Velocity Europe 2012 Schedule: Full Listing

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity Europe 2012 (schedule subject to change).

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Tuesday, 2/10/2012

9:00

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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Westminster Level: Intermediate
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.15, 13 ratings)
As demands for performance increase and the complexity of Internet application architectures grow, operations are abandoned in a perfect storm. The problems are ever harder to diagnose and the need to rapid remediation is more than ever. You need the right techniques and methodologies or you'll be ineffective or, worse, an obstacle. Learn them here. Read more.
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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Park Suite Level: Intermediate
Joshua Marantz (Google), Bryan McQuade (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
During this session, we will analyze web sites suggested by the audience using PageSpeed Insights, the new PageSpeed Critical Path Explorer, and Chrome Developer Tools. We’ll find the bottlenecks and see how much faster we can make the sites using mod_pagespeed, PageSpeed Service, and the Google Analytics Site Speed report. Read more.

10:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: Mezzanine
Break (30m)

11:00

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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Westminster Level: Intermediate
John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.46, 13 ratings)
In this talk we'll dig in deep into outage events in order to understand the hurdles we face when we find ourselves in tough times. * Human behavior in disorienting situations * Team troubleshooting pitfalls and successes * Preparing for outage handling * "Situational awareness" and "crew resource management" applied to web operations * Coordination and decision-making under pressure Read more.
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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Park Suite Level: Non-technical
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Mobile Optimization is complicated, and there's no single silver bullet. Many different bottlenecks take their toll along the way, and while some have a huge impact, others still add up. In this presentation, we'll take a website and optimize it step by step. Read more.

12:30

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: Windsor Suite
Lunch (1h)

13:30

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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Westminster Level: Intermediate
Mark Burgess (Cfengine)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
In the very different environment of the 1990s, the speaker introduced that concepts of desired-state management and convergent repair, which formed the basis for tools like CFEngine, Puppet and Chef. Today, the industry has evolved considerably, and Mark Burgess is not standing still. In this talk, he asks: what are the next steps for IT infrastructure tech? Read more.
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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Park Suite Level: Non-technical
Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
Average rating: **...
(2.78, 9 ratings)
This workshop will provide the audience with a design framework for a Web Performance Dashboard, including a working demo. Various aspect of the dashboard will be covered, from data collection, tools for measuring performance data and how they can be combined in a single dashboard view, as well as building the dashboard itself. Read more.

15:00

Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: Mezzanine
Afternoon Break (1h)

16:00

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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Westminster Level: Intermediate
Stephen Nelson-Smith (Atalanta Systems Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
How Operations approaches their work is just as important as the work itself. It can either be a haphazard and constantly interrupt-driven pile of tickets, or a sane method that suits your team. This talk will go over the concerns and considerations for prioritizing, coordinating, and tracking work to be done. Read more.
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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Park Suite
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Join Steve and Past as they show how to quickly identify the common bottlenecks in today's popular websites. This tutorial combines techniques for website performance analysis with a survey of the latest web performance tools. In addition to page load time the goal of progressive rendering is covered, as well as the role of automated performance optimization tools. Read more.

17:30

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Tuesday, 2/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? We’ll find out again this year, following the last day of Strata in London and the first day of Velocity Europe — for one big, combined, rip-roaring Ignite event. Read more.

Wednesday, 3/10/2012

9:00

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Steve Souders and John Allspaw, the Velocity Europe Program Chairs, welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.

9:10

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Girish Patangay (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 11 ratings)
Facebook's website is constantly changing, find out what goes on behind the scenes as the largest website in the world changes the code on it's web servers everyday. This is a story of a small change that travels from idea to production through the Facebook deployment engine. Read more.

9:30

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 12 ratings)
See how Keynote KITE complements your favorite page testing tools such as Web Page Test, YSlow, and Page Speed by analyzing the performance of dynamic transactions spanning multiple web pages and user interactions. Robert Castley will also demonstrate how Keynote MITE helps developers of mobile websites analyze the performance of pages delivered to virtually any mobile device—including tablets. Read more.

9:40

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Ilya Grigorik (Google), Gavin Towey (Box, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
Wednesday Lightning Demos. Read more.

10:00

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Jeff Kim (CDNetworks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
In this keynote, CDNetworks COO Jeff Kim will talk about the state of the emerging internet and how to reach growth markets with your website and cloud applications. Read more.

10:10

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Tim Morrow (Betfair)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
Betfair's ground-up site rebuild brought page load times down below 3 seconds. But customers still complain that the site is slow. In this talk, hear Tim Morrow tell the story of how making Betfair's site faster for most customers actually made it 3x slower for their biggest customers. Truly, you get what you measure. Read more.

