Monday, 06/22/2009

9:00am

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Richard Campbell (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: **...
(2.15, 27 ratings)
Go beyond the case study and watch a real-time crash, analysis, repair and recovery of a web site under load. In this workshop Richard brings an actual web farm to the stage, load tests it to failure, diagnoses the problem and repairs it. Read more.
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Monday, 06/22/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Steve Souders (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 22 ratings)
In this workshop, Steve Souders explains the rules he developed as part of YSlow, as well as new best practices he's developed while at Google. With those in mind, he analyzes several of today's popular websites to see how well they follow, or don't follow, this advice. Read more.

10:30am

Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Market Street Foyer
Morning Break (30m)

11:00am

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 29 ratings)
This workshop provides a simple, working introduction to Puppet. It covers basic design guidelines, best practices for building your own Puppet installation, and all of the tools you'll use in the course of using Puppet. Read more.
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Monday, 06/22/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 19 ratings)
The way that you write JavaScript can greatly affect the perceived performance of your page. Learn the coding techniques to keep your code running as fast as possible. Read more.

1:45pm

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor | Mount Sinai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 26 ratings)
Do you manage big data for hungry users? Do you, or have you considered, using Hadoop? Come join the Cloudera team as we show you the tips and tricks we use to manage some of the largest Hadoop clusters in the world. We'll go over setup, upgrades, monitoring and optimization. Managing petabytes doesn't have to be hard - we'll show you how. Read more.
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Monday, 06/22/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Nicole Sullivan (Stubbornella)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 17 ratings)
You've got a sneaking suspicion that design impacts performance. What next? Your engineers know nothing about design and your designers know nothing about performance. How can you get everyone on the same page? Which design flaws must you absolutely avoid? How do engineers slow designs with poor CSS? This presentation covers the best practices in design and OO CSS for fast, maintainable sites. Read more.

3:45pm

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 35 ratings)
Internet traffic spikes aren't what they used to be. It is now evident that even the smallest sites can suffer the attention of the global audience. This presentation dives into techniques to avoid collapse under dire circumstances. Looking at some real traffic spikes, we'll pinpoint what part of the architecture is crumbling under the load; then, walk though stop-gaps and complete solutions. Read more.
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Monday, 06/22/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Managing the technical quality of your website has become extremely complex and the number of metrics you collect has skyrocketed. Faced with potentially hundreds of candidate metrics, how do you select those that are most meaningful? In this session you will learn which technical quality metrics are key for successfully managing your site. Read more.

7:30pm

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Plaza
Moderated by: Jason Carolan
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
How do we build hierarchical management systems that scale to the dynamic and economically efficient world of cloud computing? If a server fails, what we care about? How do we instrument for resource planning and service availability? How do I link fail in place architectures to systemic observability and telemetry? Read more.
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Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Valley
Moderated by: Sriram Natarajan
Ever wonder which PHP script or MySQL query in your web site is keeping your system busy or how to quickly find out which module within your PHP application is struck ? Learn how, with very simple DTrace knowledge, you can dynamically trace the system/user time of a request from Apache to PHP/Ruby and then onto MySQL. Read more.

8:00pm

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We'll find out this year at Ignite Velocity. Read more.

8:30pm

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Plaza
Moderated by: Brian Overstreet
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
How can we test and tune web technologies (Apache, MySQL, memcached, lighttpd, etc.) as a whole? How can we meaningfully benchmark these in a Web 2.0 environment? This BoF will show what Olio and Faban are and how they can be used to benchmark and tune your stack. Read more.
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Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Valley
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Enterprise flash should mean higher performance and easier scaling for web datacenters. However, questions remain about flash’s reliability, and exploiting its advantages will require new approaches to web application design. Join Peter Zaitsev in an informative discussion about the opportunities and challenges that this new technology brings. Read more.

9:30pm

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Monday, 06/22/2009
Location: Plaza
Moderated by: Peter Sandström
What are the current MySQL performance bottlenecks and what can be done about them? Presentation of the performance fixes shown at http://peter.stardoll.com/ and what's left to do. Read more.

Tuesday, 06/23/2009

8:30am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Steve Souders (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders welcome you to Velocity 2009! Read more.

8:40am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jeremy Bingham (Dailykos.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.22, 37 ratings)
Learn about how Daily Kos survived what was essentially an eleven month long Slashdotting, while reducing hardware costs and ultimately the amount of work needed to keep the site running. Read more.

8:55am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 8 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.

9:00am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jonathan Heiliger (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 33 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.

9:30am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Eric Schurman (Amazon), Jake Brutlag (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 34 ratings)
We applied several types of page slowdowns to very small percentages of our users for short periods of time and measured the impact in terms of metrics like clicks, time to click, repeat site usage, queries per visit, revenue, etc. This talk is to share the results. Read more.

