Build & Maintain Complex Distributed Systems
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

From Distributed Systems Engineering to DevOps & Performance

The systems you build are complex and distributed, made of numerous applications and services. These systems are hard to build, and harder to manage, with no one right way to build them to meet your customers' needs. Creating them is a collaborative effort full of interdependencies between teams and technologies. With so many moving pieces, anything could go wrong at any time.

And it often does.

When something goes wrong, you need to be able to fix it. Fast. And that requires an understanding of the full distributed systems stack—from the application layer to the end user. At Velocity, we've built a community focused on sharing new strategies, tools, architectures, and approaches to give you a comprehensive understanding of how to build the fastest and most durable systems possible.

The call for speakers is open for Velocity

Tell us how you build and manage systems that are too large to understand, too complex to control, and that fail in unpredictable ways. Apply to speak at Velocity to share your techniques, experiences, failures, and victories with operations and system engineering professionals from around the world.

Velocity has brought together systems and site reliability engineers, systems architects, application developers, and performance engineers since 2008—a talented and diverse community doing amazing work in the systems and operations space. If you have an epic win (or failure), provocative idea, practical how-to, proven best practice, or effective new approach to share, we want to hear from you. We're looking for speakers on both technical and non-technical topics that address:

  • Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
  • Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
  • Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
  • Distributed State
  • Leadership & Career Growth

What techniques and tools have helped you overcome challenges and achieve success in these areas? If it worked for you, chances are it will work for others, too. Submit your ideas by January 17, 2018 for your chance to be a part of the leading conference on DevOps, Distributed Systems Engineering, Security, and Performance.

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Important dates

  • Call for speakers closes January 17, 2018
  • Registration opens in February 2018
  • All proposers notified by February 2018

Diversity and inclusion at Velocity

We believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. Please read our Diversity Statement.

We're committed to creating a safe and productive environment for everyone at all of our events. Please read our Code of Conduct.

Velocity + Fluent: Better together

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, and performance expertise, we encourage you to check out Fluent 2018.


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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