October 2011 Monthly Meeting Summary

Measuring and Optimizing Website Performance - presentation by Patrick Meenan, Google Inc.

Patrick discussed various aspects of a website that can impact performance, techniques for measuring them accurately and some of the techniques for improving performance. Topics covered were to include:
* Back-end vs. Front-end performance
* Pitfalls of synthetic testing
* Real-User Monitoring
* Upcoming browser enhancements

Presenter Bio:
Patrick Meenan created WebPagetest, a free online website speed test service, while at AOL and now works at Google with a team that is working to make the web faster. He has been working on optimizing low-level networking performance for various applications (among other responsibilities) over the last 15 years. Patrick blogs at blog.patrickmeenan.com

Took place on: Wed. October 12 2011 6:30 PM

Attendance: 19

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