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Speaker: Mike Brittain Web Performance Culture and Tools at Etsy

  • Aug 24, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • Wayfair Offices - 4 Copley Place

Web performance is obviously important to most engineers, but it is sometimes overlooked or under prioritized by business or product divisions. Mike Brittain will be visiting to talk about the web performance culture at Etsy as it has developed over the last year from the bottom up within the engineering team. He'll be discussing some of the tools that Etsy uses for measuring performance, how to instill a culture of performance, how Etsy tracks performance wins and regressions, and where to get started if you don't have a formalized performance team in your company.

Mike Brittain is one of the lead engineers at in Brooklyn, NY where he runs projects ranging from web performance to storing and serving hundreds of millions of image files for Etsy's web site. He's been working on the web for over 12 years, regularly bouncing between front- and back-end engineering projects and working in a number of start-ups and contract gigs.

Twitter: @mikebrittain

This meetup will be at the usual place, 177 Huntington Avenue on the 24th floor.  We will have free pizza and tea/coffee.  People can start arriving at 6:45 or so and the talk will begin at 7:30. 

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  • William T.

    Great insight into how a fast growing ecommerce Web 2.0 company runs it's web development and operations teams to monitor performance and ensure the website and applications are fast. Great insight - presented in a great way by Mike Brittain of Etsy.

    August 26, 2011

  • RG

    One less star than a perfect rating just because the talk was mostly geared toward a LAMP stack and we are a Rails shop. Mike was definitely very knowledgeable and presented a lot of great tools and ideas.

    August 25, 2011

  • Eddie K.

    Excellent presentation! Wish Mike had had more time to speak; wanted to hear more!

    August 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation. Great company Etsy!

    August 25, 2011

  • Okie E.

    I thought it was great. Really informative.

    August 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've started putting together much of my presentation for the meetup next week, but if anyone attending has any specifics interests in Etsy's engineering culture please feel free to reach out to me before-hand.

    August 17, 2011

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