The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle: “Fast by Default” Before Our Eyes?

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By now, we’ve all internalized Steve Souders’ rules for optimizing web performance, but the question is: do you need to spend 6 months and raise an army of top developers to make your sites fast by default? In this workshop, we’ll subject an unsuspecting website to real-time optimization, following Google and Yahoo’s rules for high-performance websites.

Over the course of the workshop, we’ll witness the entire optimization life cycle:

  • We’ll choose our guinea pig site and use various measurement tools to benchmark current performance, focusing on load time, start render time and round trips.
  • We’ll implement A/B segmentation to measure key business metrics like conversion, bounce rate and page views/visit.
  • We’ll iterate through acceleration best practices.
  • We’ll analyze results from different geographical locations using different browsers.

  • Sponsored By Strangeloop Networks
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Joshua Bixby

Strangeloop Networks

As President of Strangeloop Networks, Joshua defines Strangeloop’s strategic marketing and product direction. Prior to founding Strangeloop, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of IronPoint Technology, helping lead the company to successful acquisition by The Active Network in 2006. Joshua also served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Development, at NTS Internet Solutions, after having held senior marketing and product roles at MNK and GRAPAD.

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Hooman Beheshti

Strangeloop Networks

Hooman is a pioneer in the application acceleration space. In 1997, he helped design one of the original load balancers. Since then, he has defined and driven the development of load balancing, web acceleration, and application delivery products, while also leading the technical evangelism initiatives behind them. Prior to becoming Vice President, Product, at Strangeloop Networks, Hooman was VP of Technology at Crescendo Networks and CTO of Radware Inc.

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Joshua Bixby
06/22/2010 4:28pm PDT

Thank you for your support- you can find the slides at my blog:

Chetan Ahuja
06/22/2010 9:17am PDT

Excellent energy and communication from both presenters. A lot of work obviously went into the slides too. Great introduction to the waterfall technique and some remedies for slow pages to those of us not too familiar with the field.

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Marcel Duran
06/22/2010 8:26am PDT

very interesting comparison side-by-side performance gains/waterfall charts

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Mark J. Levitt
06/22/2010 8:14am PDT

If they’re share-able, I’d love to see your slides about opportunities for the unsuspecting website’s performance gains :)

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