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Toronto Web Performance Group Presents: The GatsbyJS Takeover.
Hello Toronto: we are back and could not be more delighted. We took some time off to recalibrate, and do our best to provide an informative and quality meetup full of fresh information and even better takeaways for attendees. We hope you can join us this month. As the title indicates, we are very pleased to announce a GatsbyJS takeover. We will feature two speakers who are working with the static site generator, and will describe the whys and hows, and how it has performance baked right into it's DNA. The HackerYou Rebuild w/ Kristen Spencer Hacker You Lead Instructor Kristen Spencer walks us through the HackerYou.com rebuild and redesign, and how GatsbyJS fit right into their plans and goals. The Future Is Fast w/ Jason Lengstorf When we have to deliver a rich app experience AND killer performance, what can we do? Servers are expensive, slow, and hard to scale. Static sites are easy to deploy and maintain, but are they flexible enough? In this talk, learn how to get incredible performance AND flexibility from static sites. BIO: Kristen Spencer. Lead Instructor, Hacker You. Kristen Spencer is Development Manager and Lead Instructor of HackerYou's 9 week web development bootcamp - focused on teaching front end fundamentals to hundreds of diverse and talented students. When she isn't teaching or coding, she's chasing her two sons and their co-dependent golden doodle around Toronto's west end. Jason Lengstorf. Developer Relations, GatsbyJS.org Jason Lengstorf is a developer, architect, occasional designer, and frequent speaker. He’s passionate about building tools, systems, and training materials to create high-performance teams and apps. He later encourages those teams to use their newfound free time to go outside and be people and stuff. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Join us Thursday Sept 24th @ The Mozilla Toronto space. Tell a friend, bring another - but RSVP pls so we can get a good account of #s. Thanks! Henri + Barbara. Toronto Web Performance Group. @HenriHelvetica @bbinto @ToWebPerf

Mozilla Community Space

366 Adelaide St. W, Suite 500 · Toronto, ON

Respond by: 9/27/2018
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The Toronto Web Performance Group is one of several meetups across the globe set up to learn about and proselytizing web performance culture, best practices and new technologies.

Added, we try to look at case studies where companies share and or discuss current updates w/ performance minded results. Although renown engineer Steve Souders famously said that “80%-90% of performance bottle necks are in the front end”, we encourage developers of all walks, designers, user experience professionals as well as sales & marketing people, to join the conversation. Why?

Front end developers by design bare the brunt of the work w/ the growing complexities of the frameworks and site’s interactivities. Design decisions factor into a site’s rendering. User experience (#ux) is a recognized component of performance equation. But sales as well as marketing departments should attend being that they have equal interests and investments in a site’s success.

Consumer demands and the metrics are as such that raw timing numbers no longer suffice, considering the monies at stake. We plan to explore all aspects of performance culture, with the afore mentioned, and more (like new APIs) with talks from local and international guests with tooling deep dives and the occasional special events - like book launches or appearances from browser vendors.

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