Schedule: Web Performance sessions

The Web Performance track at Velocity New York puts your brain to work right away—sharing the latest tools, technologies, disasters averted, and expert advice that will keep your web sites humming at warp speed.

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Web Performance, Sutton North
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Jake Archibald (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 21 ratings)
This one's going to be a bit different, we're going to play a game. Given a small bit of code, can you tell if modern browsers will make an http request or not? Sounds simple, but this quiz will hurt your feelings if you're a bad loser. But don't worry, low scorers won't be shamed. Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 23 ratings)
We will do a hands-on example of using synthetic testing, building Real-User Measurement, Back-end performance tracking and pulling it all together with off-the-shelf tooling and reporting. Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 15 ratings)
Optimizing networking performance is a critical component of your web performance strategy - after all, if the browser is blocked on the network, than all other processing is blocked as well In this tutorial we'll take a deep-dive on TCP tuning, TLS performance, optimizing proxy and server processing and more. Bonus: hands-on performance tips for HTTP 2.0! Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Sergey Chernyshev (NY Web Performance Meetup), Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 12 ratings)
Join Sergey Chernyshev, Andy Davies and Rick Viscomi for a hands-on Web Performance Optimization session. They will review latest performance trends and show how to use performance analysis and optimization tools to speed up worlds most popular web sites - bring yours too and they will look at them as well. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 14 ratings)
The mission of the Web Performance Working Group is to create standards to enhance aspects of Web application performance of user agent features and APIs. Some of them are already deployed in today's major browsers, like Navigation Timing or Page Visibility. This update presents the latest proposals on improving Web performance. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Colt McAnlis (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
For many high-performance web applications, badly managed memory can create a slew of performance problems, especially for mobile! Join Colt for a quick lightning demo where he'll be showing off some very quick, powerful techniques in Chrome DevTools to help you track down and fix your memory problems. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Jake Archibald (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.94, 16 ratings)
How the browser gets from markup to pixels & how you can make it faster. How the GPU is changing rendering in the browser, how you can harness its power & pitfalls of GPU usage. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Sarah Forst (Roundarch Isobar)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
In this talk we’ll go through a systematic approach to optimizing your stylesheets, cover the basics of CSS optimization and show how working with preprocessors such as SCSS can make it easier to optimize your stylesheets. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Patrick Meenan (Google), Chao (Ray) Feng (Microsoft), Mike Petrovich (SNAP Interactive)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 15 ratings)
Web performance is usually measured until the load event fires. That metric is diverging further from the user experience and is becoming less useful. We will explore three different experimental techniques for a better "user experience" metric. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Seth Walker (Etsy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 15 ratings)
Etsy published its first quarterly Site Performance Report in August of 2011, and with each post we have improved our tools, methodologies, and best of all, the site's performance. This talk will combine helpful tips and lessons learned to make a case for sharing your performance data with all of your stakeholders. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Colt McAnlis (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
Maximize your web-app performance by taking control of your memory churn. This session will teach you how to reduce un-needed memory thrashing and minimize Garbage Collector taxation through analysis and a few very helpful data structures. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 15 ratings)
Wouldn't it be great if your browser anticipated what you wanted before you asked for it? Web pages could arrive before you finished typing the URL. Science fiction? Not at all. This talk uncovers several techniques available to browsers and web developers today to move us closer to an instantaneous web experience. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 15 ratings)
In this demo, Guy will demonstrate the integration between WebPageTest and the Appurify platform. With this integration, you'll be able to easily run mobile web performance tests straight from WebPageTest without buying a single device, by leveraging short term, on-demand access to a wide set of Appurify-managed phones. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 14 ratings)
Pat will be demonstrating some of the latest test comparison features in WebPagetest. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Cuong Do (Dropbox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 24 ratings)
Dropbox is used by over 200 million people to store their valuable data. Achieving such scale inevitably comes with unexpected challenges, tough decisions, and valuable lessons. In this talk, we'll discuss why and how we started by being hosted on AWS and colocation services to our current hybrid model that combines the unique strengths of AWS and dedicated hardware. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom West
Colin Bendell (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Internationalization, localization, and business rules are fragmenting your view-state cache, reducing the performance of your front-end servers and degrading the user experience. In this talk we explore the performance implication of resource bundle search-and-replace and other strategies to improve the performance and user experience for global sites. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom West
Jay Hung (WebMocha), Norberth Danson (Intuit)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 14 ratings)
In Jan 2012, HTTP Archive reported Intuit.com as taking 15s to load. By Apr 2013, this page was loading in 3.6s, with 5 additional sites showing significant improvements from the previous year, some as fast as 2s. How did we do it? What worked or didn't work? Come learn about what we did, the techniques we used, and how faster pages impacted our business results. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom West
Jonathan Klein (Attend)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 12 ratings)
Synthetic performance monitoring is a key piece of our monitoring toolkit, since it provides stable data over time and more in-depth information than you can get from RUM. Everyone loves WebPagetest, but the public instance isn’t great for high volume testing and trending over time. We’ll explain how Etsy uses a private instance to fill this need, and share the code that drives our tests. Read more.
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Web Performance, Murray Hill West
Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
The web is ever changing… browsers are evolving, new protocols are emerging and mobile continues its relentless rise. We’re already starting to bend some of the original performance rules and as the web changes further will our current good practices last, or will some become barriers that hinder performance? Read more.
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Web Performance, Murray Hill West
Will Law (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
That black box of HTML

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