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.

Join us to connect with other systems and site reliability engineers, systems architects, application developers, and performance engineers from around the world—a talented and diverse community doing amazing work in the systems and operations space. Together we'll explore both technical and non-technical topics that address:

If you want to learn how to build and manage large, complex, unpredictable systems, make plans to join us at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, taking place June 11-14, 2018 in San Jose.

Important Dates

  • Call for speakers closed 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 web programming conference for 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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