Below is the preliminary list of all confirmed sessions for Velocity 2012. We are in the process of putting the final touches on the program and hope to release the day-by-day schedule in the coming weeks.

Web Performance

Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Paul Irish said there a four primary concerns for CSS Performance: selector matching, style recalculation, reflows, and repaints. All of those are impacted by the efficiency of your CSS. In this session, Nicole will detail the tools every UI engineering team needs to figure out when and why their CSS has become slow.
Mike Brittain (Etsy)
Presentation: external link
A wealth of performance and debugging data can be found in your web server logs. Graphs and trend lines are far better tools than a terminal and the find utility for analyzing what's happening in your logs. In this talk, we'll demonstrate some simple workflows for converting what's in your logs into graphs.
Aaron Kulick (Xiphoid Industries), Cliff Crocker (Akamai)
We (Cliff Crocker & Aaron Kulick) will take the audience through a working session that will leave them with a functional Web Performance Dashboard that they can customize to their individual needs. We will cover some of the available open source projects and tools as well as discuss the importance of synthetic vs real user monitoring (R.U.M.) and how they can be combined in a single pane.
Luz Caballero (Opera Software), Tony Gentilcore (Google), Taras Glek (Mozilla Corporation)
Opera, Firefox & Chrome
Mike Brittain (Etsy)
Front-end engineers and product managers need to consider the impact of back-end service outages into their product design. We'll focus on design patterns and practices that will provide your site's users with a viable product, despite any back-end service degradations.
Ian White (Neustar)
Tools like YSlow and PageSpeed have popularized the notion that we can dramatically optimize the performance of our websites. But actually implementing those recommendations often puts a heavy burden on the development and deployment process. Come learn about real-world techniques using open source software to increase your website performance without drastically changing the way you develop.
Aaron Peters (TurboBytes), sajal kayan (Turbobytes)
Do you have site visitors in different countries or continents? Then it's likely you use a CDN as the 'latency killer' that improves performance. But does it indeed make your site faster? Do you know how well your CDN is performing? In this session, you will learn about today's CDN performance variance and how to monitor, analyze and optimize CDN performance.
Moderated by:
Lindsey Simon (Google)
Nicholas Zakas (Box), Chris Joel (Cloudflare), Kyle Simpson (Getify)
JavaScript is everywhere from mobile phones and tablets to e-readers and TVs. With such a wide range of supported environments developers are often looking for an easy way to compare the performance between snippets, browsers, and devices. was created to help devs do just that. This panel will showcase the best dev-created benchmarks and "best" practices debunked by real-world tests.
We use JavaScript timers via setTimeout() all the time, but few really understand how they work and their performance implications. As animations and complex processes become more common, a good understanding of how timers work, as well as the new alternatives, is key to good front-end performance.
Patrick Meenan (Google), Bryan McQuade (Google), Dallas Marlow (Tumblr), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Tuesday Lightning Demos
Marcel Duran (Google Inc.), Nat Duca (Google), Lindsey Simon (Google)
Rapid fire talks from Marcel Duran, Nat Duca, and Lindsey Simon.
Marcel Duran (Google Inc.), David Calhoun (CBS Interactive)
Presentation: external link
Why is this page rendering so slow? YSlow and other performance analysis tools give useful advices on improving the page load speed, how about after the page is loaded when users are actually interacting with it? The results of a data driven experiment with a handful of FE techniques in different browsers and devices will provide new YSlow ruleset of advices to boost rendering and user experience
Buddy Brewer (LogNormal), Philip Tellis (SOASTA), Carlos Bueno (MemSQL)
Real user monitoring is one of the best ways of learning "the truth" about what visitors experience on your web site, But there's a cost - the real world is messy and noisy making it hard to know exactly what's going on. In this session Buddy, Philip, and Carlos will walk you through a complete RUM implementation and show you how to turn your visitor data into actionable intelligence.
Patrick Meenan (Google)
I will talk about the different types of performance automation solutions available on the market, how they fit with various site architectures and operational considerations you need to take into account for each of them.
Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook)
Adding social widgets such as the Like button, Twitter or Google+ buttons helps drive traffic and engagement to your web site. But it does come at the price: more HTTP requests, more JavaScript to parse and execute. This session shows how you can minimize the cost of including 3rd party code to your pages.
Matthew Steele (Google), Roberto Peon (Google)
Presentation: SPDYing Up Your Site Presentation [PDF]
In this talk we’ll start with a quick overview of SPDY and the mechanisms it employs to improve latency.  We’ll then discuss the current options available for enabling SPDY on your own sites, and go over best practices and tools for optimizing your site for SPDY delivery, such as server push and TCP window size tuning.  We’ll finish with a live demo, enabling and optimizing a site for SPDY.
Michael Nygard (Cognitect)
Presentation: Stability Patterns Presentation [PDF]
Application failures follow patterns. That's a relief, because it means we can apply some common solutions. This talk discusses architecture and design patterns that will give your application robust uptime in the face of "interesting" and "exciting" events: partial failures, overloads, and slow responses.
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders and John Allspaw
Ben Galbraith (Google), Dion Almaer (Google)
Apple's iPhone SDK has been the largest disruption to software development since the Web, sparking the creation in a few short years of the largest medium for consumer engagement in the world, eclipsing the Web, movies, and even television.
Dan Webb (Twitter Inc), Rob Sayre (Twitter)
When users come to, the first thing they want to do is read their timeline. We're currently rolling out performance improvements aimed at delivering this content as fast as possible.
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders and John Allspaw, open the second day of keynotes.
Bryan McQuade (Google)
Presentation: external link
Come learn about the factors that influence web performance metrics such as onload, time to first byte, and above the fold time, as well as which web performance best practices can be applied to optimize each metric. We'll spend time doing deep dive analyses of example web pages to see which factors influence these metrics as well as what can be done to speed them up.


Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Puppet is a great tool for getting real work done shockingly quickly, but it's also fantastically and easily extensible. In this talk, Luke Kanies, the founder of Puppet, will discuss how Puppet has focused on extensibility and its resultant benefits, including easier integration with other tools.
Shyam Mittur (Yahoo! Inc.)
The nature of abuse has changed drastically with the global adoption of the Internet. Platform tools and services developed years ago are no longer adequate. This talk describes changing characteristics of abuse, the evolution of our technical strategy to combat abuse, operational challenges and the development of a new framework to help combat abuse in the next decade.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
If you've read "How to Lie with Statistics," are you immune to numerical tricks? Not a session for math geeks, this tutorial is instead about how to determine what matters and what doesn't, how to see what's missing as well as what you're shown, and how to turn numbers into knowledge
Jay Parikh (Facebook)
Facebook infrastructure head Jay Parikh shares key learnings from the company's work to build an infrastructure fast and reliable enough to keep more than 800 million users happy, but flexible enough to support rapid product iteration and major product evolutions like Timeline.
Mitchell Hashimoto (HashiCorp)
Whether you use Chef, Puppet, or just basic shell scripting, there seems to be no clear way to incrementally develop and test scripts to provision a system. In this talk I'll introduce using local virtual machines managed by Vagrant as a way to achieve this, shortening the feedback loop and increasing productivity and confidence of configuration management script development.
Jan Schaumann (The Internet)
Simplicity pays in scalability. Simplicity pays in security. Instead of building "optimized" systems based on more complex solutions, focus on simplifying interfaces, code and, yes, technologies used. Instead of rearchitecting your entire infrastructure, re-learn some basic unix philosophy and appreciate the simple things in life. Screw the new hotness, here comes sanity.
Mike Christian (Yahoo!)
Data-centers DO fail, sometimes for the oddest of reasons. From frying squirrels to unspun gyros, the last decade has seen it all: hurricane and heat wave, fire and flood, even the threat of a nuclear meltdown. We'll chronicle the mundane to the insane, showing the reality of major data-center outages, interleaved with solutions and strategies for recovery.
Richard Cook (Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers)
Keynote by Dr. Richard Cook
Teresa Dietrich (WebMD), Derek Chang (WebMD)
Using Outage and Incident Analysis templates we have developed and refined at WebMD, we will walk you through conducting your own investigation. We will cover everything from which data to collect, meaningful metrics to calculate, and how to feed your findings back into impacting improvements for the next event. We want to help you turn the trauma of an outage into a operational triumph.
John Rauser (Snapchat)
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'" -Isaac Asimov
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
We've all seen articles about using performance data to make good decisions. Detailed telemetry data from some specific portion of the system is analyzed, conclusions are drawn and success is had. The part that is never discussed is how "specific portions" of the systems were selected for telemetry collection. No data? No answers. Don't put the cart before the horse.
Paul Querna (Rackspace)
Logging is a critical component in an application, but it is often overlooked. When you treat logs as another event stream, they can create previously unseen value. In this session we look into building better logging systems for distributed applications, structured logging, transporting the logs, how to process and analyze these logs, and how to take action based on them.
Jon Cowie (Chef)
I'll talk about how to make Chef a less intimidating learning experience for beginners and advanced users alike by getting under the hood, taking a critical approach and experimenting. I'll delve into the Chef source code with real world examples of writing Knife plugins. I'll show some best practices we adopt at Etsy and how we've made Chef an integral part of our Engineering team's workflow.
Tom Daly (Dyn Inc.)
Your job – make sure your business’s website or ecommerce storefront is running fast and is always available to your customers. Why is this important? Research shows (and we are all aware) of how impatient people are when surfing the Web. Even a .5 millisecond slower response or load time, can mean the difference between a customer and a lost opportunity for conversion.
Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs)
Jesse Robbins (Cofounder of Opscode) explains how to be a force for Awesome. He will explain how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change (& share his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it ;-). Jesse will teach you just enough Business Speak to be dangerous while you infect your organization with awesome, make your job better, and get more done.
Albert Wenger (Union Square Ventures)
Albert Wenger, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
Raffi Krikorian (Uber Advanced Technologies Center), Arya Asemanfar (Twitter, Inc.)
Our talk covers the migration of the Twitter architecture from primarily Ruby on Rails (RoR) to a JVM-based SOA system with emphasis on high performance, scalability, and resilience to failure. General lessons include the advantages of asynchronous, real-time architectures over synchronous, process / thread-oriented systems, as well as caching and data store patterns.
James Turnbull (Empatico)
Rollback doesn't exist. It's not real. It's a fantasy, a dream, a delusion. Any vendor who tells you they have a rollback capability is lying to you. And lying to you in a downright dangerous way that will come back to haunt you at 4am in a war room when someone says: "We can't fix this. Let's roll back the deployment."
Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
How many people does it take to roll out and manage thousands of servers in a complex environment? With the right approach, a small team CAN effectively manage any size environment. This talk covers tips and techniques you can use right now to speed up and scale your system administration workflow.
Yashwanth Nelapati (Pinterest), Marty Weiner (Pinterest) has grown to billions of page views per month in just under a year, and the number one question we're asked at parties is "what's in your stack?"
A team of just 4 people scaled Typekit from an idea to a service delivering fonts to hundreds of thousands of websites. In this talk, we'll discuss how cloud services and the right amount of thinking allow small teams to deliver huge websites without big headaches.
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders and John Allspaw
Ken King (Yammer), James Sheridan (
Yammer started in the colo world. We didn’t put a lot of thought into where to set up after we had a initial version of our product. If we did it over again we may have started in the Cloud. We have developed a hybrid approach that uses both EC2, S3 and a colo facility. We see advantages to using both the Cloud and the Colo. Make the right decision early is important.
Dave Mangot (, Peter Phaal (InMon Corp.)
This session provides an introduction to the open source host sFlow, approach to application monitoring. By using sFlow we can get near real-time metrics, with minimal overhead, not only on our networks, but also of our hosts and applications (e.g. Apache, Nginx, memcached, Java, Tomcat, and node.js). We can use that data to learn about the performance of our stack in a truly holistic way.
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders and John Allspaw, open the second day of keynotes.

