Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA

CDN conference sessions

3:30pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Colin Bendell (Akamai)
You probably feel at times that it is more probable that a black hole will wander into your datacenter than for you to get funding to improve the performance of your application. This workshop will show you the tricks to financially model the impact of performance. Use these tools to convince the business that improving performance not only drives revenue, it also reduces operational costs.
1:45pm–2:25pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Ritesh Maheshwari (LinkedIn)
Slides:   external link
In this talk, we describe how LinkedIn used RUM (real user monitoring), beyond its monitoring use-case, to improve content download times of the LinkedIn site by up to 25%. We describe the techniques used by LinkedIn to drive many optimizations using RUM; and show how they can be used by others to solve similar problems.
4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Aaron Peters (TurboBytes), Kyle Young (Mobify)
Slides:   1-PDF 
CDNs fail regularly and in many different ways, varying from a small, local increase in latency to global unavailability. In this data-filled talk, we’ll present convincing evidence for why you need to prep for CDN failure, and practical guidance for monitoring CDN performance and implementing a multi-CDN strategy.
11:00am–12:30pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Chris Love (Love 2 Dev)
Web performance optimization techniques and practices are well defined, but rarely utilized to create fast, modern, single page web applications. In this tutorial Chris Love will demonstrate how to apply many common web performance optimization techniques and tricks to build a fast, native-like application user experience that end users desire.
5:05pm–5:45pm Friday, 05/29/2015
JP CASTRO (Sony)
In this talk, JP Castro will highlight the challenges of understanding single page application performance, and describe unique optimization techniques that ultimately led to increased user engagement on the latest gaming console from Sony.
10:05am–10:20am Friday, 05/29/2015
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
Slides:   external link
What actually happens in the complicated network of undersea fiber optic cables, the foundation of modern communications? The talk gives an entertaining journey through this remarkable achievement, a series of scientific milestones in recent human history that will tickle the geeky side of the audience and inspire further exploration.

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