The Path to Performance is a podcast dedicated to fostering a culture around web performance in organizations. We talk to guests who have successfully integrated performance as part of their culture and the benefits they have seen. Hosts Katie and Tim also discuss relevant and interesting news in the world of performance.
Episode 12 with Marcy Sutton
On today’s episode we sit down with Marcy Sutton—a senior front end engineer at Deque Systems, where she works on accessibility. We talk about the intersection and differentiations in performance and accessibility. Marcy explains that there’s a huge audience that’s being missed by not making your website accessible.
Episode 11 with Steve Souders and Mark Zeman
Our guests this week are Steve Souders and Mark Zeman, of SpeedCurve. In this episode, we talk about the importance of focusing on the user experience when improving performance, how design and development can work together, what metrics to monitor, and more.
Episode 10 with Tammy Everts
Our guest this week is Tammy Everts. Tammy is a Senior Researcher and Evangelist at SOASTA. In this episode, we discuss getting started with performance budgets, why you should focus on article and product page load times instead of homepage load times, how to build a case for improved web performance to your company or team, the real impact of performance on the bottom line, and more!
Episode 09 with Val Head
Why are Apple's product pages so heavy? When is the right time to choose aesthetic wins over performance wins? We explore these questions in today's preshow. We're also joined this week by web animation expert Val Head. We're taking a deep dive into web animations; the benefits of animations in UI, why you should focus on the problem to be solved and not the tools, how to effectively communicate your animation ideas with your co-workers, and so much more.
Episode 08 with Sophie Shepherd of Ushahidi
This week, we have a brief discussion about how third party ad networks affect performance on news sites before talking with Sophie Shepherd. Sophie is a Senior Designer at Ushahidi, a non-profit software company that develops free and open-source products for information collection, visualization, and interactive mapping.
We discussed the challenges of designing for international users with minimal data speed, how Ushahidi brings data and information to regions with nearly no connection, designing with task completion in mind, and more.
Episode 07 with Brenna Heaps of GitHub
Our guest this week is Brenna Heaps. Brenna currently works at GitHub, but previously was a project manager at Happy Cog. She managed several projects that Katie was a part of, so we asked her to join us on the show today to share her tips and advice on managing projects and teams, selling clients on performance, sticking to performance budgets, and more.