Large Scale DDoS / Variable Fonts / Chrome Timeline

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.

Large Scale DDoS Mitigation

Going to walkthrough some real world use cases of large DDoS attacks (including what happened to Donald Trump's website during the US presidential election campaign) and how Cloudflare infrastructure is built to handle the load from a technical perspective.
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Beyond Load Times: Performance Analysis for Modern Web Apps

Traditional web performance analysis often focuses on loading metrics -- time to first render, interactivity, onload, etc. This is important as far as it goes but increasingly limited as web "pages" become "apps" in their own right. While loading metrics remain important, it's becoming crucial to understand what's happening after…
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