Past Meetup

Your Script Just Killed my Site - Steve Souders w/ Doug Crockford

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PayPal Town Hall

2161 North 1st Street · San Jose, CA

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"Town Hall" faces North First Street. You will see a "Town Hall" sign above the doors. Park anywhere. Please bring an ID.

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As an ode to our front end engineers in the group, we have partnered with Bayjax ( and are bringing you a superstar lineup:

Steve Souders, Web Performance Expert at Google will present: "Your Script Just Killed My Site"

Douglas Crockford is back to host and moderate the discussion

RSVP now to reserve your spot – this event will fill up.

About "Your Script Just Killed My Site":

Ads, buttons, widgets – third party content is popular on today’s websites. JavaScript provides a great way to mashup content from different sources. Unfortunately, in most cases each JavaScript snippet is capable of bringing down the entire site. Wha?! That’s right – site outages aren’t restricted to the backend, they happen on the frontend, too. Join Steve Souders as he talks about the prevalence of frontend SPOF, ways to avoid it, and a deep dive into snippet performance analysis.


Beer tasting + local cuisine* starting @ 6:41 PM

Presentation by Steve Souders @ 7:19 PM

Discussion with Douglas Crockford @ 7:53 PM

A note on the line to get in:

We have worked with security to revamp the check-in process to SPEED THINGS UP. =)

Recommendations wanted: Post your favorite San Jose-based restaurant on the wall (preferably places with vegetarian/vegan options).

Public Transit Info: Venue is across the street from a Light Rail stop: Karina Station

About Steve Souders:
Steve is Head Performance Engineer at Google where he works on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. He is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 Firefox add-ons. He's created numerous performance tools and services including the HTTP Archive, Cuzillion, Jdrop, ControlJS, andBrowserscope. (visit for more info)