10:30

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
The W3C Web Performance Group has been working on a set of new standards to make measuring performance from a real users perspective much easier. This session will provide an insight into current and future standards. Read more.

10:45

Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Morning break sponsored by CD Networks (35m)

11:20

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Everyone should use a CDN as an part of making your site perform. But how do they work, how do you use them effectively? Look behind the magic curtain and learn how a CDN works. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room/Palace Suite Level: Non-technical
Donald Foss (Keynote Systems), Ed Fletcher (Vodafone Group Services), Joachim Schneider (NETRADA Europe GmbH)
Keynote Systems, the global leader in mobile and web cloud testing & monitoring, features in this session their customers Vodafone and NETRADA. Vodafone and NETRADA highlight in real world projects how they used Keynote System’s world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure to build a robust online presence and preventing expensive technology-glitches denting revenue Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
Get ready for an industry first. At Velocity EU, Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby will be unveiling the findings from the first comprehensive study ever conducted of mobile performance over 3G networks. Learn how Strangeloop tested the top Alexa-ranked retail sites on a variety of mobile browsers and devices – from iOS to Android, Opera to Windows 7, smartphones to tablets - and what we learned. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Buddy Brewer (LogNormal), Philip Tellis (SOASTA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
When searching for something online, people often open multiple results in browser tabs and switch to the one that loads first. It's a race for the user's attention, but usually there's only one medal. This talk will explain how to take real user measurement beyond simple load times and get new insights that will put your site on top of the podium. Read more.

12:00

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite Level: Non-technical
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Have a particular topic you'd like to discuss with other Velocity Europe attendees over lunch on Wednesday? Head to the lunch area to see the topics and join the conversations. Read more.

13:15

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 14 ratings)
Right now the BBC is preparing their network for the 2012 Olympics. This presentation will be after the Olympics. Come along and find out how we prepared and how well (or badly) we did, at least you should see some pretty graphs. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Sponsored
Location: Bleinheim Room/Palace Suite Level: Non-technical
Jerry Miller (CDNetworks)
Join this session to learn about the various challenges to serving emerging markets and how a CDN can help you not only deliver a fast download of your website and web applications even in China, but can also help you manage content and regulatory issues. This session will be full of benchmarks, case studies, examples, and charts. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Andrew Betts (Fastly)
People often believe that the FT web app is native. This talk covers the techniques that will take your web applications from sluggish 'uncanny valley' to genuine native-like performance, using examples from the world's first major newspaper to adopt HTML5 Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Your browser is one of the most and best instrumented development platforms – you may just not realize it yet. Learn how to flex your Chrome Dev Tools muscles: remote debugging for mobile, profiling (CPU, GPU, CSS), network analysis, sourcemaps, data export and import, custom extensions, revision control, and much more! Read more.

14:00

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Mike Krieger (Instagram)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 11 ratings)
Instagram is one of the fastest-growing mobile services in history. This talk will cover the twists and turns, architectural decisions and evolving culture that led us to successfully scale the site to match our growth. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Building a website that works well in the fragmented and ever-changing mobile landscape is hard. Keeping such a website FAST is even harder. In this presentation we'll talk about the top paradigms for designing your mobile website, and the performance implications each holds. Armed with this information, you can factor that into your considerations, and make your site as speedy as it can be. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Rajiv Vijayakumar (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Waterfall charts are a staple of the WPO toolbox, and they show when requests are generated by a web browser. However waterfall charts do not explain why requests are generated when they are. We present a new tool that will help developers answer the question of "why," and we use it to delve into details regarding the process of resource loading and JavaScript execution in web browsers. Read more.

14:40

Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Afternoon Break (50m)

15:30

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Joe Beda (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
An overview of Google Compute Engine. GCE provides Virtual Machines optimized for large scale data processing and analytics. We will dive into the core concepts, API, unique features and architectural best practices in the context of concrete examples. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Sam Dutton (Google)
Building smooth, jank-free mobile web apps presents new challenges even for experienced developers. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Tom Wiltzius (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Building beautiful experiences on the mobile web takes more than a good designer and fancy CSS: performance is critical for fluid web apps. Smooth animation that never drops a frame can give your app a native feel. But when animations stutter, effects lag, or pages scroll slowly... we call that jank. This talk is about identifying jank and getting rid of it. Read more.

