Past Meetup

Web Odyssey: 2013 & Front End Performance Matters

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We've got two talks lined up this month.

First Up: Web Odyssey: 2013!

Demos and practical applications of the most cutting edge web technologies being released in 2013

In this session we'll look at the exciting and brand new web technologies Mozilla, Opera, and Google are working on right now which will literally transform the web in 2013. From face recognition, to image and audio processing, to webAPIs we'll show you demos and capabilities of the latest and greatest technologies which will bring the mobile web user experience to the next-level!

About the Speaker: Paul Greenlea is the Senior Front End Developer and UX Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil ( - a team of designers, coders and UX experts that helps entrepreneurs and businesses create bloody brilliant user experiences for web and mobile applications through consulting, education, training, and events. Since 2005 they've helped 300+ clients including General Electric, Microsoft, MIT, Harvard, TEDx, Time Warner Cable, Walgreens, Hubspot among many others.

Paul has been tinkering with electronics and technology since he can remember. He started designing and programming at age twelve when he began creating his own computer games, and over the years he's lead teams through strategy, concept, and execution phases in positions ranging from UI designer to lead engineer. He currently follows the rapidly evolving industry of mobile closely and firmly believes it is the future.

Second talk: Front End Performance Matters

As Front End developers, we all build web applications and web sites. In either case, performance matters. You may have tested in your local environment, but how do you know your customers around the world are having that same experience? At Yottaa, we have learned a lot about how to measure performance of both apps and web services. In this talk, we will show you which metrics to focus on to help achieve consistent performance for all of your end users. You will learn how to measure and benchmark, techniques to apply to improve, and ways to prioritize what to fix. Throughout the talk we will be using our free toolset that you can use in your own projects going forward.

Matt Williams is a technical evangelist at Yottaa.

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