Simon Hearne

Web Performance Architect

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Talks

I enjoy speaking at UX, front-end and web performance conferences. Get in touch if you think I’d be a good fit for your event! I’m currently presenting the following talks:

The Psychology of Speed

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What makes a fast experience a good one? Studying billions of data points to determine the key performance measures which correlate with positive user behavior.

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Third-party tags are critical to most businesses, but what risk do they pose to availability and user experience? A study into determining and mitigating third-party risk as well as calculating third-party return on investment.

The state of third-party tag performance

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A deep dive into real-user monitoring and synthetic test data to discover the impact of third-party content (and ad-blockers) on perceived speed and web page sizes.

Web Performance Workshop

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A half- or full-day web performance workshop, covering everything from HTTP/3 to image optimisation.

A deep dive into third-party content

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In this talk we will get deep into HTTP Archive, browser developer tools and Real User Monitoring (RUM) data. We’ll discover which third-party tags have the greatest impact on user experience, how ad blockers impact site speed and what to look out for when evaluating a new third-party service. Most importantly, we will discuss techniques to manage third-party performance & security without creating friction with marketing and analytics teams!

The Importance of Speed - Five Surprising Techniques To Improve Online Engagement

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Speed is a critical factor in user engagement. In this talk Simon defines site speed, how to measure it and explores its impact on user engagement. Insight taken across hundreds of sites leads to five key techniques to maximize user engagement.

The Future of Web Performance

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What will the web performance world look like in a decade? A look into the future of internet protocols, embedded devices, APIs and JavaScript.

Building the Business Case for Performance

We know that making user experiences faster is good for business, but it’s a tough change to quantify. An analysis of sales techniques, case studies and quick wins to make performance a business priority.

What the browser tells us, and what it doesn’t

A deep-dive into the browser APIs which give us feedback on user experience, what is missing (and why) and how to determine the key data to collect and analyse.


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