Trevor Parscal

Trevor Parscal
Lead Front-end Software Developer, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Website | @trevorparscal

Trevor Parscal has been working at the Wikimedia Foundation since 2008, focusing his engineering and design efforts on the front-end of MediaWiki. Key projects he’s worked on include redesigning the look and feel of Wikipedia and creating ResourceLoader which optimizes the way JavaScript, CSS and image resources are sent to the client.


Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
Trevor Parscal (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Roan Kattouw (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Discover a variety of creative techniques for dramatically improving page load speed which focus on low-hanging fruit rather than micro-optimization, and what impact they had when applied to the world's fifth largest website, Wikipedia. Trevor and Roan will explore optimization beyond server load, minification and gzip, and offer up new open source libraries to help others do the same. Read more.