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

Tim Kadlec
Performance Consultant, Independent

Website | @tkadlec

Tim Kadlec is the head of developer relations at Snyk, a company focused on making open source code more secure. He is the author of Implementing Responsive Design: Building Sites for an Anywhere, Everywhere Web (New Riders) and was a contributing author for High Performance Images (O’Reilly), Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design, and Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 (O’Reilly). He writes sporadically at


9:00am - 5:00pm Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20
Performance Matters
Location: 211 A/B
Tim Kadlec (Independent), Patrick Meenan (Facebook)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Tim Kadlec and Patrick Meenan explain how the construction of websites and applications impacts performance as well as how to quickly debug and resolve performance issues. Tim and Patrick dive into how browsers work, how web pages are delivered, backend and frontend issues, optimizations, and techniques to get the best performance and provide hands-on experience for working on web performance. Read more.
2:00pm–2:15pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Tim Kadlec (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 20 ratings)
We work and live in a bubble. Our limited perspective of what it means to use technology influences the way we build, the tools we use, and the tasks we prioritize. In the process, we risk losing the most powerful thing about the internet: its ubiquity. Read more.
9:00am–9:40am Thursday, June 22, 2017
Secondary topics:  Designing for performance, Security, Tools
Tim Kadlec (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
One of the wonderful things about building for the web is the ability to stand on the shoulders of our fellow developers, who release new frameworks and libraries to make our job easier. But nothing is free. We constantly make trade-offs, whether we know it or not. Tim Kadlec explains how to evaluate third-party tools to identify these trade-offs—a requirement for the health of your site. Read more.