The 3.5s Dash For Attention and Other Stuff We Found in RUM

A session at Velocity Europe 2012

Wednesday 3rd October, 2012

11:15am to 11:55am (GMT)

When searching for something online, people often open multiple results in browser tabs and switch to the one that loads first. It’s a race for the user’s attention, but usually there’s only one medal.

Just as in sport, the web is fiercely competitive and people expect more from it each year. Last year’s winning performance is this year’s new baseline. As a result developers must answer complex questions to stay in the game: How do users perceive the performance of my site? What do they expect and am I meeting their expectations? What new metrics should I be collecting to answer these questions?

Not complicated enough? Put mobile devices in the game. Do mobile users have different expectations than desktop users? How does radio link lifetime affect performance? How do I work with the lack of NavTiming support in mobile browsers?

In this talk, Buddy and Philip will answer most of these questions, and cover some of the insights gained from studying real user performance data over the last few years. We’ll also cover tools that you can use, both free and commercial, to arm you with the information you need to win Gold.

About the speakers

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Philip Tellis

expert at making up verses for The Wheels On The Bus. Also wrote boomerang and lead the Data Science & Visualisation Team for webperf at Akamai bio from Twitter

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Buddy Brewer

Co-Founder and CEO of LogNormal, a web performance company specializing in real user measurement. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:15am11:55am GMT

Date Wed 3rd October 2012

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