10:40am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Umang Gupta (Keynote), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote)
Average rating: **...
(2.36, 22 ratings)
The ‘Next Web’ is defined by vastly expanded levels of interactivity driven by technologies such as Flash and Silverlight. The ‘Next Web’ brings consumers a new level of rich online experiences including composite e-business transactions that seamlessly integrate interactive video and voice, and social media and Web-to-mobile transactions. Read more.

10:55am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
John Adams (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 43 ratings)
In this session we will discuss improvements made to Twitter over the last year to increase scalability. Changes made through internal process, development methodologies, queuing strategies, and operations will also be discussed. Read more.

11:30am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Justin Huff (Google, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 30 ratings)
Picnik has been using Amazon Web Services for two years. We love it. And we hate it. It also made us lazy. We'll explain what we mean, and how you can benefit. Read more.

11:45am

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Bryan McQuade (Google), Richard Rabbat (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 26 ratings)
Page Speed is an open source Firebug add-on that gives suggestions on how to improve web page performance. In this talk, we describe the open development model that we have adopted for Page Speed and the importance of decreasing latency to make web applications more responsive. Read more.

1:00pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
John Allspaw (Etsy.com), Paul Hammond (-)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 41 ratings)
Communications and cooperation between development and operations isn't optional, it's mandatory. Flickr takes the idea of "release early, release often" to an extreme - on a normal day there are 10 full deployments of the site to our servers. This session discusses why this rate of change works so well, and the culture and technology needed to make it possible. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Christian Stockwell (Microsoft Corporation), Mike Belshe (Google), Chris Blizzard (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
The competition amongst browsers has been intense over the past year. Come to this session to hear from the Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer teams about what they've done to make their browsers faster than ever before, and what developers can do to take advantage of these features. Read more.

1:45pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Brian Moon (dealnews.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.03, 31 ratings)
Lots of people talk about scaling and performance. But, are they preparing for all the things that could happen? There are multiple problems and there is not one solution to solve them all. Read more.

2:30pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Adam Jacob (Opscode), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 22 ratings)
Utilizing a mixture of open source tools and battle-tested techniques, Adam and Ezra will show you how to build an infrastructure that's easy to manage, integrates with your application, and is self-documenting. Along the way, they'll give you the key insights you need to get maximum benefit from these technologies for your business. Read more.

2:50pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Mike Brittain (Etsy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.31, 13 ratings)
Initial integration with a CDN is fairly painless -- Put all of your images, CSS, and JavaScript files onto an origin server, or upload them to your CDN's storage network, and... Voila! But what else can you be doing to get the most bang for your buck? We'll look at a few "next steps" to improve your site's performance and make sure you're CDN is doing as much as it can. Read more.

3:40pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Mandi Walls (Opscode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.15, 20 ratings)
In 2008, www.aol.com started on a migration path from a web platform developed entirely in-house to one made up of common Open Source components. This talk discusses some of the hurdles faced by the www.aol.com Operations team while building an entirely new architecture from the ground up for AOL's homepages. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Douglas Crockford (Yahoo! Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 13 ratings)
Ajax techniques can substantially improve the performance of web applications by replacing heavy pages with zippy data packets. Unfortunately, incorrect application of Ajax techniques will significantly degrade performance. It is a sorrowful thing. Read more.

4:25pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Richard Crowley (OpenDNS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 19 ratings)
OpenDNS performs more than 8 billion DNS queries each day, generating mountains of data which we give back to our users. Processing and storing the interesting bits took a special map-reduce pipeline running on seven servers, backed by MySQL and memcached. I'll share all of the false starts and the techniques used to finally cope with more than half a gigabyte of log files per minute. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Dave Artz (AOL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 12 ratings)
AOL's swat team of optimization gurus is challenged with infusing the optimization mindset and skillset across 80+ teams and websites...with 4 people. An inside look at the tools, solutions and best practices that have helped them achieve these goals. Read more.

4:45pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Adam Bechtel (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 18 ratings)
Do you measure the size of your infrastructure by number of machines, or in terms of megawatts? This presentation looks at some of the scaling challenges Yahoo! faced as it grew into a multi-megawatt infrastructure. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Lindsey Simon (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 11 ratings)
This talk will present some findings from testing reflow times in a variety of browsers under different conditions. I will discuss the method used to gather the data, explore cross-browser reflow differences, and give developers advice on what to avoid when doing dynamic updates to their pages to avoid costly reflows in the browser. Read more.

