4–7 Nov 2019

What you need to know about Velocity

Before the conference

Training and tutorial preparation

Some training courses and tutorials require software downloads, installations, hardware, and/or other "homework." Please review the instructions for each training or tutorial you're registered to attend and take action on the requirements before you arrive.

O'Reilly Events App

Want Velocity info to go? Download the O'Reilly Events App packed with schedules and other essential data. If you need assistance with the app, please visit the Customer Service desk at Check-in or send a message to @velocityconf.

Attendee Directory

Visit the Attendee Directory to see who else will be at Velocity, contact other attendees, start topical group conversations, post job openings, take session notes, and more. Check out some tips for getting the most from the Directory. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Directory to use it.

Create your Personal Schedule

Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing then click on the "Personal Schedule" link in the Schedule View page to view your custom schedule. Please note:

  • Adding a training or tutorial to your personal schedule does not update the training or tutorials you are officially registered for. To see what you've registered for, check the Registration Selections section of your Account Dashboard. If you'd like to change your selection, you may do so in the Dashboard or by contacting confreg@oreilly.com.
  • The Personal Schedule on the conference website and My Agenda in the mobile Events app don't sync yet.

Upgrading your pass or changing your tutorial or training selections

If you're registered for a training or tutorials and would like to change your selection, visit your Account Dashboard and click the "Change your registration selections" link in the Registration Selections section. To make other changes to your registration, such as an upgrade, transfer, or refund, please email confreg@oreilly.com.

Questions and comments for speakers

Have a question or comment for a speaker before or during the conference? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

Follow @velocityconf and #VelocityConf for conference news and updates.

Getting to the conference and checking in

Conference Location

CityCube Berlin
Messedamm 26, 14055
Berlin, Germany
More venue info

Check-in/Customer Service location and hours

Located at City Cube Entrance Level, make Check-in your first stop to check in and pick up your badge. Please have a Photo ID ready when checking in.

  • Monday: 7:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 7:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday: 7:30 - 19:00
  • Thursday: 8:00 - 17:30

Use your QR code or email address for check-in

You'll receive your "Velocity Check-in Code" email about a week before the event. This message contains your check-in QR code that you can scan to check in at the conference, either from your smartphone or a printout. You can also check in with the email address you're registered under.

Speaker check-in and lounge information

If you're speaking at the conference, please go directly to the Speaker Lounge, located on Level 3 room R13, to check in and pick up your badge.

  • Tuesday: 8:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday: 8:00 - 17:30

During the conference

Wireless network information

Wireless connectivity will be available throughout the conference area.

  • SSID: OReillyConf
  • Password: oreillycon19

Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow conference attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the Customer Service desk at Check-in or send a message to @velocityconf.

Networking with others

Want to make new professional connections during the conference?

  • Attend the conference events, particularly Speed Networking and Dine-Around
  • Join the Attendee Directory to contact other attendees and start topical group conversations
  • Follow the "Pac-man Rule" and leave room for another person to join in when standing in a group of people

Please be sure to observe the Code of Conduct during all conference activities.

Activate your free O'Reilly online learning membership

Your conference pass includes a free 90-day membership to O'Reilly online learning. You'll have on-demand access to live training courses, in-depth learning paths, interactive coding environments, and a vast collection of books and video (including the recordings from this conference and other O'Reilly events)—all from the smartest, most innovative experts in tech and business. Stop by the O'Reilly booth to activate your membership.

Expo Hall information

  • Wednesday: 8:45 - 18:35
  • Thursday: 8:45 - 15:50

See the list of sponsors.

Rate presentations and leave feedback

Your feedback is very important to us! Click on the Rate this Session button and/or leave public comments on any session detail page on the website. You can also rate presentations using the evaluation button in the Events App.

Code of Conduct and reporting information

All participants must follow our Code of Conduct, the core of which is this: the conference should be a safe and productive environment for everyone. We invite you to help us make Velocity a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants. Read more.

To report a Code of Conduct violation or for more information, please:

Questions / feedback for conference organizers

Speaker slides

Presentation slides will be posted as speakers share them. Keep in mind not all speakers will share their presentations.

Photography & video information

Our goal is to capture the excitement of our conferences, and you may see photographers or videographers (including ones we've hired) documenting this event. Photos or videos taken by or on behalf of O'Reilly may be posted on one or more of our sites or used in future marketing materials and publications. We also encourage attendees to share their conference experiences through social media. It's possible that you would appear in some of these shots. We invite you to speak directly with any photographer if you have concerns about their activities. Please note that audio and video recording or broadcasting of presentations (keynotes, sessions, tutorials, workshops, and training courses) by attendees is not permitted.

Nursing Room

If you need a private, nearby space for pumping or breastfeeding while you're onsite at the conference, please visit the Customer Service desk at Check-in for information and access.


All-gender restroom

An all-gender restroom is located on the entrance level. Everyone is welcome to use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression.

Lost & found

Misplace a personal item while at the conference? Stop by the Customer Service desk at Check-in to see if it's been found. You can also drop off any found items there.

Take care of yourself!

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Take breaks if you need to
  • Stay hydrated - water stations are available throughout the conference
  • Get some sleep
  • Don't forget your chargers, business cards, favorite note-taking tools

After the conference

Video Recordings

All of the conference keynotes, tutorials, and sessions are being recorded (pending speaker consent). This video compilation will be available for viewing in O'Reilly online learning about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: The Platinum or Gold pass grants you 1–year O'Reilly online learning membership which includes access to the Online Video Compilation.

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