Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity 2008 (schedule subject to change).

Customize Your Own Schedule

Create your own Velocity schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the tutorials, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend at Velocity by clicking on the star next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page and get your own customized schedule generated.

Salon E
Add Measuring Performance to your personal schedule
1:00pm Session
Measuring Performance Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Ryan Breen (Gomez Inc. ), Bill Scott (PayPal), Ernest Mueller (Bazaarvoice), Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
Add Stress, Load, and Performance Testing in Quality Assurance to your personal schedule
2:15pm Session
Stress, Load, and Performance Testing in Quality Assurance Goranka Bjedov (Google)
Add Incident Command for IT: What We Can Learn from the Fire Department to your personal schedule
2:30pm Incident Command for IT: What We Can Learn from the Fire Department Brent Chapman (Great Circle Associates, Inc.)
Add Getting into the Cloud(s) to your personal schedule
3:45pm Session
Getting into the Cloud(s) Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jeff Barr (Amazon Web Services), Jason Hoffman (Joyent, Inc.), Peter Nickolov (3TERA), Jonathan Bryce (Mosso, a division of Rackspace), Paul Colton (Aptana, Inc.)
Add Windows Live Search Infrastructure: Windows at Web-Scale to your personal schedule
4:30pm Session
Windows Live Search Infrastructure: Windows at Web-Scale Ken Cao (Microsoft Corporation)
Add Vertebra:  Cloud Computing/Distributed Application Platform to your personal schedule
4:45pm Session
Vertebra: Cloud Computing/Distributed Application Platform Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jayson Vantuyl (Engine Yard)
Add LinkedIn Communication Architecture to your personal schedule
5:00pm Session
LinkedIn Communication Architecture Sean Dawson (LinkedIn), Ruslan Belkin (LinkedIn)
Add Performance Metrics to your personal schedule
5:15pm Performance Metrics John Rauser (Snapchat), Peter Sevcik (NetForecast, Inc.), Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Eric Schurman (Amazon), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote)
Salon A-D
Add Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About CDNs (But Were Afraid to Ask) to your personal schedule
1:00pm Session
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About CDNs (But Were Afraid to Ask) Jacob Rosenberg (AOL), Michael Gordon (Limelight Networks), Keith Oslakovic (Akamai Technologies), Laird Popkin (Pando Networks), Patrick Harr (Nirvanix)
Add Hotmail's Performance Tuning Best Practices to your personal schedule
1:45pm Session
Hotmail's Performance Tuning Best Practices Aladdin Nassar (Microsoft - Outlook.com)
Add Mobile Browser Performance Factors to your personal schedule
2:15pm Session
Mobile Browser Performance Factors Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Add High-performance Ajax Applications to your personal schedule
2:30pm High-performance Ajax Applications Julien Lecomte (Yahoo!)
Add Cadillac or Nascar? A Non-religious Investigation of Modern Web Technologies to your personal schedule
3:45pm Session
Cadillac or Nascar? A Non-religious Investigation of Modern Web Technologies Akara Sucharitakul (Sun Microsystems Inc.), Shanti Subramanyam (Orzota, Inc.)
Add Improving Netflix Performance to your personal schedule
4:30pm Session
Improving Netflix Performance Bill Scott (PayPal)
Add What’s New in Firefox 3 to your personal schedule
4:45pm Session
What’s New in Firefox 3 Mike Connor (Mozilla Corporation)
Add IE 8 What's Coming to your personal schedule
5:00pm Session
IE 8 What's Coming Christian Stockwell (Microsoft Corporation)
Add Wikipedia to your personal schedule
5:15pm Panel
Wikipedia Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
12:00pm Lunch
Room: Bayside
8:00am Continental Breakfast
Room: Salon Foyer
10:30am AM Break
Room: Salon Foyer
3:15pm PM Break
Room: Salon Foyer
Add Welcome to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Salons E-F
Welcome Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
Add Green Data Centers to your personal schedule
9:15am Keynote
Room: Salons E-F
Green Data Centers Bill Coleman (Cassatt Corporation)
Add Keynote Systems Launches KITE to your personal schedule
9:30am Plenary
Room: Salons E-F
Keynote Systems Launches KITE Vik Chaudhary (Keynote), Abelardo Gonzalez (Keynote Systems)
Add Jiffy: Open Source Performance Measurement and Instrumentation to your personal schedule
9:45am Plenary
Room: Salons E-F
Jiffy: Open Source Performance Measurement and Instrumentation Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
Add Importance of Operations and Performance to your personal schedule
10:00am Plenary
Room: Salons E-F
Importance of Operations and Performance Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Add Innovation That Drives Opportunity for the Web Infrastructure to your personal schedule
10:15am Diamond 1
Room: Salons E-F