5:05pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: **...
(2.24, 17 ratings)
Disk I/O adds most to the latency of an application. For many MySQL based sites, performance problems become extremely painful when in addition to overnight growth, the data set fails to fit in the memory. Sharding strategies can be very difficult to implement overnight. Quick wins can be secured by optimizing data based on application access patterns & making working data sets fit in the memory. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Michael Carter (Orbited)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 10 ratings)
This session provides an in-depth discussion of the challenges facing large-scale Comet applications, such as Meebo, Gmail, and Facebook's chat. We discuss both server architecture and browser-side optimization tricks. We'll work through the details, and then analyze real-world benchmarks to compare the performance and trace-offs of various techniques in each browser. Read more.

5:30pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 22 ratings)
HAProxy, nginx, LVM, Pound, Perlbal. Lots of load balancers, lots of algorithms. We explore how they all work, how they're different, and how to tune for your own website. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 2
Aladdin Nassar (Microsoft - Outlook.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
Performance-Based Design (PBD) is a model that starts with target business metrics and works its way backwards to set the corresponding performance goals to meet these targets. The model is iteratively fined tuned as more data comes in. Read more.

6:15pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Imperial Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 13 ratings)
Visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks at the evening reception. Read more.

7:30pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting), Chris Bissell (MySpace), Ryan Nelson (Joyent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Join us Tuesday evening for Spike Night. This engaging, real-time Web Performance shootout is a chance to see and learn about how real, high-traffic websites deal with massive increases in load, either expected or unexpected. We'll see real-world management of traffic increases - graphs, tools, the whole shebang. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Plaza
Moderated by: Doris Chen, Greg Murray
Intermediate level Ajax and Java developers can really benefit from this session. After the session, the audience will be able to: -apply Ajax Performance Optimization process -choose the right tool and use them -leverage various best practice and performance tuning tips -improve their Ajax application response time ultimately Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Valley
Moderated by: Ian Kallen
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Chef is an open source infrastructure management system for operations automation. With chef you can * Manage servers by writing code, not by running commands. * Integrate tightly with applications, databases, LDAP directories, and more. * Easily configure apps that require knowledge about the entire infrastructure. This session is for those who manage clouds or infrastructures of scale. Read more.

8:30pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Plaza
Moderated by: Paul Dockter
This session will be an open discussion to share what has and hasn’t worked in delivering user experiences that are optimized for a user’s preferred language, geo location, network bandwidth and the device they are using. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Valley
Moderated by: Gregory Brail
APIs are rapidly becoming a vital part of any highly effective web site. Are you offering an API today? Planning to offer one soon? Or do you rely on others’ APIs in order to make your site function? Join others in the same situation to share your experiences and discuss common product, operational, and scalability challenges. Read more.

9:30pm

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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Plaza
Moderated by: Sharat Chander
Cloud, cloud, cloud. It's a popular buzz word but, what does it mean for developers looking to accelerate application development? In this BOF, attendees will learn how to utilize NetBeans 6.7 and Project Kenai (Sun Microsystems' developer-cloud onramp) together to easily start growing their open source projects and code in the cloud. Read more.
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Tuesday, 06/23/2009
Location: Valley
Moderated by: Murthy Chintalapati (CVR) and Jed Michnowicz
Enterprises are adopting Web 2.0 technologies throughout their web infrastructure, both in intranets and externally facing online properties. This BOF presents an overview of the enterprise 2.0 features and infrastructural elements of of Sun.com and its associated sites, such as Blogs.sun.com, Forums.sun.com, Wikis.sun.com combine classic enterprise features with user generated content. Read more.

Wednesday, 06/24/2009

8:30am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Steve Souders (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 10 ratings)
Morning welcome and program notes from Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders. Read more.

8:40am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Marissa Mayer (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 28 ratings)
Coming soon! Read more.

9:20am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Simon Perkins (Simtec Limited), Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook), Jim Pierson (Microsoft), Jan Odvarko (Freelance)
Live on the main stage: the latest tools you need to analyze websites, including AOL PageTest, HttpWatch, YSlow 2.0, Visual Round Trip Analyzer and Firebug. Read more.

10:40am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Ed Robinson (Riverbed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 ratings)
Aptimize Software presents the world’s simplest latency simulator. An open-source browser add-in that simulates the effects of network latency. Simple and easy to use – designed for “non-experts”, developers, operations and business people to quickly see how fast or slow their website will be over the internet or across the WAN. Read more.

10:45am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
John Busch (Schooner Information Technology)
Average rating: **...
(2.15, 13 ratings)
Today’s data-intensive Web 2.0 and cloud computing data centers face soaring costs and data growth. But advances in flash memory, multi-core processors, and low-latency interconnect have failed to address these mounting challenges. Learn how next-generation data access appliances integrate these new technologies to enable growth and cut costs. Read more.

10:55am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Philip Dixon (Shopzilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 26 ratings)
In 2007, Shopzilla, a leading comparison shopping service, realized that our sites were far too slow for our users and had become difficult to change and more difficult still to support. We were presented with a classic dilemma for an established internet market player: Could we really afford the costs and the risks of re-engineering a site platform responsible for all our revenue? Read more.

