What a great year it’s been for the London Web Performance Meetup!
Our group has now grown to have 422 members and continues to get excellent ratings from those who attend (4.61 out of 5 for the last meetup at Betfair!) and the Web Performance Meetup movement has expanded to include San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Paris, Vienna, Atlanta, Austin, San Diego, Herzeliyya (Israel) , Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.
Our group has members from some of the UK’s largest online organisations such as sky.com, Betfair.com, totaljobs.com, Lonelyplanet.com, UBM, LBi, Telegraph, FT.com, Guardian, IPC, Playfish.com, yell.com etc etc. Everyone has been very open and willing to both learn from others and share their own experiences and this has been a huge factor in the group’s success.
Partly because of the success of the #WebPerf meetup movement the Velocity Conference has come to Europe and some of us were even lucky to speak at it! O’Reilly have been great supporters of the London Web Performance Meetup group through donating prizes and free conference passes to help attract members. Our sincere thanks to the team there, particularly JWB!
We’ve had some excellent speakers at @LDNWebPerf who have also presented at Velocity and other major events such as Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop), Andreas Grabner (Dynatrace) and Jyoti Bansal (AppDynamics) plus “local heroes” like Perry Dyball & Ged Waring (Seatwave.com), Andrew Betts (Assanka) and Mick McGuinness (ApplicationPerformance.com).
We’ve got a great schedule already taking shape for 2012 and we look forward to more talks, hopefully more sponsors, and lots of great post-presentation conversations over a pint or two.
For those who weren’t able to make it to some of the previous meetups I have listed the slide decks, where possible, below!
February - Web Performance Optimisation 101
[cant find the slides, will have to get back to you on that…]