Schedule: Velocity Culture sessions

Listed below are the preliminary Velocity Culture sessions and workshops confirmed to date. Additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed. Schedule subject to change.

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Ballroom EFGH
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Adam Jacob (Chef), Christopher Brown (Opscode), Aaron Peterson (Opscode), Matt Ray (Opscode), Seth Chisamore (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 15 ratings)
System administrators love Chef because it gives them flexibility to integrate all aspects of their infrastructure such as monitoring and trending tools with applications. Software developers love Chef because it helps them take care of the muck so they can focus on writing great applications. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 45 ratings)
Getting tight operationally means strengthening the resiliency of both your stack _and_ your organization's response to issues that arise. Outage postmortem meetings done wrong can be stress-filled blamefests, and done right can be collaborative illustrations of Resilience Engineering. I'll use examples to illustrate sticky topics such as Root Cause Analysis and Human Error. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Kate Matsudaira (SEOmoz)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
What do you do when everything falls apart during your product launch? This talk will cover tools for surviving the worst, and making the most of it. We'll look at post-launch checklists to help recover rapidly, managing expectations to instill confidence in your customers and management, keeping up team morale, and successful post-mortems. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions), Lee Thompson (Lee Thompson), Alex Honor (Simplify Ops), John Willis (Enstratius)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 7 ratings)
The old model of "productionizing" a release after it leaves development is flawed and often leads to disaster. Using lessons learned inside leading web companies, Lee and Damon make the case for bringing fully automated deployment and testing, along with a "production mindset",to every step of the application lifecycle, from early development environments through to customer-facing environments. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Patrick Debois (Jedi), Israel Gat (Cutter Consortium), Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 6 ratings)
Ah, great technical sessions. Ready to get back to work to try that uber geeky tool? Consider the folllowing questions: How do you keep your organization scalable, adaptable, secure and performing? How do you check the health at the human level? Or ‘measure’ the devops gap to make sure the collaboration stays at a top-notch level. Ideas and insights from recent client engagements. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Kellan Elliott-McCrea (Blink Health)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 17 ratings)
Sixty-five engineers at Etsy deploy code more than 30 times a day with continuous deployment. Learn about the tools we've put in place to monitor our infrastructure and application health throughout the day, and how this is a shared effort between our engineering and operations team effort. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Adam Jacob (Chef), Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 17 ratings)
Adam Jacob returns with Choose Your Own Adventure 2: Electric Boogaloo ;-) Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Moderated by:
Rachel Walls (Opscode)
Mark Imbriaco (Pivotal), Matt Hackett (Tumblr), Teresa Dietrich (WebMD), Jake Loomis (Yahoo!)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
A panel discussion featuring folks from sites which have had large outages in the past months. Discussion topics would cover causes, resolutions, process changes after the outage, cultural changes after the outage, and lingering after affects with regards to how the userbase reacted. Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Neustar
  • Betfair
  • Cotendo
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Akamai
  • Apica
  • dynaTrace
  • Equinix
  • Facebook
  • New Relic
  • Opscode
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • AppDynamics
  • Aptimize
  • Blaze
  • CDNetworks
  • Cedexis
  • Citrix Systems
  • Compuware Corporation
  • Dyn Inc.
  • F5 Networks
  • Heroku
  • Percona
  • Quest Software
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SiteSpect
  • Splunk
  • Strangeloop
  • WatchMouse
  • Zeus Technology
  • Neustar

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