WebCore meetup: Feature Policy, PageSpeed, and Web API best practices

Public group


Jacob Bontiusplaats 9 · Amsterdam

How to find us

By tram: Line 26 from Amsterdam Centraal, come out at Rietlandpark, take the stairs to the street above, and from there it's about 7 minutes walk to the building. By car: There will be a few parking places available

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The first WebCore event is set! No chit-chat, only hardcore tech talks on web fundamentals. Organized by Surfly, hosted by Backbase.


🎤 Andrew Betts, Technical Product Manager at Fastly, former member of W3C Technical Architecture Group and co-chair of London Web Performance

"Making less of the web with feature policy"
The web platform has seen a decade of furious expansion, with websites now able to access USB, vibration, bluetooth, and geolocation, as well as store huge amounts of data on end user devices, trigger background sync and notifications, and even get paid from users' digital wallets. But with this expansion has come an increased scope for attacks, costly mistakes and performance regressions. Feature policy is a new feature designed to actually disable or limit features of the platform. With a feature policy, developers can solve performance issues, improve security, police their development team's best practices, and even stop third party scripts from misbehaving. All with one new HTTP header.

🎤 Fokke Zandbergen, Full-Stack engineer at Zapier

"Lessons from integrating 1,500 APIs"
Over the past 7 years, we have integrated or helped integrate over 1,500 apps with Zapier. In this talk, we'll share what makes an API easy to work with and how we manage to process millions of requests to and from these apps, in a secure way, every day.

🎤 Otto van der Schaaf, Performance enthousiast at We-Amp, former member of Google's PageSpeed team, current committer/PMC member at Apache Traffic Server and the incubating Apache PageSpeed.

"Incubating Apache PageSpeed"
A quick introduction to Apache PageSpeed and experiences while driving incubation of https://www.modpagespeed.com/ at Apache.

📅Date: 27 May 2019

Backbase HQ
Jacob Bontiusplaats[masked] LL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


18:00 Doors open, drinks and snacks
18:30 Introduction
18:45 First talk
19:15 Second talk
19:45 Short break
19:55 Third talk
20:25 Afterparty