June 15–18, 2020

About O'Reilly Velocity Conference

Knowledge of a specific tool or technology is important, but success only happens when the people building the systems understand the context of their work—how all of the technologies connect to make an impact. The O’Reilly Velocity Conference looks at the bigger picture, with an emphasis on teaching new skills, approaches, and technologies for building and managing large-scale, cloud native systems.

Why attend

A focus on cloud native systems
Get the knowledge you need to build and manage large-scale, cloud native systems—and to advance your career and drive your business forward.

Quality time with experts
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with a cadre of industry leaders who are taking systems performance and operations to the next level. Bring your entire team to share ideas and get your toughest questions answered by the experts.

Four days devoted to cloud native infrastructure, DevOps, Kubernetes, and more
Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and networking opportunities into just four days. You'll be able to apply what you've learned immediately and you'll be well prepared for what lies ahead.

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Experience Velocity

  • Inspirational keynote presentations that bring clarity to complex issues and new perspectives on the state of the art
  • Immersive training courses and tutorials addressing critical topics and technologies
  • Two days of technical sessions covering both practical and emerging issues
  • A Sponsor Pavilion featuring dozens of the latest tools and products
  • Fun evening events, Topic Tables at lunch, and plenty of networking opportunities
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Who Should Attend

  • Systems and site reliability engineers
  • Systems architects
  • Application developers
  • DevOps practitioners
  • Researchers and academics
  • Teams engaged in operations, infrastructure, and cloud ecosystems
  • CTOs and CIOs seeking to streamline operations
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What people are saying

The Velocity Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about devops and new technologies being used today. Whether you are a rookie or a veteran in the devops world, you will meet some like-minded people who are all striving to solve complex problems in complex environments. I highly recommend attending the Velocity Conference.
Jeremy Ramage, Shaw Communications Inc.
As a first-time attendee, I was really impressed by the variety of subject areas, technologies, and vendors. Whether you are in development, operations, product, or management, you will not only leave with more knowledge and exposure—you will leave inspired.
Chris Halbert, Senior Web Engineer, Dominion Enterprises
This is a great conference to attend for any web app developer. Loved the quality of the content, the variety of topics, and awesome presenters. I will try to bring my whole team next year.
Tom Hughes-Croucher, Yahoo! Developer Network Blog
I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. The presentations were from people doing real large-scale web development and included a fair amount of real data and some of their solutions to hard problems.
robcee
I have attended Velocity for over six years now and still find the content to be incredibly valid to my daily work. In many ways, it prepares me for items and features we haven't even discovered yet.
Don Shanks, Marchex
Velocity is the conference where people talk about how to get things done in the real world—if you want to know how the best in the world handle their operations, Velocity is the place to learn.
Adam Jacob, Opscode

Program Chairs

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Mary Treseler, @marytreseler

Mary Treseler

M​ary Treseler is vice president of content strategy at O'Reilly Media, ​where she leads an editorial team that covers a wide range of topics from DevOps to design, and the chair of O'Reilly's Velocity Conference. Mary has been working on technical content for 25 years, acquiring and developing content in areas such as programming, software engineering, and product design. A Boston native, Mary lives​ oceanside​ ​in Padanaram, MA.

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Ines Sombra, @randommood

Ines Sombra

Ines Sombra is a distributed systems engineer 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 a pug named Gordo. In a previous life, Ines was a data engineer.

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James Turnbull, @kartar

James Turnbull

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, VPE of Venmo, and an adviser at Docker. James likes food, wine, books, photography, and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach or holding hands.

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