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Simon Hearne

Web Performance Consultant

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About Simon

My Bio

Simon is a Web Performance Consultant in Surrey, UK. He has a passion for all things fast and works with Europe’s largest websites and apps to measure and improve user experience.

Simon studied Artificial Intelligence and Web Science under Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Dame Wendy Hall at the Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Southampton. Since graduating from university, Simon has worked at IBM, Site Confidence (now Egpplant) and Akamai to support customers with a range of web performance solutions and consultancy. He lends his extensive experience in the web performance industry to help customers prioritise performance and implement the best solutions for managing and improving their site speed and reliability. He’s known for his commitment to reducing the impact of third-party scripts on user experience, and created the free tool requestmap.webperf.tools to visualise the scale of third-party requests on a page.

Simon presents about interesting web performance topics at a number of events, why not have a look at some of his talks.

About Web Performance

Web performance is the art of creating seamless online user experiences.

Consumers expect websites and apps to respond instantly; delays of only 100ms can cause increases in frustration and reduce the likelihood of positive business outcomes. With a market shift towards smartphone browsing performance is more important than ever. However, in such a competitive world feature velocity is critical. Balancing the management of performance with feature velocity is critical to maximise the potential of your online presence.