Steve Souders

Steve Souders
Chief Curver, SpeedCurve

Website | @souders

Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book High Performance Web Sites explains his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug. He is also co-chair of Velocity, the first web performance conference sponsored by O’Reilly. He frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, Rich Web Experience, Web 2.0 Expo, and The Ajax Experience.

Sessions

Keynote
Location: Salons E-F Level: Intermediate
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
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Performance
Location: Salon E Level: Intermediate
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Ryan Breen (Gomez Inc. ), Bill Scott (PayPal), Ernest Mueller (Bazaarvoice), Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Fast web pages are critical to a good user experience, but what is "response time" and how should it be measured? This panel discusses what parts of page loading should be measured and the importance of perceived versus instrumented speed. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Salons E-F Level: Intermediate
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs)
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Performance
Location: Salon A-D Level: Intermediate
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Souders' book, "High Performance Web Sites," describes the 14 best practices he developed while working as the Chief Performance Yahoo!. YSlow, the Firebug extension he created, codified those best practices. Now working at Google, Souders discusses the next set of best practices he's discovered, including the best ways to load JavaScript and where to place (and where not to place) inline scripts. Read more.
Performance
Location: Salon E Level: Intermediate
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Tony Ralph (Yahoo!), Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Artur Bergman (Fastly), Kai Hansen (Google Ireland Ltd.)
Advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry that supports many of the Web's most popular sites. And yet, ads are notorious for slowing down web pages. The experts on this panel discuss techniques you can deploy immediately to mitigate the impact of ads on your site's load times and efforts that are ongoing to establish a future where users, publishers, and advertisers surf in harmony. Read more.
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