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Henri Helvetica

Henri Helvetica

Henri is Head of Developer Community at WebPageTest, who has turned his interests into a passionate mix of site performance engineering and pinches of user experience.

When not reading the deluge of daily research docs and case studies, or auditing sites, Henri can be found contributing back to the community: Toronto Web Performance Group meetup + Jamstack TORONTO organizer + curating conference content or volunteering his time for lunch and learns at various bootcamps.

Additionally, you can find him frequenting conferences and touching base w/ the community - all with a radiant smile. Otherwise, Henri focuses on running the fastest 5k possible (surprise surprise).

Henri Helvetica's Talk

Moving Pictures

Friday, 21st – 09:30 AM – 10:10 AM

A Snapshot at The Future Of Web Media

​​On a cold February night, NCSA Mosaic browser engineers would propose the addition of a new HTML tag: IMG. It was believed that adding images to the web would promote experimentation, and push the web forward.

Indeed forward the web went. We now have a mélange of media coming down the wire and at an increasingly higher rate every year. All this rich data has made for challenging performance, and engineers have been feverishly researching solutions around greater media compression. ‘Moving Pictures’ explores the ways we are tackling this problem, through current research around (you guessed it) new open source image and video formats used in present day, and forecasted for future use.