Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Eli Fitch

Eli Fitch
Tech Lead, Social Tables


Eli Fitch is a frontend developer with a passion for web performance, animation, and all things 3D. He leads a team of amazing engineers making a WebGL event diagramming app at Social Tables, a startup in his hometown of Washington, DC. He also organizes the DC CodePen meetup and dabbles in design, 3D art, and game development. When not in front of a computer, he restores his perpetually broken stable of 1970s motorcycles and attempts to keep his historic row house from collapsing in on itself like a dying star.


4:25pm–5:05pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Performance Matters
Location: 210 AE
Secondary topics:  CSS3, Performance culture, UX optimization
Eli Fitch (Social Tables)
Average rating: ****.
(4.94, 16 ratings)
Perceived performance, in the end, is the only performance that truly matters. If what we make doesn't feel fast, then no amount of optimization counts. Eli Fitch breaks down the psychology of how users perceive time and how we can combine that knowledge with clever use of animation, unconventional event listeners, and predictive design to make our experiences seem faster than they actually are. Read more.