Grant E.

Location:

Boston, MA

Member since:

April 11, 2012

How long have you been working on improving website performance?

I've worked professionally in the web performance business since 2006.

How did you first become interested in making sites faster?

My first job out of college was at Accenture, where I specialized in certain aspects of installing big-box business software like Oracle, SAP, etc. They were, in general, extremely slow out of the box, so I was forced to do a lot of backend optimizations for improving performance. When the opportunity to join Akamai arose in 2006, I was really excited to join up and attack the performance problem starting at the transport layer. While at Akamai, I consulted with a lot of fortune 100 companies who demanded general knowledge in performance, security, and other cloud/infrastructure/architecture fields. Front End Optimization became a hot-button topic and I have since entered that field at Strangeloop Technologies.

Introduction

Since 2006, I have worked almost exclusively with Fortune 100 companies across multiple verticals. Work has been in multiple capacities: engineer, enterprise architect, consultant, and sales engineer.


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