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by Josh Fraser on June 25, 2012
The Velocity Conference is always a fun event for us and I doubt this year will be an exception. It’s always a great time to catch up with our friends, customers and lots of other smart people who care about performance on the web.
This year we are co-sponsoring a party with our friends at Dyn. If you’re attending, I hope you’ll stop by the Dyn Music + Tech party on Tuesday night. We’ll be handing out free Torbit shirts and other swag. Come have some free food and drinks on us! Hope to see you there!
by Josh Fraser on June 6, 2012
We’re only 19 days away from the Velocity 2012 conference which is an annual gathering of the brightest minds and leaders in the web performance industry. The conference is taking place in Santa Clara, CA on June 25-27. Each year Velocity attracts the best known names in the industry and lots of geeks who care about making things fast. The Torbit team will be there and we’re looking forward to catching up with many of our customers and friends in the performance space. If you’re planning to be there, let us know and we’ll be sure to meet up. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, it’s not too late to register.
I’m also incredibly excited about the first annual WebPerfDays, a single day “unconference” that is taking place on June 28th (the day after Velocity ends) at the Google campus in Mountain View. Inspired by the ever popular DevOpsDays, WebPerfDays promises to be an event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are already sold out, but I’m told that more will be opening up soon so it’s worth making sure your name is on the waiting list.
Steve Souders and Aaron Kulick have both given an amazing gift to our community with their work planning these events (along with their countless other contributions!). The anticipation is already building here at Torbit. If you’re someone who cares enough about performance to be reading this blog, you probably don’t want to miss out on either one of these events.
by Josh Fraser on November 2, 2011
There are several web performance events taking place at around the same time next week that are worth highlighting.
1. Europe Velocity Conference
The Velocity Conference is expanding to Europe (Berlin to be exact). We had a blast at the last Velocity Conference in the States and expect this one to be another great event. We’re sad to be missing it, but we did manage to get our hands on a discount code, which I hope you will take advantage of. You can use the code “veu11sts” to take 20% off your total price when registering.
Steve and his team have once again put together an amazing agenda, which includes:
- Jon Jenkins talking about Amazon Silk
- Browser sessions from Chrome, Firefox, and Opera
- Jeff Veen talking about Designing for Disaster
- Estelle Weyl presenting on Mobile UI Performance
2. SF Web Performance Meetup and Panel
For those of you who can’t make it to Europe, I hope you’ll join us for a panel discussion at Google. The SF Web Performance Group is hosting a panel discussion titled “Automated Web & Mobile Perf: Pipe dreams or Piece of Cake?“. Jon Fox and I are honored to be included on the panel along with some of the other leaders in the performance space. Our friends Aaron Kulick and Hans Brough are organizing the event and Arvind Jain (the leader of Google’s “Make the web faster” initiative) will be moderating.
The panel is being held on the Google Campus at 7pm on Thursday Nov 10th and is free to the public. Last I checked, there was already a waiting list for this event, but it’s worth signing up as there may be last minute cancelations.
I hope to see you there!
by Suzan Bond on March 3, 2011
On February 15th, Boulder was introduced to a new event created just for the entrepreneurial community: Boulder Beta. Created by Tim Falls, a recent CU MBA graduate who works at SendGrid, Boulder Beta was created to give the community a chance to connect with local startups in a more relaxed atmosphere. The other guiding principle of this event was to bring the entrepreneurial community and CU’s campus closer. This 3 hour event allowed attendees to watch a demo of each company at their own pace rather than being having to be in a seat at a prescribed time. It also gave attendees the chance to talk with co-founders of the company as well as meet other startup enthusiasts.
Torbit was lucky to be one of 9 companies asked to demo their products at the inaugural event of Boulder Beta. Torbit CEO Josh Fraser and CTO Jon Fox were both on hand at the event to demonstrate the product and answer questions about how it works. The other companies included: BlipSnips, Deliverss, Forkly, Occipital, OneTrueFan, Orbotix, SwagLove, rainmaker, YapTime. I spoke with Josh Fraser about his experience in the demo seat for the first of what is sure to many successful events.
What made you want to participate in this event?
I’m good friends with Tim and we’re big fans of SendGrid so we wanted to support them. And of course, it’s always great to be a part of such a great event.
What did you like best about presenting at Boulder Beta?
It was great to meet new people and talk with them about what we’re up to. At most events people are usually more interested in mingling with people they already know rather than talking with the presenters. At Boulder Beta we had a non-stop stream of people who wanted to see a demonstration of our product. While there were some we knew the majority were people we’d never met before which is always fun.
This kind of event is perfect for Torbit since it gives people the chance to see the product in action. Being able to watch a Torbit optimized site next to one that isn’t demonstrates the benefit of using this product–especially on a content heavy site. At Boulder Beta, we demoed a site loading almost 3 times faster after adding Torbit. Watching that demo really drives home the value we are providing.
How successful was the event for your company?
Nearly everyone who saw a demo of our product signed up to use it so it was enormously successful for Torbit. It was also great to demo our product next to so many of our friends. We can’t wait for the next one!
What would you say to company considering presenting at Boulder Beta in the future?
Do it! There is no reason not to demo your product at this event. We’d do it again if they’d let us!
Most random fun moment of the night?
Dancing with Julie Penner at the after party!
Missed Boulder Beta 1.0? You can see the demo Torbit showed right here. And next make sure to get in on one of the best entrepreneurial events in Boulder.