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Making The Web Faster

  • Jun 28, 2011 · 6:30 PM

What: This NCAGTUG is featuring a technical presentation on “Making the web faster” by Patrick Meenan from Google Technical Team based in Reston.  You don't want not miss the unique technical discussion!

Location: OPower HQ – 1515 North Courthouse Road, on the 6th floor, in Arlington- right off the Orange Line of the DC Metro (Courthouse Stop)

Speaker: Patrick Meenan, Member of Technical Staff, Google

Patrick created WebPagetest while at AOL and now works at Google with a team that is working to make the web faster. He has been working on optimizing low-level networking performance for various applications (among other responsibilities) over the last 15 years.


Patrick will cover web performance from the network up to the browser front-end and will include (and not necessarily in this order):

- Front-end vs back-end web performance
- TCP improvements in linux[masked]
- WebPagetest
- Chrome prefetch
- Page Speed
- mod_pagespeed

- Navigation Timing spec (Most important)

Parking: Plenty of parking in the garage behind or free parking around the building.

After Party!: Ireland’s Four Courts is across the street!

Sponsors: Please contact us (contact at for sponsoring this event.

Venue is sponsored by OPower 

Pizza/Drinks - Sponsored by EAi Technologies 

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  • Marilyn L.

    Great presentation. Made me more aware of the processes happening behind the scenes. And of course the "lolipops" were great, too.

    July 10, 2011

  • Chuck K.

    Great talk! Patrick Meenan is doing some really neat work and was extremely knowledgeable with the field as whole. Well worth the climb to the 6th floor :) Thanks so much to Patrick, Chida, the Opower folks and everybody else who made this happen.

    June 29, 2011

  • Abel C.

    It was very interesting!

    June 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good presentation on the tools and technology for improved Web performance.

    June 29, 2011

  • Jared A.

    great low-level overview concerning the ongoing effort to increase web performance.

    June 29, 2011

  • Patrick M.

    Presentation from the Meetup us up on slideshare now:

    June 29, 2011

  • Velan T.

    Hard core info on what to do / how to approach

    June 29, 2011

  • Dick D.

    Patrick covered what Google is doing from all angles. Appreciate how Google is doing this for the whole web.

    June 29, 2011

  • sunil s.

    Excellent presentation on "faster/better/cheaper" performance web tips. Incorporated some of the changes into the code base, and will consider the other changes.

    June 28, 2011

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