Velocity Europe 2013 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity Europe 2013
(schedule subject to change).

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King's Suite - Balmoral
Add Latency is the mind killer to your personal schedule
11:20 Latency is the mind killer Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Add Life on the Edge with ESI to your personal schedule
16:15 Life on the Edge with ESI Shu Kit Chan (Yahoo! Inc)
Add Code is Evil to your personal schedule
17:00 Code is Evil Dan Rathbone (British Sky Broadcasting)
King's Suite - Sandringham
Add Give Responsive Design a Mobile Performance Boost to your personal schedule
11:20 Give Responsive Design a Mobile Performance Boost Jon Arne Saeteras (Scientiamobile)
Add MultiNets: A System for Real-Time Switching between Multiple Network Interfaces on Mobile Devices to your personal schedule
13:15 MultiNets: A System for Real-Time Switching between Multiple Network Interfaces on Mobile Devices Angela Nicoara (Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA)
Add Scaling Facebook for Android to your personal schedule
16:15 Scaling Facebook for Android Chaitanya Mishra (Facebook)
Add Breaking 1000ms Mobile Barrier to your personal schedule
17:00 Breaking 1000ms Mobile Barrier Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Palace Suite
Add Gimme More! Enabling User Growth in a Performant and Efficient Fashion to your personal schedule
11:20 Gimme More! Enabling User Growth in a Performant and Efficient Fashion Arun Kejariwal (Machine Zone), Winston Lee (Twitter Inc.)
Add The Business Bits of Web Operations to your personal schedule
13:15 The Business Bits of Web Operations Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Add Integrating multiple CDN providers at Etsy to your personal schedule
14:00 Integrating multiple CDN providers at Etsy Marcus Barczak (Etsy), Laurie Denness (Etsy)
Add Getting 100B metrics to disk to your personal schedule
15:30 Getting 100B metrics to disk Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Add High Velocity Migration to your personal schedule
16:15 High Velocity Migration Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
Add Reconciling Eventually-Consistent Data with CRDTs to your personal schedule
17:00 Reconciling Eventually-Consistent Data with CRDTs Noel Welsh (Underscore Consulting)
Westminster
Add Turning performance metrics into improved Web & Mobile user experience to your personal schedule
13:15 Turning performance metrics into improved Web & Mobile user experience Ed Fletcher (Vodafone Group Services), Rich Howard (Vodafone)
Add Real World RUM: A Case Study to your personal schedule
15:30 Real World RUM: A Case Study Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
8:00 Morning Coffee Service
Room: King's Suite Foyer
Add Thursday Welcome to your personal schedule
9:00 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Thursday Welcome John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly)
Add Making Government Digital Services Fast to your personal schedule
9:10 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Making Government Digital Services Fast Paul Downey (Her Majesty's Government Digital Service)
Add Stand Down Your Smartphone Testing Army to your personal schedule
9:25 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Stand Down Your Smartphone Testing Army Mitun Zavery (Keynote)
Add Testing All The Way To Production to your personal schedule
9:35 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Testing All The Way To Production Sam Adams (LMAX Exchange)
Add Most Of The Time We Measure The Performance Of Others! to your personal schedule
9:55 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Most Of The Time We Measure The Performance Of Others! Klaus Enzenhofer (Dynatrace)
Add Making Performance Personal at FT Labs to your personal schedule
10:00 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Making Performance Personal at FT Labs Andrew Betts (FT Labs)
Add Lightning Demo: Global Web Page Performance to your personal schedule
10:10 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Lightning Demo: Global Web Page Performance James Smith (DevOpsGuys)
Add Lightning Demo: HTTP Archive, BigQuery, and you! to your personal schedule
10:15 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Lightning Demo: HTTP Archive, BigQuery, and you! Ilya Grigorik (Google)
10:20 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
TBC
Add Small Changes, Big Results to your personal schedule
10:30 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Small Changes, Big Results Ted Middleton (EdgeCast Networks)
10:45 Morning Break - Sponsored by Keynote Systems
Room: Monarch Suite
14:40 Afternoon Break
Room: Monarch Suite
Add Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions to your personal schedule
12:00 Lunch - Sponsored by HP
Room: Sponsor Pavilion
Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions
Add Sponsor Pavilion Reception (sponsored by Intechnica) to your personal schedule
17:40 Event
Room: Sponsor Pavilion
Sponsor Pavilion Reception (sponsored by Intechnica)
11:20-12:00 (40m) Web Performance
Latency is the mind killer
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Latency is pervasive, the silent killer that sneaks and kills your performance. Present at every level of the stack, it leaves expensive resources tied up waiting. With a focus on the larger implication of networking on performance, Artur will provide an exploration in why things are slow — and why it is our responsibility to understand our stack so we can fix it.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Web Performance
When dynamic becomes static: the next step in web caching techniques
Wim Godden (Cu.be Solutions)
Tools like Varnish can improve scalability for static sites, but when user-specific content is needed, a hit to the backend is still needed, causing scalability issues. We'll look at a new Nginx module which implements a fast and scalable solution to this problem, changing the way developers think about designing sites with user-specific content.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Web Performance
Developer-Friendly Web Performance Testing in Continuous Integration
Michael Klepikov (Google, Inc)
Integrating specialized web performance test tools into continuous integration could be hard to implement and maintain. They require writing special tests, separate from the regular functional tests. We discuss how to leverage Selenium and modern browser APIs to run any regular functional test as a performance test. without having to maintain a separate set of dedicated performance tests.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Web Performance
What is the Velocity of an Unladen Swallow? A quest for the Holy Grail.
