Velocity New York 2013 Tutorials

Deep dives into essential web operations and performance skills and tools. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend tutorials at Velocity.

Deep dives into essential web operations and performance skills and tools. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend tutorials at Velocity.

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Operations, Sutton South
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Avleen Vig (Etsy), Carolyn Rowland (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 27 ratings)
The interrupt-driven nature of Operations can create a high-stress, low-productivity workplace, while providing the illusion of high-productivity. The speakers will discuss the nature of operations work and how engineers and managers can both work to manage interruptions and create a better environment. Read more.
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Operations, Beekman Parlor
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Mandi Walls (Chef)
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(3.00, 11 ratings)
Most of us think of Jenkins as a build server, but it can be so much more. The flexibility of Jenkins makes it an interesting tool to add to your operations toolkit. Make Jenkins the next member of your Operations team, automating tasks like syntax checking before restarting services like Nagios and BIND, ensuring that tests pass before affecting production. Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Jake Archibald (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 21 ratings)
This one's going to be a bit different, we're going to play a game. Given a small bit of code, can you tell if modern browsers will make an http request or not? Sounds simple, but this quiz will hurt your feelings if you're a bad loser. But don't worry, low scorers won't be shamed. Read more.
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Operations, Beekman Parlor
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Bethany Erskine (Paperless Post)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Paperless Post recently replaced Nagios with Sensu, a new and awesome free monitoring and metrics router that is designed with configuration management and cloud deployments in mind. In this presentation we’ll take an in-depth look into why we chose Sensu, how to deploy it, how to scale it, and how to integrate it with your existing tools. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Laine Campbell (OpsArtisan)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
A deep dive into the AWS offerings for running MySQL at scale, with appropriate consideration to availability, failure management, monitoring, trending and configuration management. Real world examples such as Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Obama for America will be used to highlight key points from a practical perspective. Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 23 ratings)
We will do a hands-on example of using synthetic testing, building Real-User Measurement, Back-end performance tracking and pulling it all together with off-the-shelf tooling and reporting. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Jeremy Edberg (MinOps)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 25 ratings)
In this session, learn how Netflix has embraced DevOps and leveraged all that the cloud has to offer to allow our developers maximum freedom and agility. Also hear about Netflix's open source projects, such as Asgard, Hystrix, and others. A special focus will be on our new multi-region efforts in 2013. Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 15 ratings)
Optimizing networking performance is a critical component of your web performance strategy - after all, if the browser is blocked on the network, than all other processing is blocked as well In this tutorial we'll take a deep-dive on TCP tuning, TLS performance, optimizing proxy and server processing and more. Bonus: hands-on performance tips for HTTP 2.0! Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Beekman Parlor
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Tim Kadlec (Snyk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
In this session, we'll look at the current state of performance for responsive sites and some of the challenges unique to responsive design. Then we'll look at the tools and techniques we can use to start building faster responsive sites today. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Beekman Parlor
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Susie Xia (LinkedIn), Venkatesh Katari (Salesforce.com), Ashray Mathur (Salesforce.com Inc)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
Salesforce.com has developed mobile apps using HTML5, iOS & Android. The apps were built for performance and tested in our mobile performance lab which continuously monitors speed, stability and longevity in order to catch issues and/or crashes on multiple platforms and devices. Join us to learn the tools and techniques you can use to build your own mobile performance lab! Read more.
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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Sergey Chernyshev (NY Web Performance Meetup), Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 12 ratings)
Join Sergey Chernyshev, Andy Davies and Rick Viscomi for a hands-on Web Performance Optimization session. They will review latest performance trends and show how to use performance analysis and optimization tools to speed up worlds most popular web sites - bring yours too and they will look at them as well. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 27 ratings)
Many people have asked me what they should monitor. Others have shown me a page full of charts and asked what they mean. Why? Because we largely monitor our systems in ways that our tools support. The tail is wagging the dog. Let's think about what our systems do for us and how to monitor them. Current tools are inadequate, so let's talk about how to build better tools. Read more.

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