11:25am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Ben Galbraith (Walmart.com), Dion Almaer (Set Direction)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 16 ratings)
Ben and Dion share thoughts on the role responsiveness plays in crafting compelling user experiences, including a discussion of how HTML 5 and modern browsers change the game. Read more.

11:45am

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
Matt Tanase (Slicehost)
Average rating: **...
(2.36, 11 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.

11:50am

Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Location: Regency Ballroom
TBC

1:00pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Kyle Scholz (Google), Yaron Friedman (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Learn about the techniques Google uses to make Search fast. Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Robert Johnson (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 19 ratings)
At Facebook we serve billions of personalized pages every day, each of them computed from hundreds or thousands of separate pieces of data. This adds up to almost fifty million data requests per second against a dataset of over 50TB. Making every page fast in this environment is a serious challenge, and I'll be sharing some of the lessons we've learned trying to accomplish it. Read more.

1:45pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Matt Mullenweg (WordPress / Automattic)
The steps the Open Source project WordPress took to increase its front-end performance many-fold, what worked and what didn't. Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 12 ratings)
What do you do when you've pushed the World's Most Popular Database as far as you can? You fork it and make it go further, of course! Drizzle is tackling our everyday scaling needs head on, and is likely something you should know more about. Read more.

2:05pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Tony Gentilcore (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 17 ratings)
Enabling gzip compression on your webserver is one of the easiest and highest impact ways to speed up your site. However, even when this is done, up to 15% of your visitors will still not receive compressed responses. This session will cover why this problem occurs and what you can do about it. Read more.

2:30pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Chris Bissell (MySpace), Jeremy Custenborder (MySpace.com), Yadid Ramot (MySpace.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Your site is deployed and performs to satisfaction. You sit back in your chair and contemplate a future of happy efficiency. You hear a knock on the door. The product person comes in with a huge scroll-like list of new features. They need to be out as soon as possible. Performance will suffer. How do you deal? Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Jeremy Zawodny (craigslist.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 15 ratings)
MySQL always starts out fast. But unless you make the right decisions early on, it won't stay that way. Learn what works and what doesn't and how to keep MySQL from being your bottleneck as your site grows. Read more.

3:40pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
David Wei (Facebook Inc.), Changhao Jiang (Facebook Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Facebook integrates features and applications deeply into each page. Such deep integration presents both opportunities and challenges to the frontend performance engineering. In this talk, we discuss some of our work on improving and maintaining frontend performance for web pages that contain a mix of many fast-evolving features. Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Andrew Shafer (Parvus Captus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 16 ratings)
Skillfully applied, the family of Agile practices can increase both velocity and quality. Agile is a term usually applied to 'Software Development', but does Agile apply to Operations? This session will present the foundational principles of the Agile movement, outline where they directly apply to operations and where they might not. The analysis will consider tools, process and planning. Read more.

4:25pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Eric Mattingly (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Learn how to decrease time spent indentifying performance issues and creating response time predictions. Using neXpert engineers can create a performance report that includes found web performance issues, response time predictions for user defined latencies as well as predictions for when performance fixes are implemented. neXpert is a Fiddler add-on that does all this within a matter of seconds! Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Doug Judd (Zvents, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Hypertable is an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. The design emphasis has been on scalability as opposed to support of ACID transactions and the relational model. This new class of database technology has proven to be well-suited for scalable Web 2.0 applications. Baidu, China's leading search engine, is now an official sponsor of Hypertable. Read more.

4:45pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Brad Chen (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Close the gap between browser and desktop application performance with native CPU performance for the web. This talk will provide an overview of this Google research technology and demonstrate a few simple applications. Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Sean Power (Watching Websites)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
You aren't the only one who cares about the web. Elsewhere, people in usability testing, marketing, customer support, community management, and research are instrumenting furiously. But you don't know what they know -- and that's bad for your job and your company. This session is a behind-the-scenes tour of what the rest of your company is doing with your site and how you can work together, FTW! Read more.

5:05pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Steve Souders (Google)
Why is the Web so slow? Steve Souders talks about the issues that prevent web sites from being faster, and what we should expect to see to address these problems. Read more.

5:30pm

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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Artur Bergman (Wikia/Fastly), Tony Ralph (Yahoo!), Bryant Mason (Microsoft Corporation), Sameer Ajmani (Google), Richard Bush (ADTECH)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Having ads is a reality for many Web sites. This expert panel will discuss experiences with minimizing ad impact on page performance. Read more.
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Wednesday, 06/24/2009
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Rich Wolski (Eucalyptus Systems Inc.), Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC)), James Urquhart (Cnet), John Willis (Enstratius)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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