Past Meetup

Secret of speed! What sites like Amazon know that we don't?

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Price: $5.00 /per person
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As mobile growth continues to accelerate, the necessity of highly performant webpages has increased. Visitors come from subways, across continents, on 1-bar 2G connections and they all expect your site to perform as well as if they're at home on their desktop.

Most of us have adopted great new strategies enabling us to get load times under 5 seconds and meet that typical goal of a 3-5k Speed Index. But despite spending countless hours optimizing, many of us still look at sites like Amazon in awe, wondering how they are still so much more performant. What are they doing that we aren't?

Are we missing something? Is there some secret formula they gained access to? Join as I go in-depth about these "secrets" sites like Amazon know, and you don't.

David Fox ($speaker-url%7D) (@theobto ( is CTO and founder of LookZook (, a company providing highly visual, web performance metrics for developers and CMOs. David got his start in programming and UX as a Flash game developer during the golden age of Flash gaming (remember Newgrounds?). Since then he’s applied that knowledge and transitioned to the web: becoming a Blink contributor and writer for various blogs like the annual Performance Calendar. In his free time, David enjoys reading about psychology, cooking, playing video games, and beating his friends at poker.

We are back at Dropbox ( this month, they will also be sponsoring food and drinks!

As always, we are going to have geekaways with geeky prizes, thanks to our sponsors!


6:30 - Arrive at Dropbox, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Performance secret formula?! How sites like Amazon are still beating you. (David Fox)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


50 W 23rd Str
4th floor
New York, NY

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Our Sponsors:

• Fastly ( is the only CDN that gives businesses complete control over how they serve content and the ability to cache frequently changing content at the edge.

• Akamai® ( is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

• SOASTA (’s web and mobile app test automation solution enables developers, QA professionals, and IT Operations teams to test with unprecedented speed, scale and precision.