Web Acceleration 101 (with Cloudflare)

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Rithm School
06:30 PM
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The load time of your website not only affects your search engine rankings, but is also correlated to the conversion rate on your site; Kyle Rush from the 2011 Obama for America campaign site showed a 3 second page load speed improvement increased on-site donations by 14% (resulting in over $34 million in donations). With websites now being accessed from an ever more diverse range of devices and platforms, it’s vital your online presence remains fast across the board.
This talk will cover the realities of modern web acceleration and the best practice you can use to speed up your online presence; using caching, modern web protocols and on-site optimisations.

6:30pm: Doors open, snacks & networking
6:40pm: Talk kickoff
7:30pm: Talk conclusion - Post event discussion & networking
8:00pm: Event conclusion

About the Speaker
Jade Wang is Head of Developer Relations at Cloudflare. Previously, she co-founded Sandstorm.io, and was employee #5 Meteor. Her Ph.D. is in neuroscience, she had been a post doctoral researcher at NASA Ames Research Center. In a past life, she's also a classically trained musician.


A basic familiarity with the command line, beginner-intermediate experience with JavaScript, and familiarity with JSON. Please bring your laptops.

If you want to sharpen your skills or review a few programming topics before the meetup, go ahead and use Rithm's Free Online Courses to prepare.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to this meetup, please reach out to the Rithm Team by emailing [email protected]


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