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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event
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.
Keynote
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders welcome you to Velocity 2009! Read more.
Keynote , Operations
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.
Keynote
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jonathan Heiliger (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 33 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.
Web Performance
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.
Keynote
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.
Keynote , Operations
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.
Operations
Location: Regency 1
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.
Operations
Location: Regency 1
Adam Jacob (Chef), 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event
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.
Event
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.
Keynote
Location: Regency Ballroom
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 10 ratings)
Morning welcome and program notes from Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Regency Ballroom
Marissa Mayer (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 28 ratings)
Coming soon! Read more.
General, Keynote
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.
Keynote
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.
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.
Keynote , Web Performance
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.
Web Performance
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.
Keynote
Location: Regency Ballroom
Matt Tanase (Slicehost)
Average rating: **...
(2.36, 11 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Operations
Location: Regency 2
Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
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.
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.
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.
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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