Guest speaker Philip Tellis talks about Boomerang

On Thursday, September 16th, Philip Tellis (
@bluesmoon) will be speaking at Boston Web Performance group about Boomerang! Philip is a self described geek working for Yahoo! who recently presented
Latency: Why You Should Worry and What You Can Do About It (
video) at Velocity 2010. He has been speaking and lecturing for over 10 years. His accomplishments include, but are not limited to: * Member of the
Yahoo! Exceptional Performance Group (where he worked on YSlow) and the
Yahoo! Security Group * Creator of open source application
Boomerang (a RUM javascript beacon) * Author of the
4.01 Strict web comic Topic: Philip will be presenting his new open source project
Boomerang.js. Why it was written, how to implement it, and what can be done with the data. For a little background on Boomerang.js: Boomerang is a piece of JavaScript that you add to your web pages, where it measures the performance of your website from your end user's point of view. It has the ability to send this data back to your server for further analysis. With boomerang, you find out exactly how fast your users think your site is. This is an excellent example of RUM (real user monitoring) that allows sites to effectively and actively measure real page performance for their actual users as they see it. Boomerang is open source and released under the BSD license. Agenda: 7:00 - Arrive at the event, meet other members, eat pizza 7:15 - Introductions & Boomerang presentation by Philip Tellis 8:00 - Q&A 8:15 - Open Discussion, Networking

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  • Szu

    Very clear and informative. Philip is a professional engineer yet has great sense of humor. Thank you for stopping by Boston.

    September 17, 2010

  • Bobby C.

    Thanks Jonathan... Probably will also help if I show up by 7 next time. Hope the meetup went well.

    September 17, 2010

  • Jonathan K.

    September 16, 2010

  • Jonathan K.

    I'm really sorry about that, we entered your name in the building's system and I explicitly went down and told the front desk that we were expecting people. In the future you can call my cell:[masked]

    September 16, 2010

  • Bobby C.

    Went to the lobby and they hadn't heard of any event on the 16th floor and apparently they don't allow anyone go up without a badge or an escort after 7. I couldn't even tell her the company since it's not mentioned on the ticket I printed. Should we call the number if this happens? Whose number is listed?

    September 16, 2010

  • Sergey C.

    NY event was great! Go Boston! Share the speed! ;)

    August 26, 2010

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