Velocity 2013 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to another great Velocity Conference. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at Velocity 2013.


Conference Location

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara & Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 748-7000
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Registration / Check-in Hours

Stop by Velocity Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located in the Exhibit Hall A Lobby, Level 1.

  • Monday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:45pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:45pm

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at Velocity, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in the Mission City Ballroom, M1-2, Level 1.

  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Make sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to check out the exhibitors displaying the latest in web performance and operations related tools and technologies. See who will be exhibiting.

Wednesday, June 19

  • 10:45am - 5:40pm
  • 5:40pm - 6:40pm Exhibit Hall Reception

Thursday, June 20

  • 10:45am - 4:00pm


Get connected with Velocity speakers, sponsors, and other attendees! Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the events planned at Velocity, including the Poolside Welcome Reception, Ignite Velocity, the Exhibit Hall Reception, BoFs, book signings at the O'Reilly Booth, the Women's Communities Meetup and Music Meets Tech Party.

Velocity Office Hours

Velocity Office Hours, located in the Exhibit Hall, gives you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers to discuss the speaker's area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. Sign-up now and we'll send you a reminder! Seating is limited.

Play the Velocity Web Powers Button Game

Play our Web Powers Button Game at Velocity this year and test your scavenger and negotiation skills! We've created 13 unique buttons, each with an icon representing an attribute or "super power" that every successful web ops and performance professional should possess, and three more representing "anti-hero" powers. Collect the whole set, win a limited edition Velocity shirt, and enter to win other great prizes.

Official Velocity Attendee T-Shirt

Be sure to pick up your official Velocity 2013 attendee t-shirt (sponsored by Edgecast) in the Exhibit Hall during these hours:

  • Wednesday, June 19: 2:40pm - 3:30pm; 5:40pm - 6:40pm (Exhibit Hall Reception)
  • Thursday, June 20: 12:00pm - 1:15pm; 2:40pm - 3:30pm

Velocity Mobile App

Want Velocity info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedule and other essential data.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Velocity wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Velocity attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @velocityconf.

Live Streaming, Speaker Slides, and Video Recordings

Live Streaming

We'll be live streaming all of the keynote presentations on the video page. All presentations which are live streamed will also be available for viewing on the Velocity YouTube channel after the conference.

Speaker Slides

We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them, however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.

Video Recordings

All tutorials, sessions, and keynotes at Velocity are being recorded. This video compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: If you have an All-Access Pass, the complete video compilation is already included with your pass. There is no need to purchase it separately.

Online Attendee Directory

The Online Attendee Directory for Velocity will be available approximately one month before the event begins. See who else will be at Velocity this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Velocity agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on the "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Rate or Comment on the Tutorials and Sessions You Attend

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

You can also rate any of the sessions you attend on the Velocity mobile app. Just click on the set of stars on the session description page to submit your rating.

Stay Connected with Hashtag - #velocityconf

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth

Author book signings are being held on Wednesday and Thursday. The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary autographed copy of each book. Limit 1 book per attendee.

Wednesday, June 19 10:45 am Wesley Hales - HTML5 & JavaScript Web Apps
Baron Schwartz - High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition
2:40 pm Maximiliano Firtman - jQuery Mobile: Up and Running, Programming the Mobile Web, 2nd Edition
Mitchell Hashimoto - Vagrant: Up and Running
6:00 pm John Allspaw - Web Operations, The Art of Capacity Planning
Steve Souders - High Performance Web Sites, Even Faster Web Sites
Thursday, June 20 10:45 am Tony Parisi - WebGL: Up and Running
Jonathan LeBlanc - Programming Social Applications
2:40 pm Ilya Grigorik - High Performance Browser Networking
Nicholas Zakas - Maintainable JavaScript, High Performance JavaScript

Networking Opportunities for Women

Looking to network with other women during the conference? Come to the morning Birds of a Feather discussion tables on Wednesday and Thursday and also to the Women's Communities Meetup Wednesday evening.

Questions / Feedback

If you have a question about Velocity or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  1. Message us on Twitter @velocityconf
  2. Stop by our customer service desk in Registration in the Exhibit Hall A Lobby, Level 1
  3. Send us an email at


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 381-9245 or

Media Partner Opportunities

For media partnerships, contact mediapartners@

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

View a complete list of Velocity contacts