60 Web Performance Experts to Follow Online

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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 60 web performance experts.

60 Web Performance Experts

To create this list we used things such as impact on the industry, frequency of activity on their blog/3rd 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.

Note: the people on this list were selected in no particular order.

1. Ilya Grigorik
web performance experts - Ilya Grigorik

Ilya Grigorik is a web performance engineer at Google, co-chair of the W3C Web Performance Working group.

Follow on Twitter: @igrigorik
Website: www.igvita.com

2. Patrick Meenan
Patrick Meenan

Creator of WebPageTest, Chrome Engineer at Google.

Follow on Twitter: @patmeenan
Website: www.webpagetest.org

3. Andy Davies
andy davies

Web Performance advocate and Associate Director for Web Performance, at NCC Group.

Follow on Twitter: @AndyDavies
Website: andydavies.me

4. Vitaly Friedman
Vitaly Friedman

Editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine.

Follow on Twitter: @smashingmag
Website: www.smashingmagazine.com

5. Anselm Hannemann
Anselm Hannemann

Front-end developer creating solid, scalable code architectures. Curator of the amazing WDRL Newsletter.

Follow on Twitter: @helloanselm
Website: helloanselm.com

6. Lara Hogan
lara hogan

Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy. Author of Designing for Performance.

Follow on Twitter: @lara_hogan
Website: designingforperformance.com

7. Jake Archibald
Jake Archibald

Developer advocate for Google Chrome.

Follow on Twitter: @jaffathecake
Website: jakearchibald.com

8. David Walsh
David Walsh

Mozilla Sr. Web Developer, Front-End Engineer.

Follow on Twitter: @davidwalshblog
Website: davidwalsh.name

9. Tim Evko
Tim Evko

Lead Front End Engineer at BaubleBar. Podcaster. Creator of RICG-responsive-images. Writer on CSS-Tricks, Smashing Magazine, SitePoint.

Follow on Twitter: @Tevko
Website: timevko.website

10. Jason Grigsby
Jason Grigsby

Co-Founder of Cloud Four. Passionate about the mobile web.

Follow on Twitter: @grigs
Website: cloudfour.com

11. Paul Irish
Paul Irish

Works on Chrome DevTools and browser performance with the Google Chrome team.

Follow on Twitter: @paul_irish
Website: www.paulirish.com

12. Bram Stein
Bram Stein

Web developer working on font serving at Adobe Type­kit.

Follow on Twitter: @bram_stein
Website: www.bramstein.com

13. Kent Alstad
Kent Alstad

VP of Acceleration at Radware. Tech innovator & performance researcher with a (seemingly) simple goal: to make the Internet faster.

Follow on Twitter: @kentalstad
Website: www.webperformancetoday.com

14. Nate Berkopec
Nate Berkopec

Writes about speeding up Ruby.

Follow on Twitter: @nateberkopec
Website: www.nateberkopec.com

15. Stefan Judis
Stefan Judis

Front end developer and curator of perf-tooling.today.

Follow on Twitter: @stefanjudis
Website: www.perf-tooling.today

16. Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper

Publisher-in-chief at CooperPress which publishes Web Operations Weekly. Software developer and code experimenter.

Follow on Twitter: @peterc
Website: peterc.org

17. Jeff Atwood
Jeff Atwood

Co-founder of Stack Exchange and Discourse.

Follow on Twitter: @codinghorror
Website: blog.codinghorror.com

18. Harry Roberts
Harry Roberts

Consultant Front-end Architect: Google, UN, BBC, Kickstarter.

Follow on Twitter: @csswizardry
Website: csswizardry.com

19. Addy Osmani
web performance experts - Addy Osmani

Engineer at Google working on Chrome and Polymer. Creator of TodoMVC.

Follow on Twitter: @addyosmani
Website: addyosmani.com

20. Scott Jehl
Scott Jehl

Author of Responsible Responsive Design. Designer and developer at Filament Group.

Follow on Twitter: @scottjehl

21. Chris Coyier
Chris Coyier

Founder, writer, and designer at CSS-Tricks and CodePen.

Follow on Twitter: @chriscoyier
Website: css-tricks.com

22. Matt Shull
Matt Shull

Producer & Performance Geek for Aristotle where he manages projects and helps shape performance best practices.

Follow on Twitter: @TheMattShull
Website: www.mattshull.com

23. Dean Hume
Dean Hume

Software developer. Author of Fast ASP.NET Websites, a book aimed at improving the performance of high transaction websites.

