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Government services: Why frontend performance matters

A talk giving my opinion on why frontend performance matters and its huge impact on users from the perspective of government services. The talk focuses on the UK central government's website, GOV.UK. It contains details on the history of Government Digital Service and GOV.UK, who our users are, the devices…

I reviewed 200 perf-related webpack plugins so you don’t have to

There are almost 10 000 npm packages with the “webpack” keyword in their package.json. Almost all of them are webpack loaders or plugins. But many of us have used 10 or 20 of those at most. In this talk, I’ll cover the most interesting performance-related plugins from the webpack ecosystem:…

Past events

LWP September: Saving data and the web perf quiz

Cloudflare London

This month LWP returns to its second-tuesday slot with two visiting speakers. Tim Vereecke, a web performance consultant at Akamai and scale-modelling enthusiast, will discuss data saver mode, and what it means for your website. Lydia Hallie is also making a special trip to join us from Sweden to present her web performance trivia quiz. I came across Lydia’s advanced JavaScript questions repo when it was featured in JavaScript Weekly and am delighted she’s able to bring that content to LWP.

The Cloudflare office is in County Hall, Belvedere Rd. The entrance is in front of Forum Magnum Square on Belvedere Road. Once inside, walk to the elevators foyer on the left of the central staircase and press “6” on the keypad. Use the elevator shown on the display (A, B or C). Once on floor 6, go left to get into the office.

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LWP August: Real world metrics and workers

News UK

This month we welcome two big hitters from browser implementors: Google and Samsung both work hard to deliver the best possible performance in their browsers, and are keen to encourage developers to take advantage of the best features to create smooth and responsive user experiences.

Ada Rose Canon will help us make the jump to Web Workers, with real world use cases, and libraries to make it easier to use workers when you can.

Yoav Weiss will ask what fast really means, and share the results of Google’s research which attempts to zero-in on the key metrics that relate most closely to user experience and satisfaction.

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LWP June: Scaling repos and your organisation

The Financial Times at Bracken House

Join us in June for an evening of talks on the theme of scaling up. We have Adam Braimbridge from the FT’s technology team explaining how they maintain control and effective management of 1000s of repos. And Edd Read, a co-founder of Graze and childcare start-up Tiney, will talk about the way starting a tech business has changed over time and how that helps us scale organisations with fewer risks and less investment.

Drinks and food will be provided. We’re grateful to the Financial Times for hosting us in their brand new Bracken House offices this month. Because our venue this month is a newly refurbished building, we are still working out the details of how we can best run LWP in this space. As a result, food and drink options may be different to our usual options, and childcare will be provided off-site (but close by!)

Remember London Web Performance events are ticketed, and funds raised from tickets are used exclusively for running the events. Get yours on eventbrite now!

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LWP relaunch: SVG performance and the NHS digital strategy

The Telegraph

 

For our first 2019 series event, we’re bringing you Terrence Eden with buckets of stuff you probably didn’t know about SVG, and Hadley Beeman will tell us all about the new NHS Digital plan and how it will help bring better technology and use of the web into government (and more specifically health) services.

We’re grateful to the Telegraph for hosting us this month, and even more so for agreeing to provide food and drinks for us.

Remember London Web Performance events are ticketed, and funds raised from tickets are used exclusively for running the events. Get yours on eventbrite now!

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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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