Web Unleashed 2018

2018-10-01 00:00:00 2018-10-03 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2018 Drive your career to the forefront by learning the latest tools, techniques and technologies in front-end web development. Toronto FITC Toronto



Note: This workshop is 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 30 (Grab a WORKS or WORKSHOP Ticket).


Every case-study, every report, and every bit of feedback always tells us the same thing: speed matters. It’s good for users, it’s good for accessibility, and it’s good for business. But why are modern browsing experiences so slow? If technology is getting better, why are websites getting worse?

In this workshop, Harry will take an in-depth look at:

  • How the network really works, and how to design around it
  • How to keep websites fast whilst keeping clients and stakeholders happy
  • How to optimize your assets for faster delivery
  • How to trick the browser into delivering assets with different priorities
  • How to measure and profile performance wins and losses
  • A whole host of tips, tricks, and techniques to help deliver the same experiences in record times
  • A bunch of fascinating little factoids and trivia which help shine a light on what’s really going on under the hood
  • How to prepare for the web (and its users) of tomorrow
  • Lots of naughty little micro-optimisations, just for fun
  • …and a lot, lot more.


Learn how to measure, debug, and most importantly, avoid front-end performance issues on your web-sites and -applications.

Target Audience

This workshop is targeted at intermediate to advanced front-end developers, web designers, and software engineers, or anybody who writes code. There will be resources and case studies for you to take back to non-technical stakeholders to help convince them of the power of performance.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

You should have an idea of of why performance is important, as well as some existing understanding of web performance optimization basics. Don’t worry too much, though—it’s Harry’s job to level you up!

To bring (required software or hardware or supplies)

  • A laptop
  • Up-to-date Chrome
  • Something for making a lot of notes