Wednesday, March 17th

Cost: FREE

US-Pacific Standard Time:
9:00am - 11:15am

US-Eastern Standard Time:
12:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: Online,
from the comfort of your desk.

Includes access to the recorded sessions after the live event.

The O'Reilly Velocity Online Conference
Speed and Stability

Great engineers and developers understand web performance and operations in relation to the whole. They're able to see the 50,000 foot view and the microscopic levels of an entire system. The Velocity Online Conference is the meeting ground where emerging trends are examined, predictions are made, and business models vetted in the Performance and Operations ecosystem. In this two hour online conference, you'll have the opportunity to hear from experts, share your ideas, ask questions, and join in a conversation with panelists and other participants, all looking to build a solid and profitable future for Web Performance and Operations technologies.

View Velocity Online Conference Presentation Slides

Speakers and Topics

Sreeram Ramachandran

Site Performance in Google Webmaster Tools (15 min) Speaker: Sreeram Ramachandran, Google

Site Performance is an experimental feature in Google's Webmaster Tools that shows you real world page load time data for your site and suggestions for making it faster. This talk will go over how to use the tool, how to use the data effectively and a case study in making improvements based on the tool's suggestions.

Ward Spangenberg

Cloud Security: It Ain’t All Fluffy and Blue Sky Out There! Speaker: Ward Spangenberg, Zynga Game Network, Inc.

Taking a look at security and privacy in the cloud. We’ll examine the new risks, and what tools can mitigate them. We’ll discuss governance, compliance, and what systems we need to use to access cloud resources securely. We’ll deal with identity, single-sign-on, and so on. The goal is to determine whether security can be accomplished in the cloud.

Sergey Chernyshev

Keeping Track of Your Performance Using Show Slow (15 min) Speaker: Sergey Chernyshev, truTV

Featured by Steve Souders at Velocity Fall 2009, Show Slow is an open source tool that tracks performance metrics from Yahoo’s YSlow and Google's Page Speed Firefox extensions. The Show Slow platform gathers this information using web-based RESTful beacons. Show Slow renders these metrics in easy-to-understand graphics that reveal performance trends in your web site.

Lee Thompson

Provisioning Toolchain Speaker: Lee Thompson, DTO Solutions

In this session Lee Thompson will be discussing the open source provisioning toolchain that has been evolving within high-performing web operations groups. This toolchain allows anyone to use currently available open source tools to achieve fully automated provisioning. Lee will cover the history of the toolchain design pattern, the criteria for fully automated provisioning, the current version of the toolchain, and the new community forming around the toolchain effort. Read more.

Andreas Grabner

Diagnose and Prevent JavaScript/AJAX Performance Issues in Internet Explorer Speaker: Andreas Grabner, dynaTrace Software

In this session Andrea will demo a detailed walk through of how to use the FREE dynaTrace AJAX Edition to analyze web site performance and how to get to the root cause of your performance issue. Read more.

Program subject to refinement. All talks are 30 minutes, except where noted, with a 15 minute break at US-PST: 10:00am (US-EST: 1:00pm). The entire conference will be recorded and made available to attendees free of charge afterwards.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for Velocity Online Conference. To sponsor Velocity Online Conference and for general sponsorship information, contact Yvonne Romaine at

Velocity Online Program Committee

Program Chairs

Steve SoudersSteve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His books High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites explain his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, Cuzillion, and SpriteMe. He is co-chair of Velocity and co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H High Performance Web Sites at Stanford, and frequently speaks at conferences including OSCON, The Ajax Experience, SXSW, and Web 2.0 Expo.

Jesse RobbinsJesse Robbins (@jesserobbins) is CEO of Opscode (makers of Chef) and a recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management. He serves as co-chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference and contributes to the O'Reilly Radar. Prior to co-founding Opscode, he worked at with a title of "Master of Disaster" where he was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand. Jesse is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of both.

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