Velocity New York 2013 Schedule

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

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Grand Ballroom East
Add High Velocity Migration to your personal schedule
1:15pm High Velocity Migration Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
Add From Artisanal to Mechanized: Operations at Evernote to your personal schedule
2:00pm From Artisanal to Mechanized: Operations at Evernote Alexei Rodriguez (Evernote Corporation)
Grand Ballroom West
Add From Slow To Fast: Improving Performance On Intuit Web Sites By Up To 5x to your personal schedule
1:15pm From Slow To Fast: Improving Performance On Intuit Web Sites By Up To 5x Jay Hung (WebMocha), Norberth Danson (Intuit)
Add DIY Synthetic: Private WebPagetest Magic to your personal schedule
2:00pm DIY Synthetic: Private WebPagetest Magic Jonathan Klein (Attend)
Sutton North
Add Responsive Images and Video to your personal schedule
11:20am Responsive Images and Video Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Add Build Fast and Clean Web Apps with Topcoat and PhoneGap to your personal schedule
1:15pm Build Fast and Clean Web Apps with Topcoat and PhoneGap Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Add How Not to Do HTTP in Mobile Apps to your personal schedule
2:00pm How Not to Do HTTP in Mobile Apps sajal kayan (Turbobytes), Aaron Peters (TurboBytes)
Add 5 Myths about Mobile Web Performance to your personal schedule
3:30pm 5 Myths about Mobile Web Performance Michael Mullany (Sencha)
Add Breaking 1000ms Mobile Barrier to your personal schedule
4:15pm Breaking 1000ms Mobile Barrier Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Add Closing Keynote to your personal schedule
5:05pm Plenary
Room: Sutton North
Closing Keynote Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Regent Parlor
Murray Hill West
Beekman Parlor
Add Where Do We Go From Here? to your personal schedule
3:30pm Where Do We Go From Here? Mike Fiedler (Paribus)
Add There Is No Talent Shortage to your personal schedule
4:15pm There Is No Talent Shortage Andrew Shafer (Pivotal)
Add Welcome to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Welcome John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Add Delivering Security: Faster, Better, Cheaper to your personal schedule
9:10am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Delivering Security: Faster, Better, Cheaper Zane Lackey (Signal Sciences), Dan Kaminsky (White Ops)
Add Lightning Demo of Appurify & WebPageTest Integration to your personal schedule
9:35am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Lightning Demo of Appurify & WebPageTest Integration Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Add Lightning Demo: Benchmarking Browsers' Network Stack Performance to your personal schedule
9:40am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Lightning Demo: Benchmarking Browsers' Network Stack Performance Dany Rybnikov (Qualcomm)
Add Lightning Demo: WebPagetest to your personal schedule
9:45am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Lightning Demo: WebPagetest Patrick Meenan (Google)
Add Solving Major Problems in The Minors to your personal schedule
9:55am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Solving Major Problems in The Minors Mike O'Dea (Major League Baseball Advanced Media), William Zurat (Major League Baseball Advanced Media)
Add AWS or Dedicated Hardware? to your personal schedule
10:15am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
AWS or Dedicated Hardware? Cuong Do (Dropbox)
Add Following The Numbers To Stay On Top Of The Performance Game to your personal schedule
10:30am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Following The Numbers To Stay On Top Of The Performance Game Rob Peters (EdgeCast Networks)
8:00am Coffee
Room: Rhinelander
12:00pm Lunch - Sponsored by New Relic
Room: Rhinelander
10:45am Morning Break
Room: Sponsor Pavilion
2:40pm Afternoon Break
Room: Second Floor Foyer
Add Closing Reception to your personal schedule
5:50pm Sponsored by SOASTA
Room: Bridges Bar and Lounge, Hilton Lobby
Closing Reception
11:20am-12:00pm (40m) Operations
Scaling systems configuration at Facebook: the paradigms, design, and software behind managing massive numbers of systems with open source and small teams
Phil Dibowitz (Facebook)
This talk looks at how Facebook has redesigned its configuration management system to handle a massive, dynamic, heterogeneous environment with a tiny team and open source software. We will look at the philosophy we use to manage our systems, the implementation of that philosophy, and how you can apply these ideas to any size server footprint, from a handful of servers to a global environment.
