Spotlight: Web Performance

2019-03-23 00:00:00 2019-03-24 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Web Performance Web performance has come a long way. From how we once defined what web performance was, to the actual tools that we also once used to make said measurements. But this dark art has moved into the spotlight, as the near ubiquitous use of frameworks,… Toronto FITC Toronto



9:00 To 9:59
10:00 To 10:45
Hyper-Lightweight Websites
The average website loads over 1.5MBs of content per page, making over 75 requests. Many popular websites are serving over 5MBs just to load their homepages. And these numbers represent measurements taken AFTER compression is applied. The full weight of many popular websites is pushing 20+ MBs these days. In an era where performance truly matters to the end user… Read more…
Chris Zacharias

Founder & CEO, imgix

10:55 To 11:40
It’s My (Third) Party, and I’ll Cry if I Want To
Like it or not, a huge part of modern web development involves the use of third-party providers: fonts, analytics, ads, tracking, and more all have an impact of performance, and can leave us (or, more worryingly, our visitors) susceptible to performance degradation. In this talk, we’ll take a look at unruly or uninvited (third-)party guests: how to detect them, how… Read more…
Harry Roberts

Consultant Front-End Architect, CSS Wizardry Ltd.

11:50 To 12:35
Making Modern Web Performance Accessible
Performance is critical. Yet it often feels like developers are forced to choose between powerful JavaScript frameworks with significant performance drawbacks or high-performance apps that require a huge amount of custom coding. For the average developer, this can be overwhelming. We operate with time and budget constraints. “I want to care about performance, but where do I start? How do… Read more…
Amberley Romo

Software Engineer, Gatsby

12:35 To 2:00
Lunch Break
2:00 To 2:45
High Performance PWAs
PWAs are a newly emerging delivery format for web, desktop apps. The fact that they can be installed on a client device and behave like natively installed apps means that special care should be taken when designing and building these types of apps, above and beyond a typical browser-only web application. One of the most important (potential) differentiators in the… Read more…
Hasan Ahmad

Principal Consultant, Aquent DEV6

2:55 To 3:40
Measuring the Speed of the Web with the Chrome UX Report and HTTP Archive
Web performance is usually looked at one page at a time when we’re trying to measure and optimize our own individual websites. But how do we know how the web community as a whole is performing when it comes to succeeding at making a faster web? For that we need tools that can scale to the size of the web,… Read more…
Rick Viscomi

Senior Developer Programs Engineer, Google

3:50 To 4:35
Rise of the JAMstack
A new web stack has emerged. A stack powered by modern browsers, API economy and Git based workflows. A stack that is not tied to specific technologies. A stack that takes into account both developer experience while building the application, and user experience when interacting with the application. A stack that delivers better performance, higher security, and lower cost of… Read more…
Bhavana Srinivas

Senior Solutions Engineer, Netlify

4:45 To 5:30
Getting the Most Out of WebPageTest
Patrick will walk through using WebPageTest for performance analysis. The session will do a quick overview on basic usage and then dive deep into more advanced capabilities and features. He will explore different ways to measure the “user experience”, what the newer metrics like Time To Interactive mean and how best to detect and analyze performance issues. WebPageTest also provides… Read more…
Patrick Meenan

Software Engineer, Facebook