Robert Johnson interviewed at Velocity 2010
Robert Johnson, Director of Engineering, Facebook
2010 O’REILLY Velocity – Web Performance and Operations Conference
June 22 – 24, 2010
7 min, 4 sec

My Notes:

  • User expectations of mobile in terms of optimization
    • Very little data to answer scientifically
    • Long term need desktop and mobile site performance to come together
  • Need to collect the data before setting benchmarks
  • Acceleration and Business Benefits Research
    • Huge payback for performance improvement
  • Initial thing that a company should do
    • Set benchmarch and understand how user sees the site
    • Keep alives on
    • Compression on
  • Workshop
    • Analyzed Velocity home page
    • Made worse than reality and brought it to current then improved