High Performance Images: Shrink, Load and Deliver for Speed - BOOK LAUNCH
It’s back-to-school time of year. So what better time to learn than to talk performance through a book launch? This is something The Toronto Web Performance Group loves to highlight: performance publications.
This fall will see a book published, exclusively addressing the lowest hanging fruit of the performance tree: images.
The world loves images as they create engagement, enhance the visual experience and facilitate greater conversions. But mismanaged, they can have detrimental effects.
High Performance Images is a collaborative book from O’Reilly and Akamai, conceived to address and discuss image management featuring the writings from some of the greatest minds in performance. Among them, Akamai’s Colin Bendell and Nick Doyle. They will both join us and speak to the Toronto Web Performance Group about the importance of image management, and modern techniques of delivering them efficiently on the web.
As a worldwide leader in content delivery, Akamai has been well positioned to manage the increased demand for rich, image heavy web experiences. With an average of 60 images/page, an ever growing image weight and while great for users, the web page is progressively creating tremendous challenges for businesses and content owners around image delivery, quality, storage costs among many issues. We plan to address these hurdles among many others Sept 15th.
Makes sure to RSVP for this important meetup as they also take on your most pressing q?s about images - a quasi AMA IRL.
Colin Bendell (@colinbendell)
A director at Akamai Technologies, Colin is a multi-disciplined expert in software development, infrastructure and operations, and business strategy. With over 15 years experience, he has led the design of large-scale distributed web applications.
Colin is passionate about helping customers build high-performance web applications, has a deep technical base and can be found refactoring regular expressions while imagining three impossible things, all before breakfast. At least five sentences a day begin with the phrase ‘What if…’ His low-level technical expertise allows him to understand the big picture and create long term strategies and vision that are innovative yet pragmatic and attainable.
Nick Doyle (@njdoyle)
Nick is a software developer at Akamai on the Image Manager team focusing on image transformations and optimizations. Previously, he worked on the Front End Optimization product with Blaze and Akamai, working on optimization development and web performance. Before Blaze, he worked with IBM on their Java Virtual Machine. When not optimizing the internet, Nick makes noise with modular synthesizers; sometimes it even sounds like music.
Tell a friend and bring another. Let's all advocate performance culture. We hope to see you there.
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