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Velocity Europe 2014 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity Europe 2014. Note: The schedule is subject to change.

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Add Zero Downtime Deployment with Ansible to your personal schedule
9:30 Zero Downtime Deployment with Ansible Stein Inge Morisbak (Bekk Consulting AS)
Add Linux Containers from Scratch to your personal schedule
11:30 Linux Containers from Scratch Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
Add The Interruptive Nature of Operations to your personal schedule
14:00 The Interruptive Nature of Operations Avleen Vig (Etsy), Carolyn Rowland (Independent)
Add CoreOps - CoreOS for Sysadmins to your personal schedule
16:00 CoreOps - CoreOS for Sysadmins Kelsey Hightower (Google)
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Add Extreme Web Performance for Mobile Devices to your personal schedule
9:30 Extreme Web Performance for Mobile Devices Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Add Performance Testing 101 to your personal schedule
11:30 Performance Testing 101 Ian Molyneaux (Intechnica), Larry Haig (Intechnica)
Add Everything You Wanted to Know About Web Performance (But Were Afraid to Ask) to your personal schedule
14:00 Everything You Wanted to Know About Web Performance (But Were Afraid to Ask) Tammy Everts (SOASTA), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
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Add Advanced Image Compression Techniques to your personal schedule
9:30 Advanced Image Compression Techniques Tobias Baldauf (Akamai Technologies)
Add Building a Device Lab to your personal schedule
14:00 Building a Device Lab Lara Hogan (Etsy), Destiny Montague (Etsy)
Add The Path Forward: Scaling Management without Sacrificing Culture to your personal schedule
16:00 The Path Forward: Scaling Management without Sacrificing Culture Patrick McDonnell (Etsy), Mike Rembetsy (Bloomberg)
13:00 Lunch
Room: 124-130
8:30 Break
Room: Level P1 Foyer
11:00 Morning Break
Room: Level P1 Foyer
15:30 Afternoon Break
Room: Level P1 Foyer
Add Ignite at Strata + Hadoop World to your personal schedule
17:30 Event
Room: 116
Ignite at Strata + Hadoop World
9:30-11:00 (1h 30m) Operations
Zero Downtime Deployment with Ansible
Stein Inge Morisbak (Bekk Consulting AS)
Ansible is a radically simple and lightweight provisioning framework which makes your servers and applications easier to provision and deploy. In this tutorial you will be given an introduction to Ansible and learn how to provision Linux servers with a web-proxy, a database and some other packages. Furthermore we will automate zero-downtime deployment of a Java web application.
11:30-13:00 (1h 30m) Operations
Linux Containers from Scratch
Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
Linux containers are the new hotness. I will deconstruct the Linux Container concept, discuss what linux containers are and are not, explore the available tools, and walk through building linux containers from scratch.
14:00-15:30 (1h 30m) Operations
The Interruptive Nature of Operations
Avleen Vig (Etsy), Carolyn Rowland (Independent)
How do you improve your productivity in a high-interrupt environment? This tutorial discusses the impact of interruptions on individuals in centralised and distributed teams. We'll discuss the causes of interruptions, their impact, and methods to overcome the challenges presented. Engineers and managers will learn about ways interruptions can be managed to reduce stress and increase productivity.
16:00-17:30 (1h 30m) Operations
CoreOps - CoreOS for Sysadmins
Kelsey Hightower (Google)
Linux containers provide the ability to reliably deploy 1000s of application instances in seconds, but how do we manage it all? The answer is CoreOS. This workshop will help you wrap your mind around complex topics such as distributed configuration management, service discovery, and application scheduling.
9:30-11:00 (1h 30m) Mobile
Extreme Web Performance for Mobile Devices
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
The mobile web space moves really fast and every year the whole ecosystem changes. But one thing remains unchanged: the need for extreme performance. If you have a mobile site, a responsive web or you are about to create one, this tutorial will give you the techniques to measure and improve the performance after understanding the mobile web world today and testing on your own mobile device.
11:30-13:00 (1h 30m) Performance
Performance Testing 101
Ian Molyneaux (Intechnica), Larry Haig (Intechnica)
Because of the expectation for increasingly complex applications to be deployed quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well or scale effectively. Ian Molyneaux, author of "The Art of Application Performance Testing", will explain the complete life cycle of the testing process and will demonstrate best practices to help your performance tests succeed.
14:00-15:30 (1h 30m) Performance
Everything You Wanted to Know About Web Performance (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Tammy Everts (SOASTA), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
This tutorial covers a broad set of performance fundamentals — from user expectations to business metrics to optimization best practices — to help you hit the ground running for the next three days.
16:00-17:30 (1h 30m) Performance
Responsive and Fast: Iterating Live on a RWD Site
Colin Bendell (Akamai)
This workshop will show how we can take a Responsive site and by making key changes improve the performance for different screens resolutions, network conditions and devices. We will take a “naïve” RWD site, transform it, and make it fast using commonly available tools and techniques before your very eyes.
9:30-11:00 (1h 30m) Performance
Advanced Image Compression Techniques
Tobias Baldauf (Akamai Technologies)
Image assets are a major impediment to page load times. Best practices for common image compression have been evangelized. To further reduce image bytesize, we have to get creative: discover how to apply lossy compression to lossless formats, automatically detect good compression levels and learn how disciplines like computer vision and machine learning can help us to improve image compression.
11:30-13:00 (1h 30m) Culture & Organizational Change
Kanban - A Way Towards DevOps in the Legacy Enterprise
Yuval Yeret (AgileSparks)
The Kanban Method is a way to evolve towards a more effective flow-oriented operation that is very aligned with DevOps thinking. In this session we will see how exactly this process works and how it can help guide legacy enterprises towards the promised land of a DevOps culture, structure and toolchain.
14:00-15:30 (1h 30m) Mobile
Building a Device Lab
Lara Hogan (Etsy), Destiny Montague (Etsy)
Learn how to build a device lab as a product for your coworkers to test their work on a spectrum of operating systems and versions. We’ll cover how to choose devices, organization and cabling, power supply troubleshooting, and tips for getting your users to use the lab considerately.
16:00-17:30 (1h 30m) Culture & Organizational Change
The Path Forward: Scaling Management without Sacrificing Culture
Patrick McDonnell (Etsy), Mike Rembetsy (Bloomberg)
How can your organization scale management without sacrificing the culture you have worked hard to build? Grow your own managers! This talk will focus on the steps Etsy has taken to overcome the pitfalls that lie in the path of transitioning from individual contributor to manager and how to encourage those who want to become managers for the right reasons.
13:00-14:00 (1h)
Break: Lunch
8:30-9:30 (1h)
Break
11:00-11:30 (30m)
Break: Morning Break
15:30-16:00 (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break
17:30-19:00 (1h 30m) Event
Ignite at Strata + Hadoop World
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? Would you talk about your latest passion? Describe the trip of a lifetime? Teach a hack? We’ll find out at in this high-energy, fast-paced, technology show-and-tell.