Velocity Europe 2011 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity Europe 2011 (schedule subject to change).

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011

9:00

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Opening remarks from Steve Souders and John Allspaw Read more.

9:10

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 52 ratings)
We'll take a whirlwind tour through the world of web operations and try to get a handle on both why it is a challenging occupation and how to be better. Read more.

9:40

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Andrew Oates (Google), Patrick Mueller (IBM, Apache)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 32 ratings)
Page Speed Online weinre: a Debugger for the Mobile Web Read more.

9:55

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.21, 28 ratings)
This demo from Robert Castley, Solution Engineer and Technologist at Keynote, shows you how to design, run, and analyze a complete Web load test in 5 minutes, with time to spare for tea and biscuits. Read more.

10:00

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 25 ratings)
This five-minute talk will answer questions about site performance - how to provably cut loading times to deliver exceptional user experience. Read more.

10:05

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Brian Doll (SourceClear)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 23 ratings)
Web applications are being shipped faster, deployed instantly to the cloud and are catering to the ever-growing needs of a technologically connected audience. How do you manage it all? How do you maintain high performance in your application, stay on top of your server performance and ensure your end users are getting the best service you can deliver? Find out with New Relic! Read more.

10:10

Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery
Morning Break (25m)

10:35

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 33 ratings)
If you've been looking for compelling data that will help you make a case for investing in mobile performance, this session is a must-see. Joshua Bixby presents brand-new data in detailed case studies that show how real-world companies have optimized the performance of their mobile sites -- and as a result have experienced dramatic improvements in KPIs such as page views, conversions, and revenue. Read more.

11:05

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 30 ratings)
The speed at which dev ops works is critical. It enables greater innovation and faster reaction in your business. Join Jon Jenkins as he talks about why it's important to iterate fast, deploy fast, be wrong a lot, and learn from your mistakes. Read more.

11:20

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Tim Morrow (Betfair)
Average rating: ***..
(3.35, 34 ratings)
Faced with page load times that consistently exceeded 10 seconds, in June 2011 Betfair published a customer commitment to ensure greater clarity and transparency on key aspects of our service, including page performance. We set a target of 3 seconds and proceeded to rebuild the entire site with this target in mind. Read more.

11:50

Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery
Lunch (1h 10m)

13:00

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.63, 43 ratings)
When we launch services we want to make sure they are both healthy and perform well. Most people monitoring don't provide insight into either of these things. Read more.
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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
This talk will present a new way we are looking at the mobile browsing challenges at Amazon.com. We will present data about site latency among various classes of devices and usage of mobile versions of the site. Much of the presentation will focus on technical approaches to dramatically reduce web site latency for this class of users. Read more.

13:50

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Evan Elias (Tumblr)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 26 ratings)
Sharding a huge, very active MySQL dataset can mean running into more gotchas than obvious solutions. At this session, we'll outline how, when, and why we sharded Tumblr's primary data set. We'll also cover the application logic and automation tools that we built to initially shard, split, and move billions of rows of MySQL data for millions of blogs, and the mistakes we made along the way. Read more.
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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
David Mandelin (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 12 ratings)
In order to make their programs fast, developers need to understand how the system compiles, optimizes, and runs programs. This talk will help JavaScript developers make their programs fast by popping the hood on modern JavaScript engines such as SpiderMonkey, V8, JSC, and Chakra and explaining how they work. Read more.

14:40

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
William Louth (Autoletics BV)
Average rating: *....
(1.92, 25 ratings)
This session will demonstrate how many networking concepts and techniques related to Quality of Service (QoS) can be mapped and applied to web clients, web services, applications and runtimes providing an end-to-end resource management conceptual framework that offers resource protection (via call shaping & policing) as well as request prioritization based on contextual & dynamic classification. Read more.
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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Stephen Thair (DevOpsGuys)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 14 ratings)
We all talk about web performance but exactly HOW do we measure web performance, and what are the metrics we measure? How many different ways are there to measure web performance, what are their strengths and weaknesses, and which are the most appropriate at different stages of the software development lifecycle? That's what this talk will help you discover! Read more.

