Velocity Europe 2012 Schedule

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

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King's Suite
9:00 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Opening Remarks Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
9:10 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Move Fast and Ship Things Girish Patangay (Facebook)
9:30 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Keynote KITE and MITE: 2 Free Tools to Help You Analyze Web & Mobile Performance Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
9:40 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Lightning Demos Ilya Grigorik (Google), Gavin Towey (Box, Inc)
10:00 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Emerging Markets. Growth Markets. Jeff Kim (CDNetworks)
10:10 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Why Page Speed Isn't Enough Tim Morrow (Betfair)
10:30 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
W3C Status on Web Performance Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
11:20 Mysteries of a CDN Explained Artur Bergman (Fastly)
13:15 The BBC's experience of the London 2012 Olympics Andrew Brockhurst (BBC)
14:00 Scaling Instagram Mike Krieger (Instagram)
17:00 Spy v Spy - Treachery in the Dev/Ops Trenches Abraham Ingersoll (Ticketmaster), Martin Anderson (Betfair)
Hilton 1-6
11:20 First Annual State of the Union for Mobile Ecommerce Performance Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
13:15 Matching Native App Performance on the Web Andrew Betts (Fastly)
14:00 Performance Implications of Mobile Design Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
15:30 Make Your Mobile Web Apps Fly Sam Dutton (Google)
16:15 Mobile Profiling Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
17:00 Bringing HTML5 into Nativelandia: A Tale of Caution Jackson Gabbard (Facebook)
Bleinheim Room/Palace Suite
11:20 Keynote Systems Web Monitoring and Load Testing Making Online Revenues at Vodafone Robust Donald Foss (Keynote Systems), Ed Fletcher (Vodafone Group Services), Joachim Schneider (NETRADA Europe GmbH)
Buckingham Room
11:20 The 3.5s Dash For Attention and Other Stuff We Found in RUM Buddy Brewer (LogNormal), Philip Tellis (Akamai)
13:15 Wait, Chrome Dev Tools could do THAT? Ilya Grigorik (Google)
15:30 Jank-Free: In Pursuit of a Smooth Web Apps Tom Wiltzius (Google)
16:15 Rolling out Real User Monitoring at Telefónica Germany Frank Thelen (Telefónica Germany), Oliver Ochs (Holisticon AG - Member of Sigma Group)
17:00 A Three Screen Approach to Website Performance Optimisation with Hotels.com Anthony Drewery (Hotels.com), Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
10:45 Morning break sponsored by CD Networks
Room: Monarch Suite
12:00 Lunch - Sponsored by Keynote Systems
Room: Monarch Suite
Wednesday Lunchtime Birds of a Feather
14:40 Afternoon Break
Room: Monarch Suite
17:40 Plenary
Room: Monarch Suite
Sponsor Pavilion Reception, Sponsored by Dyn
9:00-9:10 (10m)
Opening Remarks
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Steve Souders and John Allspaw, the Velocity Europe Program Chairs, welcome you to the first day of keynotes.
9:10-9:30 (20m)
Move Fast and Ship Things
Girish Patangay (Facebook)
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.
9:30-9:40 (10m) Sponsored
Keynote KITE and MITE: 2 Free Tools to Help You Analyze Web & Mobile Performance
Robert Castley (Keynote Systems)
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.
9:40-10:00 (20m)
Lightning Demos
Ilya Grigorik (Google), Gavin Towey (Box, Inc)
Wednesday Lightning Demos.
10:00-10:10 (10m) Sponsored
Emerging Markets. Growth Markets.
Jeff Kim (CDNetworks)
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.
10:10-10:30 (20m)
Why Page Speed Isn't Enough
Tim Morrow (Betfair)
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.
10:30-10:40 (10m)
W3C Status on Web Performance
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
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.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Operations and Culture
Mysteries of a CDN Explained
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
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.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
The BBC's experience of the London 2012 Olympics
Andrew Brockhurst (BBC)
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.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Scaling Instagram
Mike Krieger (Instagram)
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.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Operations and Culture
An introduction to Google Compute Engine
Joe Beda (Google)
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.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
Music Data and Music Search at Insane Scale at The Echo Nest
Brian Whitman (The Echo Nest)
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.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Spy v Spy - Treachery in the Dev/Ops Trenches
Abraham Ingersoll (Ticketmaster), Martin Anderson (Betfair)
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.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Web Performance
First Annual State of the Union for Mobile Ecommerce Performance
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.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Web Performance
Matching Native App Performance on the Web
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
14:00-14:40 (40m) Web Performance
Performance Implications of Mobile Design
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
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.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Web Performance
Make Your Mobile Web Apps Fly
Sam Dutton (Google)
Building smooth, jank-free mobile web apps presents new challenges even for experienced developers.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Web Performance
Mobile Profiling
Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
Remy Sharp, Left Logic
17:00-17:40 (40m) Web Performance
Bringing HTML5 into Nativelandia: A Tale of Caution
Jackson Gabbard (Facebook)
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.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Sponsored
Keynote Systems Web Monitoring and Load Testing Making Online Revenues at Vodafone Robust
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
13:15-13:55 (40m) Sponsored
Reaching China with Your Website & Cloud Application: The Hard Truth
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.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Web Performance
The 3.5s Dash For Attention and Other Stuff We Found in RUM
Buddy Brewer (LogNormal), Philip Tellis (Akamai)
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.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Web Performance
Wait, Chrome Dev Tools could do THAT?
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
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!
14:00-14:40 (40m) Web Performance
Beyond Waterfalls: Visualizing and Understanding Resource Dependencies on Web Pages
Rajiv Vijayakumar (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
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.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Web Performance
Jank-Free: In Pursuit of a Smooth Web Apps
Tom Wiltzius (Google)
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.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Web Performance
Rolling out Real User Monitoring at Telefónica Germany
Frank Thelen (Telefónica Germany), Oliver Ochs (Holisticon AG - Member of Sigma Group)
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.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Web Performance
A Three Screen Approach to Website Performance Optimisation with Hotels.com
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.
10:45-11:20 (35m)
Break: Morning break sponsored by CD Networks
12:00-13:15 (1h 15m)
Wednesday Lunchtime Birds of a Feather
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.
14:40-15:30 (50m)
Break: Afternoon Break
17:40-18:40 (1h)
Sponsor Pavilion Reception, Sponsored by Dyn
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.*

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

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