Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Keynotes

Hear inspiring and illuminating presentations from innovative experts and executives at Velocity. These presentations will be live-captioned.

 
Yaniv Aknin

Yaniv Aknin
Platform Lead, Google Cloud

Yaniv Aknin is Google Cloud Platform’s lead for quantitative reliability. He works with product managers, developers, and fellow SREs to create availability and performance metrics that accurately model customers’ experience, then optimizes those metrics toward the right reliability/cost point. He’s... Read More.

10:05am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Yaniv Aknin dives into the secret sauce for a successful SRE organization: high-quality measurements of reliability. He explains why measuring reliability is crucial (and why it’s so hard), shares a couple of tips for getting it right, and explores why it’s the key differentiator between SRE and DevOps. Full Details
Dave Andrews

Dave Andrews
Chief Architect, Verizon Digital Media Services

Dave “Bear” Andrews is chief architect at Verizon Digital Media Services, overseeing the evolution of the Edgecast content delivery network (CDN) and Uplynk video platform. He enjoys low-level security exploitation techniques and has an appreciation for the nuances and... Read More.

9:30am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Dave Andrews sheds light on how the edge landscape has been—and is still—evolving with a look at the new class of low-latency/high-bandwidth application domains and how Verizon Digital Media Services is helping to deliver this to its customers. Full Details
Lachie Evenson

Lachie Evenson
Principal Program Manager, Special Projects, Azure Containers, Microsoft

Lachlan Evenson is a principal program manager on the Azure Containers team at Microsoft. He has spent the last two and a half years working with Kubernetes and enabling cloud native journeys. Lachie serves as a cloud native ambassador and... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Lachlan Evenson and Bridget Kromhout discuss Microsoft's journey to build Kubernetes policy controller Gatekeeper in the open and explain how the tool helped inform how an enterprise offering on Azure. Join in for pragmatic tips on how to effectively contribute to and use open source tools. Full Details
Liz Fong-Jones

Liz Fong-Jones
Site Reliability Engineer, Honeycomb

Liz Fong-Jones is is an advocate for the SRE and observability communities at Honeycomb.io. Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and site reliability engineer (SRE) with 15+ years of experience. Previously, she was an Read More.

9:05am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Join Liz Fong-Jones to explore several practices core to production excellence: giving everyone a stake in production, collaborating to ensure observability, measuring with service level objectives, and prioritizing improvements using risk analysis. Full Details
Chen Goldberg

Chen Goldberg
Director, Engineering, Google

Chen Goldberg is a technology leader with 20 years of experience leading engineering teams. She’s the engineering director at Google Cloud, where she leads the Anthos engineering team, including Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and the OSS Kubernetes and... Read More.

9:05am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Microservices and cloud native technologies is the path for building large-scale, distributed systems. Can it do the same for teams? Chen Goldberg leads the Google engineering team building Kubernetes, Istio, GKE, and Anthos and explains how the same tech can help build happy teams. Full Details
Lena Hall

Lena Hall
Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Lena Hall is a senior software engineer and developer advocate at Microsoft working on Azure, where she focuses on large-scale distributed systems and modern architectures. Lena has more than 10 years of experience in software engineering with a focus on... Read More.

10:30am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Lena Hall takes you on an adventure into the multifaceted universe of ever-changing distributed systems. Full Details
Everett Harper

Everett Harper
CEO and Cofounder, Truss

Everett Harper is the CEO and cofounder of Truss, which builds software and infrastructure to help companies scale and enterprises and public agencies modernize their digital services. Notable projects include Healthcare.gov, Nuna, and DOD Transcom. Previously,... Read More.

10:05am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Drawing from work in technology, community development finance, social psychology, complexity theory, and championship sports, Everett Harper moves to the edge of these disciplines, centering on the key practices that are crucial for solving our most critical challenges. Full Details
Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr
Lead Engineer, Atomist

Jessica Kerr is a developer at Atomist, where she makes development automation. She also podcasts on Greater Than Code and Arrested DevOps, and she speaks at software conferences around the world. Currently, she’s into resilience engineering, domain-driven design, and the... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Jess Kerr argues that most programming careers aren't about writing software; they're about changing it. With this distinction, she'll share some things about reuse, delivery, quality, and how to grow as a programmer. Full Details
Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout
Principal Cloud Advocate, Microsoft

Bridget Kromhout is a principal cloud advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if the cloud can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, Bridget traded being... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Lachlan Evenson and Bridget Kromhout discuss Microsoft's journey to build Kubernetes policy controller Gatekeeper in the open and explain how the tool helped inform how an enterprise offering on Azure. Join in for pragmatic tips on how to effectively contribute to and use open source tools. Full Details
10:30am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Everyone keeps telling you that containers need orchestration, but you're not so sure; maybe they could go for some light jazz? Or maybe serverless is here to save us from the tyranny of (virtual) machines, but meanwhile somebody's gotta kuber some netes, and it's likely to be you. Full Details
Nikki McDonald

Nikki McDonald
Content Director, O’Reilly Media

Nikki McDonald is a content director at O’Reilly Media, where she writes, edits, and works with the industry’s leading practitioners to develop books, online courses, and training videos to help engineers and developers collaborate more effectively and create and deploy... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Program chairs Nikki McDonald, Ines Sombra, and James Turnbull open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Program chairs Nikki McDonald, James Turnbull, and Ines Sombra open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Alex Qin

Alex Qin
Founder, Code Cooperative

Alex Qin is out here trying get free. She cares about helping people fulfill the radical visions they have for themselves and the world while working towards more just and equitable futures. She has experience writing code, leading engineering teams,... Read More.

9:40am Thursday, June 13, 2019
We've been working to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable tech industry for years, but we have yet to see meaningful and lasting change. Drawing inspiration from restorative justice practices and her own journey of healing, Alex Qin offers a hopeful vision for how we can come together and cocreate the world we yearn for. Full Details
Bob Quillin

Bob Quillin
Vice President, Developer Relations, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Bob Quillin is vice president of developer relations at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), where he leads OCI developer relations, advocacy, engagement, and lighthouse adoption. Bob has focused his career on applying automation to simplify complex cloud, IT, and... Read More.

9:30am Thursday, June 13, 2019
While cloud native appears to be on a winning streak, there are too many enterprise development teams being left behind. Bob Quillin outlines how the cloud native community can create a more open multicloud future, reduce complexity (rather than piling more on), and be more inclusive to all teams—modern and traditional, startups and enterprises alike. Full Details
Ines Sombra

Ines Sombra
Director, Engineering, Fastly

Ines Sombra is director of engineering at Fastly, where she spends her time helping the web go faster. Ines holds an MS in computology with an emphasis on cheesy ’80s rock ballads. She has a fondness for steak, fernet, and... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Program chairs Nikki McDonald, Ines Sombra, and James Turnbull open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Program chairs Nikki McDonald, James Turnbull, and Ines Sombra open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
James Turnbull

James Turnbull
CTO, Microsoft

James Turnbull is a CTO in residence at Microsoft. A longtime member of the open source community, James is the author of 11 technical books about open source software. Previously, he was CTO at Empatico and Kickstarter,... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Program chairs Nikki McDonald, Ines Sombra, and James Turnbull open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Program chairs Nikki McDonald, James Turnbull, and Ines Sombra open the first day of keynotes. Full Details