Doug Sillars – Speaker interview

by | Mar 13, 2019 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Doug Sillars is a leading mobile developer advocate and evangelist. He is widely known as an expert in mobile application architecture, especially when it comes to performance. Doug has worked with thousands of developers around the world, helping them improve the speed, battery life and customer satisfaction of their applications (both native and web). The author of O’Reilly’s ‘High Performance Android Apps,’ he has spoken at conferences around the world on mobile performance. He is currently freelancing, and traveling with his family of 6 (plus the dog!) as a digital nomad in Europe.

Talk: Delivering Fast and Beautiful Images and Video

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

Traveling, Knitting, playing with new technology

 

Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019?

Websites keep getting heavier and heavier. Images are often responsible for 50% or more of a websites weight. Sites with video are an order of magnitude larger. Optimizing images and video can really speed up your website, and it is really easy to do – once you know the steps.

 

Q. Who should attend your session? 

Anyone who builds on the web. Optimization techniques keep changing and improving, and I’ll be focusing on the latest research!

 

Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session? 

Faster websites mean happier customers – more return visitors, more revenue. So by improving your images and videos – you are improving the bottom line. 

 

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what are your other plans for this year?

My family and I are digital nomads, so we’ll be all across northern Europe, Ireland and the UK this year.