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Everything You Wanted to Know About Web Performance (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
Location: 113 Level: Intermediate
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This tutorial covers a broad set of performance fundamentals to help you hit the ground running for the next three days. We’ll cover topics such as:

  • User expectations through the ages (or at least the past 40 years)
  • The psychology of performance
  • The impact of page speed on business metrics
  • A brief history of page growth and complexity
  • Demystifying key performance measurement terms
  • Waterfalls 101
  • What is latency (and why is it such a big deal)?
  • FEO techniques: From basic to advanced
  • What makes mobile performance different?

You’ll leave this session with not just a solid foundation in web performance, but also the resources and links you’ll need in order to continue your performance journey.

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Tammy Everts


As a senior researcher, writer, and performance evangelist at Radware, I’ve spent the past few years researching the technical, business, and human sides of web/application performance, and sharing the findings via countless blog posts, presentations, case studies, articles, reports, and infographics. Before joining Radware, I was research lead and senior writer at Strangeloop Networks (which was acquired by Radware in early 2013).

I blog at both the Radware blog and Web Performance Today.

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Kent Alstad

Radware Canada

Kent is an entrepreneur, software architect, and technology innovator. Before taking the role of VP Acceleration at Radware, Kent was CTO at Strangeloop Networks, where he was instrumental in authoring all of Strangeloop’s issued and pending patents. Prior to helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, which he sold to Discovery Software in 2001.

In more than 25 years of professional development, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. ”Port View”, an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as Best Administrative System at the 1996 Windows World Open Competition.

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Murat Akdere
28-11-2014 20:22 CET

Hi Tammy,

thank you that you share your slides with us.

best regards,

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Tammy Everts
26-11-2014 19:17 CET

Hi Murat,

Thanks for your note! I’d forgotten to share the link to the slides. It’s attached to this post now, and here’s the direct link:


Murat Akdere
26-11-2014 17:31 CET


I am missing the slides to this great talk on Velocity i looked to the Speaker Slides page but i can’t find it

can you give me a link where i can find the slides or video?

best regards,