There’s a good mixture of Performance and Mobile sessions in my list, and a couple of Operations and Culture ones too. However, there are so many conflicting sessions that are awesome, so please let me know your thoughts to help me decide!
I saw Tammy Everts‘ vconf session last year, Understanding the neurological impact of poor performance, which was fascinating. Her tweets are great resources for web performance.
As such, I’ll start the conference with Everything You Wanted to Know About Web Performance (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Then I’ve got to decide between Colin Bendell’s (Akamai) Responsive & Fast: Iterating Live on Modern RWD Sites and Patrick Meenan’s (Google) Deploying and Using WebPagetest Private Instances
Unfortunately, then my ability to make a decision completely fails! I can’t decide between these three:
Finding Signal in the Monitoring Noise with Flapjack, RUM: Getting Beyond Page Level Metrics, and an Etsy-powered mobile session – Building a Device Lab. Help!
I’m planning to finish day 1 with W3C Web Performance APIs in Practice
Following the ever-impressive opening sessions, I’ll head over to see a Twitter session: Mitigating User Experience from ‘Breaking Bad’: The Twitter Approach, then it’s decision time again: either The Surprising Path to a Faster NYTimes.com or A Practical Guide to Systems Testing.
Following that, how could I miss Yoav Weiss talking about how Responsive Images are Coming to a Browser Near You?!
Then I’m deciding between another Etsy session – It’s 3AM, Do You Know Why You Got Paged? – and another Tammy Everts (and Kent Alstad, also of Radware) session – Progressive Image Rendering: Good or Evil?.
I’ll finish the day with another session from Yoav – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Preloader? – and Etsy’s Journey to Building a Continuous Integration Infrastructure for Mobile Apps, probably.
After some more kickass sessions opening the day, I’ll head over to see Signal Through the Noise: Best Practices for Alerting from David Josephsen (Librato).
After that will be Handling The Rush, then another descision between How The Huffington Post Stays Just Fast Enough and Creating a Culture of Quality: How to Sell Web Performance to Your Organization
During the break there will be a couple of jokers talking about the Http Archive, Big Query, and Performance using .Net and Azure! I’ll not miss that for the world! They’re amazing! And ridiculously handsome. kof
Office Hour with Dean Hume (hirespace.com) and Robin Osborne (Mailcloud)
The afternoon will be made up of Test Driven Mobile Development with Appium, Just Like Selenium, Making HTTP/2 Operable and Performant, AND THE AMAZING LOOKING HTTPARCHIVE+BIGQUERY SESSION The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the HTTP Archive (which is going to be AMAZINGLY EPIC)
Then beers, chatting with other like-minded nerds, and a spare day to wander around NYC before an overnight (I believe the term is “red eye”) return flight.
You can check my full schedule here, should you want to be creepy and stalk me.