Velocity New York 2013 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Velocity New York 2013
(schedule subject to change).

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Monday, 10/14/2013

7:30am

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Event, Mercury Ballroom and Rotunda
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Yoga does not require complicated props or a special place to practice it. Breathing and physical postures can be done anytime, anywhere. Center yourself before Velocity begins and join with other attendees for a morning yoga class. No experience or props needed. Please wear comfortable clothing that's easy to move in. No advance signup required, you can just show up. We'll provide the towels. Read more.

8:30am

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9:00am

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Web Performance, Sutton North
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Jake Archibald (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 21 ratings)
This one's going to be a bit different, we're going to play a game. Given a small bit of code, can you tell if modern browsers will make an http request or not? Sounds simple, but this quiz will hurt your feelings if you're a bad loser. But don't worry, low scorers won't be shamed. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Avleen Vig (Etsy), Carolyn Rowland (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 27 ratings)
The interrupt-driven nature of Operations can create a high-stress, low-productivity workplace, while providing the illusion of high-productivity. The speakers will discuss the nature of operations work and how engineers and managers can both work to manage interruptions and create a better environment. Read more.
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Operations, Beekman Parlor
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Mandi Walls (Chef)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 11 ratings)
Most of us think of Jenkins as a build server, but it can be so much more. The flexibility of Jenkins makes it an interesting tool to add to your operations toolkit. Make Jenkins the next member of your Operations team, automating tasks like syntax checking before restarting services like Nagios and BIND, ensuring that tests pass before affecting production. Read more.

11:00am

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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 23 ratings)
We will do a hands-on example of using synthetic testing, building Real-User Measurement, Back-end performance tracking and pulling it all together with off-the-shelf tooling and reporting. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Laine Campbell (Blackbird)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
A deep dive into the AWS offerings for running MySQL at scale, with appropriate consideration to availability, failure management, monitoring, trending and configuration management. Real world examples such as Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Obama for America will be used to highlight key points from a practical perspective. Read more.
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Operations, Beekman Parlor
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Bethany Erskine (Paperless Post)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Paperless Post recently replaced Nagios with Sensu, a new and awesome free monitoring and metrics router that is designed with configuration management and cloud deployments in mind. In this presentation we’ll take an in-depth look into why we chose Sensu, how to deploy it, how to scale it, and how to integrate it with your existing tools. Read more.

1:30pm

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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 15 ratings)
Optimizing networking performance is a critical component of your web performance strategy - after all, if the browser is blocked on the network, than all other processing is blocked as well In this tutorial we'll take a deep-dive on TCP tuning, TLS performance, optimizing proxy and server processing and more. Bonus: hands-on performance tips for HTTP 2.0! Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Jeremy Edberg (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 25 ratings)
In this session, learn how Netflix has embraced DevOps and leveraged all that the cloud has to offer to allow our developers maximum freedom and agility. Also hear about Netflix's open source projects, such as Asgard, Hystrix, and others. A special focus will be on our new multi-region efforts in 2013. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Beekman Parlor
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Tim Kadlec (Tim Kadlec, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
In this session, we'll look at the current state of performance for responsive sites and some of the challenges unique to responsive design. Then we'll look at the tools and techniques we can use to start building faster responsive sites today. Read more.

3:30pm

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Web Performance, Sutton North
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Sergey Chernyshev (truTV (Turner)), Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 12 ratings)
Join Sergey Chernyshev, Andy Davies and Rick Viscomi for a hands-on Web Performance Optimization session. They will review latest performance trends and show how to use performance analysis and optimization tools to speed up worlds most popular web sites - bring yours too and they will look at them as well. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton South
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Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 27 ratings)
Many people have asked me what they should monitor. Others have shown me a page full of charts and asked what they mean. Why? Because we largely monitor our systems in ways that our tools support. The tail is wagging the dog. Let's think about what our systems do for us and how to monitor them. Current tools are inadequate, so let's talk about how to build better tools. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Beekman Parlor
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Susie Xia (Salesforce), Venkatesh Katari (Salesforce.com), Ashray Mathur (Salesforce.com Inc)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
Salesforce.com has developed mobile apps using HTML5, iOS & Android. The apps were built for performance and tested in our mobile performance lab which continuously monitors speed, stability and longevity in order to catch issues and/or crashes on multiple platforms and devices. Join us to learn the tools and techniques you can use to build your own mobile performance lab! Read more.

5:00pm

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Event, Sponsor Pavilion
Grab a drink, mingle with fellow Velocity participants, and see the latest technologies and products from leading companies before Ignite Velocity starts. Read more.

