Velocity 2011 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity 2011 (schedule subject to change).

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Ballroom ABCD
Add Performance Tools to your personal schedule
9:00am Performance Tools Steve Souders (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google), Alois Reitbauer (Compuware APM Division), Sergey Chernyshev (truTV (Turner)), Craig Conboy (Blaze)
Add Performance Enhancing Programming with NodeJS to your personal schedule
1:45pm Performance Enhancing Programming with NodeJS Tim Caswell (HP webOS)
Add Automated Web Performance Testing before 5PM to your personal schedule
3:45pm Automated Web Performance Testing before 5PM Simon Nicoud (Neustar), Mark Watson (Neustar), Ian White (Neustar)
Ballroom EFGH
Add OpenStack Deployment & Operations Workshop to your personal schedule
9:00am OpenStack Deployment & Operations Workshop Ron Pedde (Rackspace Hosting), Todd Willey (OpenStack), Matt Ray (Opscode)
Add Infrastructure Automation with Opscode Chef to your personal schedule
11:00am Infrastructure Automation with Opscode Chef Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Adam Jacob (Opscode), Christopher Brown (Opscode), Aaron Peterson (Opscode), Matt Ray (Opscode), Seth Chisamore (Opscode, Inc.)
Add Advanced Postmortem Fu and Human Error 101 to your personal schedule
1:45pm Advanced Postmortem Fu and Human Error 101 John Allspaw (Etsy.com)
Mission City
Add Netflix in the Cloud to your personal schedule
9:00am Netflix in the Cloud Adrian Cockcroft (Battery)
Add BigData / NoSQL Operations Workshop: How to Scale Dirty and Influence People to your personal schedule
11:00am BigData / NoSQL Operations Workshop: How to Scale Dirty and Influence People Philip Kromer (Infochimps), Dennis Yang (Infochimps)
Add Mobile Web & HTML5 Performance Optimization to your personal schedule
3:45pm Mobile Web & HTML5 Performance Optimization Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Add Ignite Velocity to your personal schedule
7:00pm Plenary
Room: Mission City Ballroom
Ignite Velocity
12:30pm Lunch
Room: Pool Area
5:15pm Dinner
Room: On Your Own
10:30am AM Break
Room: Mission City Ballroom Foyer
3:15pm Break
Room: Mission City Ballroom Foyer
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Web Performance
Performance Tools
Steve Souders (Google) et al
Go beyond the numbers and learn how to do more advanced analysis and testing with WebPagetest. Evaluate the impact of third-party content, script multi-step paths and see the actual user experience all without changing site code.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty or Just Enough Statistics to be Dangerous
John Rauser (Amazon)
How many machines will we need for Q4? How big should our next datacenter build be? What are the odds this project will be completed on time? What does a network packet loss rate of 1% mean for my application? Do you feel like you ought to have a working knowledge of statistics, but don’t know where to begin?
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
Performance Enhancing Programming with NodeJS
Tim Caswell (HP webOS)
Has anyone ever told you have to choose between high-level programming languages and performance when writing backends to modern web services? If so, then they clearly haven't used NodeJS. This new project combines age-old systems wisdom and non-blocking I/O with the hot V8 JavaScript engine for a platform that taking over the world of server-side scripting.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
Automated Web Performance Testing before 5PM
Simon Nicoud (Neustar) et al
Free, open-source web performance tools make it possible to build a functional web performance testing system in under a day. Two open-source browser automation frameworks (Selenium and Watir) will be demonstrated and we will show how they can be extended to gather performance metrics in order to aid Performance Engineering, Operations, Development, and QA teams.
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Operations
OpenStack Deployment & Operations Workshop
Ron Pedde (Rackspace Hosting) et al
OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Operations, Velocity Culture
Infrastructure Automation with Opscode Chef
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.) et al
System administrators love Chef because it gives them flexibility to integrate all aspects of their infrastructure such as monitoring and trending tools with applications. Software developers love Chef because it helps them take care of the muck so they can focus on writing great applications.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Velocity Culture
Advanced Postmortem Fu and Human Error 101
John Allspaw (Etsy.com)
Getting tight operationally means strengthening the resiliency of both your stack _and_ your organization's response to issues that arise. Outage postmortem meetings done wrong can be stress-filled blamefests, and done right can be collaborative illustrations of Resilience Engineering. I'll use Etsy.com examples to illustrate sticky topics such as Root Cause Analysis and Human Error.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
Managing the System Lifecycle and Configuration of Apache Hadoop and Other Distributed Systems
Philip Zeyliger (Cloudera)
What new challenges does managing and operating distributed systems pose? How is managing distributed systems fundamentally different than managing single-node machines? In this talk, we discuss the problems and work through the architecture of a system that eases lifecycle and configuration management of HDFS, MapReduce, HBase, and a few others.
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Operations
Netflix in the Cloud
Adrian Cockcroft (Battery)
Details of why Netflix is running on AWS, what is running where and how it was done. Lot's of practical details on re-architecting large scale web services to run in the cloud, and new operational patterns.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Operations
BigData / NoSQL Operations Workshop: How to Scale Dirty and Influence People
Philip Kromer (Infochimps) et al
Chef isn't just 'shell scripts but better', and Flume isn't just 'manages logs'. These are first-class superpowers for radically decoupling systems, and the more you decouple, the more benefits beyond the system diagram emerge. I'll show how these tools let you rethink team structure, hand interns the keys to the Ferrari, ignore every best practice in sight, and scale on a shoestring.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Mobile Performance
Analyzing the Performance of Mobile Web: Challenges and Techniques
Ariya Hidayat (Sencha)
While many developers use proven best practices to ensure that the performance of web applications is acceptable, further tuning and tweaking are useless without real measurement data. A wide range of analysis tools are available for major desktop browsers, however the situation is different on the mobile space as there is very little instrumentation possibilities.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Mobile Performance
Mobile Web & HTML5 Performance Optimization
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Mobile Web is here. Smartphones and Tablets are here. Does typical WPO techniques still apply on mobile browsers? How can we measure performance on mobile browsers? How accurate are the solutions available? In this session, we will discuss one of the most important topics in WPO during 2011: Mobile Web.
7:00pm-8:30pm (1h 30m)
Ignite Velocity
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 again this year at Ignite Velocity.
12:30pm-1:45pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
5:15pm-7:00pm (1h 45m)
Break: Dinner
10:30am-11:00am (30m)
Break: AM Break
3:15pm-3:45pm (30m)
Break
  • Keynote Systems
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Neustar
  • Betfair
  • Cotendo
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Akamai
  • Apica
  • dynaTrace
  • Equinix
  • Facebook
  • New Relic
  • Opscode
  • Salesforce.com
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • AppDynamics
  • Aptimize
  • Blaze
  • CDNetworks
  • Cedexis
  • Citrix Systems
  • Compuware Corporation
  • Dyn Inc.
  • F5 Networks
  • Heroku
  • Percona
  • Quest Software
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SiteSpect
  • Splunk
  • Strangeloop
  • WatchMouse
  • Zeus Technology
  • Neustar

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