Not my RUM: Benchmarking the web for fun and profit with the Chrome UX Report

Mar 13, 2018 · New York, United States of America

Collecting web performance data in the field (also known as real user measurement or RUM) has traditionally been a first-party experience; you add some tracking code to your website and your monitoring service will show you insightful data about how users experience your website. The key is that you're only seeing data for users on your own website. But what would you do if you could see the real user performance data for your closest competitor? Or other websites in your industry? How about 3 million websites? 

In this talk we'll explore the newly released Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) to see how you can utilize terabytes of data to understand how users actually experience the web. We'll discuss how this tool fits into the broader webperf tooling landscape, how to extract meaningful insights, and how to visualize results to impress your boss. The goal is for you to come away with the skills to set realistic performance expectations, better understand market demographics, and track your progress relative to everyone else.

Rick Viscomi, Developer Programs Engineer at Google Rick Viscomi is a developer programs engineer at Google, focusing on web transparency. He maintains the HTTP Archive, a community-owned tool that tracks how the web is built, and the Chrome User Experience Report, a dataset of real user performance data from millions of sites. He is also the co-author of Using WebPageTest and a former web performance engineer at YouTube.

Spotify is hosting us again. And they still have food and beer!

As always, we are going to have geekaways with geeky prizes provided by our sponsors.


6:30 - Arrive at Spotify, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Not my RUM: Benchmarking the web for fun and profit with the Chrome UX Report (Rick Viscomi)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


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