn.
With the state of diagnostics on the web being what it is, we currently have to do a job that is much harder than it should be. Performance and understanding is a critical part of a successful application and too often the tools we are provided with only show a small part of the picture, leaving us to guess what else might be happening behind the scenes.
Glimpse is an open source project that aims to change the way we think about diagnostics and the frameworks we interact with.
After releasing Glimpse at Mix 11, Glimpse has become a tool that is used daily by tens of thousands of developers around the world. Since going live it has proven successful on the ASP.NET stack, and prototype implementations have been built for PHP and Python. Here we will take a look at how to use Glimpse to reveal a complete picture of what is happening within your ASP.NET MVC and WebForms sites, discover what tools are included out of the box, and see how you can easily extend it to suit your needs.
Anthony van der Hoorn (@anthony_vdh) is a co–founder of Glimpse, and a regular speaker on such topics as Open Source, Web Practices and Diagnostics for the Web.
Anthony previously worked in the Financial Services sector developing high frequency trading systems and, in his spare time, he can be found out and about taking photos, speaking at conferences, and working on other Open Source projects.
jQueryTO 2014 Ticket to Give Away
There will be a raffle to win 1 jQueryTO 2014 ticket at the end of the meetup. Read more info about the event in the footer.
6.30-7.00pm Welcome with beer and pizza
7.00pm Pearl Chen
7.30pm QA & Break
7.45pm Anthony van der Hoorn
8:15pm Q&A and 1 jQueryTO 2014 ticket give-away (raffle)
Last but not least:
We are always looking for great topics and presenters, if you want to practice your upcoming conference talk or just want to share what great things you did to improve web performance, share it with us, we'd love to hear about it.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all in February!
Our friends at EventMobi will be hosting again, so be prepared for a great and generous evening.
March 15-16th, 2014
Sony Center for Performing Arts
Hosted by the jQuery Foundation & BNOTIONS
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to speak at jQueryTO, here's our form: