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Nurun at Google Canada’s first mobile Hackathon

Nurun at Google Canada’s Hackathon The core Front-End Development team took part in this live competition at Google’s Toronto office.

September 19, 2017

In September, a formidable team proudly represented Nurun at Google Canada’s first ever mobile Hackathon. The core Front-End Development team (Neil Cohen, Vincent Lee and Walden Wang) took part in this live competition at Google’s Toronto office. The focus of the event was to implement actionable changes on a live, mobile website–specifically focused on mobile speed and optimization.

The challenge was simple but tough: identify, test (using and then improve an existing website to optimize it for mobile speed…in only one day.

The team applied multiple optimization strategies and development techniques including CSS sprite generation, lazy loading, caching mechanisms, and JS/CSS minification. They reduced the number of requests, optimized images, and significantly decreased the load time, all without sacrificing the look and feel, nor the user experience.

While the initial mobile website performance was good, there was an opportunity to make it better. Loading times and page weights of the mobile site were measured before and after, and showed astonishing results: after applying the improvements, load times were improved by over 75%. The changes made a substantial impact and their efforts dramatically improved the site.

The Google judges agreed. By boosting overall performance 10%, the Nurun team finished in the top 3 from over 20 competing agencies in the GTA.

Big congratulations go out to the team–we’re so proud of you!

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About Nurun
Nurun is a full‐service web and mobile agency and an integral member of the Publicis network of marketing and solutions experts. Their mission is to create web and mobile experiences people love to use, achieved by data-centric insight, human-centred design, innovative technology and smart, creative thinking. In partnership with their clients, they construct web and mobile platforms and applications that benefit their business and support and augment their key objectives and KPIs. They understand that the journey is no longer a linear one and that multiple touchpoints (social posts, banner ads, print campaigns, tv, etc.) lead to a website visit and can ultimately drive conversion.

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