CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zeroload, a web performance consulting firm in Paris, France and Yottaa, the web performance optimization(WPO) company in Cambridge, MA, today announced the successful conclusion of the first international Web Performance Contest and contest winners.
The contest was launched on October 25th and ended on November 30th at http://webperf-contest.com/. Over 240 contestants from many countries, including France, US, Germany, Finland, Bulgaria, Australia... participated. Contestants downloaded the real world webpage example selected by the organizers, optimized the site, and uploaded the optimized site to webperf-contest.com. The results were judged by web performance measurement tools such as yottaa.com and webpagetest.org as well as by a selected group of judges.
“We are amazed at the web performance community excitement about the contest and the number of participants from all over the world,” said Vincent Voyer, Zeroload's founder. “The main goal of the contest is to help people learn techniques and best practices in website optimization. It has been a real success. Contestants applied a wide range of techniques and demonstrated the power of these techniques. We will make all participant's files available online so that everyone can learn from them.”
"The contest shows how significant performance improvements can be achieved relatively easily," said Gaël Métais. Cédric Morin commented, "The contest has been an exciting challenge. Being in competition with others solving the same problem forced me to learn, or even invent, various techniques in web performance optimization. That's exactly the kind of task I am a big fan of!"
“Better web performance can result in better business performance,” said Robert Buffone, Yottaa’s co-founder and CTO. “The 1st International Web Performance Contest is highly successful in many regards. It drew participation from over 10 countries. It demonstrated the power of a wide range of WPO techniques and increased the page load performance by as much as 10 times. It testifies to the true potential of web performance optimization as the next frontier for the web.”
Founded by web expert Vincent Voyer, Zeroload is a web performance consultancy firm based in France. Zeroload analyzes, prioritizes and develops solutions for faster websites. Zeroload already worked for top French websites with successful results. For more information, visit www.zeroload.net.
Yottaa makes web sites faster. Based on its cloud powered Web Performance Platform, Yottaa provides an integrated set of easy-to-use services to help web site owners assess, benchmark, monitor and optimize their web site performance. For more information, visit www.yottaa.com.