Browser Panel

Moderated by: Steve Souders
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Browsers are the door to the Web. In the last few years browser vendors have dramatically increased their focus on performance. This is the ultimate fulfillment of “fast by default” – faster browsers mean a faster web. But there’s more work to do – custom fonts, SVG and canvas, web sockets, caching, prefetching, etc. Developers also need better tools and instrumentation in order to know what to optimize. Come hear from the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome teams about what they’re working on, and let them know what the next generation of browsers need to have to make web apps fast.

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Steve Souders

SpeedCurve

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.

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Chris Blizzard

Mozilla Foundation

Christopher Blizzard has been with the Mozilla project for the better part of the decade. He maintained the GTK+ front end in Mozilla for a number of years as a contributor but recently joined the Corporation as a full time Mobile and Open Source Evangelist.

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Mike Belshe

BitGo

Mike Belshe is a veteran technologist who invented the multi-signature protocols used at BitGo. Prior to BitGo, Mike worked at Google on the founding team of Google Chrome, was the co-inventor and driving force behind SPDY (which has now become HTTP/2.0), and co-founded Lookout Software, an email search company acquired by Microsoft. He holds a C.S. degree from Cal Poly SanLuis Obispo.

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Jason Weber

Microsoft

Jason Weber is a performance lead on the Microsoft Internet Explorer team. Jason is working across the browser subsystems to ensure Internet Explorer is ready for the performance demands of modern sites and apps, including hardware accelerated graphics and compiled javascript. Jason has been with Microsoft for seventeen years. Before joining the Internet Explorer team Jason worked on Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, and was a member of Chairman Bill Gates technical staff.

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Suzanne Axtell
07/01/2010 2:08am PDT

Hi Gautam, we did not record this panel, so we won’t be posting video of this one.

Gautam Pachnanda
06/30/2010 7:11pm PDT

Guys when is the video of the panel going be available?

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Steve Souders
05/25/2010 2:50am PDT

I’m excited to have this opportunity to have YOU ask questions about these browsers. What performance features do you think are critical? What’s in HTML5 that needs to happen ASAP? What isn’t in any specs right now that we need the browser vendors to work on?

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