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Performance
Beekman
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Patrick Meenan (Facebook)
Did you know you can deploy your own WebPagetest instances for your own testing needs? We will walk through the process of deploying a private instance using dedicated hardware, cloud resources and mobile devices, and demonstrate some of the exciting uses once you have your own instance to use/abuse. Read more.
Performance
Beekman
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Philip Tellis (SOASTA)
RUM isn't just for page level metrics anymore. In this talk we will share how to time the most important components on your page and keep track of third party performance. Read more.
Performance
Beekman
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
The W3C Web Performance group has developed a set of specifications to make performance measurement easier and also allow to build better performance-aware applications. This session provides detailed insight into the specifications and gives hands-on insight into how to use them to build better and faster web applications. Read more.
Event
Beekman/North/Center
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. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders, Courtney Nash and John Allspaw, open the first day of keynotes. Additional keynote speakers will be announced soon. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Mikey Dickerson (Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team)
What is the legacy of last year's bungled launch of healthcare.gov? Has the government learned anything? Have we? Read more.
Sponsored
Grand Ballroom
Hossein Lotfi (Google)
In this session we will talk about TCP optimization and how to measure its impact in a large scale network. we explore some useful tools and methodologies for transport optimization. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Everyday, companies are attempting to manage the delivery of software to their customers. Whereas this used to be a fairly deterministic process with clear boundaries between functions and processes, we have all learned that a less silo'd and more iterative approach yields better design and better performance in the wild. But how to control this kind of approach--or more importantly, should you? Read more.
Sponsored
Grand Ballroom
Brian Bulkowski (Aerospike)
10 reasons why in-Memory and a new generation of distributed databases - NoSQL Key Value Stores - are the next big thing and the key to Velocity for every enterprise. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Camille Fournier (Independent)
We're all drawn to the fable of the 10X engineer, but engineers most commonly increase their effectiveness 10X by amplifying the effectiveness of those around them. In this talk we'll explore ways to make your value multiplicative, no cloning required. Read more.
Sponsored
Grand Ballroom
John Yi (Rackspace)
Can IT organizations learn something from the world of soccer? In this talk I'll briefly describe some ideas about why the US Men's soccer team doesn't dominate and how they are changing this. We'll quickly explore how IT organizations can learn from what the USMNT are doing to change this. Read more.
Performance
Regent
Eitan Konigsburg (The New York Times Company)
The New York Times underwent a major redesign that put performance at the heart of the project. We were surprised by which changes led to some of our biggest performance gains. Come hear the behind-the-scenes story of how NYTimes.com achieved a dramatic speed increase. Read more.
Mobile
Rhinelander South
Yoav Weiss (Akamai)
Today, Responsive Web design often means using one of the various Responsive Images hacks or take a performance hit. In a short while, that will no longer be the case. A native Responsive Images solution is coming soon to a browser near you. In this session we will discuss this solution in depth, and see how you can start using it in your current designs. Read more.
Performance
Regent
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
Everyone has strong opinions about progressive images. Some believe that progressive images improve performance by showing the user something while they look at the screen. But others believe that progressive images increase user frustration. We took these assumptions to the lab to see if we could definitively answer the question: do progressive images deliver a better or worse user experience? Read more.
Performance
Regent
Yoav Weiss (Akamai)
The preloader is an essential performance optimization mechanism that exists across all modern browsers, yet it remains a mystery to many Web developers. In this session, we will explain what the preloader is, what it does, what developers need to know about it, and what the future may hold for it. Read more.
Mobile
Rhinelander South
Nassim Kammah (Etsy)
At this time, the app stores approval process prevents us from practicing Continuous Delivery for native mobile apps. Nonetheless, we can still practice agile development, committing often and detecting defects as early as they are introduced with a robust continuous integration infrastructure. This talk will explore Etsy's journey to building such an infrastructure. Read more.
