Blog Posts by Sophie Davies-Patrick

  • @media London conference in June

    The @media conference in London, on June 10-11, is one of the largest developer conferences in the UK. Yahoo! Developer Network is an exhibition sponsor, and we'll also be speaking there.

    This year @media features both a design and development track, 20 sessions in total, covering web site and application design, and development technologies and practices.

    For the first time, @media is being managed by Web Directions, which has been running conferences for web professionals in Australia, North America, and Japan since 2004. Founders John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin have been involved in the web industry since the early 1990s, so they have a couple of years on me.

    The full conference and expo costs £549; early-bird registration at £499 ends on April 30. However, if you register using the code Yahoo, you will get £100 off the prevailing price. So, register by May 1 for the bargain price of £399. Full-day workshops on June 8 and 9 are each £299 for conference attendees; £325 for others.

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  • London, May 27: Bandwidth and latency talk


    Yahoo! developer Philip Tellis is coming over to London for a few days at the end of May, and we'd like to invite you to meet him. We have arranged for him to give a talk on Web Performance at YDN's favorite venue, WallaceSpace in Covent Garden, London, from 7 p.m. on May 27.

    In his talk, Philip will describe how bandwidth and latency are the two factors that affect how fast you can get content to your users. The first step in fighting these battles is finding out what your users experience: How bad is the experience, why should we care, and how can we make it better? He'll talk about the initial steps in measuring Web performance.

    Philip is a self-described geek, currently in a dual role with Yahoo's Performance and Paranoid (security) teams. He looks at ways to measure and improve web performance and security, and is an experienced and well-respected tech speaker.

    We’ll serve tasty refreshments after the presentation and Q&A, and we’d love to see you there! Please register here

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