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Tools of the trade

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At our August meetup we'll looks at various tools that are used for Web Performance Optimization.

Sergey Chernyshev will start with giving an introduction to analysis tools (synthetic and RUM), will cover common optimization techniques and how to incorporate them into build process and will describe common production configurations / architectures optimized for performance.

After that we'll switch to suggestions from fellow members and discuss use-cases for other tools.

If we'll have time left, we can talk about tips and tricks of using WebPageTest.

Sergey Chernyshev ( (@SergeyChe (, is web performance enthusiast, open source hacker and web addict. He has over 15 years of web development and operations experience and works at truTV as Director of Web Systems and Applications technically overseeing web development and operations for company's web properties.

We are at Spotify ( again and they generously provide food and drinks for the event!

As always, we are going to have our "geekaways" with geeky prizes sponsored by Catchpoint ( and books sponsored by O'Reilly (!


6:30 - Arrive at Spotify, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Tools of the trade (Sergey Chernyshev)
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


45 West 18th St
7th floor
New York, NY

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45 W 18th St, 7th floor · New York, NY
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