Velocity Culture

Mandi Walls (Opscode)
The momentum gathered by DevOps and Continuous Integration in small, flexible organizations is hard to mimic in large enterprises, but the cultural change that is necessary to evolve with these methodologies isn't unattainable.
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Adam Jacob comes at you with the infamous Choose Your Own Adventure talk.
Tim Lossen (wooga - world of gaming)
Wooga has always been numbers-driven, but last year putting core metrics up on dashboards really took off in our office. In this talk, I present some cool real-life examples, and give practical advice on both the hardware and software side of creating custom dashboards.
Steve Bennett (Daemon Solutions Ltd)
In this presentation I will explore how we as IT professionals can learn from the medical profession when it comes to diagnosing particularly complex issues.
Kate Matsudaira (popforms)
At conferences there are always talks covering technical strategies, new tools and software, but this talk will aim to cover something completely different – the soft skills needed to be the very best at any job in operations or engineering. The talk will cover strategies and techniques to help the audience go from being a consistent 7 to moving up a level and reaching a 10.
Nathan Yergler (Eventbrite)
"Technical debt" is a fact of life for most projects that are lucky enough to reach maturity or a wide user base. How that technical debt is managed can determine whether a project continues to thrive or collapses under its own weight. This talk will discuss strategies for learning from your debt and evolving systems, while still serving customers.

