LWP October: Going fast in Government, and in Webpack

Autumn has arrived and as we desperately wind the clocks back an hour in the hopes of a bit more summer (and a bit more sleep), London Web Performance brings you two solid web performance talks to warm your hearts and cool your CPUs.

Ivan Akulov, a performance consultant making his speaking debut in the UK, has selflessly reviewed hundreds of Webpack plugins so you don’t have to, and will be presenting his findings. We’re bringing Ivan from Belarus exclusively to speak for us for LWP.

Closer to home, Matt Hobbs, head of Frontend development at the Government Digital Service, will help us understand the importance of performance in government services, and what GDS’s approach is like.

Bring your best free conference socks and prepare for another exciting LWP lineup.

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:…