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
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9:00 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Opening remarks John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Add Designing for Disaster: How Teams Can Thrive in the Cloud to your personal schedule
9:10 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Designing for Disaster: How Teams Can Thrive in the Cloud Jeff Veen (True Ventures)
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9:40 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Lightning Demos Wednesday Andreas Grabner (Dynatrace), Laurie Denness (Etsy)
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9:55 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Exhaustive End-User Monitoring: A Necessity in an Ever Complex Digital Environment Arnaud Becart (Cedexis)
Add Anticipation: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? to your personal schedule
10:35 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Anticipation: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? John Allspaw (Etsy)
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11:05 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Full Stack Awareness Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Add Taking on the Performance Challenge to your personal schedule
11:20 Plenary
Room: Hall 1 B/C
Taking on the Performance Challenge Ivo Teel (Riot Games), Laurens van Hees (SPIL GAMES)
Add NoSQL Performance In The Real World to your personal schedule
13:00 NoSQL Performance In The Real World David Mytton (Server Density)
Add Apps Behaving Badly to your personal schedule
13:50 Apps Behaving Badly Michael Brunton-Spall (Guardian News and Media), Lisa van Gelder (Guardian News and Media)
Add Deploying Large Payloads At Scale to your personal schedule
14:40 Deploying Large Payloads At Scale Ramon van Alteren (Hyves)
Add The Social Seismograph - I Just Love Monitoring to your personal schedule
15:55 The Social Seismograph - I Just Love Monitoring Johannes Mainusch (XING AG)
Add HTTP Connection Management, From 10 Users To 100 million to your personal schedule
16:45 HTTP Connection Management, From 10 Users To 100 million Bradley Heilbrun (YouTube/Google Inc)
Hall 1 A
Add Fast & Furious: Speed In The Opera Browser to your personal schedule
13:00 Fast & Furious: Speed In The Opera Browser Andreas Bovens (Opera Software)
Add Chrome Fast to your personal schedule
13:30 Chrome Fast Tony Gentilcore (Google)
Add Firefox Performance to your personal schedule
14:00 Firefox Performance Chris Heilmann (Mozilla Firefox)
Add Fast Loading JavaScript to your personal schedule
14:40 Fast Loading JavaScript Aaron Peters (TurboBytes)
Add Mobile UI Performance to your personal schedule
15:55 Mobile UI Performance Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic)
Add Player Widgets Panel to your personal schedule
16:45 Player Widgets Panel Matas Petrikas (SoundCloud), Andrew Pile (Vimeo), Greg Schechter (YouTube)
10:10 Morning Break
Room: Sponsor Gallery
11:50 Lunch
Room: Sponsor Gallery
15:25 Afternoon Break
Room: Sponsor Gallery
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17:30 Plenary
Room: Checkpoint Bar
Closing Meetup
9:00-9:10 (10m) Keynote
Opening remarks
John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Opening remarks with John Allspaw and Steve Souders
9:10-9:40 (30m) Keynote
Designing for Disaster: How Teams Can Thrive in the Cloud
Jeff Veen (True Ventures)
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.
9:40-9:55 (15m) Keynote, Operations and Culture, Web Performance
Lightning Demos Wednesday
Andreas Grabner (Dynatrace), Laurie Denness (Etsy)
FITB: Network graphing done right Deep Dive Browser Diagnostics
9:55-10:10 (15m) Keynote, Web Performance
Exhaustive End-User Monitoring: A Necessity in an Ever Complex Digital Environment
Arnaud Becart (Cedexis)
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.
10:35-11:05 (30m) Keynote
Anticipation: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
John Allspaw (Etsy)
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.
11:05-11:20 (15m) Operations and Culture
Full Stack Awareness
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
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.
11:20-11:50 (30m) Keynote
Taking on the Performance Challenge
Ivo Teel (Riot Games), Laurens van Hees (SPIL GAMES)
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?
13:00-13:45 (45m) Operations and Culture
NoSQL Performance In The Real World
David Mytton (Server Density)
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.
13:50-14:35 (45m) Operations and Culture
Apps Behaving Badly
Michael Brunton-Spall (Guardian News and Media), Lisa van Gelder (Guardian News and Media)
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.
14:40-15:25 (45m) Operations and Culture
Deploying Large Payloads At Scale
Ramon van Alteren (Hyves)
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.
15:55-16:40 (45m) Operations and Culture
The Social Seismograph - I Just Love Monitoring
Johannes Mainusch (XING AG)
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.
16:45-17:30 (45m) Operations and Culture
HTTP Connection Management, From 10 Users To 100 million
Bradley Heilbrun (YouTube/Google Inc)
... 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.
13:00-13:30 (30m) Web Performance
Fast & Furious: Speed In The Opera Browser
Andreas Bovens (Opera Software)
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.
13:30-14:00 (30m) Web Performance
Chrome Fast
Tony Gentilcore (Google)
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.
14:00-14:35 (35m) Web Performance
Firefox Performance
Chris Heilmann (Mozilla Firefox)
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.
14:40-15:25 (45m) Web Performance
Fast Loading JavaScript
Aaron Peters (TurboBytes)
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.
15:55-16:40 (45m) Web Performance
Mobile UI Performance
Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic)
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.
16:45-17:30 (45m) Web Performance
Player Widgets Panel
Matas Petrikas (SoundCloud), Andrew Pile (Vimeo), Greg Schechter (YouTube)
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.
10:10-10:35 (25m)
Break: Morning Break
11:50-13:00 (1h 10m)
Break: Lunch
15:25-15:55 (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break
17:30-18:30 (1h)
Closing Meetup
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.
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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