Mobile Performance

Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic)
While perceived download speed is vital to web application performance, mobile brings additional concerns to the table. Mobile devices have limited bandwidth, limited storage, limited memory and limited battery life. With mobile device constraints in mind, use best mobile practices to develop responsive, effective web applications that perform regardless of OS or device.
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Session by Jason Grigsby, Mobile Strategist, Co-Founder, Cloud Four
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Brian LeRoux, Adobe Systems
Matt Welsh (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Measuring mobile website performance is often pretty hairy, involving a lot of mobile-specific knowledge. This tutorial aims to demystify the process by offering a deep dive into the many issues that impact mobile web performance, and cover some of the tools for measuring and tuning the performance of mobile sites.
Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Two years ago, Velocity attendees watched as an unsuspecting website was subjected to automated optimization before their eyes in the workshop "The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle", rated one of the top 10 sessions of Velocity 2010. This year, Hooman Beheshti is back - this time to demonstrate the impact of advanced _mobile_ optimization techniques on another unsuspecting website.
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Mobile is different. Gaps in the networks, hardware and software used separates the mobile world from the desktop world. But for web performance, these differences are NOT equally important.
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
This talk highlights the basics of mobile browser interactions with the graphics processing unit (GPU). You will uncover how the layout engine leverages hardware acceleration, covering from acceleration of drawing primitives, the use of multithreaded tiled backing store, as well as advanced layer compositing.
Tom Croucher (Uber)
Mobile apps and mobile web are increasingly important but they have a number of different performance characteristics to desktop Web applications. There are two major differences: the network performance (latency, RTT) and device capabilities (CPU, memory). It is possible to use Node.js to mitigate these issues in two ways, improved web service performance and server-side page rendering.
Angela Nicoara (Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA)
Despite the explosive growth of smartphones and growing popularity of mobile web browsing, the energy consumed by a phone browser while surfing the web is poorly understood. In this talk, we present an infrastructure for measuring the precise energy used by a mobile browser to render web pages.


