Zachary Sweigart

Staff Android Engineer @ Faire

Talk Title

We want go fast: Performance at Faire


Fisher West




14:55 > 40 min


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Throughout Faire’s history, we’ve primarily focused on adding value for our users by virtue of rapidly delivering features to the end user. This has, historically, been a sensible prioritization. Faire’s two-sided marketplace is composed of generally high-intent users. Since we can assume a higher level of tolerance for latency for high-intent users, we’ve often dismissed the importance of performance. However, industry research has shown that one-second delay in response can result in a 7% loss in conversion. With that in mind, Faire set out to improve our app speed. In this talk we will cover how we approached improving our app speed (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Contro), what tools and techniques we used, our progress towards our goals and our next planned steps.

Speaker Bio

Zach is a staff Android Engineer at Faire who has been working on Android development since 2011.
He previously worked at Plaid, CoffeeMeetsBagel, and Uber.
At Plaid he led the initial creation of the Android SDK and then moved on to managing the mobile team across Android and iOS.