Jennifer Lin

Jennifer Lin

Runs engineering for the web teams at Instagram. Previously managed the front end and web client organizations at Optimizely, was on the founding team at Wonder Workshop, and an engineer at many other start-ups including Scribd and webs.com. When she's not working, she can often be found competing in bridge or curling.

Montreal 2018 sessions

The Growing Importance of Optimizing for UC Browser

English session - Advanced

Most web developers test their experiences in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, and Edge. Many haven't even heard of UC Browser. But UC Browser is the #1 browser in India and Indonesia, both emerging markets which tons of potential. Using Instagram's mobile web experience as a case study, this talk will explain why UC Browser is popular in these countries as well as the opportunities available in growing users in these locations.

Why and How Instagram Built for Mobile Web

English session - Intermediate

Instagram was famous for being "Mobile First", but in 2017, it started doubling down on its mobile web experience by bringing a creation flow, stories, as well as search and explore functionality to mobile web. This talk will explain why Instagram decided to do this as well as discuss technical details about how it uses modern best practices in web to provide a fulfilling experience for their users.