Henri Helvetica

Henri Helvetica

Canadian born of Caribbean decent, Henri is a developer who has turned his interests to 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 indiscriminately auditing sites, you can find him programming the Toronto Web Performance Group, volunteering at local bootcamps, and maybe even racking up miles running through the streets of the great city of Toronto.

Montreal 2018 sessions

A Fist Full Of Data: The Rise of Overindulgent Mobile Data

English session - Intermediate

In just over 10 years, smartphones have permitted for powerful computing in the palm of our hands, allowing for rich social media, to online banking and interactivity. However, their fragility is revealed when faced with forceful downloads of frameworks, superfluity of styling and scripts. We look @ how these circumstances create classic performance bottlenecks and less obvious occurrences resulting in the erosion of #ux, to hardware failures.

Optimize Prime: More Pixels Than Meets The Eye

English session - Intermediate

Optimize Prime is a presentation about internet misdemeanours : megabytes of images. In this talk, we deep dive, and look @ the challenges that are web images, and discuss the available image formats from the old, new and experimental, their impact on browsing from a technical cost to #ux, the accessible tools for their management, and why vigilance is an absolute priority when dealing with images.