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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
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 8 ratings)
Coming Soon! 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.
Keynote , Operations
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.
Keynote
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1
Steve Souders (Fastly)
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.
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.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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