Build Resilient Distributed Systems
17–18 October, 2017: Training
18–20 October, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

About Velocity

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Experience Velocity | Who Should Attend | What People Are Saying About Velocity | Program Chairs | Additional Resources >

Modern systems pose a number of thorny challenges: they are inherently complex, span multiple technologies, groups, and sometimes different organizations altogether. Most poignantly, they fail in the most unexpected and spectacular ways. The O'Reilly Velocity Conference is the best place on the planet for web ops and systems engineering professionals like you to learn from your peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned for handling modern systems and applications.

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Why Attend

Build Resilient Systems
The O'Reilly Velocity Conference provides you with real-world best practices for building, deploying and running complex, distributed applications and systems.

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

Four Intense Days Devoted to Web Operations, DevOps, and Systems Engineering
Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into four concentrated days. You'll be able to apply what you've learned immediately and you'll be well prepared for what lies ahead.

Experience Velocity

Attendees
  • 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
  • An Exhibit Hall featuring dozens of the latest tools and products
  • Fun evening events, Birds of a Feather sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities

Who Should Attend

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  • Operations specialists, developers, engineers, and managers from companies of all sizes
  • Technical executives looking out for the bottom line
  • CTOs and CIOs seeking to streamline operations
  • Technology evangelists and entrepreneurs pushing enterprise boundaries
  • Researchers and academics
  • Companies and professionals engaged in the operations, infrastructure, and cloud ecosystems

What People Are Saying About Velocity

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
I have attended Velocity for over six years now and still find us content to be incredibly valid to my daily work efforts and in many ways, it prepares me for a items or feature we hadn'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
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.”
—robcee

Program Chairs

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson, Infrastructure and Operations Editor at O’Reilly Media, covers topics essential to the delivery of software—from traditional system administration, to cloud computing, web performance, Docker, and DevOps. He has been working in online education and serving the needs of working learners for more than ten years.

Ines Sombra

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.

James Turnbull

James Turnbull

James Turnbull is the author of seven technical books about open source software and is a long-time member of the open source community. James authored The Logstash Book and The Docker Book. He also wrote two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet) and the earlier book about Puppet as well as Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux. For a real job, James is CTO at Kickstarter and an advisor at Docker. He likes food, wine, books, photography, and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.

 

Program Chair Emerita

Courtney Nash

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 our interactions with and expectations of technology. She’s spent 17 years working in the technology industry in a wide variety of roles, ever since moving to Seattle to work at a burgeoning online bookstore. Outside work, Courtney can be found biking, hiking, skiing, and photographing the Cascade Mountains near her home in Bellingham, Washington.

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