Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA

Thursday opening welcome

Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
9:30am–9:35am Thursday, 05/28/2015
Keynote
Location: Mission City Ballroom
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(3.21, 19 ratings)

Program chairs Courtney Nash, John Allspaw, and Steve Souders open the first day of keynotes.

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Courtney Nash

O'Reilly

Courtney manages all Velocity-related content for O’Reilly Media. An erstwhile academic neuroscientist, she is still fascinated by the brain and how people learn just about anything. She’s been known to teach people how to salsa dance, conduct psychology experiments, or even get air on a mountain bike. When not working on books, Courtney can be found biking, hiking, skiing, and photographing the Cascade Mountains near her home in Bellingham, Washington.

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John Allspaw

Adaptive Capacity Labs

John has worked in systems operations for over 14 years in biotech, government, and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of tech operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O’Reilly.

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Steve Souders

SpeedCurve

Steve works at SpeedCurve on the interplay between performance and design. He previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, chief performance Yahoo!, and chief performance officer at Fastly. Steve has pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, the HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.