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Meet For Speed: learn more about website optimization

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*** Note: If this event fills up you can RSVP at the Boston GTUG Meetup Group ( ***

Based on a very successful recent event ( (Meet For Speed) held at Google's main campus, this meeting will discuss website optimization, and we'll be prepared to do some hands-on work optimizing web sites.

This is a joint meeting between Boston GTUG ( and the Boston Web Performance Meetup group.

We're pleased to have, as leaders of the meeting, Josh Marantz, Pat Meenan, and Bryan McQuade, all Google employees.

Pat Meenan (@patmeenan ( is the driving force behind WebPagetest ( He is a Software Engineer @ Google ( Bryan McQuade (@bryanmcquade ( is an engineer at Google ( and leads the Page Speed Analysis ( tools and SDK ( efforts. Joshua Marantz (Google+ ( is an engineer at Google ( and leads the Page Speed Automatic ( and mod_pagespeed ( efforts. The event will be held at HubSpot, one of Boston GTUG's long-standing sponsors, at 6:30PM on Tuesday April 17th. Thanks to HubSpot's generosity, we'll also have refreshments and food, including pizza.

More details:

Do you wonder if your website could be faster? Have you longed to have a performance guru give you pointers on how to improve your site? Like to reduce latency for your users but unsure what needs to be done? Confused about which optimizations provide the greatest bang-for-the-buck? Then this workshop is for you.

Bring your website to the session where some of the leading proponents of web optimization and measurement will provide practical, step-by-step help on ways to improve the performance of your site. A handful of select sites will be showcased with each site being worked on by a facilitator and a team of attendees.

If you are interested in understanding the details of website optimization and participating in a workshop aimed at improving site performance, please RSVP. If you’d like to have your site be used in the workshop, please provide the site URL and a note on any performance improvements you have tried here ( We will follow up with you and request additional info, if your site is selected.

Also please check out our sponsors, who make these Meetups possible:

O'Reilly Velocity Conference ( is much more than a conference; it's become the essential training event for web professionals. Join us June 25-28, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.

Strangeloop ( automatically speeds up websites and enterprise applications.