Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
17–18 October, 2017: Training
18–20 October, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

The O'Reilly Velocity Conference: Expanded focus for 2017

We have begun to accept that failure is inevitable in these distributed systems and adopt new strategies, tactics, tools, and approaches to deal with that acceptance. Our industry is evolving rapidly, and we are adjusting the trajectory of Velocity towards a more inclusive distributed systems stack spanning the application layer all the way down through compute, storage, networking, to the data center (whether yours is in the cloud or not). This extends Velocity’s scope from the bottom of the stack right up to the customer.

How do we build and manage systems that are too large to understand, too complex to control, and that fail in unpredictable ways? This year, Velocity’s talented and technical speakers will share epic wins (and failures), provocative ideas, practical how-tos, proven best practices, and effective new approaches around:

  • Automation
  • Cloud
  • Containerization
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Databases
  • Deployment
  • DevOps
  • Distributed Data
  • Distributed Systems
  • Enterprise
  • Networking
  • Orchestration and Scheduling
  • Organizational optimization
  • Security
  • Serverless computing

Velocity brings together systems and site reliability engineers, systems architects, application developers, and performance engineers from around the world—diverse people who are doing amazing things in the web operations, DevOps, and systems engineering space. Join us at Velocity in London and learn how you can transform your systems, organization, and teams.

Important Dates

  • Call for speakers closed 2 May 2017
  • Registration opens - June 2017
  • All proposers notified - By June 2017


The conference will take place at the Hilton London Metropole in vibrant Central London, where some of Europe’s best theater, shopping, dining, and nightlife is just a short tube ride away.

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