July Meetup

Jul 23, 2013 · Warwick, United States of America

Talk Description:
How can you build a WordPress site that loads in less than a second, and why does it matter?

At Google, a 500 millisecond delay (just 0.5 seconds) resulted in a 20% decrease in search traffic. 74% of mobile web users will leave a site if it takes longer than 5 seconds to load. Meanwhile, web-enabled devices and user bandwidth are getting more varied and less predictable.
In this talk, Chris Ferdinandi shares tips and techniques that will dramatically increase your site performance.

Speaker:
Chris Ferdinandi is a web designer and front-end developer in Franklin, MA.
Chris is responsible for learning innovation and technology at EMC Corporation, a Fortune 200 tech firm. He's also the web developer for PAWS New England, a fantastic animal rescue organization. He's a beach bum from Rhode Island, and currently lives south of Boston with his wife, two dogs, and one dog-like cat.

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  • The WordPress RI Meetup Group - Since 2009

    Whether you’re new to WordPress or a pro, the Rhode Island Meetup offers insights, fun, and camaraderie in your back yard. Meeting monthly since 2009. Previously based specifically in Providence we have expanded to include additional meetups in Southern Rhode Island to reach out to the broader WordPress community at-large.

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