We want to hear all about:
- Cutting edge developments, including original work
- Santosh Rajan, founder Geekskool
- Shwetank Dixit, Extensions Program Manager and Web Evangelist, Opera Software
- Sindhu S, Recurse Center alumni
- Zainab Bawa, editorial coordinator, co-founder at HasGeek
Commitment to Open Source
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.
If you are interested in conducting a hands-on session on any of the topics falling under the themes described above, please submit a proposal under the workshops section. We also need you to tell us about your past experience in teaching and/or conducting workshops.
If you are interested in doing an unconference during the breakout sessions, propose a topic which will be of interest to the community.
Deadline for submitting proposals: 31 July 2015
Conference dates: 18-19 September
Workshops: 15, 16, 17 and 20 September
High Performance in the Critical Rendering Path
This talk begins by looking at the kind of performance optimizations we’re are already doing, such as bundling and minification, gzip compression, caching, and using progressive enhancement. Then I’ll cover things we should be doing such as measuring performance, setting up a performance budget, using nginx as a reverse proxy, inlining critical CSS while deferring the rest, deferring font loading, using a CDN, experimenting with WebP images, and maybe deferring image loading too.
Last, we’ll take a look at where HTTP is going with HTTP 2.0, and discuss the new multiplexing features that enable HTTP 2.0 to take advantage of a single TCP request, erasing the need for “hacks” such as bundling, spriting, CSS or image inlining, taking HTML back to the way it was originally designed to work, while actually improving performance.