16:15

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Brian Whitman (The Echo Nest)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
The Echo Nest powers most music discovery experiences you have on the internet today, from Spotify to MTV to MOG to iHeartRadio, and it's all built on a huge datastore of music data we've created using custom storage and indexing approaches on top of stock tools like Solr, Tokyo Tyrant and SQL. Find out how we can fingerprint a song in 50ms or recommend a playlist in 100. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6
Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Frank Thelen (Telefónica Germany), Oliver Ochs (Holisticon AG - Member of Sigma Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Telefónica Germany has implemented "Real User Monitoring" using the new "Navigation Timing API". In this talk we will cover how we implemented this, which indicators we use and what we have learned. This talk provides experience and learnings, practical tips, dos and don'ts. Read more.

17:00

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Abraham Ingersoll (Ticketmaster), Martin Anderson (Betfair)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Betfair's Martin Anderson (Site Architect) and Abraham Ingersoll (Principal Site Reliability Engineer) step away from the world's largest gambling exchange to offer a humorous example-by-example dissection of the age old battle between developers and operations. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Jackson Gabbard (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Learn the details of Facebook's HTML5/native balance and how we got there. This talk will discuss the performance of web views relative to web pages and native views as measured by Facebook's mobile apps. We'll dive into the tradeoffs of web view applications and review the tools available to debug them. Read more.
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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Anthony Drewery (Hotels.com), Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
The mobile experience isn't a simple extension of the desktop experience to a small screen, yet many companies approach the mobile Web user experience as scaled-down version of the desktop. Further, tablets can't be treated as merely large screen smartphones or touchscreen laptops. We will show real-life website performance variation across each screen and provide tips for optimizing each. Read more.

17:40

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Wednesday, 3/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Join us in the Sponsor Pavilion on Wednesday, 3 October after sessions for the Velocity Europe Sponsor Pavilion Reception. Visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendeesf, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks and live music! *Sponsored by Dyn, Inc.* Read more.

Thursday, 4/10/2012

9:00

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Velocity Europe Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders, welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.

9:10

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Ben Galbraith (Google), Dion Almaer (Google)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 6 ratings)
Apple's iPhone SDK has been the largest disruption to software development since the Web, sparking the creation in a few short years of the largest medium for consumer engagement in the world, eclipsing the Web, movies, and even television. Read more.

9:40

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Christian Kaar (runtastic GmbH)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Our mobile apps have been downloaded more than 12 million times. Along the way we had to cope with operational and performance challenges. We will share three which caused us most headaches: Crash reports and why they don't help us to make users happy, how Facebook brought down our applications and what it means to have millions of blind spots in applications operation. Read more.

9:45

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Andrew Hutchings (Hewlett-Packard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
In this keynote, Andrew Hutchings, Master Software Engineer for HP will share his experiences and challenges of scaling the development and testing of Openstack. As well as how to apply similar methods to your own projects. Read more.

9:50

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Patrick Meenan (Google), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Thursday Lightning Demos Read more.

10:15

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Arnaud Becart (ip-label)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
You have optimized your website with various solutions and best practices. But are you sure your end users experience a real gain in performance? Does every user benefit in the same way if they are connecting from tablets, smartphones, or desktops? How well do user-side processing capacity, browser type and version, and network speed convey your optimizations? Read more.

10:25

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Christopher Brown (Opscode)
Average rating: ****.
(4.91, 11 ratings)
Having been the voice for software engineering in operations environments most of my career, I've been 'part of the problem' between dev and ops. To make amends, I'll offer some ideas on what made software engineering and many other disciplines more successful. Read more.

10:45

Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Morning Break (35m)

11:20

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Mark Jennings (Lonely Planet), Dave Nolan (Lonely Planet)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
‘Screamingly fast’ is now a requirement for all projects on lonelyplanet.com. We'd like to share the challenges we faced in getting here, the steps we've taken to achieve 'screamingly fast' and how we're using real-time metrics to maintain performance while deploying to production many times per day. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Patrick Debois (Small Town Heroes), John Willis (Dell - enStratus), Gene Kim ("The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" ), Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 8 ratings)
In this talk, we describe the “DevOps Cookbook Project,” where we catalog and codify the practices of “high performing DevOps organizations” that result in their extraordinary performance. Our goal is to create a prescriptive playbook that organizations can follow to replicate the extraordinary culture and outcomes so that IT Operations can operate at scale and win in the marketplace. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Adam Cheng (ChinaCache)
China is a huge emerging Internet market but web optimization presents unique challenges that require insight. This workshop will show specific insight factors that undermine web performances in China and tools and methods to resolve them. From DNS to GFW to how to track performances down to key cities and regional level, this workshop will show how to avoid key mistakes in China. Read more.

