Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The path to performance

Katie Kovalcin (Sparkbox)
16:10–16:50 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Location: G106/107
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 16 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

design & front-end process


Performance is a rising requirement for building successful websites, but successful performance begins far earlier than development. So how do you get your entire team excited by it, specifically aesthetic-heavy designers?

I discuss:

  • Why entire teams should care
  • Everyone’s role in creating and maintaining a performance budget
  • How to get designers excited by performance
  • How to begin incorporating performance budgets into projects

Katie Kovalcin


Katie Kovalcin is a designer at Sparkbox. She is the 2014 Net Awards Young Designer of the Year, a teacher for Girl Develop It, and a writer for various publications. She strongly values collaboration with her teammates, performance in design, and beautifully smart design systems. She loves her dog and iced coffee more than anything formerly mentioned.