• #PerfMatters Conference 2020

    Online Only

    #PerfMatters Conference is the web performance conference taking place ONLINE on March 31 & April 1, with talks by internationally renowned performance developers. Our focus is on front-end web performance.

    When JavaScript Bytes, Tim Kadlec
    FMP, TTI, WTF? Making Sense of Web Performance, Ire Aderinokun
    Creating Performant Virtual Reality Experiences for the Web, Erica Stanley
    Building for Budgets, Aaron Turner
    Improving Walmart.com's Cart & Checkout speed by 50% without cutting down on features, Vasanth Krishnamoorthy
    Betting on boring: Getting ahead with oldskool tech, Phil Hawksworth
    The art of predictive prefetch, Divya Tagtachian
    Javascript Performance in Extreme Environments, Taylor Fairbank
    Responsive Images for the Web, Sia Karamalegos
    Understanding Cumulative Layout Shift, Annie Sullivan
    Observability for Web Perf, Emily Nakashima
    'Getting Out Of Users' Way: Less Jank With Web Workers, Trent Willis
    Don’t let GDPR hurt performance, Thomas Corthouts

    Tim Kadlec will be leading a pre-conference workshop "Getting Up to Speed with Performance" to get attendees up to speed on web performance. If that sells out (which it almost has), There will also be a second online workshop on the exact same topic.

    Register at https://perfmattersconf.com.

  • CFP for #PerfMatters Conference 2020

    Cañada College

    The Call For Proposals for 2020's perfmatters conference is currently open. Due December 1, 2019.

    Apply at https://perfmattersconf.com/speak/

    #PerfMatters Conference is the web performance conference in Redwood City, California with talks by internationally renowned performance developers. The focus is front-end web performance.

    This year's speakers will all be selected via our open CFP. As an example of the amazing speakers we've hosted, see the 2018 and 2019 line ups on our home page at https://perfmattersconf.com

    Registration is open. While you can RSVP here, you have to get your ticket thru the website. https://perfmattersconf.com/

    We are also hosting a "Getting Up to Speed" workshop on Monday. https://perfmattersconf.com/workshop

    If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the conference, please reach out: [masked]

  • #PerfMatters Conference 2019

    Cañada College

    #PerfMatters Conference is the web performance conference taking place on April 2 & 3, in Redwood City, California with talks by internationally renowned performance developers. Our focus is on front-end web performance.

    * Talks and speakers include:
    * The Cost Of JavaScript, Addy Osmani
    * SVG Will Save Us, Sarah Drasner
    * Resource loading, prioritization, HTTP/2 - oh my!, Patrick Meenan
    * Runtime Scheduling on the Web, Shubhie Panicker
    * Refactoring for Progressive Web Apps, Erica Stanley
    * Fantastic Frontend Performance Tricks and Why We Do Them, Jenna Zeigen
    * Leveraging the power of service design to boost web performance, Anthonia Carter
    * How Privilege Defines Performance, Tatiana Mac
    * Crash Course in CrUX, Rick Viscomi
    * Happy Browser, Happy User!, Katie Sylor-Miller
    * Chaperones and curfews: minimising 3rd party impact, Ryan Townsend
    * Level up your web tools with WebAssembly, Robert Aboukhalil
    * The intersection of accessibility and performance, Eric Bailey
    * Taking the Guesswork out of Performance Budgets, Buddy Brewer
    * The Business of Performance, Lauren Younger Nagel
    * Measuring User Perceived Performance to Prioritize Product Work, Gemma Petrie and Heather McGaw
    * Performance Benefits of Variable Fonts, Mandy Michael
    * Think Fast, First: Empowering Performance Culture, Alfredo Lopez
    * A Billion Phones and Even More People, Keerthana Krishnan
    * Profiling the Profiler, Greg Tatum
    * Delighted, Satisfied, or Angry? : Building empathy into our core business metrics to put users first., Nathan Bower Our incredible eMCee is none other than the fabulous Mina Markham.