6:00pm

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Event, Grand Ballroom West
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? Would you talk about your latest passion? Describe the trip of a lifetime? Teach a hack? We'll find out at Ignite Velocity. Speakers are limited to 20 slides, which automatically advance after 15 seconds—that’s the fun of Ignite! Read more.

Tuesday, 10/15/2013

9:00am

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Grand Ballroom
Steve Souders (Fastly), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders, open the first day of keynotes. Read more.

9:10am

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Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom
Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures )
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 29 ratings)
Keynote by Fred Wilson, venture capitalist, Union Square Ventures. Read more.

9:25am

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Sponsored, Grand Ballroom
Gene Morris (Keynote Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.23, 26 ratings)
This lightning demo will show you how to complement your favorite page performance tools like Page Speed, YSlow and Web Page Test with Keynote KITE by analyzing dynamic transactions spanning multiple pages and user interactions. We’ll also show how Keynote MITE can help you understand mobile web page performance on virtually any mobile device—including tablets. Read more.

9:35am

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Operations, Grand Ballroom
Richard Cook (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 40 ratings)
This talk will introduce resilience and a model of system dynamics useful in analyzing failed and successful event management and offer an explanation for why our systems run at the edge of failure. Read more.

9:55am

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Sponsored, Grand Ballroom
Dan Kuebrich (AppNeta)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 24 ratings)
When raw data becomes overwhelming, we turn to abstraction to understand our world. In our systems, the data is always overwhelming. Solutions like summary statistics have come to our rescue, and they are good -- up to a point. In order to truly understand our systems, we need to know when and how to sidestep those abstractions, to get deep, detailed performance insight. Read more.

10:00am

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 14 ratings)
The mission of the Web Performance Working Group is to create standards to enhance aspects of Web application performance of user agent features and APIs. Some of them are already deployed in today's major browsers, like Navigation Timing or Page Visibility. This update presents the latest proposals on improving Web performance. Read more.

10:10am

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Mobile Performance, Grand Ballroom
Simon Perkins (Simtec Limited)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
A demonstration of how to use the HttpWatch mobile app to record mobile performance data. Read more.

10:15am

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Colt McAnlis (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
For many high-performance web applications, badly managed memory can create a slew of performance problems, especially for mobile! Join Colt for a quick lightning demo where he'll be showing off some very quick, powerful techniques in Chrome DevTools to help you track down and fix your memory problems. Read more.

10:20am

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Sponsored, Grand Ballroom
Sean Leach (Verisign)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
So much time is spent on the operational and performance attributes of Internet infrastructure, that security is often overlooked. Simple things like DNS hijacking and DDOS attacks can take your site down long before you need to worry about scaling your existing applications. Read more.

10:30am

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Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly)
Average rating: **...
(2.62, 8 ratings)
Keynote by Courtney Nash, Editor at O'Reilly Media. Read more.

11:20am

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Jake Archibald (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.94, 16 ratings)
How the browser gets from markup to pixels & how you can make it faster. How the GPU is changing rendering in the browser, how you can harness its power & pitfalls of GPU usage. Read more.
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Operations, Grand Ballroom West
Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.18, 11 ratings)
Latency is pervasive, the silent killer that sneaks and kills your performance. Present at every level of the stack, it leaves expensive resources tied up waiting. With a focus on the larger implication of networking on performance, Artur will provide an exploration in why things are slow — and why it is our responsibility to understand our stack so we can fix it. Read more.
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Operations, Sutton North
Mike Zaic (CafeMom), Dan White (CafeMom)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 8 ratings)
In the startup world, the most pressing issue usually isn't, "how to we prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime storm?" Risk management is always stressed at Velocity, but businesses don't always buy into dedicating resources to low probability events. Let our comedy of errors during Hurricane Sandy help to convince your bosses that infrastructure and redundancy are actually worthwhile investments. Read more.
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Sponsored, Regent Parlor
Kiran Badam (Bing)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this talk, we will discuss the strategies we implemented to make it faster for users to accomplish their tasks at Bing. We’ll also go over some novel ways Bing has optimized the time it takes to load our web pages. Read more.