Stephen Ludin (Akamai, Board Member ISRG)
CDNs have evolved and adapted to accelerate the uncachable. In this talk, we will dig deeper into these techniques, show how they work, explain when they should be used, and discuss the problems that still remain unsolved.
Auguste Goldman (Go Daddy)
You may know Go Daddy for its Super Bowl commercials and controversies, but there's something much more serious going on at Go Daddy these days. CIO Auguste Goldman reveals how Go Daddy is evolving its approach with technology and transparency.
Sunil Potti (Citrix Systems Inc)
3 ways of cloud scale, 1 network approach. Hear how some of the largest Internet and Cloud providers have successfully transformed to a elastic, expandable and simplified network.
Stephen Ludin (Akamai, Board Member ISRG)
Understanding how users view and consume your site’s content is critical to optimizing the performance of your online business. By virtue of fulfilling nearly 2 trillion daily requests for content, Akamai is in a unique position to share ongoing analysis of Web traffic and user behavior.
Nathan Dye (Amazon Web Services)
Previously, developers who wanted to improve the performance of their dynamic content had limited options, as the solutions offered by traditional CDNs are expensive and difficult to manage. In this session you will learn how Amazon CloudFront improves dynamic application performance and the best practices for integrating the service into your current apps.
Vik Chaudhary (Keynote)
Learn how you can use the open standard Web Timing API to frame your performance timings in the context of measuring the user experience. Reshape how Operations teams analyze and communicate the performance metrics of today’s web applications and sites, with a strong operational focus on performance timings, baselines, and actionable alerts.
Greg Smith (Citrix Systems)
This presentation will examine in detail how leading webscale, public cloud and enterprise IT organizations are retooling their networks to better deliver cloud services.
Lucy Mendel (Rackspace)
Rackspace developer, Lucy Mendel, will explain how her team developed Gutsy, a dashboard app that gives better visibility and control of data aggregated via the URI devops.json to offer a data-driven approach to keeping track of complex collaborative projects. She will offer real-world examples of how Gutsy significantly improved access, aggregation, bootstrapping and automation.
Shahar Erez (VMware), Komal Mangtani (VMware)
Make your applications cloud ready while gaining application framework and architecture freedom of choice. Learn how VMware is simplifying, automating and standardizing the process of building, deploying and managing applications on hybrid cloud environments.
Patrick Lightbody (New Relic), Lew Cirne (New Relic), Patrick Meenan (Google), Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks), Chris Haag (Cedexis)
Sit in with a panel of performance tool developers to examine performance bottlenecks while developing a website. Listen and compare notes on how these developers are working to address website optimization and what best practices they have identified in their respective fields.
Jim Houska (, David Beran (
Our presentation reveals how we were able to quickly scale our web site to handle the huge onrush of visitors driven by our Super Bowl XLVI advertising campaign.
Sudhir Menon (VMware)
One of the challenges of managing applications at Cloud-scale is data access. As your application and the number of its users grow, the database becomes your bottleneck and slows down your application. Attend this session to learn how vFabric SQLFire, an in-memory and horizontally scalable distributed SQL database, can give you the speed and scale you need in a substantially simpler way.
Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu), Juan Negron (Canonical)
Come join Juju experts who will answer your questions about writing your own Juju Charms to to easily deploy scalable services in the cloud. These tutorials are geared to software developers who want to contribute charms to the wider devops community in order to make deploying in the public and private cloud easier.
Kapil Thangavelu (Canonical), Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu)
Come join Juju experts who will answer your questions about writing your own Juju Charms to to easily deploy scalable services in the cloud. These tutorials are geared to software developers who want to contribute charms to the wider devops community in order to make deploying in the public and private cloud easier.
Chris Selvig (Market Live), Shawn White (Keynote Systems)
In 2008 MarketLive, a provider of eCommerce software, services and expertise designed specifically for mid to upper tier retailers, delivered average page performance of 8-9 sec. and avg. availability of 99.7%. Today they can offer 1-2 sec. load times and 99.95% availability. This is the story of that 4 year journey and the data-driven approach they used to get there.
Charlie Hunt (, Venkatesh Katari (, Kiran Polavarapu (
We will discuss how has addressed the challenges of measuring mobile performance, backend applications scalability with increased mobile client traffic, and monitoring the performance of software services. A demo of our new Mobile performance measuring tool we developed called Paparazzi and a monitoring and triage tool called Lighthouse using open source tools will be shown.
Join Dyn, a world leading IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, for an exciting evening where the worlds of music and technology (among other things) will collide. The event will feature live music, food, drinks and great networking on Tuesday, June 26. Dyn welcomes all Velocity participants to join the fun.
Sven Hammar (Apica Systems)
Do you know the limits of your cloud application? Want to know what one million users look like? Mastering testing capacity for cloud and mobile applications can be challenging but it is critical to any successful application launch. Knowing how many users your application can handle is just one part of it. Understanding why and what to do about it is just as important.
Arvind Jain (Google), Dominic Hamon (Google)
We will present techniques to predict user activity in the browser using learning models as well as hints provided by page authors and share the real world speed gains observed using such predictions.
Frank Ober (Intel Corporation)
Frank Ober, sr. performance architect at Intel, will ask the audience some though-provoking questions about their methods and tools for ensuring superior application performance. This will serve as a preview to Franks' session "Toward Agile APM: Application Performance Management at Intel" on Wednesday, June 27th 1:00-1:40pm, Ballroom E.
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
An increasing number of solutions for getting performance data directly in the browser are emerging. New W3C standards provide easy access to network related information. However, some of the really problems still persist.
Moderated by:
Anupam Singh (MarketShare Inc)
Stephen Condon (Limelight Networks), Jeff Hughes (Limelight Networks)
At this session, you will hear from technology experts including Jeff Hughes, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Limelight Networks and Anupam Singh, CTO of MarketShare. Gain insights on how SaaS technologies can accelerate marketing efforts through automation and website performance to ultimately deliver results and orchestrate a brilliant digital presence.
Frank Ober (Intel Corporation)
Join Frank Ober, senior application architect at Intel, for an overview of Intel's application performance management strategy and implementation. Find out how one of the largest manufacturers in the world has made APM a core element of agile application development and is using it today to stay competitive, ensure customer satisfaction, and deliver top-notch service.
Eddie Satterly (Splunk)
Join Expedia to learn how they achieve operational efficiencies by using Splunk to ensure uptime, improve service delivery, optimize SEO/SEM and improve dev/ops collaboration.
Matt Atterbury (Google Inc), Mustafa Tikir (Google)
Presentation: external link
Monitoring real world speed of a website or application is a difficult task. We'll look at Google Analytics' Web Timing API, providing fine grained real world speed data to its publishers. Web developers typically must trade off maintainability and agility against latency. We'll analyze how mod_pagespeed accelerates web front-end performance, the transforms it makes, and their affect on speed.
Patrick Lightbody (New Relic)
Join us during Neustar's sponsored keynote and learn how companies can gain real insights in real-time.

