Web Performance: The African Case

We often assume that everyone has a good internet connection and hardware with high specifications. While this might be false in some regions, it is not the case worldwide. I want to draw attention to Africa, where many countries struggle with poor 3G connections that are costly, depending on the amount of data consumed. This is due to the continent's limited infrastructure, leading to a reliance on mobile connections.

Given these circumstances, efficient data usage with a good web performance becomes a priority. So our session will focus on the challenges faced by African users and developers, and how downloading large amounts of JavaScript is exacerbating data consumption and performance issues. We will explore how existing frameworks tried to solve the problem and how Qwik did with its innovative approach to resumability, presents a transformative solution to these challenges. Unlike traditional SPAs, Qwik's resumability drastically reduces the initial JavaScript payload, enabling applications to become interactive more quickly, even on slow connections.

Mohamed Ayoub Alouane

I am Ayoub Alouane, working as a DevRel and TechLead in Adservio, Moroccan coming from Africa, starting a new journey in France, as a Speaker and Trainer, I'm trying to build a consciousness about web performance in our community.