Build & Maintain Complex Distributed Systems
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Build and manage modern distributed systems

Modern distributed systems are too large to understand, too complex to control, and fail in unpredictable ways. At Velocity, you'll get the most comprehensive coverage of the tools and skills you need to keep these crucial systems running.

Come learn how the world's leading brands build and manage their distributed systems. Get honest insights about which tools, technologies, and strategies work, and which ones don’t. Connect with a diverse, inclusive, and supportive community of engineers, developers, architects, and technology leaders. Leave with concrete solutions to apply to your own work so you can build faster, more durable, secure systems.

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At Velocity, you'll learn more than a single tool or technology; the program is designed to cut across vendors, technologies, and frameworks and offer you the most comprehensive coverage of the full distributed systems stack.

Topics we’ll cover include:

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Velocity Training Courses

Immerse yourself in two days of in-depth education on critical topics. Training courses takes place June 11-12 and are limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction.

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Diversity and inclusion at Velocity

True innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. Here are some initiatives we’ve undertaken to encourage a diversity of ideas, participants, and topics at Velocity.


Nonprofit partnership
To support diversity in the larger tech community, while Velocity registration is open, we’re raising funds for Women in Linux. Learn more »

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Diversity scholarships
Our Diversity & Inclusion scholarships help members of underrepresented groups participate in our conferences. Learn more »

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Code of Conduct
We're committed to creating a safe and productive environment for everyone at all of our events. Please read our Code of Conduct »

What happened last year

We’ve put together a great program. Wondering what to expect? Watch these recordings of our most popular sessions from 2017.

10,000 Messages a Minute: Lessons Learned From Building Engineering Teams Under Pressure, by Julia Grace

Our many monitoring monsters, by Megan Anctil

Building cloud-native applications with Kubernetes and Istio, by Kelsey Hightower

Velocity + Fluent: Better together

Velocity will be co-located with Fluent, the O'Reilly web programming conference for developers and designers. If you'd like to sharpen your JavaScript, design, back-end, and performance expertise, we encourage you to check out Fluent 2018.


The conference will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, located in the center of charming and historic Downtown San Jose.

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