Velocity 2010 BoF Sessions

What is a BoF?

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

BoFs at Velocity will happen on the following evenings:

  • Tuesday, June 22
  • Wednesday, June 23

How do I lead a BoF?

Online BoF submissions are closed. Check the BoF schedule board onsite near registration and sign up in any open slot.

How do I participate in a BoF?

If you would like to join the discussion in one of the BoFs, there is no need to formally sign up. You can check the list of pre-scheduled BoFs online or check the BoF schedule board onsite near registration for topics and locations.

Moderating a BoF is open to attendees and speakers at the event. You must be registered to conduct a BoF. The moderator is not a speaker in the main program.

Add to your personal schedule
Napa 1
Moderated by: Max Robbins
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Examine the use of caching technologies on scaling websites. Look into different strategies and the control mechanism with real life deployments. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 2
Moderated by: Andreas Grabner
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
IE is still a major player in the browser market with its very own performance problems. We from the dynaTrace Team want to share the feedback of your 12000+ downloaders and discuss how performance problems in IE can be avoided (and I am not necessarily talking about switching FireFox or Chrome :-) ) Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 3
Moderated by: Patrick Meenan
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Meet with the WebPagetest dev team and other users to discuss what you like, what you don't, best practices and what you'd like to see next. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 1
Moderated by: Clint Byrum
Ubuntu Server includes a number of interesting features that users may be interested in. We'll do a brief demo of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, run down some of the new things coming in Ubuntu Server 10.10, and respond to any questions/feedback that we can. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 2
Moderated by: Andrew Fong
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
As your website/application increases in size complexity becomes an issue as new features are added. How operations can support and help manage this before it becomes unrealistic to manage. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 3
Moderated by: Leena Joshi
Meet with other splunk users and Splunk engineers! Share best practices on developing and managing web apps using Splunk for troubleshooting, application data queries, log analytics, and transaction monitoring. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 1
Moderated by: Sergey Chernyshev
Bringing web performance to your local community is a way to educate and inspire people around you, get connected within the industry and provide service to local community. In any case, it's always good to talk to smart people about performance! Come join us to talk about local Web Performance community movement. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 2
Moderated by: Alois Reitbauer
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Web Performance Tooling is continuously evolving. However instead of one single you need to use a big tool set where each tool does similar things but not quite the same. Eventually you find yourself using 10 different tools and having loads of incompatible data. This session will discuss real-world needs and tools support today and how it should be in the future. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 3
Moderated by: John Willis
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Join us in a BOF that will explore a “game-day” like exercise where three vendors will run a simulated example of using Cloud and global DNS based load balancing. Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 1
Moderated by: Andrew Fong
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Load balancing in and out of the datacenter, what work and what doesn't? Lets discuss what features you use to protect your application. Do you prefer software LB's (LVS, nginx, apache's LB's features) or Netscaler, F5, Cisco... Read more.
Add to your personal schedule
Napa 2
Moderated by: Sateesh Narahari
This session will discuss common requirements around application deployments using Apache Tomcat, as well as performance and availability management, configuration consistency and automating operational tasks. Read more.

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

Download the Velocity Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Download the Media & Promotional Partner Brochure (PDF) for information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@ oreilly.com

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com

To stay abreast of conference news and to receive email notification when registration opens, please sign up for the Velocity Conference bulletin (login required)

View a complete list of Velocity contacts