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Robin Marx

Robin Marx

Robin Marx is currently a researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium, but will soon join Akamai as a Web Performance Expert. He’s the author of various papers on HTTP/2, HTTP/3 and QUIC and has been a contributor in the IETF QUIC working group for multiple years.

He focuses on creating tools for the QUIC and HTTP/3 protocols that help others debug their behavior and performance. He often talks about web performance at international conferences, making the complex situations more insightful to the wider public. On the weekends, he likes to hit other people with longswords.

Robin Marx's Talk

Married to HTTP/3

Tuesday, 21st – 12:10 PM

In this lighthearted talk, Robin discusses the parallels he discovered between two seemingly unrelated things: his marriage and the new HTTP/3 protocol.

Learn how both have a strange fascination with weird acronyms (RSVP? ALT-SVC? IDK), why setting up a correct HTTP/3 deployment can require more logistics than preparing a big Wedding party, and how HTTPS certificates are similar to Elvis-impersonator-officiated Las Vegas ceremonies.

We look at how to test HTTP/3 in several browsers and with tools like curl and WebPageTest, how to verify it's working correctly, and how to manage expectations. After all, much like Aunt Greta's ugly crystal bowl gift, not all of HTTP/3's features will be a perfect fit for your home(page).

Come for the connections, stay for the quiche!