Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

The state of the W3C Web Performance Working Group

Todd Reifsteck (Microsoft Edge), Philippe Le Hegaret (W3C)
10:30am–10:40am Thursday, 06/23/2016
First time at Velocity Santa Clara, Performance for the people
Location: Mission City Ballroom Level: Non-technical
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Over the last few years, the W3C Web Performance Working Group has been working to add several new performance-related APIs and to evolve the existing ones. Todd Reifsteck and Philippe Le Hegaret discuss the work the W3C Web Performance Working Group is doing, as well as performance-related efforts by other groups, so that you can be up to date with the latest developments and what’s coming next. Todd and Philippe also discuss how easy it is to get involved, provide feedback, and influence the direction that these standards will take, in order to help shape the future of web performance and the Web in general.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the W3C and the role of the Web Performance Working Group
  • How new standards are proposed
  • The specification work of performance-related APIs over the last few years
  • Upcoming APIs
  • How to get involved
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Todd Reifsteck

Microsoft Edge

Todd Reifsteck is a senior program manager specializing in performance and fundamentals for Microsoft Edge. Todd previously integrated notifications into Azure Mobile Services, helped scale the Azure Notification Hub and Service Bus Relay, and worked on fundamentals for the .Net Framework.

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Philippe Le Hegaret


Philippe Le Hegaret heads the W3C Interaction Domain, which produces
frontend web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, and web APIs. Philippe is currently a participant in the Web Performance Working Group and organized the W3C workshop on video on the Web in 2007. Until July 2008, Philippe led the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced W3C core technologies in the area of XML, web services, and internationalization. He is a former chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group and coedited some of the DOM specifications.