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

Billy Hoffman
CTO, Rigor

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Billy Hoffman is the CTO at Rigor, where he focuses on delivering best-in-class performance software. From hacking into sites as a penetration tester to optimizing performance for the Fortune 500, Billy has over a decade of deep technical experience into the inner workings of complex web applications. Billy was the lead researcher at the web security software company SPI Dynamics, where he developed and automated new techniques to exploit web vulnerabilities and spoke extensively at conferences such as Black Hat and RSA about his findings. Following SPI’s acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, Billy managed HP’s web security research group. Billy founded the web performance company Zoompf, where he developed the industry’s first site-wide performance analysis product that tells you the root cause of your performance issues. He has spoken at industry conferences such as Velocity and was a contributing author for O’Reilly’s Web Performance Daybook. Billy holds a BS in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Billy enjoys refinishing rooms in his house and spending time with his wife, Jill, and their three children.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 06/22/2016
Location: Ballroom F Level: Intermediate
Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Billy Hoffman (Rigor)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
There are literally hundreds of issues that could be slowing down your pages. How do you figure out (and fix) the ones that are hurting your business most? Buddy Brewer and Billy Hoffman outline a step-by-step process that helps you answer this question. Read more.
11:20am–12:00pm Thursday, 06/23/2016
Performance for the people
Location: Ballroom CD Level: Intermediate
Billy Hoffman (Rigor)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Ads are an especially tough problem for media sites due to the complexities of ad networks. Billy Hoffman spent 8 months defining a set of performance compliance guidelines at the Hearst media company for ads and 3PC encompassing everything from latency and size SLAs to policing malicious actors to IAB compliance. Billy reviews the guidelines and releases open source code to audit any media site. Read more.