2015-10-22 00:00:00 2015-10-24 00:00:00 America/Toronto COLLIDE 2015 Welcome to COLLIDE! Where students and aspiring professionals COLLIDE with established creative minds to see and shape the future. Up-and-comers can uncover new role models and explore the world’s best ideas from the leading edge. A one-of-a-kind conference in Atlantic Canada – Collide is an interactive… Halifax FITC Halifax


Nowadays, user expectations of web applications are higher than ever. Unfortunately for developers, with the rise of mobile, those users are consuming their experience from low bandwidth and low powered devices. To keep up with competition and these levels of expectations, app performance needs to be accounted for as a major component of the overall user experience.

In this talk Mike and Luke will be going back to their roots, understanding how the HTTP protocol works and how they can leverage it to optimize performance in creative ways. They’ll be covering how you can measure performance and some tips and tricks they’ve learned from their personal experiences in the industry.


To empower developers to push performance in web applications by leveraging an understanding of the HTTP protocol.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Listeners should have a solid understanding of web fundamentals (HTML, CSS, Javascript).

Five things audience members will learn

  1. How the HTTP protocol works
  2. How to measure website performance
  3. How to set performance budgets
  4. Why optimizing performance matters
  5. Effective ways to speed up an existing website