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Harry Roberts

Harry Roberts

Harry is an award-winning Consultant Performance Engineer from the UK. With a client list ranging from the United Nations to Google, the BBC to the Financial Times, he has helped some of the world’s largest organisations make their websites faster.

He also holds positions as a Google Developer Expert, where he shares web performance research and findings, and as Performance Ambassador for SHIFT Commerce, where he aims to make ecommerce faster from the inside out.

He writes about all things front-end performance at, speaks at tech events all across the globe, and regularly shares his insights at @csswizardry.

Demystifying Vim, Live!

Wed, 16th – 10:30 AM

Often labelled ugly, unintuitive, or even a bit awkward and confusing… hey, meet Harry!

Vim can feel a little intimidating at first, and it’s made all the more stressful when you probably found your way there by accident and can’t easily find your way back out. In this talk, Harry will try to shed some light on many of Vim’s quirks and nuances, introduce you to basic text navigation, manipulation, and editing, and begin to look at editing text at the speed of thought. Download the demo files and you can code along!

And even if he doesn’t manage to convert you completely, hopefully you’ll at least feel comfortable and safe should you wander into Vim by accident again.