1:15pm

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Sarah Forst (Roundarch Isobar)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
In this talk we’ll go through a systematic approach to optimizing your stylesheets, cover the basics of CSS optimization and show how working with preprocessors such as SCSS can make it easier to optimize your stylesheets. Read more.
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Operations, Grand Ballroom West
Alexis Lê-Quôc (Datadog)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 11 ratings)
In web operations, monitoring is the main interface to our applications. A monitoring system alerts us, interrupts us, awakes us. When it does, maybe the site is on fire (signal), maybe a new application broke old monitoring assumptions (noise). Noisy monitoring leads to outages, frustration and resentment. How do we cut the noise and turn monitoring from necessary evil into operational strength? Read more.
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Operations, Sutton North
Eric Redmond (Basho)
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 10 ratings)
Choosing a database is not strictly the domain of programmers, but requires the involvement of operations as well. The right choice can mean the difference between 2am server emergencies, and sleeping all night. In this increasingly decentralized world, a firm grasp of the patterns used in distributed systems is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Read more.
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Andrew Fong (Dropbox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Hear how the Dropbox team scaled over the past 18 months from one SRE and network engineer to a technical operations organization that supports over 200M users and 150 engineers. We’ll cover topics from team structure to working in a hybrid EC2/dedicated model. Read more.

1:35pm

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Ziga Mahkovec (Dropbox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Dropbox brings your photos, docs and videos to any platform: web, mobile and desktop. End-user performance work ranges from improving client sync performance to photo thumbnail serving and Amazon S3 read/write performance. We’ll present some case studies where our team identified issues, built profiling tools and improved performance. Read more.

2:00pm

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Patrick Meenan (Google), Chao (Ray) Feng (Microsoft), Mike Petrovich (SNAP Interactive)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 15 ratings)
Web performance is usually measured until the load event fires. That metric is diverging further from the user experience and is becoming less useful. We will explore three different experimental techniques for a better "user experience" metric. Read more.
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Operations, Grand Ballroom West
Steven Murawski (Stack Exchange), Nick Craver (Stack Exchange), George Beech (Stack Exchange, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 10 ratings)
Stack Overflow is a developer-centered Q&A site handling 3 billion requests per month using a variety of platforms and products to deliver content. With a small sysadmin team, building our deployments, applications and architecture for ease of management and maintenance is key. Most of what’s used is an application of widely available open-source, or written in-house and open-sourced for you. Read more.
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Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Dan Milstein (Hut 8 Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 13 ratings)
The real challenge of running an effective post-mortem is the complex, messy, all-too-human *feelings* of everyone involved. This talk gleefully tackles that challenge head on, and lays out effective techniques for helping a team to learn as much as possible after a public (and generally, pretty shameful) failure. Read more.
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Sponsored, Regent Parlor
Manish Lachwani (Appurify)
Optimizing mobile applications in real user conditions and on a wide range of devices is imperative for any company devoted to quality and performance. In this session, we’ll introduce you to Appurify’s platform for mobile automation, which significantly speeds the process of testing, debugging and optimizing applications. Come learn about one of the newest development platforms for mobile! Read more.

3:30pm

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Seth Walker (Etsy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 15 ratings)
Etsy published its first quarterly Site Performance Report in August of 2011, and with each post we have improved our tools, methodologies, and best of all, the site's performance. This talk will combine helpful tips and lessons learned to make a case for sharing your performance data with all of your stakeholders. Read more.
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Operations, Grand Ballroom West
Brad Abrams (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Examine Google’s vision of the cloud platform and take an inside look into Google Compute Engine, which allows you to run large scale computing workloads using Linux Virtual Machines on Google’s infrastructure, cloud basing your infrastructure. Read more.
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Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Dave Zwieback (Next Big Sound)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 11 ratings)
We’ve all heard—and possibly embraced—the “fail fast” mantra, but not all failures are created equal. For instance, when building a skyscraper, a tiny miscalculation can have disastrous results. On the other hand, the path to outsize success with “antifragile” systems (and teams) is often via quick iterations through a large number of small failures. Read more.

4:15pm

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Colt McAnlis (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
Maximize your web-app performance by taking control of your memory churn. This session will teach you how to reduce un-needed memory thrashing and minimize Garbage Collector taxation through analysis and a few very helpful data structures. Read more.
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Operations, Grand Ballroom West
Alois Reitbauer (Compuware APM Division)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 11 ratings)
Incident management is the spine of operations monitoring. Getting them working properly is a challenge. Besides in-depth knowledge about how applications work, you need a fair amount of mathematical skills, We needed to develop a reliable incident system that works consistent in over 1000 applications without the requirement for any manual configuration. This talk will cover how we did it. Read more.
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Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Chris Hansen (New Relic), Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
An Informative Workspace can benefit almost any team, but it is sometimes difficult to allocate the time or budget to set it up. This presentation will describe the steps needed to easily create an inexpensive, state-of-the-art informative workspace using a Raspberry Pi, inexpensive TV, and a few basic electronics. Read more.
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Sponsored, Regent Parlor
Philip Tellis (SOASTA, INC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
In this talk, Philip Tellis discusses insights gathered from analyzing real user monitoring (RUM) data from global users with different network characteristics across billions of page views & from different types of websites. Read more.

