For anyone who missed it, Alistair had an interesting (and popular) post on watchingwebsites.com about how speeding up performance improves online business. The data was gathered through some experimentation that Alistair helped us run with some Strangeloop customers. Through the experiments, we were able to draw a direct link between web performance and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the business, getting us closer to the holy grail of showing, in business terms, why performance matters. Alistair presented the data in a joint webinar with Strangeloop in October.
Next tuesday, December 8th, I’ll be revisiting the data and presenting them again at the Velocity Online Conference, which is O’Reilly’s online version of the Velocity Conference. The online version is also co-chaired by Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins, will run for half the day, and includes some pretty interesting presentations on topics that range from Varnish to SPDY to Steve’s impressive Browserscope initiative. I’m excited to be a part of it and am looking forward to playing Alistair’s proxy in presenting the data, not to mention listening in on the other presentations.
I encourage all to attend. And knowing how much Bitcurrent’s inquisitive readers will surely be interested in the event, I got us a bit of a discount too. Here are all the pertinent details:
- URL: http://en.oreilly.com/velocityfall09
- Cost: $149 (25% off with discount code “velfall09pcd”)
- When: Tuesday, December 8th, 9am-12:40pm PT
Hope to see you there.