Perry Dyball (Seatwave Ltd)
Seatwave has grown from a start-up to a leading international ticket marketplace, but there have been a few bumps along the way. In this session, Seatwave will share the pain they had to experience before web performance was taken seriously across the whole company, the steps they took to improve performance, and the processes and systems they’ve put in place as they seek their Holy Grail.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Web Performance
Life on the Edge with ESI
Shu Kit Chan (Yahoo! Inc)
In this talk, we will describe how Yahoo! leverages the technology of Edge Side Include (ESI) to improve web performance as well as to support various content serving needs efficiently. We will also discuss the support of ESI among HTTP proxy software and CDN vendors. Finally we will talk about the future and share our plan and progress of improving ESI.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Web Performance
Code is Evil
Dan Rathbone (British Sky Broadcasting)
Code is the enemy of the performance engineer! Learn how Sky Bet changed their development approach to achieve an order of magnitude performance improvement across the back-end and front-end by embracing simplicity and writing less code.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Web Performance
Give Responsive Design a Mobile Performance Boost
Jon Arne Saeteras (Scientiamobile)
Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a giant leap in the right direction for web on mobile devices. However, RWD is just a small part of the big picture. What we really want is for the whole value chain to be responsive, not only what happens in the browser.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Web Performance
MultiNets: A System for Real-Time Switching between Multiple Network Interfaces on Mobile Devices
Angela Nicoara (Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA)
In this talk we present MultiNets, a system that supports seamless switch-over between wireless network interfaces on mobile devices in real-time. MultiNets is motivated by the need of smartphone platforms to save energy, achieve higher throughput, and offload data traffic.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Web Performance
Turbocharge your mobile web app: strategies for speed and offline availability
Jan Jongboom (Telenor Digital)
Recent developments in mobile browsers have given us incredible possibilities to speed up any (mobile) web application. Using an intelligent combination of appcache, indexedDB, local storage and some other HTML5 magic makes your application a gazillion times faster on subsequent reloads, allow for preloading navigation paths and offline availability as a bonus.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Web Performance
Mobile Web Stress: Understanding the neurological impact of poor performance
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve)
We've all internalized the fact that slow pages hurt mobile user metrics, from bounce rate to revenues. We wanted to understand the science behind this, so we engaged in the first documented study of the neurological impact of poor performance on mobile users. Your takeaway from this session is hard data that you can use to make a case for investing in mobile performance in your organization.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Web Performance
Scaling Facebook for Android
Chaitanya Mishra (Facebook)
This talk describes how Facebook for Android transitioned to a native app, and the growing pains associated measuring and improving performance on multiple dimensions (from interaction speed to app size to storage footprint to data usage to battery), while distributing development across a broad set of independent product teams.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Web Performance
Breaking 1000ms Mobile Barrier
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
In this session we'll take a deep dive into the lower layers of the web stack to identify the critical performance bottlenecks and then look at optimization tips and tricks that can help us break the "1000 ms time to glass" mobile barrier. As a bonus, we’ll demo some existing and upcoming tools we’ve been working on at Google to help with this entire process..
11:20-12:00 (40m) Operations and Culture
Gimme More! Enabling User Growth in a Performant and Efficient Fashion
Arun Kejariwal (Machine Zone), Winston Lee (Twitter Inc.)
