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

The O'Reilly Velocity Conference: New direction 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 to reflect this fundamental shift. We're moving from our original focus on web performance and operations 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 into new domains, expanding our focus on performance and operations 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 New York and learn how you can transform your systems, organization, and teams.

Important Dates

  • Call for speakers closed April 18, 2017
  • Registration opens in May 2017
  • All proposers notified by May 2017


The conference will take place at the Hilton Midtown, a spectacular location just steps from Central Park, Times Square, MOMA, and world-class theater and shopping destinations.

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