Velocity 2010 Workshops

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Ballroom CD
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Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 40 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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Ballroom AB
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Sean Power (Watching Websites)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 74 ratings)
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. Read more.
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209/210
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Benjamin Black (Boundary)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
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Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 72 ratings)
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? Read more.
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Ballroom CD
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Bret Piatt (Rackspace Hosting)
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(1.67, 39 ratings)
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. Read more.
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209/210
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Troy Bailey (Tilera)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
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Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 63 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
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Adam Jacob (Opscode), Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Christopher Brown (Opscode), Aaron Peterson (Opscode)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 25 ratings)
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. Read more.
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209/210
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Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks), Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 22 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
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Matt Sweeney (Yahoo!)
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(1.96, 50 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
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Ward Spangenberg (Zynga Game Network, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 16 ratings)
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. Read more.
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209/210
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Anne Sullivan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 36 ratings)
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. Read more.

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  • 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

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