High performance and high availability are, amongst others, key to delivering the best end-user experience. To this end, capacity planning plays an integral role - supporting user growth without impacting the end user experience. At Twitter, we have build a novel framework to guide capacity planning via statistical analysis of a variety of performance and application metrics.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
The Business Bits of Web Operations
Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Web operations and development have formed a unified front of the last few years. Those fluent in the field understand devops and some of the business reasons for walking this path. In this talk, I'll discuss some of the business operations you should add to the mix to drive a better value for your organization.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Integrating multiple CDN providers at Etsy
Marcus Barczak (Etsy), Laurie Denness (Etsy)
Relying on a single content delivery network for your site can impose a number of flexibility limitations. By diversifying your CDN providers you can put the power back in your hands, allowing you to get the best of both worlds in terms of performance, reliability and cost. In this talk Marcus and Laurie will present the recent integration of multiple CDN providers at Etsy.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Operations and Culture
Getting 100B metrics to disk
Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Scaling a database tier is hard! Come learn one way to get a ton of data with real world examples of success, and lessons learned along the way.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
High Velocity Migration
Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
The challenge: Move 50 Million blogs over 1000 miles in under 6 hours.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Reconciling Eventually-Consistent Data with CRDTs
Noel Welsh (Underscore Consulting)
Mobile applications go offline but that doesn't stop people using them. Applications run in multiple data centres with eventually consistent data stores. How do we reconcile data in an inconsistent world? Conflict-free replicated data types (CRDTs) are one way, providing a rich set of data types that work with updates applied in any order. In this talk I cover fundamentals of CRDTs in practice.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Sponsored
Turning performance metrics into improved Web & Mobile user experience
Ed Fletcher (Vodafone Group Services), Rich Howard (Vodafone)
As a well known mobile brand, our team at Vodafone needs to ensure that our user community is happy with the online experience it receives, whether our site is accessed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. Come behind the sites and expose the tools and tactics used to transform the Vodafone Online experience by focusing on key performance metrics, mobile monitoring and competitive benchmarking.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Sponsored
Real World RUM: A Case Study
Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Jeroen Tjepkema (MeasureWorks)
Are you using real user measurement to solve performance challenges on your web site? If you are, or if you're even considering RUM, you don't want to miss this session. Walk you through a case study of a European E-Commerce web site, showing how we implemented real user measurement and used the results to speed up load times and improve the customer experience for shoppers.
8:00-9:00 (1h)
Break: Morning Coffee Service
9:00-9:10 (10m)
Thursday Welcome
John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders, John Allspaw and Courtney Nash open the first day of keynotes.
9:10-9:25 (15m) Web Performance
Making Government Digital Services Fast
Paul Downey (Her Majesty's Government Digital Service)
In this talk, Paul will show through a series of examples how The Government Digital Service recognise, prioritise and quickly address performance issues whilst helping government build digital services so good people prefer to use them.
9:25-9:35 (10m) Sponsored
Stand Down Your Smartphone Testing Army
Mitun Zavery (Keynote)
In this demo, we’ll show you 2 tools you can add to your repertoire that allow you to interactively check mobile site functionality, and validate how it will respond over the network.
9:35-9:55 (20m) Operations and Culture
Testing All The Way To Production
Sam Adams (LMAX Exchange)
LMAX is well known for practising and advocating Continuous Delivery, but it hasn't been a completely smooth journey. This talk will describe how we safely release to a production system processing $10 billion a day, confident that everything will be working when the markets open, and highlight some of the lessons we've learned along the way.
9:55-10:00 (5m) Sponsored
Most Of The Time We Measure The Performance Of Others!
Klaus Enzenhofer (Dynatrace)
Once you start monitoring real users you understand it’s not just about your own performance. You see degrading load times and don’t know what caused them, so you have to come up with a good idea of how to get the information you really need. This is when you realise that you don’t have to wait for the newest W3C specs to be available.
10:00-10:10 (10m) Web Performance
Making Performance Personal at FT Labs
Andrew Betts (FT Labs)
It may be satisfying to improve app performance, but is that what your product owners are focused on? When can you get time to work on performance when you have to deliver features all the time? Here's how we've pitched, prioritised and presented performance work and made everyone excited about how fast we can be, both for the Financial Times, and other FT Labs clients.
10:10-10:15 (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo: Global Web Page Performance
James Smith (DevOpsGuys)
WorldwidePageTest.com gives you the ability to test from your selection of locations around the world and see the performance visualised in a map view, from your choice of locations.
10:15-10:20 (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo: HTTP Archive, BigQuery, and you!
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
HTTP Archive is a treasure trove of performance data. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could query it with own questions and build custom reports? This demo will show you how to do exactly that, live and from the comfort of your browser, using Google BigQuery!
10:20-10:30 (10m)
Plenary
To be confirmed
10:30-10:40 (10m) Sponsored
Small Changes, Big Results
Ted Middleton (EdgeCast Networks)
Learn how monitoring certain numbers translates into big performance wins, and how to spot the small changes that result in big differences. We will cover global purge-from-edge, log processing, load balancing and other areas we’ve identified and that have resulted in big performance gains and efficiency.
10:45-11:20 (35m)
Break: Morning Break - Sponsored by Keynote Systems
14:40-15:30 (50m)
Break: Afternoon Break
12:00-13:15 (1h 15m) Event
Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions
Have a project or topic you'd like to discuss with other attendees over lunch? Join in or organize a Birds of a Feather discussion table in the main lunch area on Thursday and Friday. The subject matter is entirely up to you! Check the BoF board located near the Registration area to sign up to lead a discussion or to join in a discussion already proposed.
17:40-19:00 (1h 20m) Event
Sponsor Pavilion Reception (sponsored by Intechnica)
Join us in the Sponsor Pavilion after sessions for the Velocity Europe Sponsor Pavilion Reception. Visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks!

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