Lightning Demos

Ilya Grigorik (Google), Patrick Meenan (Facebook)
Web Performance, Mission City Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 40 ratings)

Join us for a snappy series of five-minute talks on the main stage.

HTTP Archive, BigQuery, and you!

Ilya Grigorik

HTTP Archive is a treasure trove of performance data. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could query it with own questions and build custom reports? This demo will show you how to do exactly that, live and from the comfort of your browser, using Google BigQuery!

WebPagetest Tips and Tricks

Patrick Meenan

Patrick will show you how to get the most out of some of the more advanced and newer features in WebPagetest, how to get the most out of running a private instance, explain the increasingly-used “Speed Index” metric and provide a peek at what is being worked on for upcoming releases.

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Ilya Grigorik


Ilya Grigorik is a web performance engineer at Google, cochair of the W3C Web Performance Working Group, and author of High Performance Browser Networking (O’Reilly). In short, he’s an Internet plumber.

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Patrick Meenan


Patrick Meenan is a software engineer at Facebook, where he’s helping make the web faster. Patrick has been working on web performance in one form or another for the last 25 years. Previously, he worked at Cloudflare and Google to make Chrome and the web faster. Patrick created the popular open source WebPageTest web performance measurement tool, runs the free instance of it at, and can frequently be found in the forums helping site owners understand and improve their website performance.


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