    Tim Kadlec will be leading a pre-conference workshop "Getting Up to Speed with Performance" to get attendees up to speed on web performance. If that sells out (which it almost has), Andy Davies will be teaching a second workshop on the exact same topic.

    Register at https://perfmattersconf.com

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  • Getting Up to Speed Workshop

    Cañada College

    Getting Up to Speed with Web Performance

    Workshop presentationWebsites may be slow, but the web itself moves fast. Every day new techniques and tools emerge, promising to make your site faster and lighter. New articles are written about the latest "best practices" in performance, only to have yet newer articles contradict them. When the technologies and techniques we use to make websites more performant change so quickly, it's easy to feel like you're falling behind.

    But if you pull back the layers and the hype, drilling into the core concepts of how the network and browsers we rely on actually work, it suddenly becomes much easier to recognize which best practices are actually appropriate for you, and what trade-offs you're making.

    In this workshop, we'll go beyond the latest and greatest techniques and tools to understand what is going on at the core. We'll explore:

    * How the browser renders pages, from the very first request on the network to the final pixel on your screen
    * What the critical rendering path is and how to optimize for it
    * How HTTP/2 differs from HTTP/1 and what that means for popular opimizations
    * How to identify common performance bottlenecks in your sites and applications

    By the time we're done, you'll have a firm understanding of what makes sites fast, and how to separate the hype from reality. After the workshop, you should be confident attending and keeping up with all the discussions both on-stage and off-stage at #PerfMattersConference.

    Register at https://perfmattersconf.com/workshop

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  • CFP for #PerfMatters Conference 2019

    Needs a location

    The Call For Proposals for 2019's perfmatters conference is currently open. Due November 15, 2018.

    Apply at https://perfmattersconf.com/speak/

    #PerfMatters Conference is the web performance conference in Redwood City, California with talks by internationally renowned performance developers. The focus is front-end web performance.

    Speakers thus far include:

    • Sarah Drasner, Senior Developer 🥑 at Microsoft, Vue and SVG aficionado
    • Shubhie Panicker, Staff Software Engineer working on performance for Google Chrome
    • Ewa Gasperowicz, Developer Programs Engineer
    • Addy Osmani, Engineering Manager for the Google performance team
    • Maybe you? But you can only speak if you apply!

    Registration is open. While you can RSVP here, you have to get your ticket thru the website. https://perfmattersconf.com/

    We are also hosting a "Getting Up to Speed" workshop on Monday. https://perfmattersconf.com/workshop

    If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the conference, please reach out: [masked]

  • Performance Mixer & Mexican Fare - June 12 in San Jose

    Agave Mexican Grill

    Many people from #PerfMatters Conference will be in town for Fluent at the San Jose Convention Center. While this Mexican restaurant is a teeny bit out of the way (5 blocks) it has better food and better parking. And, if you're attending the tutorials, a 5 block walk is an excellent idea after a day of sitting!

    There is no specific agenda. So bring your social game. There is no sponsor. So, bring about $8 to $25, depending on whether you want to drink.

    Meet us at:

    Agave Mexican Grill
    17 S 4th St (at E. Santa Clara St)
    San Jose, CA 95112

    For those who do want to drink, happy hour runs until eight. The event should run until about 9:30pm. The restaurant stops serving at 9:00 I think.

    See you there.

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  • #PerfMatters 2.0: Pinterest's Michelle Vu

    Addepar

    Making Pinterest Fast

    Pinterest.com serves millions of requests per day internationally across a myriad of network conditions and devices. This is the story of how the web performance team tackled the task of gathering data, applying a strategic roadmap across the organization, prevented performance regression slips as developers were shipping new features, and executed on the best opportunities to improve the Pinterest experience for our users and made performance a priority for the company.

    About Michelle Vu:

    Michelle Vu is a software engineer on the Pinterest Core Experience Web team, and is one third of Pinterest's world famous web performance team.

