Schedule: Velocity Culture sessions

Over the past three years of the Velocity Conference, we’ve increasingly focused on the organizational culture required to succeed at scale. This track includes sessions targeted at the growing DevOps Movement, Agile Infrastructure & Operations, and more.

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Ballroom AB
Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 20 ratings)
Last year at Velocity, Hooman Beheshti presented the findings from phase one of Strangeloop’s long-term research into the relationship between web performance and business benefits. The results were also published in Watching Websites. Since then, we’ve received a barrage of questions from the web performance community, which fueled phase two of our study. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
Tom Cook (Dropbox)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 38 ratings)
A look at the tools and practices used at Facebook to support the #2 site in the world. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 48 ratings)
Running PageSpeed - all checks. YSlow - A. So what's next to do? Well, you can cheat! You know that time is relative - one hour with your mother-in-law feels much longer than one hour on the beach. The same way you can bend the perception of the page loading time and make the page feel faster, even though the RTT is the same. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 25 ratings)
Change management is the combination of process and tools by which changes are made to production systems. Approaches range from cowboy style, making changes to the live site, to complex rituals with secret incantations, coming full circle to continuous deployment. This presentation will highlight milestone practices along this spectrum, establishing a matrix for evaluating deployment process. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
Lenny Rachitsky (Webmetrics/Neustar)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 16 ratings)
The only sure thing about your site is that it will someday go down. More importantly, thanks to Twitter the news of that downtime will not stay a secret for long. What matters now is how you respond to that downtime. A little preparation up front, a focus on transparency, and authentic communication are the keys to surviving downtime with your reputation intact. Read more.
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Ballroom AB
Justin Huff (Google, Inc), Tim Wilfong (thePlatform)
Average rating: **...
(2.59, 17 ratings)
The story of how Picnik removed a single point of failure by doubling it's operations staff from one person to two. We'll talk about when we made the move and how it worked out. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Chris Blizzard (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 16 ratings)
Details coming soon. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Mike Belshe (BitGo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 17 ratings)
Find out what the Chrome team is working on to make the world's fastest browser even faster. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Jason Weber (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 22 ratings)
Internet Explorer 9 will fundamentally improve browser performance by taking full advantage of modern PC hardware. Learn how the new JavaScript compiler, new GPU powered graphics system, and new platform capabilities will make websites faster today while enabling the next generation of HTML5 applications through hardware acceleration. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Steve Souders (Fastly), Chris Blizzard (Mozilla Foundation), Mike Belshe (BitGo), Jason Weber (Microsoft) Moderated by: Steve Souders
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 21 ratings)
Come hear from the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome teams about what they're working on, and let them know what the next generation of browsers need to have to make web apps fast. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 21 ratings)
Change to production environments can cause a good deal of stress and strain amongst development and operations teams. More and more organizations are seeing benefits from deploying small code changes more frequently, for stability and productivity reasons. But how can you figure out how much change is appropriate for your application or your culture? Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Average rating: ****.
(4.21, 19 ratings)
The challenges of running a website are different to managing downloadable software or an open source project, and require different approaches to version control. This session will take a look at the counterintuitive idea of shipping trunk and branching in code, which allows your developers to rapidly iterate in production without upsetting your operations team. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Jason Sobel (Facebook), Changhao Jiang (Facebook Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 12 ratings)
In 2009 the Facebook Engineering team set out to make the site twice as fast. This presentation will describe the technical innovations we made achieving that goal. It will specifically highlight two technologies: BigPipe, which pipelines the process for generating a webpage, and Primer, a simple JavaScript API that enables progressive enhancement. 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

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