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Making HTTP/2 Operable and Performant

Mark Nottingham (Akamai)
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HTTP/2 support is emerging in browsers and other software, after two years of work in the IETF and informed by even more experience with SPDY. While the new protocol is a drop-in replacement for HTTP/1, getting the most out of it takes understanding, planning, and effort. This talk will explain how HTTP/2 affects operations, what situations it can help performance in, and what the community has learned about deploying it.

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Mark Nottingham

Akamai

Mark Nottingham has helped develop Web technologies like Atom and HTTP for more than ten years.

Starting as a system administrator and Webmaster in 1995 (back when that title still got comments at parties), he’s become a recognised expert on the HTTP protocol, as well as Web caching and HTTP “APIs”.

This led him to become Chair of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group, an effort to clean up HTTP/1.1 and then develop HTTP/2.0.

Along the way, he’s been involved in several other standards efforts, holding positions in the IETF and W3C and writing specifications like Atom and Web Linking, as well as a fair amount of code.