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Bringing HTTP/2 to GOV.UK

I've been trying to enable HTTP/2 on GOV.UK for the past 18 months. The initial trial back in October 2018 showed via synthetic testing that it actually slowed the site…

How PerfOps revolutionized performance at Marks & Spencer

This month we have a great talk from Andrew Neilson who is currently head of PerfOps at Marks and Spencer and is responsible for performance across the breadth of the M& business. The talk was first given at Velocity Europe last Autumn, and was extremely highly rated, but even if you attended that talk, Andrew promises an interesting update as things have moved on considerably in the last 6 months. This talk will demonstrate how a large business such as M&S can move from a standing start to having a performance culture. One not to miss.


Double Header : Building an Offline Page for & Fastly CDN learnings

You’re on a train to work and you open up the Guardian app on your phone. A tunnel surrounds you, but the app still works in very much the same way as it usually would—despite your lack of internet connection, you still get the full experience, only the content shown will be stale. If you tried the same for the Guardian website, however, it wouldn’t load at all. Native apps have long had the tools to deal with these situations, in order to deliver rich user experiences whatever the user’s situation may be. With service workers, the web is catching up. In this talk Olly will demonstrate how he built an offline page for, and discuss potential future use cases.


Embrace The Network and Measuring What’s Important; hosted by Twitter

First up we have Patrick Hamann who will be giving his talk entitled ‘Embrace The Network’ on modern techniques for building resilient front ends. This was first given at Front End London and received great feedback so if you missed it here’s another chance to see it.

Secondly, we have a real treat in store in that we have a talk from the pioneer of much of the work in the world of web performance, Steve Souders along with Mark Zeman who now work together on the performance monitoring solution Speedcurve.


Adapting for the times

Beer and pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, AppDynamics, Cedexis, Dynatrace, Dyn, The Financial Times, Google, NCC Group, Neustar, PEER1, and SciVisum.