Schedule: Workshop sessions

1 1/2 hour workshops dive deep into necessary skills and tools. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend workshops at Velocity.

Location: Regency 1 Level: Intermediate
Richard Campbell (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: **...
(2.15, 27 ratings)
Go beyond the case study and watch a real-time crash, analysis, repair and recovery of a web site under load. In this workshop Richard brings an actual web farm to the stage, load tests it to failure, diagnoses the problem and repairs it. Read more.
Location: Regency 2 Level: Novice
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 22 ratings)
In this workshop, Steve Souders explains the rules he developed as part of YSlow, as well as new best practices he's developed while at Google. With those in mind, he analyzes several of today's popular websites to see how well they follow, or don't follow, this advice. Read more.
Location: Regency 2 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 19 ratings)
The way that you write JavaScript can greatly affect the perceived performance of your page. Learn the coding techniques to keep your code running as fast as possible. Read more.
Location: Regency 1 Level: Novice
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 29 ratings)
This workshop provides a simple, working introduction to Puppet. It covers basic design guidelines, best practices for building your own Puppet installation, and all of the tools you'll use in the course of using Puppet. Read more.
Location: Regency 1 Level: Intermediate
Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor | Mount Sinai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 26 ratings)
Do you manage big data for hungry users? Do you, or have you considered, using Hadoop? Come join the Cloudera team as we show you the tips and tricks we use to manage some of the largest Hadoop clusters in the world. We'll go over setup, upgrades, monitoring and optimization. Managing petabytes doesn't have to be hard - we'll show you how. Read more.
Location: Regency 2 Level: Intermediate
Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 17 ratings)
You've got a sneaking suspicion that design impacts performance. What next? Your engineers know nothing about design and your designers know nothing about performance. How can you get everyone on the same page? Which design flaws must you absolutely avoid? How do engineers slow designs with poor CSS? This presentation covers the best practices in design and OO CSS for fast, maintainable sites. Read more.
Location: Regency 1 Level: Novice
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 35 ratings)
Internet traffic spikes aren't what they used to be. It is now evident that even the smallest sites can suffer the attention of the global audience. This presentation dives into techniques to avoid collapse under dire circumstances. Looking at some real traffic spikes, we'll pinpoint what part of the architecture is crumbling under the load; then, walk though stop-gaps and complete solutions. Read more.
Location: Regency 2 Level: Novice
Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Managing the technical quality of your website has become extremely complex and the number of metrics you collect has skyrocketed. Faced with potentially hundreds of candidate metrics, how do you select those that are most meaningful? In this session you will learn which technical quality metrics are key for successfully managing your site. Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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