Sia Karamalegos

Freelance developer, international conference speaker, workshop instructor, and community organizer. I like to make the web fast.

Hire me

Upcoming Talks and Workshops

Social Hackers Academy

Online
30 June 2021 Introduction to Serverless Functions Using Netlify

Serverless functions are a key skill to know when moving to Jamstack applications or serverless architecture. Going serverless means having no server to manage while also having the ability to scale infinitely. In this talk, we'll start with a basic, static Eleventy website then build in dynamic features like form handling and secure API access using serverless functions. We'll use the Netlify CLI to set up our dev environment and deploy to production on Netlify.

UberConf

Denver, CO, USA
05 Oct 2021 Get in the Fast Lane: Measuring Web Performance Workshop

Are you losing revenue to performance? 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Performance is important. Tooling can be hard. Do flame charts intimidate you? Come learn how to audit and fix common performance issues using Chrome DevTools, Lighthouse, PageSpeed Insights, and webpagetest.org. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn about the most common performance pitfalls and fix latency, image, and JavaScript issues in a sample web application. You must understand HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and running npm scripts to get the most out of this workshop. Understanding webpack is helpful but not required.

06 Oct 2021 Diving into Dev Tools for performance

Performance is important. Tooling can be hard. Do flame charts and waterfalls intimidate you? Come learn how to use common performance tools such as Chrome DevTools, Lighthouse, and webpagetest.org. We'll profile several websites with different performance issues to illustrate how to use each tool. In this talk, I'll live-profile several sites to help you see how to approach performance analysis. It's best if you already know how to use the Chrome Dev Tools inspector, but we will approach the performance tools from a beginner's starting point. Attendees should be comfortable with HTML at a minimum.

06 Oct 2021 The Future of Front-End Performance

Help! My app bundle is 5MB! My users are angry that my app is so slow! It’s easy to forget that performance matters when we are under pressure to deliver features quickly. What data should we use to inform our decisions? From code splitting, lazy loading, and tree shaking to bundle analysis, progressive rendering, and modern transpiling, come learn how you can deliver a better experience to your users with high-performing front-end apps. This talk is library-agnostic (React, Angular, Vue, etc.).

Learn more about my speaking.

Book me to speak

Select Writing

All posts can be found on the blog page.

All posts