50+ Web Performance Experts to Follow Online
Web performance is very important to us here at KeyCDN; and is what we live and breath on a daily basis. It is crucial to stay up to date with what is happening in the industry around you and so we compiled this list of 50+ web performance experts.
50+ web performance experts
To create this list we used things such as impact on the industry, frequency of activity on their blog/third party sites, length of experience and other factors. There is no way we could include everyone, but if you are looking to stay up to date on the latest trends happening with web performance, this list is a great start! This list is a mix of engineers, web developers, designers, and web performance advocates. These experts talk about everything from responsive images, HTTP/2, to mobile web optimization, and much more.
You can also subscribe to our Web Performance Experts list on Twitter or follow them each individually below. The people on this list were selected in no particular order.
1. Ilya Grigorik
Ilya Grigorik is a web performance engineer at Google, co-chair of the W3C Web Performance Working group.
2. Patrick Meenan
Creator of WebPageTest, Chrome Engineer at Google.
3. Andy Davies
Web Performance advocate and Associate Director for Web Performance, at NCC Group.
4. Vitaly Friedman
Editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine.
5. Anselm Hannemann
Frontend developer creating solid, scalable code architectures. Curator of the amazing WDRL Newsletter.
6. Lara Hogan
Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy. Author of Designing for Performance.
7. Jake Archibald
Developer advocate for Google Chrome.
8. David Walsh
Mozilla Sr. Web Developer, Frontend Engineer.
9. Tim Evko
Lead Frontend Engineer at BaubleBar. Podcaster. Creator of RICG-responsive-images. Writer on CSS-Tricks, Smashing Magazine, SitePoint.
10. Jason Grigsby
Co-Founder of Cloud Four. Passionate about the mobile web.
11. Paul Irish
Works on Chrome DevTools and browser performance with the Google Chrome team.
12. Bram Stein
Web developer working on font serving at Adobe Typekit.
13. Kent Alstad
VP of Acceleration at Radware. Tech innovator & performance researcher with a (seemingly) simple goal: to make the Internet faster.
14. Nate Berkopec
Writes about speeding up Ruby.
15. Stefan Judis
Frontend developer and curator of perf-tooling.today.
16. Peter Cooper
Publisher-in-chief at CooperPress which publishes Web Operations Weekly. Software developer and code experimenter.
17. Jeff Atwood
Co-founder of Stack Exchange and Discourse.
18. Harry Roberts
Consultant Frontend Architect: Google, UN, BBC, Kickstarter.
19. Addy Osmani
Engineer at Google working on Chrome and Polymer. Creator of TodoMVC.
20. Scott Jehl
Author of Responsible Responsive Design. Designer and developer at Filament Group.
Follow on Twitter: @scottjehl
21. Chris Coyier
Founder, writer, and designer at CSS-Tricks and CodePen.
22. Matt Shull
Producer & Performance Geek for Aristotle where he manages projects and helps shape performance best practices.
23. Dean Hume
Software developer. Author of Fast ASP.NET Websites, a book aimed at improving the performance of high transaction websites.
24. Nick Kephart
Director of product marketing at ThousandEyes.
25. Paul Kinlan
Developer Advocate at Google. Making mobile web better.
26. Robin Rendle
Freelance designer, web developer and a technical writer for CSS-Tricks, as well as Smashing Magazine, Typographica.
27. Jeffrey Zeldman
Author of Designing With Web Standards. Publishes A List Apart, an online journal for web design thought.
28. Paul Lewis
Advocate at Google on the Chrome Developer Relations team. Helps developers improve the performance of their sites and apps.
29. Andreas Grabner
Andreas Grabner is a software geek and blogs about at dynatrace.
30. Christian Heilmann
Developer Evangelist - Works at Microsoft on Edge.
31. Jonathan Suh
Developer & designer at Juice Interactive.
32. Stephan Max
Technical Cloud Specialist for IBMBluemix, frontend developer, author for Sitepoint.
33. Zach Leatherman
Frontend Engineer / Web Developer with Filament Group.
34. Chris Ruppel
Web developer and traveler. Author on Webperf Wednesday.
35. Nicolás Bevacqua
36. Peter Hedenskog
Father of sitespeedio and organizer of Meetup: Web Performance Stockholm.
37. Maximiliano Firtman
Mobile+web development & consulting. Author of Programming the Mobile Web & jQuery Mobile, from O'Reilly.
38. Sergey Chernyshev
Web technologist with passion for web performance and open source. Organizer of Meetup: NY Web Performance and WebPerfDays NY.
39. Nicole Sullivan
Principal Engineer & Engineering Manager at Pivotal Software. Co-author of Even Faster Web Sites.
41. Alexander Podelko
Consulting member of technical staff at Oracle, responsible for performance testing.
42. Mark Isham
CEO at Zoompf, a web performance technology platform that helps web teams fix common causes of slow performance.
43. Denys Mishunov
Frontend developer at FastName and author at Smashing Magazine.
44. Tammy Everts
Researcher, writer, speaker and webperf expert at SOASTA.
45. Mehdi Daoudi
Performance & Monitoring Geek. Co-Founder and CEO of Catchpoint.
46. Chris Love
Web developer focusing on mobile web and web performance optimization.
47. Patrick Sexton
Creator of GetListed.org and now runs Varvy, free SEO and web perf tools.
48. Stoyan Stefanov
Stoyan Stefanov is a Facebook engineer, creator of smush.it, and runs perfplanet.
49. Jan Webering
CEO Sevenval Technologies, a web frontend company.
50. Sara Soueidan
Frontend developer and SVG advocate.
51. Estelle Weyl
Estelle is a consulting web developer, trainer, author and speaker.
52. Bridget Kromhout
Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry. Organizes devopsdays.
53. Steve Souders
Works at SpeedCurve. Creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow and the HTTP Archive.
55. Karolina Szczur
Frontend developer, designer. Co-organizes JSConfg.
56. Aaron Gustafson
Web standards advocate at Microsoft. Author of Adaptive Web Design.
Follow on Twitter: @AaronGustafson
57. Yesenia Perez-Cruz
Senior Designer at Vox Media. Speaker at An Event Apart, SXSW, Future of Web Design, and Smashing Conference.
58. Jeremy Keith
An Irish web developer. Author of DOM Scripting, HTML5 for Web Designers.
Is there someone important we missed? If so, let us know below in the comments.