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Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan
Architect, Stubbornella

Website | @stubbornella

Nicole is an evangelist, front-end performance consultant, CSS Ninja, and author. She started the Object-Oriented CSS open source project, which answers the question: how do you scale CSS for millions of visitors or thousands of pages? She also consulted with the W3C for their beta redesign, and is the co-creator of, an image optimization service in the cloud. She is passionate about CSS, web standards, and scalable front-end architecture for large commercial websites.

She co-authored Even Faster Websites and blogs at


Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
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In service oriented applications, you interact with endpoints you don't directly control. They can be fast or slow, reliable or unreliable. On a recent project, we interacted with an endpoint that took 12 hops to get a response back. Six out, and six back. In this session, Nicole will describe the journey her team took to craft a solid user experience in spite of these constraints. Read more.