Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference

Event Info

Mon 22 - Wed 24 Jun, 2009 from 8:00am - 6:00pm
The Fairmont
San Jose, US (Map)
Cost: from $189.00 to $205.00


Web companies of all sizes face many of the same challenges: sites must be faster, infrastructure must scale, and everything must be available to customers at all times, no matter what. Velocity is the place to obtain the crucial skills and knowledge to build successful websites that are fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from your peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices that will help maximize your company's efficiency, performance, and responsiveness.

A full day of workshops and two days of sessions, offered in dedicated Web Performance and Operations tracks, will help you and your company:

  • Understand the Operations "secret sauce" used by sites like Flickr and Facebook, and learn how to bring it home to your company
  • Get the latest on the best performance tools to use and the next wave of browser features that will make your pages load faster than ever before - if you know about them!
  • Find out how to automate your infrastructure and stay efficient and nimble, no matter how fast you grow or how big you get
  • Learn how to speed up web pages to improve the customer experience and drive down operating costs
  • Learn firsthand from developers what they they love and what they hate about using Cloud services like Amazon's EC2/S3

Velocity brings together representatives from industry leaders like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay, AOL, MySpace, and more — you’ll meet the people who are doing the best performance and operations work in the world. Some of the featured speakers and sessions at Velocity 2009 include:

  • Douglas Crockford (Yahoo!) — Ajax Performance
  • John Allspaw and Paul Hammond (Flickr) — 10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr
  • Jeremy Zawodny (Craigslist) — MySQL Performance from Day #1
  • John Adams (Twitter) — Fixing Twitter: Improving the performance and scalability of the world's most popular micro-blogging site
  • Mandi Walls (AOL) — Migrating from a Proprietary Web Platform to Open Source
  • Nicholas Zakas (Yahoo!) — Writing Efficient JavaScript
  • Richard Campbell (Strangeloop Networks) — Death of a Web Server: Crisis in Caching
  • Luke Kanies (Reductive Labs) — Introduction to Managed Infrastructure with Puppet
  • Stoyan Stefanov (Yahoo!) — YSlow 2.0
  • Robert Johnson (Facebook) — High Performance at Massive Scale - Lessons Learned at Facebook
  • Nicole Sullivan — The Fast and the Fabulous: 9 ways engineering and design come together to make your site slow

What you will learn at Velocity will make your pages load faster, give your sites higher up-time, and help your company achieve much more with far less.



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