Front-end Web performance is a growing space and several conferences are providing a forum for presentations and discussions about making the web fast. I’m excited to be a part of this trend and I’ll be presenting at a number of very cool conferences over the next two months. While two of these are physical conferences held in the United States one conference is an online conference that anyone can in the world can attend. Here is some information about upcoming conferences where I am presenting:
I’m be giving a great presentation at the touring DevNation conference’s stop in Atlanta on April 3rd entitled “Making the Web Fast.” It will serve as an introduction to frontend performance with a twist. Instead of just explaining optimizations such as caching, domain sharding, or image crunching we are going to do some live performance autopsies of real sites. We’ll see what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong and how much they could save by implementing some front-end optimization techniques. I will also reference some free tools and services, such as Zoompf’s free web performance scanning service, that attendees can use to speed up their own websites.
DevNation is a day long conference with some other great speakers focusing on web development. The conference’s venue is the Georgia Tech Research Institute at just off of Georgia Tech’s campus, which happens to be my alma mater. DevNation is an intimate conference with extremely cheap prices and it highly recommended to anyone in the Atlanta area who design, develops, or maintains web applications.
JSConf US 2010
JSconf runs from April 17th and 18th with a hefty dose of partying and a whole other conference, ScurvyCon, on April 16th. The speaker line up is literally the best of the best. JSconf is already sold out and the tickets for ScurvyCon go on sale on April 4th. If you can’t make it JSConf is nice enough to post videos of all the talks after the conference so anyone can learn and enjoy.
Web Optimization Summit
The Web Optimization Summit has some other excellent speakers, such as Paul Irish and Kyle Simpson from Getify. The conference all takes place over a single day, is reasonably priced, and can be virtually attend from around the global.
I’m very happy to be presenting at these conferences. If you are attending please stop on by and say hello. In fact, anyone who meets me and shows me a printed copy of their free Zoompf Web Performance Report with some feedback about the findings will get a special gift. More details on this soon. Hope to see you all at the conferences!