Tom Croucher

Tom Croucher
Staff Site Reliability Software Engineer, Uber

Website | @sh1mmer

Tom Hughes-Croucher is the Principal at Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy that helps to make their client’s web sites really fast. He provides technology leadership and expertise in high performance web sites and Node.js for the company.

Tom is the co-author of the O’Reilly book “Up and Running with Node.js”.

Tom has also worked at Joyent as the Chief Evangelist with the Node.js team. Before that he was the Lead Technology Evangelist for North America and a Senior Developer at Yahoo!.

Tom has contributed to a number of Web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He is worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Walmart, NASA, Yahoo!, Tesco, Three Telecom and the UK’s Channel 4 Television.


Office Hours Exhibit Hall (Office Hours C)
Tom Croucher (Uber)
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Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
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Tom Croucher (Uber)
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Mobile apps and mobile web are increasingly important but they have a number of different performance characteristics to desktop Web applications. There are two major differences: the network performance (latency, RTT) and device capabilities (CPU, memory). It is possible to use Node.js to mitigate these issues in two ways, improved web service performance and server-side page rendering. Read more.


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