Build Resilient Distributed Systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

About Velocity

Why attend | Experience Velocity | Who should attend | What people are saying | Program chairs

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

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  • 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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  • Systems and site reliability engineers
  • Systems architects
  • Application developers
  • DevOps practitioners
  • Researchers and academics
  • Teams engaged in operations, infrastructure, and cloud ecosystems
  • CTOs and CIOs seeking to streamline operations

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

Mary Treseler

Mary Treseler

M​ary Treseler is ​a content director at O'Reilly Media, ​where she leads an editorial team that covers a wide range of topics from design to devops. Mary is the co-chair of O'Reilly Design Conference and Velocity. She has been working on technical content for 25 years, acquiring, developing, and content in many areas including programming, software engineering, and product design. A Boston native, Mary lives​ oceanside​ ​in Padanaram, MA.

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. James was formerly CTO at Kickstarter. He likes food, wine, books, photography, and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.

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