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

Come to Velocity to accelerate your distributed systems. cloud migration. SRE team. monitoring & observability. microservices.

The software systems that make up the backbone of every modern business are large, complex and, at times, unpredictable. How can you keep them running?

Velocity is where systems engineers, software developers, architects, and DevOps teams gather to learn what works and what doesn’t from industry experts and fellow practitioners.

Come to Velocity to discover how the world's leading organizations build and manage their distributed systems—and leave with concrete solutions to apply to your own work so you can build faster, more durable, secure systems.

Explore the schedule

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: 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. Reserve your room.

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