Top 10 Chasing Waterfalls Episodes
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Undergoing a Performance Transformation with Sharell Bryant
06/17/20 • 41 min
Rarely do we get to start with a fresh slate when it comes to performance, more often, we have to figure out how to make a performance transformation after the fact. In this episode, Sharell Bryant talks about Teachers Pay Teachers journey to a performance-focused organization.
Luckily there were people in the company who had kind of had similar experiences in terms of being able and having the freedom to like run an A/B test where maybe it's not a product change, it's just a performance optimization change and being able to see like test out whether that improved various metrics. I was able to do that and felt empowered to do that. Especially when we are looking for different opportunities for how to improve the experience. If I can say, "Hey, I can make a quick performance change and let's just see if it affects these other metrics and you know, it won't involve design, it won't involve product and it'll take this much resourcing and then we'll measure it", I think was a great way to kind of advocate at first and loop it into another objective.
A full transcript is available at: https://chasingwaterfalls.io/episodes/episode-six-with-sharell-bryant/
Reaching the Entire UK with Matt Hobbs
04/30/20 • 48 min
Performance is always important, but that's especially true for anyone providing essential services over a wide range of connections and devices. In this episode, Matt Hobbs talks about the challenges of building sites that perform well for the entirety of the UK.
Everything that we do in terms of accessibility, in terms of web performance, in terms of content design, we have to be catering to the largest number of people possible because one thing that we can't, we can't just say, well we're not going to support X or you're not going to support Y. Because in doing so we may just be excluding a certain demographic of the UK.
A full transcript is available at: https://chasingwaterfalls.io/episodes/episode-five-with-matt-hobbs/
- Matt Hobbs on Twitter
- Matt Hobbs' site
- SpeedCurve Page Speed Benchmarks
- Tammy's post on SpeedCurve's Benchmarks
- Government Digital Service
- GOV.UK Design System
- Chrome User Experience Report
- From Hackathon to Foundational Performance with Reefath Rajali
- GDS Blog
- Technology in Government blog
Dealing with Third Parties with Karolina Szczur
02/06/20 • 53 min
You can do all the work to make your own code as fast as possible, but a few ill-performing third-party scripts can still bring your site to a crawl. In this episode, Karolina Szczur talks all about third-parties: how big of an issue they really how, how to identify which ones are the most problematic, and what you can do about it.
So it's not necessarily a binary choice—in some cases, sure. But there are strategies that you can use to mitigate that performance that you just have to be aware of them and you have to start with having that conversation. The responsibility is actually on us, not necessarily on the vendor that's providing the service.
A full transcript is available at: https://chasingwaterfalls.io/episodes/episode-four-with-karolina-szczur/
- Karolina Szczur on Twitter
- Karolina Szczur's site
- Patrick Hulce on Twitter
- The State of the Web
- Addy Osmani on Twitter
- Third Party Web
- Firefox Focus
- How We Improved the Performance of Our Live Chat by 30%
- Google found a 400ms delay resulted in less engagement
- Reducing the Intercom Messenger Bundle Size by 65%
- Harry Roberts' tweet showing a performance waterfall with and without third-parties
- Ben Schwarz on Twitter
- Performance Email Newsletter
- Calibre on Twitter
Performance for the Long-Haul with Katie Hempenius
12/19/19 • 43 min
Now maybe your first party site is actually pretty decent and is holding the line but you keep getting push back from marketing to just keep adding more third party content and that is just really slowing the site down and that's one of those things...that issue is bigger than engineering. You need to have the company kind of come to an agreement on what your strategy is going to be around third party.
A full transcript is available at: https://chasingwaterfalls.io/episodes/episode-three-with-katie-hempenius/
- Katie Hempenius on Twitter
- Improving Page Performance in Modern Web Apps with Katie Hempenius
- Addy Osmani on Twitter
- Speed at Scale: Web Performance Tips and Tricks from the Trenches
- HTTP Archive
- Tweet about page size increase
- PageSpeed Insights
From Hackathon to Foundational Performance with Reefath Rajali
10/14/19 • 38 min
Many people want their organization to prioritize performance, but where do you start? In this episode, Reefath Rajali, a mobile developer advocate at PayPal, talks about PayPal's performance journey, starting with a simple, lightweight prototype built during a hackathon.
So, that is how this journey actually started and as you said, it was not an easy journey. We had a lot of challenges. Because it is a larger organization and to transform a hackathon idea into action, there are a lot of team players and companies about. We have our product, we have our analyst, we have our designers, and we have our engineering group. So, it’s like four or five teams we have to come together, agree, and every single stream has a different leader.
A full transcript is available at: https://chasingwaterfalls.io/episodes/episode-two-with-reefath-rajali/
Scaling a Culture of Performance with Malek Hakim
09/26/19 • 38 min
How do you not only establish a culture of performance, but nurture it and scale it across a large organization? That's the question we try to answer in this week's discussion with Malek Hakim, a performance engineer at Priceline. We talk about what Priceline has been doing to cement a culture of performance across the organization, touching on everything from tooling and metrics, to education and experimentation.
We started small at first. We were actually working on trying to find small tasks that we can do that we can test and try to show the impact. And yeah. You iterate and you do different tests, and some of them show up to be beneficial and sometimes surprising. And I guess that gets the ball rolling.—Malek Hakim
A full transcript is available at: https://chasingwaterfalls.io/episodes/episode-one-with-malek-hakim/
Introducing Chasing Waterfalls
09/18/19 • 2 min
Welcome to Chasing Waterfalls, a podcast featuring conversations with the people working to make the web faster for everyone. Every two weeks, a new episode will drop exploring how different people and organizations are approaching web performance, from a technical, organizational and cultural perspective.
In this trailer, Tim introduces the podcast and provides a sneak peek at some of the upcoming episodes.
How many episodes does Chasing Waterfalls have?
Chasing Waterfalls currently has 7 episodes available.
What topics does Chasing Waterfalls cover?
The podcast is about Web, Performance, Web Development, Podcasts and Technology.
What is the most popular episode on Chasing Waterfalls?
The episode title 'Undergoing a Performance Transformation with Sharell Bryant' is the most popular.
What is the average episode length on Chasing Waterfalls?
The average episode length on Chasing Waterfalls is 38 minutes.
How often are episodes of Chasing Waterfalls released?
Episodes of Chasing Waterfalls are typically released every 48 days, 21 hours.
When was the first episode of Chasing Waterfalls?
The first episode of Chasing Waterfalls was released on Sep 18, 2019.
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