Join us at Velocity, the O'Reilly conference dedicated to helping people break barriers and build a better internet for users and customers of all kinds.
Web companies, big and small, face many of the same challenges...or will soon. Our sites must be faster, our infrastructure needs to scale, and everything must be available to customers all of the time no matter how many failures happen. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities to learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned. This conference changes that. Velocity is the place to learn how to build web sites that are fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available.
Build Trust and Revenue
Quality Time with the Some of the Best Experts in the World
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face to face with a cadre of developers who are taking web performance and operations to the next level. Share ideas and get your toughest issues addressed by experts. Bring your team, your laptops, and leave with new insights.
Two Intense Days Devoted to Web Performance and Operations
Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into two concentrated days—and nights. You'll be able to apply what you've learned immediately for high-impact results and you'll come away prepared for what's ahead.
Jesse Robbins is an experienced infrastructure engineer and manager with unique passion for IT Operations, Distributed Systems, Fault-Tolerance, and Resilient Design. He currently advises startups building scalable web sites and writes for O'Reilly Radar. Previously, he worked at Amazon.com where he was responsible for Website Availability. In addition to his IT knowledge, Jesse is a firefighter/EMT and emergency manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina.
Steve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book High Performance Web Sites explains his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug. He frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, Rich Web Experience, Web 2.0 Expo, and The Ajax Experience.
Artur Bergman, hacker and technologist at-large, is the director of engineering at Wikia, supporting its mission to compile and index the world's knowledge. He is also an enthusiastic apologist for federated identity and a board member of the OpenID Foundation. His current interests include semantic search, large scale infrastructure, open source development, federated instant messaging, neurotransmitters, and the future of cyborgs.
Cal Henderson has been a web applications developer for far too long and should really start looking for a serious job. Originally from London, he currently works at Yahoo! Inc as the architect and development lead for Flickr. He formed part of the original Flickr team at Ludicorp in Vancouver, Canada. Before Flickr, he was the technical director of Special Web Projects at Emap, a UK media company. Outside of Flickr, he contributes to several open source projects and writes occasional articles about web application development and security.
Jon Jenkins is the Director of Platform Analysis at Amazon.com. He leads a team focused on designing and implementing highly available architectures capable of operating within tight performance requirements at massive scale with minimal human intervention. Jon still loves getting his hands dirty and can't resist the thrill of solving emergent problems. Prior to joining Amazon, Jon spent time at several start-ups and he has a strong background in personalization technologies.
Eric Schurman has been working with the Web since the early versions of NCSA Mosaic. In his most recent gig at Microsoft, he's in charge of site performance for Live Search. He's worn many other hats at Microsoft, including architect and development lead of Microsoft.com's highest traffic sites, the home page and Download Center. His experiences writing books on web development, working with disabled users, and teaching classes in computer use have given him a passion for doing the right thing for the customer.
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