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Kent Alstad

Kent Alstad
V.P. Acceleration, Radware Canada

Website | @kentalstad

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.

Sessions

Performance
Location: 212 Level: Intermediate
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 28 ratings)
Everyone has strong opinions about progressive images. Some believe that progressive images improve performance by showing the user something while they look at the screen. But others believe that progressive images increase user frustration. We took these assumptions to the lab to see if we could definitively answer the question: do progressive images deliver a better or worse user experience? Read more.
Office Hours
Location: Table A (Banquet Hall)
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Tammy and Kent are happy to talk to you about any of your performance-related questions, including image optimization challenges and best practices, advanced optimization techniques, and the business value of performance. Read more.
Performance
Location: 113 Level: Intermediate
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 10 ratings)
This tutorial covers a broad set of performance fundamentals — from user expectations to business metrics to optimization best practices — to help you hit the ground running for the next three days. Read more.