Operations
Beekman
Ben Hughes (Airbnb), Jon Tai (Airbnb)
Airbnb has grown rapidly over the last few years, and our infrastructure was not able to keep up with the growth. Faced with a fast approaching busy summer travel season, a small team formed to improve reliability and scalability. We were able to make significant progress without doing a major rewrite, removing functionality, or disrupting other teams. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Program Chairs, Courtney Nash, John Allspaw and Steve Souders open the second day of keynotes. Additional keynote speakers will be announced soon. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
David Woods (Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers)
You have some, you don’t know where it comes from, you don’t know how much you will need, you’re not sure you will have what you need then (well none of us do, either). Read more.
Sponsored
Grand Ballroom
Shane Evans (Hewlett-Packard)
Application performance isn’t just about the front-end, but the optimization of the front-end and the back-end. Developing one without the other is a sure fire way to fail and users won’t always wait for version 2.0. Hear about methods for developing, testing and optimizing application performance when many of the components that contribute to poor performance are outside of our control. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Zoran Perkov (IEX Group)
The last decade has seen an investment by all market participants in technology at an unprecedented pace as evidenced by the ability to interact with thousands of order type combinations at speeds and capacity volumes enabled by the latest technology innovations. This is a testament to our ability to be able to adapt to change and implement solutions that amplify intentions of market participants. Read more.
Sponsored
Grand Ballroom
Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
Let’s face it. Alerting is broken. We are all still alerting the same way is we did in the early days of software based on metrics violations. We have all started to accept that we get too many alerts and the hard work of making sense is still left to us. This talk will introduce you to the concept of contextual alerting and show the difference hands on using a real world example. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Scaling systems is hard. Scaling operations teams to manage those systems? Even harder. How do you find the ideal production-savvy engineer to support your systems end to end? Direct experience, technical skills, perfect culture fit - companies look for so many qualities in one person, it borders on myth. It's time to build a better unicorn and learn how to scale your teams for the real world. Read more.
Sponsored
Grand Ballroom
Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint)
When it comes to the internet, preparation is the key to avoiding total destruction. Join Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and Co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, to learn how you can build a company culture that is ready for the inevitable IT disaster and how to emerge from the rubble stronger than ever.​ Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
The failure of healthcare.gov was a textbook DevOps (or rather, lack of DevOps) case study. But it's part of a wider pattern that reminds us that people should be at the heart of everything we build. In fact, getting the "people" part right is the key both to DevOps and great user experience design. Read more.
Operations
Beekman
David Josephsen (Librato)
A discussion of best-practices when creating/managing alerting infrastructures. Examines both technical and social factors. Explores common anti-patterns and how to avoid them. Read more.
Operations
Beekman
Brian Nuszkowski (Duo Security)
Congratulations! Your site has just gone big. Depending on how thorough you’ve been with load testing, you may or may not be celebrating this impending flood of user traffic. This talk will elaborate on the topic of load testing, defining what a load testing strategy should look like, and elaborate on several of its components. Read more.
Performance
Regent
Mike Adler (The Huffington Post)
The paradox of the modern news site is that while ads and partnerships are the primary source of revenue, they are also the biggest source of performance problems. The Huffington Post engineers are frequently battling with the impact of third-party content which they do not control. How can an engineering organization quantitatively assess the risks of third party content? Read more.
Office Hours
Table 1 (Sponsor Pavilion)
Dean Hume (Settled), Robin Osborne (Otomotech)
If you deal with ASP.NET (including ASP.NET websites in the cloud) and want to improve the performance of your sites, come talk to Dene and Robin about web performance basics, as well as performance in an ASP.NET environment. They’ll also discuss web performance culture in the office—how to inspire your business to think about web performance and its effects on customers. Read more.
Performance
Regent
Robin Osborne (Otomotech), Dean Hume (Settled)
The Http Archive contains a wealth of data that is only just beginning to be explored. In this presentation, we will show a selection of poor performing sites which could be transformed by making one simple change to their page performance, as well as highlighting some lesser known “unsung stars” of the web development world and showcasing the performance techniques that they use. Read more.
Event
Bridges Bar and Lounge, Hilton Lobby
Immediately following sessions on the last day of Velocity, join us at Bridges Bar and Lounge in the New York Hilton Midtown lobby for a Closing Reception. Read more.