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Deep dives into essential web operations and performance skills and tools. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend tutorials at Velocity.

Tuesday, June 24

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Operations
Grand Ballroom CD
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James Wickett (Signal Sciences), Gareth Rushgrove (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 59 ratings)
We are releasing our applications at an ever increasing rate, leaving little time for formal security testing. Doing a penetration test once every 6 months and releasing 6 times a day is a recipe for disaster. But the automation that makes releasing at speed possible provides the perfect platform for building a comprehensive suite of automated security tests. This workshop will show you how. Read more.
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Mobile
Grand Ballroom AB
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Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ****.
(4.16, 45 ratings)
The mobile web space moves really fast and every year the whole ecosystem changes. But one thing remains unchanged: the need for extreme performance. If you have a mobile site, a responsive web, or you are about to create one, this tutorial will give you the techniques to measure and improve the performance after understanding the mobile web world today and testing on your own mobile device. Read more.
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Culture & Organizational Change
Grand Ballroom E
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Andrew Shafer (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 37 ratings)
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, but what even is culture? What makes a culture better or worse? How do we measure culture? How can we make culture actionable? This tutorial will present models and metrics supported by research along side personal anecdotes and observations in an attempt to help you answer those questions for yourself. Read more.
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Performance
Grand Ballroom F
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Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 23 ratings)
Learn the tips and tricks for getting the most out of WebPagetest's more advanced features and how to get the most out of even the basic tests. From bandwidth analysis to complex scripting to the automation interface. Read more.
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Operations
Grand Ballroom CD
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James Turnbull (Empatico)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 70 ratings)
You've heard the hype about Docker and container virtualization now see it in action. This tutorial will introduce you to Docker and take you through installing it, running it, and integrating it into your development and operational workflow. Read more.
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Mobile
Grand Ballroom AB
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Troy Miles (Kelley Blue Book)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 42 ratings)
Until recently, debugging a mobile web site was incredibly difficult. Luckily things things have changed. Now some desktop browsers not only contain remote debuggers, but have other features to monitor and improve performance and detect memory leaks. Read more.
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Performance
Grand Ballroom F
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Tobias Baldauf (Akamai Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.16, 19 ratings)
Image assets are a major impediment to page load times. Best practices for common image compression have been evangelized. To further reduce image bytesize, we have to get creative: discover how to apply lossy compression to lossless formats, automatically detect good compression levels, and learn how disciplines like computer vision and machine learning can help us to improve image compression. Read more.
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Mobile
Grand Ballroom E
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Lara Hogan (Kickstarter), Destiny Montague (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
Learn how to build a device lab as a product for your coworkers to test their work on a spectrum of operating systems and versions. We’ll cover how to choose devices, organization and cabling, power supply troubleshooting, and tips for getting your users to use the lab considerately. Read more.
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Operations
Grand Ballroom CD
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Vladimir Vuksan (Fastly)
Average rating: **...
(2.31, 26 ratings)
Ganglia is a widely used monitoring software used by companies of all sizes including Pinterest, Etsy, etc. In this tutorial, Vladimir will show some of the common uses of Ganglia and how Ganglia can help you detect issues, aid in corrective action as well as help you understand your infrastructure. Read more.
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Performance
Grand Ballroom AB
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Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Philip Tellis (SOASTA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 45 ratings)
RUM isn't just for page level metrics anymore. In this talk we will share how to time the most important components on your page and keep track of third party performance. Read more.
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Culture & Organizational Change | Operations
Grand Ballroom F
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Adele Shakal (Metacloud, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 21 ratings)
Keeping IT participants engaged in a drill simulation can be very challenging, especially within the broader contexts of emergency operations, continuity planning/resiliency, disaster recovery, and IT architecture. Accept this challenge and become a practical gamemaster, worthy of designing and executing drills on likely emergency scenarios and realistic function failures for your organization. Read more.
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Culture & Organizational Change
Grand Ballroom F
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Kyle Redinger (VividCortex, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Raising money from investors has a unique set of risks that many founders overlook, but are equally important to success. Participants will come away from this talk with a proven game plan for raising capital, from marketing to investors, to understanding venture capital, and term sheet nuances. They will also receive a robust fundraising financial modeling tool. Read more.
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Operations
Grand Ballroom CD
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Dale Hamel (Shopify)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 42 ratings)
Keeping track of a fleet of servers is time consuming and poor techniques, such a spreadsheets, lead to headaches as your infrastructure grows. A single Source of Truth is invaluable in capacity planning and for maintenance. We'll discuss how we used various open source tools to maintain our own source of truth, and how doing so enabled us to automate and streamline our infrastructure management. Read more.
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Performance
Grand Ballroom AB
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Paul Irish (Google Chrome), Nick Fitzgerald (Mozilla), Tobin Titus (Microsoft), Jason Weber (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 42 ratings)
Web developers rarely build for a single browser, and unfortunately dev tools vary across browsers. In order to create websites that perform well, developers need to use the latest performance tools across browsers. In this tutorial representatives from major browsers show how to solve performance problems using their browser's tools. Read more.
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Mobile
Grand Ballroom E
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Lyza Gardner (Cloud Four), Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Guy Podjarny (Snyk), Lara Hogan (Kickstarter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Does RWD make mobile performance better or worse? What's the best solution for responsive images? What tools are good for analyzing mobile performance? Will HTTP/2 have more or less impact on mobile web traffic? How do I measure performance in native mobile apps? Come to this panel of mobile performance experts to hear these and other questions answered. Read more.