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Experts and innovators dive deep into the skills and tools to create fast, scalable, resilient websites. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend tutorials at Velocity.

Monday, September 15

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Mobile
Nassau
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Lara Hogan (Etsy), Destiny Montague (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 17 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Operations
Regent
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Tobi Knaup (Mesosphere)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Devops everywhere spend countless hours building custom scale-out architectures for web apps. Marathon is a new framework built on Apache Mesos that simplifies and automates operations, and provides a simple self-serve interface for developers to launch their apps or Docker containers on a shared cluster in a scalable and fault-tolerant way. Read more.
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Mobile
Nassau
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Colin Bendell (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 25 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Culture & Organizational Change
Nassau
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Tom Limoncelli (StackOverflow.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 20 ratings)
Devs and Ops engineers have a time management problem. There are too many projects, interruptions, and distractions. We forget stuff. Tom will present techniques for zapping interruptions so you have more time for projects, prioritization techniques so the projects you do work on have the most impact, plus the easiest, most effective way to juggle all your tasks without dropping any. Read more.
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Performance
Beekman
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Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Philip Tellis (SOASTA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 41 ratings)
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.
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Performance
Beekman
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Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 20 ratings)
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.
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Mobile
Nassau
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Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 30 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Operations
Regent
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Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office), Jesse Reynolds (Bulletproof Networks)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 20 ratings)
Enter Flapjack: a monitoring alert routing system. Flapjack sits at the end of your monitoring pipeline and works out who it should send alerts to. Sounds pretty simple? Flapjack tries to make it so. There are still really hard problems to solve when working out who to notify about a detected failure, and what to do when lots of things fail simultaneously. Read more.
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Operations
Regent
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John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 14 ratings)
This 3-hour tutorial will cover the theory and fundamentals of "The New View*" on complex systems failure and human error, as well as techniques for facilitating an adverse event debriefing. We will use case studies of known events and a good deal of interactive attendee participation to explore postmortem debriefing techniques and pitfalls. Read more.
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Performance
Beekman
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Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.96, 27 ratings)
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.
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Performance
Beekman
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Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 53 ratings)
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. Read more.