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Monday, October 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Dark Arts of Light Speed #DarkArts

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There needs to be a shift from network-based metrics to user experience ones that centre around rendering and at which point content becomes available. This is where the future of performance will lie. 

This newly defined performance profile rests in part on the front end developer’s shoulders. As such, he/she now needs to accept a new role: performance advocate. 

This talk will have 4 main sections, all discussed in front end developer speak:

  1. HISTORY: The history of web performance and the reasons it has now become a front burner issue. 
  2. SPOFs: We will observe the common SPOFs (points of failure) in webpage rendering, and how they behave and their interactions with the page. 
  3. TOOLS: We’ll go through some analytical tools available to our disposal - from the basic to the much more detailed (like Webpagetest), how to read and interpret the data , to then provide appropriate solutions.
  4. READINGS: Accessible and available resources supporting all of the afore mentioned 

At the denouement of this talk, the front end aficionados in attendance - as well as all others, will be able to make learned decisions about their site, their development and deployment, in achieving a performance analysis, wether working within a team environment or as a freelancer.


Henri Helvetica

Henri is a front end developer come QA engineer at Forge Media + Design in Toronto, CA. For the last two years, he has zeroed in on two of his favourite areas of development: the dark arts of performance and accessibility. Henri’s an active supporter of local developer meetups... Read More →

Monday October 26, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Queen Salon Promenade Deck

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