Durham Developer Day

Posted 14 March 2009 under , ,

One week from today, I’ll be speaking at Durham Developer Day, a small web tech conference being put on by Relevance and Viget Labs. My talk, “Optimizing Perceived Performance,” is about using client-side techniques to make websites feel faster, without resorting to complicated caching setups. My goal is that the talk will serve three purposes: to explain some of the psychology behind user impressions of website performance, to introduce unobtrusive javascript to the uninitiated, and to describe some novel techniques to more experienced web developers.

If you’re in the area, head over to the website and sign up. The speaker lineup is awesome. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a lot to do to get ready.

UPDATE 3/23: Developer Day was a big success, and my talk was well received on the whole. It got some good laughs and generated interesting discussion, and I learned a lot about what makes for a successful presentation. I’ve uploaded the slides, the code from the sample app I created, and a screenshot of the site in action.

About Me

I’m the Development Director at Viget in Durham, North Carolina. I’m also an avid reader, traveler, cyclist, musician, coffee fiend, and friend of birds.