    This talk is a replay of Jessica Chan, Sarah Dapul-Weberman, and Michelle Vu's awesome talk from #PerfMatters. If you were unable to make the conference, or just want to hear the talk again (like me), definitely come by.

    Agenda:

    The event is hosted at Addepar’s Mountain View office on Wednesday,May 2nd, 2018 at 6:30PM. Doors open at 6:00PM. Food and drinks provided by our host/sponsor Addepar (thank you!).

    18:00 :: Check-in & Mingle
    18:30 :: Announcements and Introductions
    19:00 :: Presentation 1: Michelle Vu
    19:30 :: Presentation 2: TBD
    20:00 :: Questions, Answer & Open Form
    20:30 :: Networking & Discussion

    Location:

    Addepar
    303 Bryant Street
    Mountain View, CA

    Caltrain: Mountain View stop.

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  • #PerfMatters 2.0: Kitt Hodsden & Yoav Weiss

    Addepar

    Did you miss #PerfMatters? Too bad!

    Just kidding. Not only will we be handing out the beautiful #PerfMatters water bottles sponsored by AppDynamics, but Yoav Weiss will be re-presenting his #PerfMatters talk in case you missed it, or, if like me, you just want to hear it again. Kitt Hodsden will also be speaking, in case you missed #ImageCon

    About Kitt's talk:

    Beyond Resizing: The Image Performance Checklist

    We all know that website performance is important (way important!), did we mention important, because we meant important. And we all know that images and web-fonts are the two biggest contributors to a web page's size. So, we resize our images, and we're done!

    Well... not quite. In the last few years, we've made tremendous improvements in image performance, but which technolgies and techniques are "the best" to focus on? We have image formats, image tooling, image compression, HTTP compression, HTTP2, HEIC and HEIF, guetzli and webp, HTML5, srcset and sizes and image-sets, SSL, sharding, caching and loading and preloading, and, well, just not loading anything at all. And that's just a start!

    All of these choices available to us, all of the recommendations, how can we make sense of what do? Let's explore.

    About Kitt Hodsden:

    Kitt Hodsden, Web Performance Junkie with Mackenzie King LLC, is the 47th laziest developer in the world, a feat which takes considerable effort. She currently helps companies automate their production workflows and increase their sites’ performance, having previously worked at Apple, Shopify, Twitter, Phase2, and PDI/Dreamworks. She co-founded Hacker Dojo, a community space for hackers, tinkerers, makers and programmers in Silicon Valley; and has built enough websites to lose count.

    Follow them on Twitter at @kitt (https://twitter.com/kitt)

    About Yoav's talk:

    The Past, Present and Future of Resource Loading: Why the web is slow and what can we do about it

    Loading resources on the Web has always been a performance hurdle. Suboptimal protocols and late discovery caused it to be the common performance bottleneck. In recent years advances in network protocols and performance APIs improved resource loading significantly, but there's still room to make it even faster.

    In this talk, Yoav Weiss will go over resource loading improvements browsers have made in recent years, discuss related best practices and describe various innovations that are being worked on to improve resource loading even further.

    About Yoav Weiss:

    Yoav Weiss is a principal architect at Akamai, where he focuses on making the Web platform faster by adding performance-related features to browsers as well as to Akamai’s CDN. Yoav has been working on mobile Web performance for longer than he cares to admit. He takes image bloat on the Web as a personal insult, which is why he joined the Responsive Image Community Group and implemented the various responsive images features in Blink and WebKit. When he’s not writing code, he’s probably slapping his bass, mowing the lawn in the French countryside, or playing board games with his family.

    Follow them on Twitter at @yoavweiss (https://twitter.com/yoavweiss)

    Agenda:

    The event is hosted at Addepar’s Mountain View office on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 6:30PM. Doors open at 6:00PM. Food and drinks provided by our host/sponsor Addepar (thank you!).

