Velocity 2012 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity 2012 (schedule subject to change).

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Mission City B1
Add A Web Perf Dashboard:  Up & Running in 90 Minutes to your personal schedule
11:00am A Web Perf Dashboard: Up & Running in 90 Minutes Aaron Kulick (Xiphoid Industries), Cliff Crocker (SOASTA)
Add The 90-Minute Mobile Optimization Life Cycle to your personal schedule
3:45pm The 90-Minute Mobile Optimization Life Cycle Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Mission City B4
Add Mobile Web Application Performance to your personal schedule
9:00am Mobile Web Application Performance Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
Add Taming the Mobile Beast to your personal schedule
11:00am Taming the Mobile Beast Matt Welsh (Google), Patrick Meenan (Google)
Add 11 Ways to Hack Puppet For Fun and Productivity to your personal schedule
1:45pm 11 Ways to Hack Puppet For Fun and Productivity Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Ballroom ABCD
Add Michelin Starred Cooking with Chef to your personal schedule
11:00am Michelin Starred Cooking with Chef Jon Cowie (Etsy)
Add How to Walk Away From Your Outage Looking Like a HERO to your personal schedule
1:45pm How to Walk Away From Your Outage Looking Like a HERO Teresa Dietrich (WebMD), Derek Chang (WebMD)
Ballroom EF
Add Turning Operational Data into Gold at Expedia to your personal schedule
11:00am Turning Operational Data into Gold at Expedia Eddie Satterly (Splunk)
Add Develop, Deploy and Manage Tomorrow’s Applications…Today to your personal schedule
1:45pm Develop, Deploy and Manage Tomorrow’s Applications…Today Shahar Erez (VMware), Komal Mangtani (VMware)
Add Introducing juju: Service Orchestration for the Cloud to your personal schedule
3:45pm Introducing juju: Service Orchestration for the Cloud Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu), Juan Negron (Canonical)
Add Ignite Velocity, Sponsored by GoDaddy to your personal schedule
7:30pm Sponsored by GoDaddy
Room: Mission City Ballroom
Ignite Velocity, Sponsored by GoDaddy
12:30pm Lunch
Room: Pool Area
Add Poolside Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Akamai to your personal schedule
5:30pm Plenary
Room: Pool Area
Poolside Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Akamai
10:30am Break
Room: Ballroom Foyer
3:15pm Break
Room: Ballroom Foyer
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Web Performance
Understanding and Optimizing Web Performance Metrics
Bryan McQuade (Google)
Come learn about the factors that influence web performance metrics such as onload, time to first byte, and above the fold time, as well as which web performance best practices can be applied to optimize each metric. We'll spend time doing deep dive analyses of example web pages to see which factors influence these metrics as well as what can be done to speed them up.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
A Web Perf Dashboard: Up & Running in 90 Minutes
Aaron Kulick (Xiphoid Industries) et al
We (Cliff Crocker & Aaron Kulick) will take the audience through a working session that will leave them with a functional Web Performance Dashboard that they can customize to their individual needs. We will cover some of the available open source projects and tools as well as discuss the importance of synthetic vs real user monitoring (R.U.M.) and how they can be combined in a single pane.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Web Performance
Dev vs. Prod: Optimizing Your Site Without Making Your Build Process Suck
Ian White (Neustar)
Tools like YSlow and PageSpeed have popularized the notion that we can dramatically optimize the performance of our websites. But actually implementing those recommendations often puts a heavy burden on the development and deployment process. Come learn about real-world techniques using open source software to increase your website performance without drastically changing the way you develop.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Mobile Performance
The 90-Minute Mobile Optimization Life Cycle
Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Two years ago, Velocity attendees watched as an unsuspecting website was subjected to automated optimization before their eyes in the workshop "The 90-Minute Optimization Life Cycle", rated one of the top 10 sessions of Velocity 2010. This year, Hooman Beheshti is back - this time to demonstrate the impact of advanced _mobile_ optimization techniques on another unsuspecting website.
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Mobile Performance
Mobile Web Application Performance
Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
While perceived download speed is vital to web application performance, mobile brings additional concerns to the table. Mobile devices have limited bandwidth, limited storage, limited memory and limited battery life. With mobile device constraints in mind, use best mobile practices to develop responsive, effective web applications that perform regardless of OS or device.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Mobile Performance
