TBC March 2019

City, University London

Accelerating mobile pages for higher performance and higher engagement

  • Intermediate knowledge of Drupal backend is required.
  • Experience in performance optimisation would be advantageous.
  • Basic understanding of SEO would be advantageous.
  • Basic knowledge of Drupal theme would be advantageous.
Session content

The primary goal of this session would be to talk about my encounters and experiences while working with AMP on a Drupal site.The challenges it posed and its impacts on performance of site.

We all agree Higher the Performance of a site higher would be its user Engagement.In this mobile first world performance becomes even more crucial.
AMP is used to accelerate mobile pages and the those page should ideally be very light weight.We Need to limit the HTML components for mobile pages so that it is light on mobile so if there is carousel on desktop should we consider having the same carousel on an amp page and how useful would it be.


How would an AMPed site be benefited when ranked on google and the mechanism behind it.

In this session we would accomplish

  • What is AMP and how does it accelerate mobile pages.
  • We would cover up setting up and configuring the local environment.
  • Working Demo.
  • Debugging and validating AMP on local environment.
  • Impact of AMP on site SEO.
  • Impacts and challenges when using external CSS and JS.
  • Challenges I faced while actually working on it.
  • Risks, Limitations, known bugs and possible solutions.
  • Our Recommendations for you.



This session would serve as a guideline for those who are tempted about site’s weight and performance.At the end of this session you would be able to make critical choices about your mobile first sites like an expert.

Co-Presenter: yogen.prasad (23547)

Skill level
Good working knowledge
Site Building
Session room
Session day

Keynote speakers

Ryan Szrama

Commerce Guys

Ryan Szrama

Ryan got his start in web development through an online sales company based in Louisville, KY. It was there that he nursed Ubercart through its infancy to its use on over 20,000 websites as the Project Lead and community face of the project.

In 2009, Ryan co-founded Commerce Guys and eventually led the development of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 7. He grew the new project from its first full release at DrupalCon London to its use today on over 60,000 websites.

As of February 2016, Ryan acquired control of Commerce Guys and assumed leadership of the business with his time split between managing the company and contributing to its various open source projects.

Chris Teitzel


Chris Teitzel

Chris has been part of the Drupal community for 8 years and during that time has been fortunate enough to be involved in all aspects of the community. Originally part of the team supporting the Omega theme, he helped drive documentation and community support to lower the bar for theming in Drupal. He’s since been involved in projects spanning the globe working with all levels of business from top enterprises to startups building everything from bootstrapped humanitarian tools based on SMS to airline ticketing systems built in Drupal Commerce. In the recent years he has set his sights on security in Drupal and specifically around data privacy and security to again lower the bar for developers to adhere to best practices.

Baddý Sonja Breidert


Baddý Sonja Breidert

Baddý Sonja Breidert (baddysonja) is the CEO and Co-Founder of 1xINTERNET, one of the largest Drupal web agencies in Germany. 1xINTERNET has offices in Germany and Spain and has clients all over Europe.

Baddý graduated with B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Reykjavik in 2003 and after that completed her M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the Technical University in Vienna, where she today teaches Agile Project management and IT. She is also an European champion in Robotic Soccer - where she competed with her University in 2008.

Baddý has been very active in the Drupal community and has organised conferences and events both in Iceland and Germany. Currently she is one of the main organisers of Drupal Europe, which will take place in fall 2018.


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