Follow on Twitter: @DeanoHume
Website: www.deanhume.com

24. Nick Kephart
Nick Kephart

Director of product marketing at ThousandEyes.

Follow on Twitter: @nickkephart
Website: blog.thousandeyes.com

25. Paul Kinlan
Paul Kinlan

Developer Advocate at Google. Making mobile web better.

Follow on Twitter: @Paul_Kinlan
Website: paul.kinlan.me

26. Robin Rendle
Robin Rendle

Freelance designer, web developer and a technical writer for CSS-Tricks, as well as Smashing Magazine, Typographica.

Follow on Twitter: @robinrendle
Website: robinrendle.com

27. Jeffrey Zeldman
Jeffrey Zeldman

Author of Designing With Web Standards. Publishes A List Apart, an online journal for web design thought.

Follow on Twitter: @zeldman
Website: www.zeldman.com

28. Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis

Advocate at Google on the Chrome Developer Relations team. Helps developers improve the performance of their sites and apps.

Follow on Twitter: @aerotwist
Website: aerotwist.com

29. Andreas Grabner
Andreas Grabner

Andreas Grabner is a software geek and blogs about at dynatrace.

Follow on Twitter: @grabnerandi
Website: apmblog.dynatrace.com

30. Christian Heilmann
Christian Heilmann

Developer Evangelist – Works at Microsoft on Edge.

Follow on Twitter: @codepo8
Website: www.christianheilmann.com

31. Jonathan Suh
Jonathan Suh

Developer & designer at Juice Interactive.

Follow on Twitter: @jonsuh
Website: jonsuh.com

32. Stephan Max
Stephan Max

Technical Cloud Specialist for IBMBluemix, front end developer, author for Sitepoint.

Follow on Twitter: @_stephanmax
Website: stephanmax.is

33. Zach Leatherman
Zach Leatherman

Front End Engineer / Web Developer with Filament Group.

Follow on Twitter: @zachleat
Website: www.zachleat.com

34. Chris Ruppel
Chris Ruppel

Web developer and traveler. Author on Webperf Wednesday.

Follow on Twitter: @rupl
Website: chrisruppel.com

35. Nicolás Bevacqua
Nicolas Bevacqua

JavaScript Consultant. Blogger at ponyfoo. Writes about the current state of the web and web performance optimization.

Follow on Twitter: @nzgb
Website: ponyfoo.com

36. Peter Hedenskog
Peter Hedenskog

Father of sitespeedio and organizer of Meetup: Web Performance Stockholm.

Follow on Twitter: @soulislove
Website: www.peterhedenskog.com

37. Maximiliano Firtman
Maximiliano Firtman

Mobile+web development & consulting. Author of Programming the Mobile Web & jQuery Mobile, from O’Reilly.

Follow on Twitter: @firt
Website: firt.mobi

38. Sergey Chernyshev
Sergey Chernyshev

Web technologist with passion for web performance and open source. Organizer of Meetup: NY Web Performance and WebPerfDays NY.

Follow on Twitter: @sergeyche
Website: www.sergeychernyshev.com

39. Nicole Sullivan
Nicole Sullivan

Principal Engineer & Engineering Manager at Pivotal Software. Co-author of Even Faster Web Sites.

Follow on Twitter: @stubbornella
Website: www.stubbornella.org

40. Mark Zeman
Mark Zeman

Founder at SpeedCurve.

Follow on Twitter: @MarkZeman
Website: speedcurve.com

41. Alexander Podelko
Alexander Podelko

Consulting member of technical staff at Oracle, responsible for performance testing.

Follow on Twitter: @apodelko
Website: www.alexanderpodelko.com

42. Mark Isham
Mark Isham

CEO at Zoompf, a web performance technology platform that helps web teams fix common causes of slow performance.

Follow on Twitter: @mark_isham
Website: zoompf.com

43. Denys Mishunov
Denys Mishunov

Frontend developer at FastName and author at Smashing Magazine.

Follow on Twitter: @mishunov
Website: mishunov.me

44. Tammy Everts
Tammy Everts

Researcher, writer, speaker and webperf expert at SOASTA.

Follow on Twitter: @tameverts
Website: www.soasta.com

45. Mehdi Daoudi
Mehdi Daoudi

Performance & Monitoring Geek. Co-Founder and CEO of Catchpoint.

Follow on Twitter: @mdaoudi
Website: blog.catchpoint.com

46. Chris Love
Chris Love

Web developer focusing on mobile web and web performance optimization.

