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.


Web Performance
Location: Regency 2 Level: Novice
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 22 ratings)
In this workshop, Steve Souders explains the rules he developed as part of YSlow, as well as new best practices he's developed while at Google. With those in mind, he analyzes several of today's popular websites to see how well they follow, or don't follow, this advice. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom Level: Novice
Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders welcome you to Velocity 2009! Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom Level: Novice
Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 10 ratings)
Morning welcome and program notes from Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders. Read more.
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1 Level: Novice
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Why is the Web so slow? Steve Souders talks about the issues that prevent web sites from being faster, and what we should expect to see to address these problems. Read more.
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