15:25

Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery
Afternoon Break (30m)

15:55

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Cosimo Streppone (Opera Software ASA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 39 ratings)
Your website just went down. As you try to understand what has gone wrong, you quickly realize something is different this time. There's no clear reason why your site should be down, but indeed it is. This talk is about the story of our team's first unprepared fight against a DDoS attack. Read more.
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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 15 ratings)
Mathias will illustrate how applying the DRY principle (Don’t Repeat Yourself) increases the readability, maintainability, and especially the *performance* of your JavaScript code, all while reducing its total file size. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of scripting fundamentals and the real-world consequences of your code architecture choices. Read more.

16:20

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Matthew Steele (Google), Andrew Oates (Google), Joshua Marantz (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 11 ratings)
Page Speed Analysis tools provide performance metrics for web-sites, and mod_pagespeed and Page Speed Service automatically rewrite web sites by applying web performance "best practices". But exactly what is the impact on web site latency and usability from implementing these transformations? We’ll share what we’ve learned from running Page Speed and mod_pagespeed in the field. Read more.

16:45

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Schlomo Schapiro (ImmobilienScout24), Ingmar Krusch (ImmobilienScout24)
Average rating: **...
(2.71, 42 ratings)
This talk will discuss how the web platform at ImmobilienScout24 turns into a Continuous Delivery Platform. Ever tried turning a waterfall based company into an agile one? This session covers both the technical and organizational challenges and shows how all parts of our company from product management through IT development and operations had to be adjusted over the last 3 years to succeed. Read more.
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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
For optimizing web performance most of you have put to practice the "14 rules for creating high performance websites". But most IT organizations don't have the resources, time or money available to continuously fine-tune their web performance. There’s a need for a different approach, automation of web performance optimization. This session covers every aspect of performance automation and more. Read more.

17:45

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Tuesday, 8/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery Level:
Join us immediately following the sessions in Maritim II on Tuesday at Velocity Europe. Have a drink and some delectable nibbles, network with other Velocity Europe attendees, and visit our sponsors, who are leading the charge in web performance and operations. Read more.

Wednesday, 9/11/2011

9:00

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Opening remarks with John Allspaw and Steve Souders Read more.

9:10

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Jeff Veen (True Ventures)
Average rating: ****.
(4.77, 52 ratings)
A few months ago, Jeff sat on a couch in the Typekit offices, staring out the window, and wondering if everything their company had been working towards was about to slip through their fingers. Jeff will share lessons on how they got through it and why they were ready for it. He’ll also look at how you, your team, your clients, or your company can cultivate a culture of making amazing things. Read more.

9:40

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Andreas Grabner (Dynatrace), Laurie Denness (Bloomberg LP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 20 ratings)
FITB: Network graphing done right Deep Dive Browser Diagnostics Read more.

9:55

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Arnaud Becart (Cedexis)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 27 ratings)
ip-label will illustrate via real customer cases how they provide the largest portfolio of end-user monitoring solutions in the Application Performance Management industry. Read more.

10:10

Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery
Morning Break (25m)

10:35

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 37 ratings)
Putting in place contingency plans for when things might go wrong means first having an engineer's imagination for those possible failures and surprising outcomes. I'm going to talk about walking the fine line between immobilizing paranoia and a healthy but constant sense of unease in order to build your anticipation muscles. Read more.

11:05

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Average rating: **...
(2.88, 17 ratings)
Performance and operability doesn't come from simply focusing on a single part of your application or infrastructure. They come from having a systemic view of what makes your stack work, what could bottleneck it, and what could bring it down. I'll talk about this journey from kernel to continents. Read more.

11:20

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Ivo Teel (Riot Games), Laurens van Hees (SPIL GAMES)
Average rating: **...
(2.09, 32 ratings)
Companies often see Performance as a "project" that "technology" wants. How do you get a company wide mindset that performance is key for your end-users? How did we do this within SPIL Games and what have we achieved and learned so far? Read more.

