Hi! I'm Tobias Baldauf, the Knowledge Lead for Web Performance at trivago and web performance evangelist, dedicated dad, music lover and curious geek.
I create DevOps tools, image optimization algorithms and speak at conferences. Don't just take my word for it:
"Tobias has been leading from the beginning, constantly at the cutting edge of the web performance world. [...] He developed innovative image compression algorithms and optimizations, which have not existed in this form on the market yet. [...] Customers are amazed by his outstanding web performance expert knowledge and are asking to get him involved."
– From laudation by Mike Glöckner (Sr. Manager at Akamai) on Tobias Baldauf receiving the "Innovator of the Year" award
I have created:
- SQIP, the web's most popular image preview generator
- SSIM-based JPEG quality auto-adaption with other engineers
- Optimized Progressive JPEGs scan layers, now an industry standard
- Adept - dynamic block-level JPEG quality adaption via Saliency detection
I received Akamai Technologies "Innovator Of The Year" award as well as their "Industry Knowledge And Thought Leadership" award. Stuff I've invented makes sites like trivago, Etsy & Alibaba faster today. I love talking about that. Check out my speaker info if you want me to speak.