Schedule: Keynotes sessions

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Steve Souders (Google), Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders welcome you to Velocity Conference 2010. Read more.
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James Hamilton (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 54 ratings)
This talk inventories high-scale service infrastructure costs and some of the innovations driven by optimizing for work done by joule and work done per dollar. Read more.
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Urs Hölzle (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 61 ratings)
It is possible that, working together, browsing the Web can be as fast as turning the pages in a book. This session describes initiatives for achieving this including faster browsers and improvements in TCP, DNS, SSL, and HTTP. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Vik Chaudhary (Keynote), Nisheeth Mohan (Keynote Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.54, 50 ratings)
Keynote’s demos at Velocity demonstrate how you can improve your end-user’s experience for the next generation of Internet content, applications and services – the “Next Web”. Read more.
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Andreas Grabner (dynaTrace Software), John J. Barton (IBM), Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook), Bryan McQuade (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 45 ratings)
Demos from dynaTrace, Firebug, YSlow, and Page Speed. Read more.
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Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 55 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly shares his insights into the world of emerging technology, presenting his take on what matters most - and what will be most disruptive - to the tech community. Read more.
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Arvind Jain (Google), Michael Kleber (Google)
Ads, widgets and other third-party content bring many benefits to your web pages and users. However, they often slow down your pages. We’ll share data on how page speed is affected by such content. We’ll also discuss recent work at Google to make ads as fast as possible, and what site owners and third-party content providers can do to make sure pages are not slowed down by them. Read more.
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Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Steve Souders (Google)
Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders welcome you to day two of Velocity Conference 2010. Read more.
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John Rauser (Amazon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.49, 61 ratings)
Many problems in web performance and operations are deeply cultural and only tangentially technical. Sadly, engineers are often very bad at creating cultural change. This talk presents four cases where clever people have created cultural change, and draws out the common lessons contained therein. Read more.
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John Adams (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 60 ratings)
Twitter has grown from a micro-blogging service to a real time communications system that is an underlying part of the web. With the rise of the service has come a scaling challenge, one that the operations and engineering team has met year after year. In this session, John will share some of their challenges from this year and to revisit the best practices that they've discovered along the way. Read more.
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Tim Morrow (Betfair)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 48 ratings)
Shopzilla is one of the largest and most comprehensive comparison shopping networks on the planet. Delivering content to millions of users, thousands of times per second – FAST – is not just good for business, it's a competitive advantage. This talk will provide updated metrics on the value of performance for Shopzilla and our techniques for achieving, measuring and defaulting to high performance. Read more.
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Imad Mouline (Compuware)
Many developers wrongly assume Google.com- and Amazon.com-like performance and consistency when they enlist cloud computing services from these and other major cloud providers. But the truth is, developers must do the due diligence and insist on performance guarantees from the cloud provider. Read more.
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Simon Perkins (Simtec Limited), Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Jaime Yap (Google), Eric Lawrence (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 39 ratings)
Demos from HttpWatch, AOL Pagetest, Speed Tracer, and Fiddler. Read more.
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Robert Johnson (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 40 ratings)
Last year we made Facebook twice as fast, but it turns out that that's the easy part. The hard part is keeping it fast as things are constantly changing. I'll be talking about the code frameworks, tools, and engineering culture that come together to keep our site moving fast as our engineering team moves fast to build new products. Read more.
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Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks)
Mobile web users are demanding. More than half say that they expect sites to download as quickly on their mobile devices as they do on their home computers. Three out of 5 say that poor performance will make them less likely to return to the site. And 40% say they'd likely visit a competitor's site next. Read more.
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Cheryl Ainoa (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 37 ratings)
Cheryl will review two case studies where Yahoo! was able to solve problems of scale efficiently by using tools developed by Yahoo! engineers. 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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