HTTP/2 is the future of the web, and promises to bring performance improvements, simplified markup, and lower resource utilization on the server. On top of that, browser support is already quite high and is growing rapidly. In this talk we’ll go over the genesis of the protocol (including how SPDY fits into the picture), how HTTP/2 works under the hood, and how you can already leverage it to speed up your site. We’ll also look at some examples of how it impacts page load time for actual websites that you use every day, including how it affects specific optimizations like:
Jonathan is the Director of Engineering at Attend, a Boston startup building event management software. He was formerly a senior software engineer at Etsy, where he focused on solving web performance and scalability challenges. Jonathan started the Boston Web Performance Meetup Group, and is the co-creator of Hound, an extremely fast code search tool. Jonathan blogs regularly at http://www.jonathanklein.net.
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