Next Meeting: November 10th, 2015
@ Buffalo Billiards, 7-10pm
Website kaizen: simple methods for improving your site
Judd Lyon, Lyon Digital LLC, @juddlyon
Based on site audit data from over 60,000 websites and more than a decade in the web dev trenches, this presentation outlines practical processes and techniques for making your website more effective. Topics covered include: using the 80/20 rule to avoid paralysis by analysis, improving workflows in order to fight entropy, and convincing stakeholders to take action.
Creating your own CDN
Ian Carrico, Vox Media, @iamcarrico
One of the biggest factors in the performance of a site is the latency between the user and the server. The best way to decrease latency is to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN), but sometimes standard products won't always fit within your needs. This is how I built my own!
You will learn: Why it is so important to get content to the user, managing several different servers with Ansible playbooks, setting up Amazon's DNS (Route 53) to handle latency-based DNS, deploying to multiple servers at once with Deploybot.com