Lightning Demos

Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ****.
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WebPagetest Latest and Greatest

Patrick Meenan

Patrick will demonstrate some of the latest features in WebPagetest and demonstrate some of the lesser-used but powerful features that are available.

Browserscope User Tests

Steve Souders

Performance problems, and solutions, often vary depending on the browser. Sure, you can fire up a Google Spreadsheet, open a dozen remote PCs, gather as many mobile devices as possible, and transcribe your test results. Or, you can take 2 minutes to create a Browserscope user test and have all the results gathered for you while enlisting the power of the crowd. We’ll take a look at the latter.

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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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Steve Souders


Steve Souders is chief curver at SpeedCurve, where he works on the interplay between performance and design. Steve previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, Yahoo’s chief performance officer, and Fastly’s chief performance officer. Steve pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites as well as the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as cochair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.


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