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name: Steve Souders ('sau-dərs - like "south", not "soup")
employer: SpeedCurve
title: Chief SpeedCurver
twitter: @souders
bio: Steve works at SpeedCurve on the interplay between performance and design. He previously served as Google's Head Performance Engineer, Chief Performance Yahoo!, and Fastly's Chief Performance Officer. Steve pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He authored High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He created many performance tools and services including YSlow, HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and served as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly. He currently co-chairs