Velocity 2010 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity 2010 (schedule subject to change).

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Ballroom CD
Add Scalable Internet Architectures to your personal schedule
9:00am Scalable Internet Architectures Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Add Cassandra Workshop to your personal schedule
11:00am Cassandra Workshop Bret Piatt (Rackspace Hosting)
Add Infrastructure Automation with Chef to your personal schedule
1:45pm Infrastructure Automation with Chef Adam Jacob (Opscode), Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Christopher Brown (Opscode), Aaron Peterson (Opscode)
Add Cloud Security: It Ain’t All Fluffy and Blue Sky Out There! to your personal schedule
3:45pm Cloud Security: It Ain’t All Fluffy and Blue Sky Out There! Ward Spangenberg (Zynga Game Network, Inc.)
Ballroom AB
Add Metrics 101: What to Measure on Your Website to your personal schedule
9:00am Metrics 101: What to Measure on Your Website Sean Power (Watching Websites)
Add Mobile Web High Performance to your personal schedule
11:00am Mobile Web High Performance Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Add The Browser Performance Toolkit to your personal schedule
3:45pm The Browser Performance Toolkit Matt Sweeney (Yahoo!)
10:30am Morning Break
Room: Ballroom ABCD Foyer
3:15pm Afternoon Break
Room: Ballroom ABCD Foyer
209/210
Add Riak:  From Design to Deploy to your personal schedule
9:00am Riak: From Design to Deploy Benjamin Black (Boundary)
Add How Can You Fit 10,000 General Purpose Cores in a Rack?  to your personal schedule
11:00am Sponsored by Tilera
How Can You Fit 10,000 General Purpose Cores in a Rack? Troy Bailey (Tilera)
Add The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle: “Fast by Default” Before Our Eyes? to your personal schedule
1:45pm Sponsored by Strangeloop
The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle: “Fast by Default” Before Our Eyes? Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks), Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Add Progressive Enhancement: Tools and Techniques to your personal schedule
3:45pm Progressive Enhancement: Tools and Techniques Anne Sullivan (Google)
12:30pm Lunch
Room: Pool Area
Add Tuesday Night BoFs to your personal schedule
7:30pm Birds of a Feather Sessions
Room: Napa 1, 2 or 3
Tuesday Night BoFs
Add Ignite Velocity to your personal schedule
8:00pm Ignite Velocity
Room: Ballroom ABCD
Ignite Velocity Andrew Shafer (Parvus Captus), Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Operations
Scalable Internet Architectures
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
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.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Operations
Cassandra Workshop
Bret Piatt (Rackspace Hosting)
This workshop will cover Cassandra design, deployment, and operations in both a theoretical best case target for those building their own facilities as well as an evaluation of how it can be deployed on various public cloud platforms.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
Infrastructure Automation with Chef
Adam Jacob (Opscode) et al
Infrastructure is code – the separation between how you manage your infrastructure and how you build your applications is disappearing. Adam Jacob, CTO of Opscode and primary author of Chef, will teach you what this means in practice – through showing how to deploy real-world applications with Chef on EC2.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
Cloud Security: It Ain’t All Fluffy and Blue Sky Out There!
Ward Spangenberg (Zynga Game Network, Inc.)
Taking a look at security and privacy in the cloud. We’ll examine the new risks, and what tools can mitigate them. We’ll discuss governance, compliance, and what systems we need to use to access cloud resources securely. We’ll deal with identity, single-sign-on, and so on. The goal is to determine whether security can be accomplished in the cloud.
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Web Performance
Metrics 101: What to Measure on Your Website
Sean Power (Watching Websites)
This session will help you build a complete web monitoring strategy. We'll cover the many different metrics you can collect, from latency and uptime to usability and navigation - and show you how to tie them to the goals of your web business.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
Mobile Web High Performance
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
For the last five years, we´ve talk, discuss and test all the web techniques for high performance. What about mobile web? How mobile web browsers do request and page rendering? How to optimize to the maximum the mobile web experience?
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
I Made a Map of the Internet - And What It Can Teach Us About Speeding Up Websites
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
I have made a map of everything involved in getting from your computer, via your ISP, to a web site and back to your eye balls. It's exhaustive, but that's the point. Where the heck should we optimize? This talk explores the important features of the web and where we should optimizes. Learn about the different ways people are optimizing the different pieces of the puzzle.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
The Browser Performance Toolkit
Matt Sweeney (Yahoo!)
For many developers, the modern web site has evolved into something more like an application, requiring more specialized tools to measure performance. This workshop will provide an overview of some of these tools. You will learn how to profile the loading and running of a web page in various browsers, identify performance bottlenecks, and examine ways to optimize the overall user experience.
10:30am-11:00am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
3:15pm-3:45pm (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Operations
Riak: From Design to Deploy
Benjamin Black (Boundary)
In this workshop, attendees will learn everything they need to know about how to get an application up and running on Riak. This is intended to be a very hand-on session. Benjamin Black, who has done production work in Cassandra and Riak, will lead the workshop.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m)
How Can You Fit 10,000 General Purpose Cores in a Rack?
Troy Bailey (Tilera)
x86 processors roadmap provides incremental improvements. Is 50% improvement in compute per watt enough? To get an order of magnitude better performance, in the same power footprint, new thinking is required. Join us for a presentation on Tilera’s new architecture and how it solves today’s power and cost issues.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m)
The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle: “Fast by Default” Before Our Eyes?
Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks) et al
By now, we’ve all internalized Steve Souders’ rules for optimizing web performance, but the question is: do you need to spend 6 months and raise an army of top developers to make your sites fast by default? In this workshop, we’ll subject an unsuspecting website to real-time optimization, following Google and Yahoo’s rules for high-performance websites.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
Progressive Enhancement: Tools and Techniques
Anne Sullivan (Google)
The painful impact JavaScript has on page load times is well understood - scripts block downloads and rendering, even in newer browsers. In this workshop, we’ll cover tools and techniques for implementing progressive enhancement including Closure Compiler, Google Page Speed, and other JavaScript frameworks.
12:30pm-1:45pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
7:30pm-10:30pm (3h)
Tuesday Night BoFs
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs are happening Tuesday and Wednesday in the from 7:30p - 10:30p.
8:00pm-9:00pm (1h)
Ignite Velocity
Andrew Shafer (Parvus Captus) et al
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.

For Velocity China sponsorship information for companies outside China, contact Yvonne Romaine at yromaine@oreilly.com.

  • Google
  • Strangeloop
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Dyn Inc.
  • Facebook
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Tilera
  • AlertSite
  • AppDynamics
  • Aptimize
  • CDNetworks
  • Circonus
  • Cloudscaling
  • Clustrix
  • Coradiant
  • Dell
  • DTO Solutions
  • MaxiScale
  • Neustar
  • Nokia
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Shopzilla
  • Splunk
  • Virident
  • Zoompf
  • Neustar

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Yvonne Romaine at yromaine@oreilly.com

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