Jim Pierson

Jim Pierson
Perf Architect, Microsoft

At Microsoft since 1996, Jim initially built tools to collect and analyze router and WAN statistics. After optimizing the WAN for 300 offices, he found many apps across the WAN were still slow. This led Jim to focus on the communications between client and server and build up a class he calls, Building Network Smart Applications. Since 2001 Jim has led efforts focused on improving web site performance for MSN and Live. Jim will be presenting the Visual Round Trip Analyzer (VRTA) tool now available on download.microsoft.com.


General, Keynote
Location: Regency Ballroom Level: Novice
Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Simon Perkins (Simtec Limited), Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook), Jim Pierson (Microsoft), Jan Odvarko (Freelance)
Live on the main stage: the latest tools you need to analyze websites, including AOL PageTest, HttpWatch, YSlow 2.0, Visual Round Trip Analyzer and Firebug. Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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