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October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY

UX optimization conference sessions

3:40pm–4:20pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Nathan Bower (Zillow)
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Performance budgets lend a relatively simple safety net that enables designers and developers to build engaging features, while supporting optimal performance or reaching for higher performance goals. I'll discuss how to create good performance budgets, why it's important to have them in place, and tell a true story of how Zillow was able to respond quickly in a case when budgets were exceeded.
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Philip Tellis (Akamai), Nic Jansma (Akamai)
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It’s hard to tell when a new component of an SPA was requested as a result of an intentional user action or something else. Add on the various ways of building SPAs, ranging from raw XHR to Angular, Backbone, and sometimes all of the above, and you have an interesting problem in traffic analysis. Find out how boomerang measures the performance of SPAs in a way that works for real websites.
1:30pm–3:00pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Cliff Crocker (Akamai)
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There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to metrics. In this session, we’ll walk through various metrics that answer performance questions from multiple perspectives — from designer and DevOps to CRO and CEO. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of your options, as well as a clear understanding of how to choose the right metric for the right audience.
3:30pm–5:00pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Chris Love (Love 2 Dev)
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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.
3:40pm–4:20pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Sonia Burney (Akamai), Sabrina Burney (Akamai)
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The challenge of maintaining a secure site is typically prioritized over creating a fast and optimal site, because of the focus on blocking malicious traffic at the origin. It is often forgotten that security is not only a concern at the origin, but also at the browser. And with that, there are new opportunities to safely secure the user experience while also optimizing the front-end experience.
2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
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We wanted to know whether a faster page load is always better, or whether a page that draws with higher processing fluency will result in increased user engagement. This session presents the results of our study, comparing how user engagement is affected by various performance improvements. See how our experiments on how humans digest web pages can improve your website’s user engagement.

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