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Becoming a Web Performance Warrior

Andrew Still (Intechnica)
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For modern day applications, performance is a major concern. Yet all too often, corporate executives don’t see performance as a priority — or just don’t know what it takes to achieve acceptable performance.

Usually, someone dealing with the application at the coal face, realises the importance of performance and wants to do something about it – it could be a developer, a development manager, a tester, a product owner, even a CTO. If you are this person, it is easy to feel like a voice calling in the wilderness, fighting a battle that no one else cares about.

This session will set you on the right track to declare war on poor performance – to become a Performance Warrior – and give you a framework that will help guide you towards a development process that will optimise the performance of your website.

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Andrew Still


Andy is co-founder of Intechnica, a vendor independent IT performance consultancy. He recently wrote the O’Reilly-published book “Web Performance Warrior”.

Andy’s main interest is in developing high usage, highly performant websites and helping others to do so.

He also focuses is on improving the integration of performance into every stage of the development cycle with a particular interest in the integration of performance into the CI process.

Andy is one of the organisers of the Web Performance Group North UK and Amazon Web Services NW UK User Group, regularly blogs at Internet Performance Expert and Performance Patterns and started the programming initiative Progvember.