Patrick Meenan has been working on web performance in one form or another for the last 20 years and is currently working at Cloudflare to make the web faster. Prior to that, he worked at Google to make Chrome and the web faster.
Patrick created WebPageTest, an open source web performance measurement tool, and he runs a free instance of it on his own servers in Dulles, US. He can frequently be found in the forums helping site owners understand and improve their website performance.
Deep Dive into WebPageTest
Patrick Meenan will walk through using WebPageTest for performance analysis. The session will provide a quick overview on basic usage and then dive deep into more advanced capabilities and features. He will explore different ways to measure the user experience, what the newer metrics like Time To Interactive mean and how best to detect and analyze performance issues.
WebPageTest also provides a relatively powerful scripting interface for measuring beyond a basic “page load” and a REST API for automating, both of which will also be explored.
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