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

Jed Wood
Product Manager of Performance, Ancestry

Website | @silentrant

Jed Wood has spent his career with one foot in UX and the other in development. Jed carved a niche as a prototyper and is now obsessed with making the Web fast and improving perceived performance. Jed is currently on the UX team at Ancestry, where he prototypes new ideas and speeds up old ones. Prior to Ancestry, Jed was part of the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows under the CTO of the White House.


1:30pm–2:10pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Performance for the people UX optimization Grand Ballroom West Audience level: Beginner
Jed Wood (Ancestry)
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In recent years at Ancestry, a focus on new features and new markets has come at the expense of perceived performance. Jed Wood describes the progress Ancestry made in 2016, significantly improving page load times, overhauling how it measures performance, and starting a cultural shift to make speedy pages a requirement shared by designers, product managers, developers, and marketers. Read more.