1:15pm-1:55pm (40m) Operations
High Velocity Migration
Joshua Hoffman (LeaseWeb)
The challenge: Move 50 Million blogs over 1000 miles in under 6 hours.
2:00pm-2:40pm (40m) Operations
From Artisanal to Mechanized: Operations at Evernote
Alexei Rodriguez (Evernote Corporation)
This session will cover the evolution of the technologies, tools, and team that power the Evernote service. It will include some of the joys (and woes) of dealing with with a diverse set of client applications.
11:20am-12:00pm (40m) Web Performance
The Challenges Of Internationalization And Localization On Page Performance
Colin Bendell (Akamai)
Internationalization, localization, and business rules are fragmenting your view-state cache, reducing the performance of your front-end servers and degrading the user experience. In this talk we explore the performance implication of resource bundle search-and-replace and other strategies to improve the performance and user experience for global sites.
1:15pm-1:55pm (40m) Web Performance
From Slow To Fast: Improving Performance On Intuit Web Sites By Up To 5x
Jay Hung (WebMocha), Norberth Danson (Intuit)
In Jan 2012, HTTP Archive reported Intuit.com as taking 15s to load. By Apr 2013, this page was loading in 3.6s, with 5 additional sites showing significant improvements from the previous year, some as fast as 2s. How did we do it? What worked or didn't work? Come learn about what we did, the techniques we used, and how faster pages impacted our business results.
2:00pm-2:40pm (40m) Web Performance
DIY Synthetic: Private WebPagetest Magic
Jonathan Klein (Attend)
Synthetic performance monitoring is a key piece of our monitoring toolkit, since it provides stable data over time and more in-depth information than you can get from RUM. Everyone loves WebPagetest, but the public instance isn’t great for high volume testing and trending over time. We’ll explain how Etsy uses a private instance to fill this need, and share the code that drives our tests.
11:20am-12:00pm (40m) Mobile Performance
Responsive Images and Video
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Over 90% of responsive designs are bloated messes that are the same size and some times even larger when viewed on small screens. The main reason for the bloat is inappropriately sized images. In this session, we'll look at responsive images and how to find a comprehensive solution for your organization.
1:15pm-1:55pm (40m) Mobile Performance
Build Fast and Clean Web Apps with Topcoat and PhoneGap
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
The mobile web is notoriously difficult to build apps that look good and feel FAST. The team behind PhoneGap could feel this pain acutely and along with their super powered user experience team at Adobe they've cooked up a brand new project called Topcoat. In this talk, Brian LeRoux will walk you through the performance considerations of building a super fast app using Topcoat with PhoneGap.
2:00pm-2:40pm (40m) Mobile Performance
How Not to Do HTTP in Mobile Apps
sajal kayan (Turbobytes), Aaron Peters (TurboBytes)
Sajal and Aaron give insight in how HTTP works in mobile apps and walk you through many practical tips for improving performance in mobile apps, using real-world examples of popular apps. They will demonstrate on stage what the impact is of fixing all these common performance problems and give tips on debugging network activity.
3:30pm-4:10pm (40m) Mobile Performance
5 Myths about Mobile Web Performance
Michael Mullany (Sencha)
Recently some myths are being repeated about mobile HTML performance. These myths are based on incorrect premises and some misconceptions about the relationship between native and web software stacks. We'll focus on benchmarks on multiple generations of devices and show a range of stats to support the conclusion that mobile web performance has increased dramatically over the last four years.
4:15pm-4:55pm (40m) Mobile 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..
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m)
Closing Keynote
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders round up the conference with a recap.
11:20am-12:00pm (40m) Sponsored
Prioritize Your Critical CSS and Images To Make Your Site Fast
Jan-Willem Maessen (Google)
You can obtain big page speedups, particularly on mobile, if you re-structure your pages to prioritize the critical CSS and images and lazily load the rest. We’ve been studying the impact of these changes on large numbers of sites; in this talk we’ll present what we learned.
