Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

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Audra Carter commented on Reliability from the ground up: Designing for five nines
@Yasmeen Frishman – you can now find the slides at the top of this page.

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Yasmeen Frishman commented on Reliability from the ground up: Designing for five nines
I also think that this was a great keynote! Will the slides also be available aside from the recording of this session?

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Stone Yen commented on Principia SLOdica: A treatise on the metrology of service level objectives
great session, may I know where I can download the slide?

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Accelerate your systems

Now in its 11th year, the O'Reilly Velocity Conference helps systems engineers, software developers, and DevOps teams stay ahead of their game by keeping pace with key innovations and trends.

They gather to build skills to meet the pressing demands of their work, hear from their peers, meet with industry leaders, and get real knowledge that they can take back and apply right away to their work. Through expert-led presentations, they learn to build high-performance, resilient, and secure systems. That's the reason attendees return to Velocity, year after year.

Whether you're working on performance, monitoring and observability, scalability, serverless, security, or leadership, you'll get the most critical, up–to–the–minute knowledge from Velocity's network of experts. Come to Velocity—because your systems aren't getting any less complex.

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Explore the schedule

Go beyond a single tool or technology at Velocity: the program cuts across vendors, technologies, and frameworks to offer you the most comprehensive coverage of the full, distributed systems stack.

Topics we’ll cover include:

Velocity Training Courses

Take part in Velocity's unique in-person, one- and two-day training courses led by expert practitioners. The courses take place June 11-12 and are limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction.

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: Working better together

This year, Velocity teams up with Fluent, the conference that covers the core web platform technologies, tools, and strategies for building high-performance sites, apps, and services. From ops to apps, Velocity + Fluent tears down silos, enabling and fostering the kind of cross-department collaboration essential to driving innovation and speeding product delivery. Get the unique advantage of learning and networking with peers in the hallway track, over lunch, and on the Expo floor.

Go beyond friendly networking and get access to all keynotes and sessions at both Velocity and Fluent with the Velocity + Fluent Super Bronze add-on pass.


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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