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Improving Page Performance in Modern Web Apps with Katie Hempenius

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Price: $10.00 /per person

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Page performance matters. Research consistently shows that better page performance increases conversions and keeps users happier and more engaged. Yet snappy performance can be challenging to deliver as users increasingly use mobile devices and cellular data networks to access the web. This presentation will cover the current landscape of page performance with an emphasis on the tools, tactics, and concepts you need to be aware of when optimizing your application.

About the speaker

Katie Hempenius (@katiehempenius ( is a software engineer at Fitbit where she works on bringing personalized fitness coaching to the web. She previously worked on software and infrastructure problems in the defense and healthcare industries. You can follow Katie on her blog at (

Event details

Note: Price: $10 online, $15 at the door. No refunds. No ticket transfers.

We charge this small fee to help reduce no-shows. Please contact the organizers (sfhtml5 at gmail dot com) if this is a financial hardship for you.


• 5:00 PM Doors open.

• 5:00-6:30 PM Networking, wine tasting, and dinner (gf/veg options available)

• 6:30-6:40 PM Introductions/Announcements

• 6:40-7:30PM Talk: Improving Page Performance in Modern Web Apps (Katie Hempenius)

• 7:30-7:55 PM Break, networking, drinks, and dessert

• 7:55-7:58 PM The Performance Alphabet. Terms and technologies that deal with performance, from A to Z with Henri Helvetica

• 7:58-8:00 PM Lightning talk: IMAGECON with Nicole Amsler

• 8:00-8:15 Q&A with Katie

• 8:15: Raffle! We are excited to let you know that there will be some new and exciting raffle items. In addition to our usual books, wine, and other prizes, the grand prize will be a Google Pixel phone.

* Contact the Organizers if you'd like to give a lightning talk.

** You must be present at the venue to qualify for raffle prizes.


* There is bicycle parking in the garage below the building, but you must bring your own lock and leave your bicycle at your own risk.
* There is also street and garage parking. Check all signs for restrictions and fees.
* Smile! We are recording and photographing this event. If you do not wish to be included in SFHTML5 video or audio recordings or photographs, you can watch the recordings of all of our events at from the comfort of your home.

Wine Tasting by Grant and Marie Winery