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

UX optimization conference sessions

11:40am–11:55am Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Eddie Canales (CrossChx)
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Have you ever had the experience of trying to speed up your pages, then realizing that you're only responsible for 13 of the 187 HTTP requests? It's like getting ready to tune up your drag car, then walking around the back to see that the parachute can't be put back in.
2:15pm–2:35pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Jon Correll (Conversion Voodoo / VoodooAlerts / Maxly)
Slides:   1-PPTX 
CRO (Conversion rate optimization) is no longer just a front end UI buzzword, yet most companies are still failing to bridge the gap between tech and marketing teams to provide the user with the best end-to-end experience. Learn how to break down the walls between your teams and bring a culture of optimization to your entire business.
3:50pm–4:10pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Alastair Simpson (Atlassian)
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Combine growth hacking, user research, data analytics, and A/B testing at scale to quickly optimize customer and prospect experiences. No need to wait for development teams or interrupt their schedules. Empowered by data, growth teams can make early assumptions about customer needs, build minimum viable experiences, and then run usability and growth experiments to validate those assumptions.
1:35pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Sheldon Monteiro (SapientNitro)
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Marketing and IT need each other, and in successful organizations, a hybrid technologist is “minding the gap.” We will decode the DNA of the marketing technologist - an activist engineer - part creative, part marketer, part ad-woman, solid technologist, with visionary leadership and influence skills, who drives change at the intersection of story and technology.
2:40pm–3:20pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Buddy Brewer (SOASTA)
In order to get what we want as performance experts, sometimes we have to see things from someone else's perspective. In this talk we will explore ways to use performance data to motivate diverse teams to care about speed.
2:40pm–3:20pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Tim Kadlec (Independent)
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Loading images isn't as simple as you think. We often discuss image weight and download time, but mobile devices deal with many other challenges, such as decode times in underpowered CPUs, limited CPU/GPU transfers, and memory consumption. In this talk we'll explain those limitations, their impact, and how you can best handle them on your own site.
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.
3:30pm–3:50pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Peter Blum (Instart Logic), Jesse Maula (Idean)
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Responsive web design offers a solution to deliver the right web experience to every device. But its use can result in poor page load performance, which is made worse by bottlenecked wireless networks. Peter and Jesse will discuss some of the challenges around responsive web design, and solutions to dramatically improve page load times when using RWD.
5:05pm–5:45pm Friday, 05/29/2015
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.
11:50am–12:30pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Zach Leatherman (Filament Group)
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The default loading behavior for web fonts, making the text invisible until the font files have successfully loaded, is harmful to a performance-focused website. In this talk we’ll learn a variety of methods to progressively render web fonts and show a fallback while the fonts are loading. We’ll also show techniques to group repaint of web fonts from fallback text to improve usability.
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve)
The way we visualize performance data can have an impact on how we interpret and communicate performance issues. Learn how data visualization can engage the team around you in meaningful conversations about performance.
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Andy Davies (NCC Group), Simon Hearne (NCC Group)
Slides:   1-ZIP    external link
We increasingly rely on third-party scripts to deliver business-critical features of our sites, but do we understand the impact they're having on our site's performance and our business? In this session we’ll share the insights we’ve gained from analysing the impact third-party scripts have on the performance of our customers' sites, the value they deliver, and how our clients manage them.
4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Tim Sheiner (Jut)
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Get a UX professional's view of the operations world... it's like a look in the mirror, except you'll walk away with tangible ways to rethink how you communicate about your challenges, your work, and the opportunities for Ops within your business.