Velocity Europe 2011 Schedule

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

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Hall 1 B/C
Add Opening remarks to your personal schedule
9:00 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Opening remarks Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Add A Career in Web Operations to your personal schedule
9:10 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
A Career in Web Operations Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
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9:40 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Lightning Demos Tuesday Andrew Oates (Google), Patrick Mueller (IBM, Apache)
Add If You Can Keep Your Site Standing Up When All About You Are Falling Down… to your personal schedule
9:55 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
If You Can Keep Your Site Standing Up When All About You Are Falling Down… Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
Add What It Means To Deliver Exceptional Performance to your personal schedule
10:00 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
What It Means To Deliver Exceptional Performance Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
Add The Future of Application Performance Management to your personal schedule
10:05 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
The Future of Application Performance Management Brian Doll (SourceClear)
Add The Relationship Between Faster Mobile Sites and Business KPIs: Case Studies from the Mobile Frontier to your personal schedule
10:35 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
The Relationship Between Faster Mobile Sites and Business KPIs: Case Studies from the Mobile Frontier Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
Add The Velocity of Dev Ops to your personal schedule
11:05 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
The Velocity of Dev Ops Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com)
Add Betfair's Site Rebuild: Fast - We Promise to your personal schedule
11:20 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Betfair's Site Rebuild: Fast - We Promise Tim Morrow (Betfair)
Add Monitoring Is Easy, Why Are We So Bad At It? to your personal schedule
13:00 Monitoring Is Easy, Why Are We So Bad At It? Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Add Massively Sharded MySQL at Tumblr to your personal schedule
13:50 Massively Sharded MySQL at Tumblr Evan Elias (Tumblr)
Add Quality of Service (QoS) for Web Applications to your personal schedule
14:40 Quality of Service (QoS) for Web Applications William Louth (Autoletics BV)
Add Our First DDoS attack to your personal schedule
15:55 Our First DDoS attack Cosimo Streppone (Opera Software ASA)
Add Be Fast Or Stay Behind - Building A Continuous Delivery Platform to your personal schedule
16:45 Be Fast Or Stay Behind - Building A Continuous Delivery Platform Schlomo Schapiro (ImmobilienScout24), Ingmar Krusch (ImmobilienScout24)
Hall 1 A
Add Introducing the Amazon Silk Web Browser to your personal schedule
13:00 Introducing the Amazon Silk Web Browser Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com)
Add Know Your Engines: How to Make Your JavaScript Fast to your personal schedule
13:50 Know Your Engines: How to Make Your JavaScript Fast David Mandelin (Mozilla Corporation)
Add Measuring Web Performance  to your personal schedule
14:40 Measuring Web Performance Stephen Thair (DevOpsGuys)
Add Empirical Results from Page Speed and mod_pagespeed to your personal schedule
16:20 Empirical Results from Page Speed and mod_pagespeed Matthew Steele (Google), Andrew Oates (Google), Joshua Marantz (Google)
Add Performance Automation 101 to your personal schedule
16:45 Performance Automation 101 Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
10:10 Morning Break
Room: Sponsor Gallery
11:50 Lunch
Room: Sponsor Gallery
15:25 Afternoon Break
Room: Sponsor Gallery
Add Sponsor Gallery Reception, Sponsored by Google to your personal schedule
17:45 Event
Room: Sponsor Gallery
Sponsor Gallery Reception, Sponsored by Google
9:00-9:10 (10m) Keynote
Opening remarks
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Opening remarks from Steve Souders and John Allspaw
9:10-9:40 (30m) Operations and Culture
A Career in Web Operations
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
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.
9:40-9:55 (15m) Web Performance
Lightning Demos Tuesday
Andrew Oates (Google), Patrick Mueller (IBM, Apache)
Page Speed Online weinre: a Debugger for the Mobile Web
9:55-10:00 (5m) Operations and Culture
If You Can Keep Your Site Standing Up When All About You Are Falling Down…
Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
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.
10:00-10:05 (5m) Keynote, Web Performance
What It Means To Deliver Exceptional Performance
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
This five-minute talk will answer questions about site performance - how to provably cut loading times to deliver exceptional user experience.
10:05-10:10 (5m) Keynote, Web Performance
The Future of Application Performance Management
Brian Doll (SourceClear)
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!
10:35-11:05 (30m) Web Performance
The Relationship Between Faster Mobile Sites and Business KPIs: Case Studies from the Mobile Frontier
Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
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.
11:05-11:20 (15m) Keynote, Web Performance
The Velocity of Dev Ops
Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com)
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.
11:20-11:50 (30m) Keynote, Web Performance
Betfair's Site Rebuild: Fast - We Promise
Tim Morrow (Betfair)
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.
13:00-13:45 (45m) Operations and Culture
Monitoring Is Easy, Why Are We So Bad At It?
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
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.
13:50-14:35 (45m) Operations and Culture
Massively Sharded MySQL at Tumblr
Evan Elias (Tumblr)
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.
14:40-15:25 (45m) Operations and Culture
Quality of Service (QoS) for Web Applications
William Louth (Autoletics BV)
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.
15:55-16:40 (45m) Operations and Culture
Our First DDoS attack
Cosimo Streppone (Opera Software ASA)
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.
16:45-17:30 (45m) Operations and Culture
Be Fast Or Stay Behind - Building A Continuous Delivery Platform
Schlomo Schapiro (ImmobilienScout24), Ingmar Krusch (ImmobilienScout24)
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.
13:00-13:45 (45m) Web Performance
Introducing the Amazon Silk Web Browser
Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com)
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.
13:50-14:35 (45m) Web Performance
Know Your Engines: How to Make Your JavaScript Fast
David Mandelin (Mozilla Corporation)
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.
14:40-15:25 (45m) Web Performance
Measuring Web Performance
Stephen Thair (DevOpsGuys)
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!
15:55-16:15 (20m) Web Performance
How DRY Affects JavaScript Performance — Faster JavaScript Execution For The Lazy Developer
Mathias Bynens (Qiwi)
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.
16:20-16:40 (20m) Web Performance
Empirical Results from Page Speed and mod_pagespeed
Matthew Steele (Google), Andrew Oates (Google), Joshua Marantz (Google)
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.
16:45-17:30 (45m) Web Performance
Performance Automation 101
Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
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.
10:10-10:35 (25m)
Break: Morning Break
11:50-13:00 (1h 10m)
Break: Lunch
15:25-15:55 (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break
17:45-18:45 (1h) Event
Sponsor Gallery Reception, Sponsored by Google
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.
Bulletin

Bulletin

  • 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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