    18:00 :: Check-in & Mingle
    18:30 :: Announcements and Introductions
    19:00 :: Presentation 1: Yoav Weiss
    19:30 :: Presentation 2: Kitt Hodsden
    20:00 :: Questions, Answer & Open Form
    20:30 :: Networking & Discussion

    Location:

    Addepar
    303 Bryant Street
    Mountain View, CA

    Caltrain: Mountain View stop.

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  • ImageCon: Image Optimization Conference

    Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

    ImageCon, the image management conference hosted by Cloudinary, is happening April 12, 2018 at the Four Seasons in San Francisco. It features presentations by some of today’s visionaries, leading technologists and developers who will share their thought leadership about best practices, including some of our very own SFWebPerf Meetup group and #PerfMatters Conference attendees and speakers, including:

    Yoav Weiss, Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
    Responsive Images: The Next Generation

    Josh Clark, Principal, Big Medium
    Images in the Era of the Algorithm

    Kitt Hodsden, Web Performance Junkie, Mackenzie King LLC
    Beyond Resizing: The Image Performance Checklist

    Katie Sylor-Miller, Staff Software Engineer, Etsy
    Images For Everyone

    Ryan Cooke, Software Engineer, Pinterest
    Moving Metrics with Better Mobile Images

    Martin Splitt, Head of Engineering, Archilogic
    A Whirlwind Tour of the Immersive Web: Today and Tomorrow

    Eric Portis, Developer Evangelist, Cloudinary
    The Gee Whiz Video Quiz

    Amy Cheng, Web Developer, New York Magazine
    Drawing a Circle Three Ways: Generating Graphics for the Web

    If you are interested in attending, and you should be, register using code PERFMATTERS99 to attend for $99 at http://www.cvent.com/events/imagecon-2018/custom-22-1a9b0d3d0cbf4d979d663a202586ed1e.aspx. As an added bonus, your registration fee will be donated to Women Who Code.

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  • #PerfMatters Conference

    Cañada College

    https://perfmattersconf.com

    #PerfMatters Conference is the web performance conference in Redwood City, California with talks by internationally renowned performance developers. The focus is front-end web performance.

    Speakers thus far include:

    • Paul Irish, Performance Engineer, Google Chrome
    • Yoav Weiss, Principal Architect, Akamai
    • Sharon Steed, Founder/CEO, Communilogue, LLC
    • Léonie Watson, Principal Engineer, Paciello Group and W3C Web Platform WG co-chair
    • Jem Young, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
    • Marcy Sutton, Senior Front-End Engineer, Deque Systems
    • Eli Fitch, Senior Web Application Engineer, MapBox
    • Lin Clark, Code Cartoonist, Mozilla
    • Tim Kadlec, Head of Developer Evanglism, Snyk
    • Simon Hearne, Principle Software Engineer. Akamai
    • Katie Sylor-Miller, Staff Software Engineer, Etsy
    • Bianca Berning, Font Engineer, Dalton Maag
    • Jessica Chan, Pinterest
    • Sarah Dapul-Weberman, Software Engineer, Pinterest
    • Michelle Vu, Software Engineer, Pinterest
    • Gopal Brugalette, Principal Software Engineer, Concur
    • Jeremy Wagner, Freelance Web Developer and Author
    • Dawn Parzych, Director of Product and Solution Marketing, Catchpoint
    • Jacques Favreau, Senior UI Engineer, Netflix
    • Vitor Talaia, Junior Developer, Code Miner 42
    • Kimberly Munoz, Web Developer. Slack
    • Jason Lengstorf, IBM
    along with our very own Javier Garza, Senior Enterprise Architect, Akamai and maybe me.

    Registration is open. While you can RSVP here, you have to get your ticket thru the website. https://perfmattersconf.com/

    We are also hosting a "Getting Up to Speed" workshop on Monday. https://perfmattersconf.com/workshop

    If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the conference, please reach out: [masked]

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