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October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY
Steve Souders

Steve Souders
Chief Curver, SpeedCurve

Website | @souders

Steve Souders is chief curver at SpeedCurve, where he works on the interplay between performance and design. Steve previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, Yahoo’s chief performance officer, and Fastly’s chief performance officer. Steve 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 as well as the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as cochair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.


9:00am–9:10am Tuesday, 10/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 30 ratings)
Velocity Program Chairs, Courtney Nash, John Allspaw, and Steve Souders open the first day of keynotes. Read more.
3:40pm–4:20pm Tuesday, 10/13/2015
Location: Nassau Suite
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 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.
9:00am–9:05am Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Courtney Nash (O'Reilly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 18 ratings)
Velocity Program Chairs, Steve Souders, John Allspaw, and Courtney Nash open the second day of keynotes. Read more.

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