About the Author
Colin Bendell is part of Akamai’s CTO Office, where he focuses on web performance. He speaks to global audiences about images, mobile, and web development while also trying to imagine six impossible things before breakfast. Colin has a Masters degreein Business and has worked in a variety of industries, including roles in software development for real estate to managing the Infrastructure and Operations for Cameco, the worlds largest uranium mining company. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and former owner of KelvinsWheel, an automotive wheel repair shop.His musings and writings can be found at http://bendell.ca.
Tim is the head of developer relations at Snyk—a company focused on making open code source more secure. Prior to that, he was a developer advocate at Akamai. He is the author of Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web, and was a contributing author for Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design, and the Web Performance Daybook Volume 2. Along with Katie Kovalcin, he also co-hosts The Path to Performance Podcast.
Yoav Weiss has been working on mobile web performance for longer than he cares to admit. He takes image bloat on the web as a personal insult, which is why he joined the Responsive Image Community Group and implemented the various responsiveimages features in Blink and WebKit.
Yoav is now working at Akamai as a Principal Architect, focused on making the web platform faster by adding performance-related features to browsers, as well as working on server-side optimizations.
When he’s not writing code, Yoav is probably slapping his bass, mowing the lawn in the French countryside, or playing board games with his family.
Guy Podjarny (@guypod) is a web researcher and entrepreneur, constantly aiming to make the web faster and safer. Guy is currently cofounder at Snyk.io, focusing on securing open source code. He was previously CTO at Akamai and founder of Blaze.io (acquired by Akamai). Prior to that, Guy led dev and product for the first web app firewall and security code analyzer. Guy is a frequent conference speaker, theauthor of Responsive & Fast (O’Reilly 2014), and the creator of Mobitest, a mobile performance testing agent.
Nick Doyle is a software developer at Akamai on the Image Manager team, focusing on image transformations and optimizations. Previously, he worked on the Front End Optimization product with Blaze and Akamai, working on optimization developmentand web performance. Before Blaze, he worked with IBM on their Java Virtual Machine. When not optimizing the internet, Nick makes noise with modular synthesizers; sometimes it even sounds like music.
Mike McCall is a Product Architect at Akamai Technologies’ Web Division, focusing on the development and management of image products. Mike has experience in indepth performance analysis of a variety of environments, ranging from large-scale distributed systems to website end-user experience. He is well-versed in writingscripts or using SQL for data analysis, and more recently using technologies like Hadoop MapReduce and HBase to dig deep into data.
Mike has previous experience in large-scale systems administration on Linux and UNIX platforms and systems administration team management.