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 Less Alarming Alerts to your personal schedule
13:15 Less Alarming Alerts Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Add R2D2: Linkedin's Request/Response Infrastructure to your personal schedule
17:00 R2D2: Linkedin's Request/Response Infrastructure Oby Sumampouw (LinkedIn)
King's Suite - Sandringham
Add One Weird Trick to Transform your Culture Overnight! to your personal schedule
11:20 One Weird Trick to Transform your Culture Overnight! Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Add Blind Monks and an Elephant to your personal schedule
14:00 Blind Monks and an Elephant Sean Treadway (Soundcloud Ltd)
Add Optimizing for Cultural Learning to your personal schedule
15:30 Optimizing for Cultural Learning Chris Read (DRW)
Add Culture as a Strategic Weapon to your personal schedule
16:15 Culture as a Strategic Weapon John Willis (Dell - enStratus)
Palace Suite
Add Fast By Design to your personal schedule
11:20 Fast By Design Bogdan Vulcan (Spilgames), Gabriele Petrone (Spilgames)
Add Learning from the Worst of WebPagetest to your personal schedule
14:00 Learning from the Worst of WebPagetest Rick Viscomi (YouTube)
Add Getting the LEAST out of your images to your personal schedule
16:15 Getting the LEAST out of your images Dean Hume (Settled), Robin Osborne (Otomotech)
8:00 Morning Coffee Service
Room: King's Suite Foyer
Add Friday Welcome to your personal schedule
9:00 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Friday Welcome Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy), Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly)
Add Changing Operational And Development Culture At The BBC to your personal schedule
9:10 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Changing Operational And Development Culture At The BBC Andrew Brockhurst (BBC)
Add Extreme Image Optimisation: WebP & JPEG XR to your personal schedule
9:25 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Extreme Image Optimisation: WebP & JPEG XR Ido Safruti (PerimeterX)
Add SLOWING DOWN TO GO FASTER: Responsive Web Design And The Problem Of Agility vs Robustness to your personal schedule
9:35 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
SLOWING DOWN TO GO FASTER: Responsive Web Design And The Problem Of Agility vs Robustness Tom Maslen (BBC News, Visual Journalism)
Add An Introduction to Code Club to your personal schedule
10:00 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
An Introduction to Code Club John Wards (White October)
Add Lightning Demo: Automating WebPagetest with wpt-script to your personal schedule
10:10 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Lightning Demo: Automating WebPagetest with wpt-script Jonathan Klein (Attend)
Add Lightning Demo: Introducing a New RUM Resource From SOASTA to your personal schedule
10:15 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Lightning Demo: Introducing a New RUM Resource From SOASTA Buddy Brewer (SOASTA)
Add Lightning Demo: Automating The Removal Of Unused CSS to your personal schedule
10:20 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Lightning Demo: Automating The Removal Of Unused CSS Addy Osmani (Google)
Add Alice in Mobileland to your personal schedule
10:30 Plenary
Room: King's Suite
Alice in Mobileland Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly)
10:45 Morning Break
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
Room: Sponsor Pavilion
Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions
Add Closing Reception (sponsored by SOASTA) to your personal schedule
17:40 Sponsored by SOASTA
Room: Sports Bar & EDG Bar
Closing Reception (sponsored by SOASTA)
11:20-12:00 (40m) Operations and Culture
Provisioning the Future - Building and Managing High Performance Compute Clusters in the Cloud
Marc Cohen (Google), Mandy Waite (Google)
Google Compute Engine offers everyone the ability to create their own clusters using the same computing, storage, and networking resources that power Google's services. This session covers techniques and tools for building and managing high performance, scalable, and resilient compute clusters in the Google Cloud.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
Less Alarming Alerts
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Every operations team has to deal with alerts, but we often ignore discussion on what makes for good alerts. When should we wake someone up? Who should be woken up? How do you determine when new software is "production ready"? This talk will discuss these issues and describe a process for getting business, development, and operations on the same page, and make your alert process less alarming.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Security Monitoring (With Open Source Penetration Testing Tools)
Gareth Rushgrove (Puppet Labs)
How often do you have a full penetration test done on your application? How often do you deploy changes? This talk is for everyone who worries about the difference between the answers to those two questions.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Operations and Culture
Beyond Pretty Charts…. Analytics for the cloud infrastructure
Toufic Boubez (Metafor Software)
