Velocity 2011 Workshops

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Mission City
Adrian Cockcroft (Battery)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 28 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Steve Souders (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google), Alois Reitbauer (Compuware APM Division), Sergey Chernyshev (truTV (Turner)), Craig Conboy (Blaze)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 46 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Ron Pedde (Rackspace Hosting), Todd Willey (OpenStack), Matt Ray (Opscode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Adam Jacob (Opscode), Christopher Brown (Opscode), Aaron Peterson (Opscode), Matt Ray (Opscode), Seth Chisamore (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 15 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Mission City
Philip Kromer (Infochimps), Dennis Yang (Infochimps)
Average rating: *....
(1.96, 25 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
John Rauser (Amazon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 47 ratings)
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? Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
John Allspaw (Etsy.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 45 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Mission City
Ariya Hidayat (Sencha)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 14 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Tim Caswell (HP webOS)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 20 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom EFGH
Philip Zeyliger (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 14 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Ballroom ABCD
Simon Nicoud (Neustar), Mark Watson (Neustar), Ian White (Neustar)
Average rating: ***..
(3.48, 21 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Mission City
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 20 ratings)
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. Read more.
  • 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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