Amanda Ducrou


Engineering Manager at Expedia

Amanda Ducrou is an energetic and pragmatic leader with broad software engineering and web development knowledge. She is passionate about customer experience, quality, continuous delivery, inclusion and self-reliance.

Currently, she is an Engineering Manager at Expedia in Brisbane, managing a team of Software Engineers and Web Developers, providing the best user experience for Expedia, Travelocity, Wotif, and customers.

In her spare time she is a DJ.

YOW! Connected 2015 Melbourne

Perceived Instant Mobile Web Experience


Fast site speed is essential for a good user experience, and can ultimately drive more traffic and increase conversion to your web site. This is especially important on mobile devices where slow network speeds can make an ordinarily slow site glacial. Usability studies have shown that response times over 1 second make the user feel like they’re waiting. At Expedia, we have been focusing on achieving a Perceived Instant experience for our users. We will present a case study where we achieved a Google Page Speed Insight score of 92 on mobile devices for our SEO pages, and the impact this has had on our perceived load times and traffic.