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Practical Performance Tips and Tricks to Make Your HTML/JavaScript Apps Faster

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6:00 - 7:00 Networking and Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:10 Lightning Talk - LiveResource by Justin Karneges of

7:10 - 7:20 Welcome and Announcements

7:20 - 8:30 Talk by Doris Chen

8:30 - 8:45 Q&A, Raffle

How to tackle real-world web platform performance problems in modern websites and apps? This session starts with a basic understanding of the web platform and then explores to a set of problem/solution pairs built from industry-standard performance guidance. In the talk, we will demonstrate performance tips and tricks that will help you improve the performance of your apps and sites today. We will discuss the following respond to network requests, speed and responsiveness, optimizing media usage, and writing fast JavaScript. These performance tips and tricks apply equally to web sites that run on standards based web browsers, as well as to modern apps.

Dr. Doris Chen

Twitter @doristchen

Doris is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Winodws 8, Ajax, and Java). Doris has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide, published widely at numerous international conferences and user groups including O’Reilly Fluent, HTML5 Dev Conference, JSEverywhere, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works very closely to create and foster the open source community around Java, NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems.Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. She loves to travel and she has visited 48 countries (out of 872) so far. In her spare time, she also enjoys music, movies and museums.