Engineer for the future of cloud
4-7 Nov 2019
Berlin, DE

MON-TUE, 4-5 Nov
TUE-THU, 5-7 Nov
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Apply by 30 April.
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Accelerate your cloud native transformation

As technology advances, systems grow more complex—with so many moving pieces, interconnected teams, and the increasing popularity of cloud technologies, it’s essential that you not only keep up, but stay ahead of what’s coming next.

Velocity will help you to understand not only the full distributed systems stack, but the nuances of cloud native systems as well. Plus, you’ll gain the knowledge and expertise to address issues as they arise, and solve them quickly. We’re a community focused on sharing new strategies, tools, architectures, and approaches to help you learn how to build and maintain the fast and reliable systems your organization depends on.

The call for speakers is open for Velocity

It’s your turn to tell us about your experiences with cloud native systems: how you overcame obstacles and learned lessons you can share with your peers. The Velocity Conference is coming to Berlin in November, and we’re looking for speakers to share new techniques and approaches, proven best practices, and exceptional technical skills. We want to hear from you.

Apply to speak at Velocity to build your brand as a thought leader, make new connections, and grow your skills through teaching—plus, receive a free pass to attend Velocity. For the 2019 program, we're looking for speakers on both technical and non-technical topics that address:

  • Cloud, Cloud Native, and Infrastructure
  • Serverless
  • Containers, Kubernetes, and Microservices
  • Monitoring, Observability, and Performance
  • SRE and DevOps
  • Distributed Data and State
  • Security
  • Systems Engineering and Architecture
  • Leadership
  • Emerging Tech (Machine Learning, AI, Blockchain)

We want to hear about the techniques and tools you’ve used to overcome challenges and achieve success because if it worked for you, it will probably work for others. Submit your ideas by 30 April 2019, for your chance to be a part of the leading conference on building, securing, monitoring, and scaling cloud native systems.

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Important dates

  • Call for speakers closes 30 April 2019
  • All proposers notified by June 2019
  • Registration opens in June 2019

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.

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The conference will take place at the Berlin CityCube, located adjacent to the southern entrance of Berlin ExpoCenter City. A dynamic and diverse city with excellent public transportation, Berlin offers an outstanding range of cultural and culinary attractions.

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