Living on the Edge: Boosting Your Site's Performance with Edge Computing

Edge computing is not a new concept, but in the past few years an increasing number of hosting providers have introduced the ability to run Javascript at the edge such as Edge Functions from Netlify and Vercel, and Workers from Cloudflare. 

Some of the hottest new Javascript frameworks are encouraging the use of 'the edge' when building websites, and companies that host data are increasingly making that data more accessible on edge networks. 

In this session, we’ll look at:
* What the edge is
* How running code and serving data on the edge can improve site performance
* How to leverage these options effectively in your site to maximize site performance with minimal architectural changes


Erica Pisani

Sr. Software Engineer @Netlify

Erica is currently a Sr. Software Engineer on the integrations team at Netlify. She's worked in a number of startups across a variety of industries throughout her career, including financial/small business technology, human resources software, and pharmaceutical research technology. 

In her free time, she enjoys backcountry camping, attempting to learn the violin, and exploring new places in Toronto with her dog Ada.

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