Schedule: Velocity Culture sessions

The Velocity Culture track features plenty of food for thought for the long-term health of your organization. Learn how to fully embrace a culture of performance and operations in your company, stay resilient, and manage complex systems (of the technical AND human variety) in the face of impossible odds. Future-proofing, really.

Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom
Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures )
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 29 ratings)
Keynote by Fred Wilson, venture capitalist, Union Square Ventures. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly)
Average rating: **...
(2.62, 8 ratings)
Keynote by Courtney Nash, Editor at O'Reilly Media. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Dan Milstein (Wayfair)
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 13 ratings)
The real challenge of running an effective post-mortem is the complex, messy, all-too-human *feelings* of everyone involved. This talk gleefully tackles that challenge head on, and lays out effective techniques for helping a team to learn as much as possible after a public (and generally, pretty shameful) failure. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Dave Zwieback (Next Big Sound)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 11 ratings)
We’ve all heard—and possibly embraced—the “fail fast” mantra, but not all failures are created equal. For instance, when building a skyscraper, a tiny miscalculation can have disastrous results. On the other hand, the path to outsize success with “antifragile” systems (and teams) is often via quick iterations through a large number of small failures. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Chris Hansen (New Relic), Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
An Informative Workspace can benefit almost any team, but it is sometimes difficult to allocate the time or budget to set it up. This presentation will describe the steps needed to easily create an inexpensive, state-of-the-art informative workspace using a Raspberry Pi, inexpensive TV, and a few basic electronics. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Mark Imbriaco (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
We'll look at some concrete examples and talk about the cultural implications of operating GitHub in a chat room that anyone in the company can watch. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Beekman Parlor
Tyler Mike (Paribus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 15 ratings)
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? Read more.
Velocity Culture, Beekman Parlor
Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 20 ratings)
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. Read more.


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