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Alex Nicksay

Alex Nicksay
Software Engineer, YouTube

Alex Nicksay is a senior engineer at Google, currently leading the front-end performance team at YouTube. Prior to focusing on making YouTube fast, Alex was the lead developer of the YouTube video page, and he has designed much of YouTube’s front-end architecture.


Mission City Ballroom B1
Rick Viscomi (Google), Alex Nicksay (YouTube), Steven Robertson (YouTube)
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(4.36, 14 ratings)
YouTube videos are playing 40% faster than last year. Come find out the modern front-end optimization techniques we used and how you can apply them. Read more.
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Table 3 (Exhibit Hall)
Alex Nicksay (YouTube), Steven Robertson (YouTube), Rick Viscomi (Google)
YouTube videos are playing 40% faster than last year! Alex, Steven, and Rick are happy to discuss the frontend optimization techniques they used to make these improvements, such as their new HTML5 framework for page navigation, and dynamic page loads with persistent content and dynamic prefetching. Read more.