7–9 November 2016: Conference & Tutorials
9–10 November 2016: Training
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Velocity Amsterdam 2016 Keynote Speakers

Astrid Atkinson

Astrid Atkinson
Director, Software Engineering, Google

Astrid Atkinson is director of software engineering at Google, where she leads development frameworks. During her 10+ years at Google, Astrid has built infrastructure and managed a variety of engineering teams and spent more than five years on call for... Read More.

9:35 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
What if it were possible for a team to be at once inclusive and also totally badass? After all, what is an extraordinary team if not the place where everyone is able to develop their unique talents to the fullest? Astrid Atkinson explains how to build a team that's fearless in the face of uncertainty and creative in the face of change. Full Details
James Duncan

James Duncan
Consultant, Independent

James A. Duncan works as a technology consultant to governments all over the world, helping them understand what the future might look like. He spent three years in the Office of the CTO for the British government, helping to... Read More.

10:15 Monday, 7/11/2016
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Jason Grigsby

Jason Grigsby
Cofounder, Cloud Four

Jason Grigsby is cofounder of Cloud Four, a small web agency in lovely Portland, Oregon. Jason was part of the team that worked on the Obama ‘08 iPhone app, founded Mobile Portland and the first open device lab, and was... Read More.

10:45 Monday, 7/11/2016
There's been a lot of discussion about how to build a progressive web app but not a lot of discussion about why businesses should invest in them. Better user experience, faster performance, more engagement—Jason Grigsby explains why progressive web apps are no-brainers for most websites. Full Details
Eric McNulty

Eric McNulty
Writer, Speaker, Educator, EricJMcNulty.com

Eric McNulty helps leaders and organizations create long-term value and increase their positive impact on the full range of stakeholders. Eric is a writer, speaker and conversation catalyst, teacher, and advisor and holds an appointment as director of research and... Read More.

10:05 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
Eric McNulty presents a practical approach to becoming an ARTful leader who emphasizes building adaptive capacity, resilience, and trust—a leader who can prime their team and organization to learn more quickly and execute more nimbly in fast-moving markets and turbulent conditions. Full Details
Courtney Nash

Courtney Nash
Editor, O'Reilly

Courtney Nash chairs multiple conferences for O’Reilly Media and is the strategic content director focused on areas of modern web operations, high-performance applications, and security. An erstwhile academic neuroscientist, she is still fascinated by the brain and how it informs... Read More.

9:30 Monday, 7/11/2016
Program chairs Steve Souders, Courtney W. Nash, and James Turnbull welcome you to the first day of Velocity. Full Details
9:30 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
Program chairs Steve Souders, Courtney W. Nash, and James Turnbull welcome you to the second day of Velocity. Full Details
Stanhope Philip

Stanhope Philip
VP of Technology, Dyn

Phil Stanhope is vice president of technology at Dyn. Phil’s focus varies across engineering, infrastructure, architecture, analytics, operations, and emerging technology strategy and planning. Phil is a known thought leader in the industry, having served on numerous advisory boards and... Read More.

10:45 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
Dyn was recently the subject of a major DDoS attack, its first significant disruption in over 15 years of operation. Phil Stanhope shares Dyn's experience before exploring the rapid evolution of multilayer attacks happening on the Internet and outlining the steps to take to deal with them from an ops perspective. Full Details
Steven Shorrock

Steven Shorrock
European Safety Culture Programme Leader, EUROCONTROL

Steven Shorrock is a chartered ergonomist, human factors specialist, and a chartered psychologist. Steven’s background is in internal and external consultancy in human factors and safety management in several industries and the government; he is also a researcher and educator... Read More.

9:35 Monday, 7/11/2016
When we think about human work, we often fail to realize that the same activity is actually two very different sorts of work. Steven Shorrock explores some of the differences between work as imagined and work as done in a variety of settings and outlines some implications for the inevitable gaps. Full Details
Steve Souders

Steve Souders
Chief Curver, SpeedCurve

Steve Souders is chief curver at SpeedCurve, where he works on the interplay between performance and design. Steve previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, Yahoo’s chief performance officer, and Fastly’s chief performance officer. Steve pioneered much of the... Read More.

9:30 Monday, 7/11/2016
Program chairs Steve Souders, Courtney W. Nash, and James Turnbull welcome you to the first day of Velocity. Full Details
9:30 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
Program chairs Steve Souders, Courtney W. Nash, and James Turnbull welcome you to the second day of Velocity. Full Details
James Turnbull

James Turnbull
VPE, Glitch

James Turnbull is VPE at Glitch. A longtime member of the open source community, James is the author of a number of books about open source software. Previously, he was a CTO in residence at Microsoft, Founder/Read More.

9:30 Monday, 7/11/2016
Program chairs Steve Souders, Courtney W. Nash, and James Turnbull welcome you to the first day of Velocity. Full Details
9:30 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
Program chairs Steve Souders, Courtney W. Nash, and James Turnbull welcome you to the second day of Velocity. Full Details
Yoav Weiss

Yoav Weiss
Architect, Akamai

Yoav Weiss is a principal architect at Akamai, where he focuses on making the web platform faster by adding performance-related features to browsers as well as to Akamai’s CDN. Yoav has been working on mobile web performance for longer... Read More.

10:00 Monday, 7/11/2016
Yoav Weiss explores where web standards come from, the role of the Web Performance Working Group, new and forthcoming performance-related APIs, and how to push that cool idea you have for a new web API. Full Details