September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Personal schedule for Manuel Alvarez

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9:00am–5:00pm Monday, September 19-Tuesday September 20
Tim Kadlec (Independent), Patrick Meenan (Facebook)
Tim Kadlec and Patrick Meenan explain how the construction of websites and applications impacts performance as well as how to quickly debug and resolve performance issues. Tim and Patrick dive into how browsers work, how web pages are delivered, backend and frontend issues, optimizations, and techniques to get the best performance and provide hands-on experience for working on web performance. Read more.
9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/20/2016
Performance for the people Mobile, Networking Gramercy Audience level: Intermediate
Max Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Several APIs are available on modern browsers to help performance, including the Service Worker API, Push Notifications API, NetInfo API, Cache Storage API, and the older Application Cache API. Leading hands-on exercises, Maximiliano Firtman demonstrates how to use these APIs to improve performance and perception on a website. Read more.
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/20/2016
Colin Bendell (Cloudinary)
There are many strategies to optimize images for the end-user—addressing display size, browsers, OS, memory, and network. Just as important is optimizing for the other users: marketing, security, and infrastructure (who sometimes have opposing priorities). In this practical, Choose Your Own Adventure-style tutorial, Colin Bendell tries to find the perfect balance for all users. Read more.
9:00am–10:45am Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Grand Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), James Turnbull (Glitch)
Program chairs Courtney Nash, Steve Souders, and James Turnbull open the first day of keynotes. Read more.
11:35am–12:15pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Performance for the people DevOps, Mobile Grand Ballroom West Audience level: Advanced
Pete LePage (Google)
Pete LePage explores the future of the mobile Web as it relates to performance improvements, offline support, and access to new device capabilities. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
DevOps Networking, Resilience engineering Regent Audience level: Intermediate
Florian Weingarten (Shopify)
Florian Weingarten gives a brief history of how Shopify evolved from a single-database, single-data-center application to a multidatabase, multi-data-center setup and explains how Shopify performs fully scripted data-center failovers without considerable downtime. Read more.
2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Performance for the people Design, UX optimization Grand Ballroom West Audience level: Beginner
Boris Livshutz (Akamai Technologies), Manuel Alvarez (Akamai Technologies)
Single-page app frameworks present performance and monitoring challenges: they are processing intensive, and monitoring tools do not accurately track UX, masking users' pains from performance teams. Boris Livshutz and Manuel Alvarez explore the importance of selecting the right framework, the power of isomorphic JavaScript, and how to use the User Timing specification. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Performance for the people DevOps, Mobile Grand Ballroom West Audience level: Advanced
Malte Ubl (Google)
Now that consumers have used AMP for about six months (and it's been a year since AMP was open sourced), Malte Ubl discusses lessons learned about performance optimization at web scale and what lies ahead for the AMP project. Read more.
11:35am–12:15pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Performance for the people Design, UX optimization Regent Audience level: Intermediate
Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve)
Too often increased performance is about reduction. This can lead to a culture of tension between designers and developers, with an enforced minimalism and a mentality of the fastest page being a page with nothing on it. Mark Zeman explores three case studies that showcase techniques for delivering the richest web user experience possible in a way that is still highly performant. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Performance for the people DevOps Regent Audience level: Beginner
Jim Pierson (GoDaddy)
On June 4, 2015, GoDaddy deployed its fastest India home page. The next day, user purchases shot up several percentage points. Soon after, GoDaddy rolled out the solution to all of its sales sites. Jim Pierson explores the technical, operational, and organizational strategies that helped to achieve this, along with the specific tools and changes that worked best (and which didn’t). Read more.
2:25pm–3:05pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Performance for the people Cognitive systems, UX optimization Regent Audience level: Intermediate
Patrick Meenan (Facebook), Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve)
Google partnered with SOASTA to train a machine-learning model on a large sample of real-world performance, conversion, and bounce data. Patrick Meenan and Tammy Everts offer an overview of the resulting model, able to predict the impact of performance work and other site metrics on conversion and bounce rates. Read more.