David AzariaKenneth Harker

The Critical Path to Web Performance: Real Users' Footsteps

Date: This event took place live on October 08 2013

Presented by: David Azaria, Kenneth Harker

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Being on the front lines of building and maintaining the modern Web is a tough vocation. It demands constantly ensuring your site is robust and reliable. We know our business grows when customers can quickly engage and transact. That's why focusing on monitoring and improving the performance of key business transactions is critical, especially in a hectic and fast-changing environment.

Scripting a synthetic measurement of multiple pages can help. But clean-room monitoring excludes all the variations in your users' experiences. And looking at real user data one page at a time won't tell the whole story either.

Learn how to look beyond the lens of individual page performance, and through the footsteps of real users to measure performance for important journeys. Highlights of this live webcast include:

  • Understanding the variations in user behavior and site navigation
  • How dependencies between pages can impact user experience
  • Modeling and aggregating real user paths

About David Azaria

David heads web application development at Keynote Systems, Inc. He also manages design and usability. David holds a B.S. in Computional Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Kenneth Harker

Ken Harker is a Senior Performance Consultant at Keynote Systems, were he leads the performance consulting practice for the mobile-optimized web. Ken works with enterprise customers in the banking, finance, insurance, retail, media, auto, and travel industries to help them improve the performance of their mobile web user experience. Ken has 13 years experience in the internet performance industry, including 9 years with Keynote Systems.

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