IT Ops collect tons of data and produce reams of graphs, all to monitor system behavior in data centers. But unless a threshold is crossed, behavioral issues often fall through the cracks. Applying machine learning to detect anomalies can catch these issues before they become critical. We will discuss the pros and cons of the key statistical analysis techniques and provide practical usage patterns
16:15-16:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
Automated Multi-Platform Golden Image Creation, Unlocking New Potential
Mitchell Hashimoto (HashiCorp)
Its time to bring golden images to the new age of automation. Using new tools, it is possible to automatically create golden images on top of configuration management best practices. Not only is this possible for a single platform, but for multiple platforms (AWS, VMware, OpenStack, etc.) all at the same time. Unlock new potential, increase organizational agility, and improve system stability.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
R2D2: Linkedin's Request/Response Infrastructure
Oby Sumampouw (LinkedIn)
As an effort to standardize how services communicate to each other, Linkedin developed a REST framework called rest.li. rest.licovers everything from data modeling, server binding to request building, routing and load balancing. This session introduces a part of rest.licalled R2D2. R2D2 facilitates request routing and graceful degradation. We will also talk about our use cases at LinkedIn.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Operations and Culture
One Weird Trick to Transform your Culture Overnight!
Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Enterprise software vendors hate her. Where's the line between "Not Invented Here" and "Let's just do it"?  Come learn the best kept secret of highly successful organizations. It's never too late to make caring about your process part of your process.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
The journey of DevOps and Continuous Delivery within a large financial Enterprise organization
Mark Heistek (ING), Kris Buytaert (Inuits)
The road to DevOps and Continuous Delivery within a large enterprise organization which is bound by national legislation & historical legacy. This talk shares experiences how our organization has grown from a waterfall method way of working towards an Agile way of working in a devops organisation.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Blind Monks and an Elephant
Sean Treadway (Soundcloud Ltd)
When an organizational elephant grows, specialization follows until employees begin relating to the organization only through the parts they’re closest to. This talk will describe where SoundCloud has both succeeded and failed at establishing a culture of collaboration between different parts of the organization such that we can continue specializing without going blind to our common goal.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Operations and Culture
Optimizing for Cultural Learning
Chris Read (DRW)
Cultural learning allows individuals to acquire skills that they would be unable to independently over the course of their lifetimes. (Van Schaik & Burkart, 2011) In this talk I'll examine how things like management structure, role definition and incentives impact this process, and share some tips on how you can use it to improve the culture in your organization.
16:15-16:55 (40m) Operations and Culture
Culture as a Strategic Weapon
John Willis (Dell - enStratus)
There is a war out there for hiring talented people who possess the skills of what some would call "devops" best practices. See how some organizations are using their unique culture as a weapon to win this war.
17:00-17:40 (40m) Operations and Culture
Human Velocity: Managing the Complexities of the Technical Workday
Matthew Canning (Comcast)
As knowledge workers, most of us were never taught how to manage the pace of the modern technical workday. We each develop our own personal framework for juggling multiple tracks of work, and as a result, many of us end up feeling overwhelmed. This presentation discusses the importance of auditing our processes and explores tools and strategies for task management, time management, & organization.
11:20-12:00 (40m) Web Performance
Fast By Design
Bogdan Vulcan (Spilgames), Gabriele Petrone (Spilgames)
Spilgames is a gaming platform, with 200+ million players. We’ll present numbers, graphs and code that will provoke you into designing your product for speed rather than optimizing for it. We’ll show you that “fast” can be built right into our system’s wiring: small & quick components; personalized features with little coding; speed without caches; development without dependencies. Fast by design.
13:15-13:55 (40m) Web Performance
Upgrading the Web - Driving Support For New Standards
Jonathan Klein (Attend)
We’ve all heard about the new standards that are being developed to speed up the web - SPDY, WebP, Client Hints, pre-fetching, and more. Unfortunately, support for these technologies is weak across browsers and CDNs, which hamstrings implementation efforts. This talk will quantify the value of these optimizations, and provide a suggested path for driving adoption.