Office Hours

Cliff Crocker (Akamai), Aaron Kulick (Xiphoid Industries)
R.U.M. (Real User Monitoring) * Analytics * Visualization Libraries * Dashboards, SLAs, & "The Business"
Aaron Peters (TurboBytes)
Aaron Peters, Co-founder & CEO, Turbobytes * Measuring CDN performance * Using multiple CDNs: why and how
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Adam Jacob, CTO, Opscode
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
* Basic of compositing and why it is important for animation * Practical examples of proper composited animation * Tools and best-practices for smooth animation
Carlos Bueno (MemSQL)
Carlos Bueno, Performance Engineer, Facebook
Dave Mangot (, Peter Phaal (InMon Corp.)
Dave Mangot, Systems Administrator, Tagged Inc. and Peter Phaal, President, InMon Corp.
Richard Cook (Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers)
Richard Cook, Physician, Educator and Researcher, University of Chicago
Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Hooman Beheshit, VP Product, Strangeloop Networks
Ian White (Neustar), Patrick Lightbody (New Relic)
* Web performance * Build and deployment * Browser automation with Selenium * Automated testing
James Waldrop (Twitter, Inc.)
James Waldrop, Software Engineer, Twitter
Jeremy Edberg (MinOps)
Scalability Reliability Amazon EC2 and general cloud questions Social media Building an online community
Kate Matsudaira (popforms)
Kate Matsudaira, VP Engineering, Decide
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Luke Kanies, Founder, Puppet Labs
Michael Nygard (Cognitect)
Michael Nygard, Architect, Relevance, Inc.
Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Architect, Stubbornella
Shyam Mittur (Yahoo! Inc.)
Shyam Mittur, Engineering Director, Yahoo!
Derek Chang (WebMD), Teresa Dietrich (WebMD)
Teresa Dietrich, VP of Technical Operations, WebMD and Derek Chang, Site Reliability Engineering, WebMD
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Theo Schlossnagle, Principal/CEO, OmniTI
Yashwanth Nelapati (Pinterest), Marty Weiner (Pinterest)
Yashwanth Nelapati, Architect and Backend Engineer, Pinterest and Marty Weiner, Architect, Backend Engineer, Frontend Engineer, Ops, Pinterest.
Tom Croucher (Uber)
Tom Hughes-Croucher, Jet Packs for Dinosaurs


Devopsdays will take place June 28 & 29 at the Silicon Valley Cloud Center, immediately after Velocity. It's the perfect after-party if you have come to Velocity.
Join us for a scrumptious hot breakfast and a talk about the future of Dropbox.
Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 26 after sessions for the Velocity Exhibit Hall Reception. Visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, drop by the Velocity Ladies Lounge for networking, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks. *Sponsored by Basho*
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’ll find out again this year at Ignite Velocity.
Have a particular topic you'd like to discuss with other Velocity attendees over lunch on Tuesday? Head to the back of the Exhibit Hall lunch area to see the topics and join the conversations.
Are you an early riser and looking for another opportunity to connect with your fellow web ops and performance professionals? Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with other Velocity attendees? Join these informal conversations before the main program gets underway on Tuesday morning. To lead a Coffee Birds of a Feather table, sign up at board in the main conference Registration area.
Join Dyn, a world leading IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, for an exciting evening where the worlds of music and technology (among other things) will collide. The event will feature live music, food, drinks and great networking on Tuesday, June 26. Dyn welcomes all Velocity participants to join the fun.
Office Hours are your chance to meet face-to-face with Velocity Conference presenters. Drop in to discuss their sessions, ask questions, or make suggestions.
Office Hours are your chance to meet face-to-face with Velocity Conference presenters. Drop in to discuss their sessions, ask questions, or make suggestions.
Akamai is serious about web performance and operations, but they still like to have fun. Join Akamai by the poolside to network with fellow Velocity attendees while enjoying great food, drink and entertainment.
WebPerfDays will take place on Thursday, June 28th, 2012, just after Velocity and alongside DevOpsDays at the Google campus in Mountain View, California.


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