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

Steve Souders
Chief Curver, SpeedCurve

Website | @souders

Steve works at SpeedCurve on the interplay between performance and design. He previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, chief performance Yahoo!, and chief performance officer at Fastly. Steve has pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, the HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.


9:30am–9:35am Thursday, 05/28/2015
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ***..
(3.21, 19 ratings)
Program chairs Courtney Nash, John Allspaw, and Steve Souders open the first day of keynotes. Read more.
1:45pm–2:25pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Location: Mission City M1-2
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
Users want a fast website with a rich design, but sometimes the interplay between design and performance feels like a fixed sum game: One side's gain is the other side's loss. Design and performance are indeed connected, but it's more like the yin and yang. They aren't opposing forces, but instead complement each other. Bringing these processes together produces experiences that are rich and fast. Read more.
9:30am–9:35am Friday, 05/29/2015
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Courtney Nash (O'Reilly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
Program chairs Steve Souders, John Allspaw, and Courtney Nash open the second day of keynotes. Read more.