Taming the Mobile Beast
Matt Welsh (Google) et al
Measuring mobile website performance is often pretty hairy, involving a lot of mobile-specific knowledge. This tutorial aims to demystify the process by offering a deep dive into the many issues that impact mobile web performance, and cover some of the tools for measuring and tuning the performance of mobile sites.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
11 Ways to Hack Puppet For Fun and Productivity
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Puppet is a great tool for getting real work done shockingly quickly, but it's also fantastically and easily extensible. In this talk, Luke Kanies, the founder of Puppet, will discuss how Puppet has focused on extensibility and its resultant benefits, including easier integration with other tools.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
Develop and Test Configuration Management Scripts with Vagrant
Mitchell Hashimoto (HashiCorp)
Whether you use Chef, Puppet, or just basic shell scripting, there seems to be no clear way to incrementally develop and test scripts to provision a system. In this talk I'll introduce using local virtual machines managed by Vagrant as a way to achieve this, shortening the feedback loop and increasing productivity and confidence of configuration management script development.
9:00am-10:30am (1h 30m) Operations
Scaling Typekit: Infrastructure for Startups
Paul Hammond (-)
A team of just 4 people scaled Typekit from an idea to a service delivering fonts to hundreds of thousands of websites. In this talk, we'll discuss how cloud services and the right amount of thinking allow small teams to deliver huge websites without big headaches.
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Operations
Michelin Starred Cooking with Chef
Jon Cowie (Etsy)
I'll talk about how to make Chef a less intimidating learning experience for beginners and advanced users alike by getting under the hood, taking a critical approach and experimenting. I'll delve into the Chef source code with real world examples of writing Knife plugins. I'll show some best practices we adopt at Etsy and how we've made Chef an integral part of our Engineering team's workflow.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
How to Walk Away From Your Outage Looking Like a HERO
Teresa Dietrich (WebMD) et al
Using Outage and Incident Analysis templates we have developed and refined at WebMD, we will walk you through conducting your own investigation. We will cover everything from which data to collect, meaningful metrics to calculate, and how to feed your findings back into impacting improvements for the next event. We want to help you turn the trauma of an outage into a operational triumph.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Operations
Benchmarks, Performance, Scalability, and Capacity: What's Behind the Numbers?
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
If you've read "How to Lie with Statistics," are you immune to numerical tricks? Not a session for math geeks, this tutorial is instead about how to determine what matters and what doesn't, how to see what's missing as well as what you're shown, and how to turn numbers into knowledge
11:00am-12:30pm (1h 30m) Sponsored
Turning Operational Data into Gold at Expedia
Eddie Satterly (Splunk)
Join Expedia to learn how they achieve operational efficiencies by using Splunk to ensure uptime, improve service delivery, optimize SEO/SEM and improve dev/ops collaboration.
1:45pm-3:15pm (1h 30m) Sponsored
Develop, Deploy and Manage Tomorrow’s Applications…Today
Shahar Erez (VMware) et al
Make your applications cloud ready while gaining application framework and architecture freedom of choice. Learn how VMware is simplifying, automating and standardizing the process of building, deploying and managing applications on hybrid cloud environments.
3:45pm-5:15pm (1h 30m) Sponsored
Introducing juju: Service Orchestration for the Cloud
Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu) et al
Come join Juju experts who will answer your questions about writing your own Juju Charms to to easily deploy scalable services in the cloud. These tutorials are geared to software developers who want to contribute charms to the wider devops community in order to make deploying in the public and private cloud easier.
7:30pm-9:00pm (1h 30m) Event
Ignite Velocity, Sponsored by GoDaddy
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
5:30pm-7:30pm (2h) Event
Poolside Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Akamai
Akamai is serious about web performance and operations, but they still like to have fun. Join Akamai by the poolside to network with fellow Velocity attendees while enjoying great food, drink and entertainment.
10:30am-11:00am (30m)
Break
3:15pm-3:45pm (30m)
Break

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

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