Matt Ringel and Joseph Morrissey - The Render Chain and You (at Akamai)

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Akamai Technologies Inc

8 Cambridge Center · Cambridge, MA

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One of the biggest concerns in front-end web optimization is getting pixels in front of the user as quickly as possible. In this talk, we're going to take a closer look at how the browser renders images on the page (the "render chain"), how it relates to a standard waterfall chart, and what you can do to make sure that the browser can draw pages as quickly as possible.


Matt Ringel - Enterprise Architect at Akamai Technologies

Matt's career spans 15 years, working as a System Administrator, Network Engineer, Tools Developer, and occasionally all three simultaneously. He has spoken at several conferences, delivering papers on Network Operations Theory, Coherent Naming Schemes, and How to Fire a System Administrator. He has also unintentionally written a compiler in Perl. Lately, he has been directing his attention towards website performance, specializing in full-system analysis for e-Commerce sites. Before being an Enterprise Architect at Akamai, Matt was a Network Architect at Akamai, with a brief stint at Tufts University in between. He holds a BS in Computer Science, and is currently finishing his Masters in Engineering Management from Tufts. You can follow him on twitter: @ringel

Joseph Morrissey - Senior Enterprise Architect at Akamai Technologies.

At Akamai Joseph has primarily worked in the Digital Media vertical, working with their largest customers and on some of the biggest events delivered over the internet. Joseph holds a Ph.D. in the field of computer security and over 17 years of industry experience spread across the fields of mobile communications, internet technologies and enterprise application integration. He has worked in various geographies and various company types from startups to a large System Integrator. Joseph likes to be challenged and to solve problems.

6:15-7:00 Eat pizza and meet other members
7:00-8:00 Presentation
8:00-9:00 Q&A, general socializing


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