Past events

End of year special : Kornel Lesinski and Patrick Meenan

The Financial Times

To round off 2018 we have talks from two great speakers, Kornel Lesinski and Pat Meenan. Kornel is going to tell us the latest techniques in serving progressive images, and Pat, the creator of the seminal WebPageTest.org, will give us an insight into resource scheduling.

This event, once again sees us donating all ticket fees to BBC Children in Need and Crisis at Christmas so please give generously.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Real User Measurement Insights

The Financial Times

Many websites use real user measurement (RUM) data to analyze their performance, as well as to validate the impact of optimizations. During this session, we’ll discuss how RUM is used and then explore some of the fascinating insights into the web that we can learn from it.

Soft drinks, Beer & Pizzas for our monthly events are being provided by the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Its Time to Stop Stalling: Delivering Fast Video without the Buffering

The Financial Times

After a bit of a post DeltaV break we are back, and so is one of our old friends Doug Sillars who will be telling us all about Ahow adding video to your website is a great way to increase engagement and to highlight your brand. However, video that does not play smoothly causes frustration to users. With variable network conditions and low powered devices, how can you ensure that your video will look stream perfectly to all of your users? In this talk, we will walk through the mechanics of delivering video and apply best practices to deliver video quickly, efficiently and without stalling.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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DeltaV Conference

The QEII Centre

For more information for DeltaV please visit https://deltavconf.com

Show your team what’s possible when it comes to web performance.

  • Identify quick wins – Discover practical first steps and tools to help you rapidly improve your front-end load times
  • Measure the impact – Learn to measure, benchmark and convert… and smash your revenue targets.
  • Persuade your business to take action – Hear from the experts how to make the case for improvement with real world case studies

Our speakers will cover a range of web performance topics over the two-day conference.

  • Technical deep dives on PWA, Third Party tags, Chrome UX Report, QUIC and more.
  • Practical advice about building a web performance team, measurement, and how to convince your company to care about performance.
  • In-depth case studies from Trivago, Wix, JD Williams, Missguided and more!

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Andrew Betts (Clearing User Cache) and Hooman Beheshti (Revisiting HTTP/2)

The Financial Times

This month we have Andrew Betts who will be telling us all about clearing you users cache and Hooman Beheshti who will be revisiting HTTP/2.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Optimising the Web – A Front End Talk

The Financial Times

This month we have Sanjay Purswani of Compare The Market who will tell us about understanding the various stages of how the browser builds the DOM, how to optimise HTML, CSS and JS, how networking plays a part and what AMP and PWAs add to the performance landscape.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Panel discussion between QUIC and HTTP standards participants, including Q&A

Spektrix

The IETF are in town from 17-23 March https://www.ietf.org/how/meetings/101/ so not to miss an opportunity we have arranged a special meetup for everyone who would like to know more on QUIC and HTTP protocols and where they are heading in the future. Mark Nottingham will be leading  a panel discussion between QUIC and HTTP standards participants, including Q&A.

For a little more on QUIC see https://quicwg.github.io/

The panel will start at 19:30

Note : this event will not be livestreamed or recorded.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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The butterfly effect and tech / A-B Testing, Ads and other 3rd Party Tags

The Financial Times

This month we have two great talks. Firstly we have a talk from Arianna Aondio, Technical Evangelist at Varnish Software, who will talk about “The butterfly effect and tech” and how the only certainty we face in tech is uncertainty. She will look at how agility, flexibility, and openness can help us get a certain sense of control and thereby cope with that uncertainty.  To follow Arianna we will have Andy Davies who will give those of you that did not attend the recent SmashingConf to hear his talk “A/B Testing, Ads and other 3rd Party Tags” where will will take another look at one of our favourite web performance subjects.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Large Scale DDoS / Variable Fonts / Chrome Timeline

The Financial Times

This month we have three great talks. Firstly we have a talk from Michael Tremante from Cloudflare who will tell us about “Large Scale DDoS Mitigation”.  Then we have  a lightning talk from Oliver Williams of Springer Nature titled “One file, many possibilities: Variable fonts on the web”. Finally we have Joel Webber of Fullstory with a talk “Beyond Load Times: Performance Analysis for Modern Web Apps” that focuses on the Chrome performance timeline.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Who’s afraid of Webpack? / 3rd Party Content: the weak link in the chain

The Financial Times

To kick off the new year we have two talks. Firstly we have another talk from Dora Militaru. Having submitted two lightning talks for December, and going down a storm with her session “Where are the women?”, Dora has been asked back to present the other one titled “Who’s afraid of Webpack?”.  Then we have Simon Hearne with his talk “Third-party content: the weak link in the chain” where he’ll explores some of the toughest questions in web performance, backed up with huge amounts of data.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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