Web Refined

Thursday 11 September 2014

Our Speakers

Phil Young , Transport for London (TfL)

Making TfL Digital: Web, Open Data, and Beyond

What does it take to make the digital properties of Transport for London (TfL) as good as the best retail and service organisations? What journey are TfL taking to deliver world class digital services to millions of customers through the web, social, open data, and personalisation? Phil Young, Head of TfL Online, will share the background to the recent relaunch of TfL’s responsive website, built on the cloud, and how keeping customers at the centre will continue to guide the next generation of TfL’s digital services.

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Dean Hume & Robin Osborne , HireSpace / Mailcloud

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the HTTP Archive

The web is a fascinating place. Every day millions of websites around the world are constantly evolving and growing. Fortunately, great resources such as the HTTP Archive capture statistics from over 300,000 URLs, and provide us with useful insights into the world of web performance. In this talk, Robin Osborne and Dean Hume will highlight some of the most interesting performance insights they’ve gleaned from this data. They’ll highlight the techniques that the best websites are using, as well as those to avoid from the worst performing sites. Together, they'll uncover the good, the bad, and the ugly of the HTTP Archive and show one simple thing for each that will dramatically improve page load performance.

Den Odell , AKQA

Seven Steps To Better JavaScript

The volume of JavaScript used on the web is growing, yet a single, poorly written line of code has the potential to break an entire website, frustrating users and driving away potential customers. AKQA have been working over many years to find a set of steps to follow during development to ensure only the highest-quality code gets released. Join Den Odell, Head of Web Development at AKQA and author of the recently published book Pro JavaScript Development, as he presents the seven steps that will improve the quality of any JavaScript project, leaving code easier to manage and letting users browse without frustration.

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The Venue

Thursday 11 September 2014, 18:30 - 21:00

The Goldsmiths' Centre
42 Britton Street
London EC1M 5AD

Free Entry. Refreshments Provided.

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