Follow on Twitter: @ChrisLove
Website: love2dev.com

47. Patrick Sexton
Patrick Sexton

Creator of GetListed.org and now runs Varvy, free SEO and web perf tools.

Follow on Twitter: @PatrickSexton
Website: varvy.com

48. Stoyan Stefanov
Stoyan Stefanov

Stoyan Stefanov is a Facebook engineer, creator of smush.it, and runs perfplanet.

Follow on Twitter: @stoyanstefanov
Website: www.phpied.com

49. Jan Webering
Jan Webering

CEO Sevenval Technologies, a web frontend company.

Follow on Twitter: @JanWebering1
Website: blog.sevenval.com

50. Sara Soueidan
Sara Soueidan

Front-end developer and SVG advocate.

Follow on Twitter: @SaraSoueidan
Website: sarasoueidan.com

51. Estelle Weyl
Estelle Weyl

Estelle is a consulting web developer, trainer, author and speaker.

Follow on Twitter: @standardista
Website: www.standardista.com

52. Bridget Kromhout
Bridget Kromhout

Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry. Organizes devopsdays.

Follow on Twitter: @bridgetkromhout
Website: bridgetkromhout.com

53. Steve Souders
steve souders

Works at SpeedCurve. Creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow and the HTTP Archive.

Follow on Twitter: @Souders
Website: stevesouders.com

54. Una Kravets
Una Kravets

Front-End Developer at IBMDesign.

Follow on Twitter: @Una
Website: una.im

55. Karolina Szczur
Karolina Szczur

Front-end developer, designer. Co-organizes JSConfg.

Follow on Twitter: @fox
Website: thefox.is

56. Aaron Gustafson
Aaron Gustafson

Web standards advocate at Microsoft. Author of Adaptive Web Design.

Follow on Twitter: @AaronGustafson

57. Yesenia Perez-Cruz
Yesenia Perez-Cruz

Senior Designer at Vox Media. Speaker at An Event Apart, SXSW, Future of Web Design, and Smashing Conference.

Follow on Twitter: @yeseniaa
Website: yeseniaperezcruz.com

58. Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

An Irish web developer. Author of DOM Scripting, HTML5 for Web Designers.

Follow on Twitter: @adactio
Website: adactio.com

Follow on Twitter: @bluesmoon
Website: tech.bluesmoon.info

Summary

Is there someone important we missed? If so, let us know below in the comments. And if you want to chat with the KeyCDN team about web performance make sure to join us in our community.

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60 Web Performance Experts to Follow Online was last modified: June 6th, 2017 by Brian Jackson
  • I suppose Steve Souders didn’t make the cut.

    • Here are a few that should be included:

      Estelle Weyl
      Bridget Kromhout
      Alison McKnight
      Nicole Sullivan
      Wendy Liu
      Katherine Daniels
      Una Kravets
      Karolina Szczur
      Sonia & Sabrina Burney
      Jennifer Davis
      Yesenia Perez-Cruz

      • Thanks Philip! I will go through those.. I already see a few I recognize. This might turn into 60 web perf experts. That’s why 50 isn’t in the slug :)

        • good thinking :)

        • BTW, you need to fix Mehdi’s twitter handle. It’s pointing to Ilya’s

          • Thanks, it is now fixed. Will be doing more updates tomorrow :)

      • I second all of these, plus Tim Kadlec, Yoav Weiss, Stephanie & Bryan Rieger, Josh Clark, Ethan Marcotte, Jeremy Keith…

        • Thanks Aaron! We have updated our list with some of those. Unfortunately we can’t include everyone otherwise we would be here all day :)

  • dougsillars

    Is there any chance you could create a Twitter list we could follow?

  • HenriHelvetica

    cool list. so many ppl to consider. i’m also hoping for ppl who have books out, have spoken @ Velocity, perf meet ups, and live in the perf ecosystem. Hoping for ppl like Barbara Bermes. Adding Colin Bendell – who also has a collaborative book coming in 2016.

    Dave Newton (resp img group)
    Michael Mrowetz (perf bookmarklet author – that Souders loves btw)
    Lyza Gardner (akamai)

    I’ll even come clean and say – outside of Lyza, they’re all friends of mine. Not so sorry, esp when you see their work. Great list either way. ;)

  • Pure gold, @brianleejackson:disqus – added all these pros to my @wpperfpro narrow.io account – will be interesting to see the results.

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