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

Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve)
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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 several 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.