11:50

Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery
Lunch (1h 10m)

13:00

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
David Mytton (Server Density)
Average rating: **...
(2.88, 32 ratings)
NoSQL databases are gaining in popularity with many developers running test projects, but how do they perform in the real world and what are the operations guidelines for deployment at scale? This talk is a detailed look at the performance characteristics of MongoDB, Cassandra and CouchDB. Read more.
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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Andreas Bovens (Opera Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
From its early days, Opera has focused on providing its users with a snappy browsing experience on a wide range of hardware and OSes. In this talk, we'll look at the latest versions of Opera for desktop, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini and explore how they make web pages super fast. Read more.

13:30

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Tony Gentilcore (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Google Chrome gets faster and faster with every release. We'll talk about the latest advances as well as what the team is working on now. Chrome's speed is great for users, but let's not forget about developers! Chrome now has the richest developer tools for making your site as fast as possible. Come learn about the new features that have us most excited. Read more.

13:50

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Michael Brunton-Spall (Guardian News and Media), Lisa van Gelder (Guardian News and Media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 35 ratings)
What to do when something goes horribly wrong in production? Well of course we hope that it never happens, but there are occasions when mistakes occur or soething unexpected comes up and your servers start chewing memory and not completing connection, everything is going to hell. Read more.

14:00

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Chris Heilmann (Mozilla Firefox)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
In this talk you'll learn what Firefox has in store for users and developers alike and get a glimpse into how a browser can blur the line between apps and the web whilst allowing you to experience the web on your own terms. Read more.

14:40

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Average rating: ****.
(4.16, 38 ratings)
This talk will discuss how hyves moved to a bittorrent based deployment scheme and is currently using this deployment method to deploy large binaries at record speed to 500 or more servers, without choking our internal network infrastructure. Read more.
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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Aaron Peters (TurboBytes)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 16 ratings)
Getting JavaScript into the page in a fast, non-blocking way is key for webpage performance. Aaron will present an overview of JavaScript loading techniques, 'best practices' browser differences and how each technique performs on different types of webpages. Read more.

15:25

Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Sponsor Gallery
Afternoon Break (30m)

15:55

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Johannes Mainusch (XING AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 38 ratings)
Monitoring websites like XING is essential for secure, stable and fast operations. The talk will share how we set up a hands on but reliable monitoring with client site javascript and apache log file, awk and munin as monitor. Then I'll show realtime business statistics, curious operations bugs and how we fixed them. I will argue for love of monitoring, the value of curiosity and solving riddles. Read more.
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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
It is bad user experience for a site to load slowly, but it is even worse for sites to be jumpy, choppy, or worse yet, non-responsive. In this session we learn about what makes sites perform poorly and tips to preventing and resolving mobile UI pitfalls. Read more.

16:45

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Operations and Culture
Location: Hall 1 B/C Level:
Bradley Heilbrun (YouTube/Google Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.46, 41 ratings)
... or, How to Connect with Your Users (via HTTP of course!) We'll go through the stages of connection management as a website grows from one Apache running pre-fork on a public IP, all the way up to distributing GSLB across the world. Read more.
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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Web Performance
Location: Hall 1 A Level:
Matas Petrikas (SoundCloud), Andrew Pile (Vimeo), Greg Schechter (YouTube)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
There are millions and millions of them on the web, they have changed the way we deliver, share and perceive audio and video - the embeddable player widgets. The people behind omnipresent Youtube, Vimeo and SoundCloud players will discuss the current challenges in the embeddable content world - scalability, transition from Flash to HTML5, web performance and platform integrations. Read more.

17:30

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Wednesday, 9/11/2011
Location: Checkpoint Bar Level:
Please join us at the Maritim proArte's Checkpoint Bar, after the close of sessions on Wednesday, for a final gathering with other Velocity Europe attendees. Read more.
Bulletin

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  • ip-label
  • Compuware Corporation
  • dynaTrace
  • Keynote Systems
  • New Relic
  • Citrix Systems
  • Google
  • Apica
  • AppDynamics
  • CDNetworks
  • Cotendo
  • Dyn Inc.
  • ImmobilienScout24
  • Spil Games
  • Dyn Inc.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at glombardo@oreilly.com

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