14:00-14:40 (40m) Web Performance
Learning from the Worst of WebPagetest
Rick Viscomi (YouTube)
Sometimes the most appropriate way to demonstrate the importance of web performance best practices is to see the effect when web pages do the exact opposite. By looking at a few of the worst test results on WebPagetest, we'll learn by example what sets the slow web pages apart from all the rest.
15:30-16:10 (40m) Web Performance
Are Today’s Good Practices... Tomorrow’s Performance Anti-Patterns?
Andy Davies (NCC Group)
The web is ever changing… browsers are evolving, new protocols are emerging and mobile continues its relentless rise. We’re already starting to bend some of the original performance rules and as the web changes further will our current good practices last, or will some become barriers that hinder performance?
16:15-16:55 (40m) Web Performance
Getting the LEAST out of your images
Dean Hume (Settled), Robin Osborne (Otomotech)
This presentation aims to cover well-known image optimization techniques,some less well known, as well as some interesting modern techniques such as CSS4 image sets,WebP images,Responsive Images,and Compressive Images.This presentation will teach developers the different image optimization techniques that will transform their websites into super-fast beasts!
17:00-17:40 (40m) Web Performance
DOM to Pixels: Accelerate Your Rendering Performance
Paul Lewis (Google)
How does Chrome convert your DOM to pixels on the screen? In this talk we're going to take a wander through the rendering pipeline, see how our code is used, where bottlenecks arise and what tools we have to profile and debug them.
8:00-9:00 (1h)
Break: Morning Coffee Service
9:00-9:10 (10m)
Friday Welcome
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy), Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly)
Program Chairs, John Allspaw, Courtney Nash and Steve Souders, open the second day of keynotes.
9:10-9:25 (15m) Operations and Culture
Changing Operational And Development Culture At The BBC
Andrew Brockhurst (BBC)
Keynote by Andy "Bob" Brockhurst, Principal Engineer, BBC.
9:25-9:35 (10m) Sponsored
Extreme Image Optimisation: WebP & JPEG XR
Ido Safruti (PerimeterX)
In the last 4 years, two new image formats were added to the web technology arsenal – WebP & JPEG XR. These image formats are far superior to their predecessors, but unfortunately are only supported by very specific browsers, and aren't always easy to generate. In this short talk, Ido will explain more about these formats and share some of our experience working with and supporting them.
9:35-10:00 (25m) Web Performance
SLOWING DOWN TO GO FASTER: Responsive Web Design And The Problem Of Agility vs Robustness
Tom Maslen (BBC News, Visual Journalism)
m Maslen from BBC News will take you through a number of techniques to help you to stay true to the idealisms of web development while also helping you to comprehend and master the increasing complexities of web browser support.
10:00-10:10 (10m) Operations and Culture
An Introduction to Code Club
John Wards (White October)
Find out more about this nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs, and discover how you can help them achieve their mission to give every child in the UK the chance to learn to code.
10:10-10:15 (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo: Automating WebPagetest with wpt-script
Jonathan Klein (Attend)
WebPagetest is an awesome tool, but out of the box there isn't an easy way to run large numbers of tests and get performance trends over time. This demo will show off wpt-script, a tool that Etsy wrote and open sourced to make this process much easier!
10:15-10:20 (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo: Introducing a New RUM Resource From SOASTA
Buddy Brewer (SOASTA)
What are the most patient countries in the world? Who will wait longer for pages to load, Internet Explorer users or Chrome users? With enough real user measurement data you can find out. See how you can answer these questions and more with a new free resource from SOASTA.
10:20-10:25 (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo: Automating The Removal Of Unused CSS
Addy Osmani (Google)
The best way to minimize the latency caused by stylesheet loading is to cut down on the CSS footprint; an obvious way to do this is to remove CSS rules that aren't actually used by the current page. In this demo, Addy Osmani will show off tools for helping you achieve this.
10:30-10:40 (10m) Operations and Culture
Alice in Mobileland
Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly)
Keynote by Courtney Nash, Editor, O'Reilly Media.
10:45-11:20 (35m)
Break: Morning Break
14:40-15:30 (50m)
Break: Afternoon Break
12:00-13:15 (1h 15m)
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
Closing Reception (sponsored by SOASTA)
Join us in the Hilton Bar & Lounge for a Closing Reception, sponsored by SOASTA.

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