Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

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Four days focused on systems engineering, operations, and performance.

The systems you're building are complex and distributed, made up of numerous applications and services. They're hard to build and harder to manage. Creating them is a collaborative effort full of interdependencies between teams and technologies. With so many moving pieces, it's nearly impossible to predict the potential impact one part will have on other parts of the system under various conditions—until one fails, that is.

Join us at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference as we step back for a full-stack, holistic view of our applications and services and explore how to improve end-to-end performance. We're expanding our program to include resilience engineering and delving deeper than ever into how to build the fastest and most durable systems.

Together, we'll learn from failure—which we see as inevitable (and educational) given the complexity of our systems—and see how resilience engineering can help you and your team build the best possible products and services. We'll explore topics related to building and maintaining complex systems, site reliability engineering, infrastructure as code, chaos engineering, and more:

  • Automation
  • Cloud
  • Containerization
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Databases
  • Deployment
  • DevOps
  • Distributed Data
  • Distributed Systems
  • Networking
  • Orchestration and Scheduling
  • Organizational optimization
  • Performance
  • Security
  • Serverless computing

You'll find your peers at Velocity: systems engineers, operations and site reliability engineers, systems architects, application developers, and performance engineers—talented and diverse people who are doing amazing things in engineering, performance, operations, and DevOps. If you’d like to learn from some of the most successful and innovative minds in the field, make plans to join us at Velocity, taking place June 19-22 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Velocity Training Courses

Immerse yourself in two days of in-depth education on critical topics. Each training course takes place June 19-20 and is limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction.

Velocity + Fluent: Better together

In 2017, Velocity will be co-located with Fluent, the O'Reilly conference for web developers and designers. If you’d like to sharpen your JavaScript, design, back-end, performance, and security expertise, we encourage you to check out Fluent 2017.

Join us in supporting Operation Code

At O’Reilly, we believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. Read our Diversity Statement.

During many of our events, O'Reilly works with nonprofits that support diversity in the tech community. While Velocity registration is open, we're raising funds for Operation Code, a Veteran-founded, and led, nonprofit that's on a mission to get active military, citizen-soldiers, veterans, and their families coding and building software to change the world. Learn more »


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

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