12:00

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite Level: Non-technical
Have a particular topic you'd like to discuss with other Velocity Europe attendees over lunch on Thursday? Head to the lunch area to see the topics and join the conversations. Read more.

13:15

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
The number of scripts from 3rd-party providers on websites is growing rapidly. Do you know what your dependencies are and what will happen to your site if any of them go down? Come find out how to identify the issues and techniques for mitigating them. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Non-technical
Mike Rembetsy (Bloomberg), Patrick McDonnell (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
There was a time not long ago when Etsy was laden with barriers, silos, broken communication, and noncooperation. This talk will focus on the various stages of Etsy's cultural development from the early days to present. We will tell of how Etsy overcame numerous challenges and built a strong company culture while continuing to scale. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Half code, half service, half data: Databases continue to be a challenge. Even in a "devops" environment, figuring out how to deal with issues around your database is critical to long term success, and the old school ways won't cut it. Join us to learn how we've worked with some of todays leading webops shops to make database systems something ops, developers, and DBA's can all embrace together. Read more.

14:00

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Sean Treadway (Soundcloud Ltd), Alexander Grosse (issuu)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
How you measure is as important as what you measure when it comes to improving the performance of your websites and embeddable content. Follow a real world use case using Real User Measurements across multiple delivery networks and how comparing metrics against content your do not control can help give insight on what to improve upon for you own delivery. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Alexis Le-Quoc (Datadog)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
You are a developer, you live and breathe agile development, automated testing and continuous integration. You are also on-call, tasked with keeping the site up and running. Rather than trial-and-error you are looking for pointers to fast-track your operations to a more mature level. In this session you will learn how to create enough structure in your operations to scale without going crazy. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Using a job queue to run tasks in the background is an easy way to get huge performance improvements in most web apps, but is also an easy way to create huge engineering headaches. This session looks at the different ways of running tasks offline, and how to avoid the operational, data consistency and user experience problems this can cause. Read more.

14:40

Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: Monarch Suite
Afternoon Break (50m)

15:30

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Aaron Peters (TurboBytes), Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
You have probably used WebPagetest to find out how fast a webpage loads, analyze the waterfall chart and looked at the recommendations for making the page load faster. But did you know you can do much more with WebPagetest? Join Aaron and Andy for a demo of the advanced capabilities of WPT. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
J Chris Anderson (Couchbase)
Average rating: *....
(1.20, 5 ratings)
How do you support the kind of growth you hope for, without breaking the bank, and while sustaining a compelling experience? This talk focuses on the data management challenges game developers face and outlines the key criteria for selecting a data management model that will provide the scalability and performance needed to support your app from birth through massive growth. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
London Multi Asset Exchange is a financial exchange focused on the retail customer. Ensuring low milliseconds Latency and Stability for customers accessing over the Internet is very challenging, and only possible with a careful approach to monitoring. Read more.

16:15

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Mark Nottingham (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
An overview of where HTTP/2.0 is at and what it might mean for how we deploy and operate the Web, from the chair of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Adriaan Thomas (Xebia)
Adriaan shares his experience in helping big companies to quickly deploy changes to production, while minimizing risk of performance problems. This will show engineers some small steps they can take to work towards a fast and stable website. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
A step-by-step presentation of how Box transitioned its 2 million line web application codebase from a single bottlenecked MySQL database to a fully sharded, horizontally scalable database architecture. The focus will be on the incremental steps and best practices that enabled the successful execution of this fundamental change, all the while continuously serving 2 billion queries per day. Read more.

17:00

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Web Performance
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Want to build game or social app? Want it to make scale from a web view to a native app? Want to go multiplayer? Now you can with websockets and some out of the box thinking. Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Hilton 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Cosimo Streppone (Opera Software ASA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Working in Web Operations means dealing with production systems that in most cases needs to be operational 24x7x365. To reach 99.999% uptime, you must fail as little as possible. This talk will go through a few real-world incidents and failures experienced by our WebOps team, and outline what we are learning (the hard way), and how we're trying to improve. What could possibly go wrong? Read more.
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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Operations and Culture
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Simon Hildrew (The Guardian), Nick Satterly (The Guardian)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
This is a story of trying to make good quality metrics and monitoring a reality. We’ll talk about the products we settled on, how we set about reducing the friction and removing roadblocks we hit, the many mistakes we made along the way and how hiring someone just for metrics was one of the best things The Guardian Ops team has done. Read more.

17:40

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Thursday, 4/10/2012
Location: Hilton Metropole Bar Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ****.
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Join us at the Hilton Metropole bar after sessions on the last day of Velocity Europe. Make those final connections - or just a pause before the community events happening on Friday! Read more.

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