Innovation That Drives Opportunity for the Web Infrastructure John Fowler (Sun Microsystems)
Add Energy Efficient Operations: Some Challenges and Opportunities to your personal schedule
11:00am Plenary
Room: Salons E-F
Energy Efficient Operations: Some Challenges and Opportunities Luiz Barroso (Google)
Add Clouds Are No Substitute for Competence to your personal schedule
11:45am Diamond 2
Room: Salons E-F
Clouds Are No Substitute for Competence Javier Soltero (Hyperic, Inc.)
Add Ignite Velocity to your personal schedule
8:45pm Event
Room: Salons E-F
Ignite Velocity
Add Velocity Sponsor Gallery Reception to your personal schedule
6:00pm Velocity Exhibit Hall Reception
Room: Junior Ballroom
Velocity Sponsor Gallery Reception
1:00pm-1:45pm (45m) Performance
Measuring Performance
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Ryan Breen (Gomez Inc. ), Bill Scott (PayPal), Ernest Mueller (Bazaarvoice), Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
1:45pm-2:15pm (30m) Operations
Actionable Logging for Smoother Operation and Faster Recovery
Mandi Walls (Opscode)
2:15pm-2:30pm (15m) General
Stress, Load, and Performance Testing in Quality Assurance
Goranka Bjedov (Google)
2:30pm-3:15pm (45m) Operations
Incident Command for IT: What We Can Learn from the Fire Department
Brent Chapman (Great Circle Associates, Inc.)
3:45pm-4:30pm (45m) Operations
Getting into the Cloud(s)
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jeff Barr (Amazon Web Services), Jason Hoffman (Joyent, Inc.), Peter Nickolov (3TERA), Jonathan Bryce (Mosso, a division of Rackspace), Paul Colton (Aptana, Inc.)
4:30pm-4:45pm (15m) Operations
Windows Live Search Infrastructure: Windows at Web-Scale
Ken Cao (Microsoft Corporation)
4:45pm-5:00pm (15m) Operations
Vertebra: Cloud Computing/Distributed Application Platform
Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jayson Vantuyl (Engine Yard)
5:00pm-5:15pm (15m) Operations
LinkedIn Communication Architecture
Sean Dawson (LinkedIn), Ruslan Belkin (LinkedIn)
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Performance
Performance Metrics
John Rauser (Snapchat), Peter Sevcik (NetForecast, Inc.), Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Eric Schurman (Amazon), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote)
1:00pm-1:45pm (45m) Operations
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About CDNs (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Jacob Rosenberg (AOL), Michael Gordon (Limelight Networks), Keith Oslakovic (Akamai Technologies), Laird Popkin (Pando Networks), Patrick Harr (Nirvanix)
1:45pm-2:00pm (15m) Performance
Hotmail's Performance Tuning Best Practices
Aladdin Nassar (Microsoft - Outlook.com)
2:00pm-2:15pm (15m) Performance
Lessons Learned in Live Search Moving to and then Away from Ajax
Eric Schurman (Amazon)
2:15pm-2:30pm (15m) Performance
Mobile Browser Performance Factors
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
2:30pm-3:15pm (45m) Performance
High-performance Ajax Applications
Julien Lecomte (Yahoo!)
3:45pm-4:30pm (45m) Performance
Cadillac or Nascar? A Non-religious Investigation of Modern Web Technologies
Akara Sucharitakul (Sun Microsystems Inc.), Shanti Subramanyam (Orzota, Inc.)
4:30pm-4:45pm (15m) Performance
Improving Netflix Performance
Bill Scott (PayPal)
4:45pm-5:00pm (15m) Performance
What’s New in Firefox 3
Mike Connor (Mozilla Corporation)
5:00pm-5:15pm (15m) Performance
IE 8 What's Coming
Christian Stockwell (Microsoft Corporation)
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Operations
Wikipedia
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
12:00pm-1:00pm (1h)
Break: Lunch
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
10:30am-11:00am (30m)
Break: AM Break
3:15pm-3:45pm (30m)
Break: PM Break
9:00am-9:15am (15m) Keynote
Welcome
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
9:15am-9:30am (15m) Keynote
Green Data Centers
Bill Coleman (Cassatt Corporation)
9:30am-9:45am (15m) Keynote
Keynote Systems Launches KITE
Vik Chaudhary (Keynote), Abelardo Gonzalez (Keynote Systems)
9:45am-10:00am (15m) Performance
Jiffy: Open Source Performance Measurement and Instrumentation
Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
10:00am-10:15am (15m) General
Importance of Operations and Performance
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
10:15am-10:30am (15m) Keynote
Innovation That Drives Opportunity for the Web Infrastructure
John Fowler (Sun Microsystems)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Operations
Energy Efficient Operations: Some Challenges and Opportunities
Luiz Barroso (Google)
11:45am-12:00pm (15m) Keynote
Clouds Are No Substitute for Competence
Javier Soltero (Hyperic, Inc.)
8:45pm-10:45pm (2h) Event
Ignite Velocity
6:00pm-7:30pm (1h 30m) Event
Velocity Sponsor Gallery Reception
  • Akamai
  • Google
  • Hyperic
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Coradiant
  • Keynote Systems
  • Limelight Networks, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • TechRepublic

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com.

Press and Media

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