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WORKSHOP: Optimizing web performance on Shopify (virtual, open enrollment)

WORKSHOP: Optimizing web performance on Shopify (virtual, open enrollment)

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Are you a theme developer looking to learn the tools and practices for making a Shopify theme and storefront fast? Join our virtual, open-enrollment web performance workshop taught by our Shopify performance engineers.

  • Hands-on virtual workshop delivered in 3 sessions of 3 hours each
  • An additional office-hours session 2 weeks after the workshop to cover any new questions
  • Total of 9 hours of instruction, exercises, and Q&A

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Optimize web performance, with a focus on the Core Web Vitals and impacting real users
  • Understand how to spot and diagnose specific performance issues related to Shopify and Shopify themes and how to avoid common pitfalls
  • Apply real user monitoring (RUM) to focus your efforts on key problem areas
  • Use advanced testing tools like WebPageTest and Chrome Dev Tools to measure performance and debug specific performance issues

"The web performance workshop was a game-changer. Thanks to the guidance and the insights gained during the workshop, we've witnessed remarkable improvements, with some clients experiencing up to a 70% boost in their performance metrics." 
–Adan Archila, Founder of Studio 31

June 2024 Session Details

Sia Karamalegos will be your instructor. All sessions will be 11:30am-2:30pm US Eastern (5:30pm-8:30pm Central European, 8:30am-11:30am Pacific) with a 20 minute break near the middle. The session dates are:

  • Tuesday, June 4: Part 1 (testing and metrics)
  • Wednesday, June 5: Part 2 (loading speed)
  • Thursday, June 6: Part 3 (layout stability and interactivity)

Attendance is limited to promote the best learning environment.

To get the most out of this workshop:

  • You will already understand HTML, Liquid, CSS, and preferably JavaScript though you can still get a lot out of the workshop if you're less familiar with JavaScript.
  • You will complete some short homework (and pre-work) assignments and come prepared to share your learnings. 
  • You will minimize distractions during the live sessions and participate in group discussions and breakout sessions.
  • The sessions will be run in Google Meet. Make sure you are able to successfully join and participate in a Meet beforehand.

Ticketing details

You must buy a ticket for each attendee. Enter the email address for the attendee here before adding to cart. If you want to purchase additional tickets, add each to cart separately so that you can enter each attendee's email address.

The attendees (ticket holders) will receive a separate email with the virtual event details a week in advance. Contact us if they do not receive this communication.

If you are an agency or company with multiple developers, contact us for a custom, private workshop.

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What to expect

Each attendee will receive a separate invitation to the virtual meeting event which will contain the login details. They should receive this email at least a week in advance. Contact us if they do not.

To make the most of your time, arrive on time and minimize distractions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?

This workshop is focused on giving you the skills and practical advice for helping a Shopify store pass the Core Web Vitals.

We will begin by teaching you which data matters, where to find that data, and how to read it in a way that gives you directional clues as to what might be the problem.

Then, we will dig deeper using lab testing tools, showing you common patterns to look out for. For each of the Core Web Vitals, we will dedicate time toward debugging and fixing real issues, using your own shops as examples.

This is not a workshop about how to run a Lighthouse report. This is a workshop on how to improve real user web performance.

Who can sign up for this workshop?

Any Shopify theme developer who would like to better understand how to measure and optimize web performance for a Shopify storefront. It does not matter if your theme is in the theme store or if you work on a custom theme. All developers who understand HTML, Liquid, CSS, and preferably JavaScript are welcome. If you aren't as strong in JavaScript, that will not be a problem.

Can I buy tickets for someone else? Or more than 1 ticket?

Yes! Make sure you fill out the attendee's email address input before adding to cart. You can buy multiple tickets at once by hitting the back button in your cart and entering in the next email address before adding to cart again.

How many people can attend?

The workshop attendance is capped at 20 attendees so that we can maintain a quality learning environment.

Do you have a Code of Conduct?

Yes. We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community. We expect all participants to abide by the Contributor Covenant.