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New Meetup: “Speedy Websites -- Front-End Optimization”, with Peter Farrell

Charlie A.
carehart
Group Organizer
Alpharetta, GA
Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What: “Speedy Websites -- Front-End Optimization”, with Peter Farrell

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:00 PM

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday May 6 will be “Speedy Websites -- Front-End Optimization”, with Peter Farrell.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Websites are not always slow due to poor server-side code or database queries. Learn how to identify potential issues using YSlow and Google Page Speed to implement best practice changes to drastically optimize the front-end performance of your web pages. Front-end optimization helps to keep your users engaged, improve general server performance and reduce hosting/bandwith costs. A little front-end optimization elbow grease can yield dramatic results.

MEETING URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/­
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com­

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Hailing from the frigid tundra of Minnesota, Peter J. Farrell has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While studying music, Peter took his life-long interest with computers to a new level and started learning about web development technologies. He has been working with CFML since 2001 and is the lead developer of the Mach-II framework since 2005.

Peter is a Senior Technologist for GreatBizTools, a human resources consulting firm. He and his wife, Allyson, live together in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

WHEN: Thurs. May 6, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is the meeting in your timezone? The following link shows a page with the time as US ET, and you can choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2010&month=5&day=6&hour=12&min=00&sec=0&p1=25­

RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com­.

PODCAST/DOWNLOADABLE RECORDINGS:
A downloadable FLV file will be made available after each meeting, offered as a link from the recordings page. As for creating other file formats (such as mp3, mp4, etc.), you can find discussion of the challenges creating such downloadable recordings here: http://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/pages/Challenges_creating_downloadable_recordings/­.

LOGGING IN: When you login to the Connect room (the experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup link above) to view the meeting, PLEASE USE THE "LOGIN AS GUEST" option, and USE YOUR NAME, but do NOT attempt to use your meetup.com username/password or any Connect account. Just sign in as a guest.

RSVP, but only if coming: We do appreciate folks RSVPing if they plan to come (using the link on this email or at the meetup site), though it's not mandatory and it's not a commitment. But there's no need to RSVP if you can't make it let alone explain why you can't. With over 1,900 members, no worries. :-)

FEEDBACK/MEETING DISCUSSION: Members will receive an email after the meeting or can click a link on the event page to offer. Note also the meeting-specific discussion area there at the bottom, in addition to the one-chance feedback feature on the right. Feel free to engage in discussions about the meeting topic.

ADD THIS TO YOUR CALENDAR: Want to add this event to your own personal calendar? Click the link on the top of the event page, below the event title, saying, "Export to a calendar", which offers calendar downloads for Outlook, iCal, Google, and Yahoo calendars.

Learn more here:
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