Maximiliano Firtman - Speaker Line-Up 2018

ScaleConf New Zealand - Maximiliano Firtman

Maximiliano Firtman

Founder & Director at ITMaster Academy

Maximiliano Firtman (@firt) is a mobile and web developer, trainer, speaker, and author. Max teaches mobile HTML5, PWAs and performance trainings for top companies around the world. The founder of ITMaster Academy, Max is a well-known professional in the mobile web community with dozens of articles and online courses published. He has authored many books, including Programming the Mobile Web and High Performance Mobile Web, published by O’Reilly Media. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and many other events around the world.


Hacking Web Performance

After we understand how important Web Performance is and we've applied basic techniques, what's next? In this session, we will cover extreme techniques that will blow your mind about Web Performance. New compression algorithms? new image formats? Client Hints? HTTP/2 Push? Let's hack Web Performance.

After quickly reviewing current metrics and goals for web performance, we will get deeply into advanced hacks to increase perception and performance on the web and PWAs.

We will cover the updated checklist of techniques to improve experience and perception and recent additions and hacks, such as: the usage of HTTP/2 push or not, QUIC, how to replace PNGs and JPEGs, HTTP Client Hints, better compression encoding algorithms available, browser's prefetching and lazy loading new abilities and how advanced techniques on top of Service Workers can help improving conversion and reduce user's frustration.

We'll cover some extreme new ideas, such as serving ATF content in 14Kb, using magician tricks or using new APIs to do reactive performance optimizations.

We will finally talk about how we always underestimate the Web on mobile devices and what we can learn from the AMP framework.


Progressive Web Apps workshop (introductory)

In this workshop, we will get into practical examples of how to create a Progressive Web App -an offline-capable app-like web application- from scratch using the latest specs.

We will cover desktop and mobile PWAs, using Service Workers and other APIs, debugging techniques and tools available. We will learn how to detect connection status and how to create a successful offline experience.

We will finally see how to use Web App Manifest and other specs to let your users install your PWA on Android, iOS, and desktop OSs, how to use analytics and enhance your PWA with platform-specific APIs, and the techniques to publish it into app stores.

After this workshop you will have a fully functional PWA that you can serve to your users.

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