On Thursday, September 16th, Philip Tellis (@bluesmoon (http://twitter.com/bluesmoon)) will be speaking at Boston Web Performance group about Boomerang!
Philip is a self described geek working for Yahoo! who recently presented Latency: Why You Should Worry and What You Can Do About It (http://en.oreilly.com/velocity2010/public/schedule/detail/13031) (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkyDbC2r0s)) at Velocity 2010. He has been speaking and lecturing for over 10 years.
His accomplishments include, but are not limited to:
* Member of the Yahoo! Exceptional Performance Group (http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/) (where he worked on YSlow) and the Yahoo! Security Group (http://security.yahoo.com/)
* Author of the 4.01 Strict (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesmoon/sets/72157624247436753) web comic
Philip will be presenting his new open source project Boomerang.js (http://yahoo.github.com/boomerang/doc/). Why it was written, how to implement it, and what can be done with the data.
For a little background on Boomerang.js:
This is an excellent example of RUM (real user monitoring) that allows sites to effectively and actively measure real page performance for their actual users as they see it.
Boomerang is open source and released under the BSD license.
7:00 - Arrive at the event, meet other members, eat pizza
7:15 - Introductions & Boomerang presentation by Philip Tellis
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - Open Discussion, Networking