Patrick Meenan


Patrick Meenan has been working on web performance in one form or another for the last 14 years and is currently working on Chrome performance at Google. He created the popular open-source WebPagetest web performance measurement tool, runs the free instance of it at and can frequently be found in the forums helping site owners understand and improve their website performance.

Getting the most out of WebPageTest - Hands-on with tips, tricks and advanced features

Wednesday, 17th – 11:10

There are a lot of different ways to use WebPageTest to get the most out of it for your performance testing and optimization efforts. Here we will go through live examples showing you how to get the most out of it:

  • Basic performance testing and things to watch out for (locations, connectivity, first view, repeat view, consistency, the pitfalls of scores/grades)
  • Testing and analyzing the visual experience
  • Drilling into browser interactions (scripts, layout, etc)
  • Testing multi-page flows and single-page apps
  • Testing the performance and failure modes of content (particularly third-party content)
  • Automated testing through the API and integration with CI tooling
  • Deploying private instances

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