Predicting User Activity to Make the Web Fast

Arvind Jain (Google), Dominic Hamon (Google)
Sponsored Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
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In this talk, we will talk about prerendering, a feature that Chrome uses to start loading a web page before the user actually navigates to it to make it feel instant. We will share statistics on how much speed up websites around the world have experienced by using this feature. Then we’ll dig deep into how we use prerendering to make navigations from Chrome Omnibox faster. Specifically we will discuss how we build a model to predict user navigations, and how much time are we able to save our users using prerendering in Omnibox.

This keynote is sponsored by Google

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Arvind Jain


Arvind is a Director of Engineering at Google and works on making Google and the Internet fast. He also helped establish and chairs the W3C’s Web Performance Working Group.

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Dominic Hamon


Dominic works at Google as a Senior Software Engineer and is focused on making the Internet faster. His work over the past year has been on the Chrome browser, specifically focused on prerendering pages and finding ways to get what the user wants before they know they want it. Before working at Google, Dominic spent ten years in the game development industry, working at companies such as Electronic Arts in Vancouver BC, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in London, and Lucasfilm in both Singapore and the Bay Area.

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Ann Robson
06/26/2012 3:07am PDT

I love prerendering to speed up the web. My only concern is that companies may become lazy about optimizing their sites, if they think browsers will pre-load their pages for them.


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