3:30pm-4:10pm (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?
4:15pm-4:55pm (40m) Web Performance
Optimizing the Black Box of HTML <video>
Will Law (Akamai)
That black box of HTML
3:30pm-4:10pm (40m) Velocity Culture
Where Do We Go From Here?
Mike Fiedler (Paribus)
In the field of operations, whether they be web, cloud, systems, network, or IT, we are finding that there is a problem finding qualified people to help us do more things. Once we've grown old, who will take over for us?
4:15pm-4:55pm (40m) Velocity Culture
There Is No Talent Shortage
Andrew Shafer (Pivotal)
Does your organization believe there is a talent shortage? Do you have a 'learning' organization? See the problem? This presentation will combine research and anecdotes on learning cultures, and the positive impact of developing talent on attracting and retaining talent.
9:00am-9:10am (10m)
Welcome
John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders, open the second day of keynotes.
9:10am-9:35am (25m) Operations
Delivering Security: Faster, Better, Cheaper
Zane Lackey (Signal Sciences), Dan Kaminsky (White Ops)
Oftentimes security seems like a daunting challenge which many organizations aren't sure how to get started on. However, the engineering principles inherent to devops and continuous deployment lay the groundwork for a number effective security mechanisms.
9:35am-9:40am (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo of Appurify & WebPageTest Integration
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
In this demo, Guy will demonstrate the integration between WebPageTest and the Appurify platform. With this integration, you'll be able to easily run mobile web performance tests straight from WebPageTest without buying a single device, by leveraging short term, on-demand access to a wide set of Appurify-managed phones.
9:40am-9:45am (5m) Mobile Performance
Lightning Demo: Benchmarking Browsers' Network Stack Performance
Dany Rybnikov (Qualcomm)
At Qualcomm we decided to create a benchmark tool that should answer exactly that question. This demo will show the benchmark in action, review its components and get a glance into differences in browsers performance that it can uncover.
9:45am-9:50am (5m) Web Performance
Lightning Demo: WebPagetest
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Pat will be demonstrating some of the latest test comparison features in WebPagetest.
9:55am-10:15am (20m) Operations
Solving Major Problems in The Minors
Mike O'Dea (Major League Baseball Advanced Media), William Zurat (Major League Baseball Advanced Media)
Mike O'Dea and Bill Zurat will discuss how MLBAM used AWS, automation and other off-the-shelf technologies to deliver a product (Minor League Streaming) that customers would enjoy, and was consistent with how MLBAM delivered media in their MLB products.
10:15am-10:30am (15m) Web Performance
AWS or Dedicated Hardware?
Cuong Do (Dropbox)
Dropbox is used by over 200 million people to store their valuable data. Achieving such scale inevitably comes with unexpected challenges, tough decisions, and valuable lessons. In this talk, we'll discuss why and how we started by being hosted on AWS and colocation services to our current hybrid model that combines the unique strengths of AWS and dedicated hardware.
10:30am-10:40am (10m) Sponsored
Following The Numbers To Stay On Top Of The Performance Game
Rob Peters (EdgeCast Networks)
In this session, learn how to measure and monitor a content delivery network that's operating at a very large scale. We’ll review best practices on how to measure and eliminate bottlenecks to significantly improve global purge-from-edge time, track outliers during core cache/proxy engine deployments, and identify and find our way around quirks in the TCP stack.
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Coffee
12:00pm-1:15pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch - Sponsored by New Relic
10:45am-11:20am (35m)
Break: Morning Break
2:40pm-3:30pm (50m)
Break: Afternoon Break
5:50pm-6:50pm (1h) Event
Closing Reception
Join us at the Bridges Bar and Lounge, Lobby Level of the New York Hilton Midtown, after sessions on the last day of Velocity New York for a Closing Reception, sponsored by SOASTA.

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 381-9245 or glombardo@oreilly.com

Media Partner Opportunities

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Press and Media

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