• Matthew Lancaster
  • Technology Architecture Manager Accenture
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Matt is a manager in Accenture’s Emerging Technologies Innovation practice supporting the Lightweight Architectures initiative, where he serves as a SME on Web architecture, dynamic languages, Responsive Web Design, and fresh-from-the-startup-space emerging Web technologies and platforms. He leads the Accenture Open Web Platform capability, which contains assets, accelerators, and processes used to speed development and enhance the next generation of Web apps for Accenture’s clients. Matt has recently been at a large Entertainment & Media Service Company, where he led development and architecture work on major Web properties, two leading banks, where he led transformational Web/UI architecture work, and a leading Telecommunications Provider, where he designed an event-based system to capture and enrich API call metadata. His experience prior to Accenture includes serving as CTO/Lead Developer at two software startups, technology consulting for major universities, and various development roles.


  • Performance Optimization Automation for Client-Side Applications
  • Time: TBD | Room: E-133
In today’s responsive world, user experience and application performance is becoming more important than ever. Performance optimization has long been considered a task that requires careful manual ‘tuning’ of several application components, as well as continuous testing. In some cases, the effort involved may outweigh performance gains, and this is when developers must walk the tight rope between benefit and cost. With the advent of automated build tools and task runners like Grunt, automating these tasks has become possible. In this session we will cover examples of some of the most common approaches, as well new and more radical methods including unCSS, combining media queries, bunching up API calls, automatic sprite image generation, and others.