5:00pm

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom East
Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 15 ratings)
Wouldn't it be great if your browser anticipated what you wanted before you asked for it? Web pages could arrive before you finished typing the URL. Science fiction? Not at all. This talk uncovers several techniques available to browsers and web developers today to move us closer to an instantaneous web experience. Read more.
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Operations, Grand Ballroom West
Paul Gross (Braintree Payments)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Braintree is a payment gateway, so downtime directly costs both us and our merchants money. Therefore, high availability is extremely important to us. This talk will cover how we do HA at Braintree on our Ruby on Rails application, including no-downtime deploys and load balancing across services and ISPs. Read more.
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Velocity Culture, Sutton North
Mark Imbriaco (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
We'll look at some concrete examples and talk about the cultural implications of operating GitHub in a chat room that anyone in the company can watch. Read more.
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Sponsored, Regent Parlor
Joe Rustad (Dell), George Reese (Dell Software)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Find the gold that will help you boost application performance. Single data sources rarely tell the whole story, especially when transaction paths navigate complex virtualized infrastructures and multi-cloud environments. Learn how seemingly disconnected trace data sets can be rationalized within a structured model to paint a clearer picture of transaction flow – with real world examples. Read more.

5:40pm

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Event, Sponsor Pavilion
Join us in the Sponsor Pavilion on Tuesday after sessions to visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks. Read more.

7:00pm

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Event, Bowlmor Lanes, 222 West 44th Street
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Join us Tuesday for drinks, appetizers, and bowling (yes, bowling) at the swanky Bowlmor Lanes, 222 West 44th Street (between 7th and 8th). Read more.

Wednesday, 10/16/2013

9:00am

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Grand Ballroom
John Allspaw (Etsy), Steve Souders (Fastly)
Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders, open the second day of keynotes. Read more.

9:10am

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Operations, Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 24 ratings)
Oftentimes security seems like a daunting challenge which many organizations aren't sure how to get started on. However, the engineering principles inherent to devops and continuous deployment lay the groundwork for a number effective security mechanisms. Read more.

9:35am

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Guy Podjarny (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 15 ratings)
In this demo, Guy will demonstrate the integration between WebPageTest and the Appurify platform. With this integration, you'll be able to easily run mobile web performance tests straight from WebPageTest without buying a single device, by leveraging short term, on-demand access to a wide set of Appurify-managed phones. Read more.

9:40am

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Mobile Performance, Grand Ballroom
Dany Rybnikov (Qualcomm)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 11 ratings)
At Qualcomm we decided to create a benchmark tool that should answer exactly that question. This demo will show the benchmark in action, review its components and get a glance into differences in browsers performance that it can uncover. Read more.

9:45am

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Patrick Meenan (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 14 ratings)
Pat will be demonstrating some of the latest test comparison features in WebPagetest. Read more.

9:55am

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Operations, Grand Ballroom
Mike O'Dea (Major League Baseball Advanced Media), William Zurat (Major League Baseball Advanced Media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.05, 20 ratings)
Mike O'Dea and Bill Zurat will discuss how MLBAM used AWS, automation and other off-the-shelf technologies to deliver a product (Minor League Streaming) that customers would enjoy, and was consistent with how MLBAM delivered media in their MLB products. Read more.

10:15am

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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom
Cuong Do (Dropbox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 24 ratings)
Dropbox is used by over 200 million people to store their valuable data. Achieving such scale inevitably comes with unexpected challenges, tough decisions, and valuable lessons. In this talk, we'll discuss why and how we started by being hosted on AWS and colocation services to our current hybrid model that combines the unique strengths of AWS and dedicated hardware. Read more.

10:30am

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Sponsored, Grand Ballroom
Rob Peters (EdgeCast Networks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
In this session, learn how to measure and monitor a content delivery network that's operating at a very large scale. We’ll review best practices on how to measure and eliminate bottlenecks to significantly improve global purge-from-edge time, track outliers during core cache/proxy engine deployments, and identify and find our way around quirks in the TCP stack. Read more.

11:20am

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Operations, Grand Ballroom East
Phil Dibowitz (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.74, 19 ratings)
This talk looks at how Facebook has redesigned its configuration management system to handle a massive, dynamic, heterogeneous environment with a tiny team and open source software. We will look at the philosophy we use to manage our systems, the implementation of that philosophy, and how you can apply these ideas to any size server footprint, from a handful of servers to a global environment. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom West
Colin Bendell (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Internationalization, localization, and business rules are fragmenting your view-state cache, reducing the performance of your front-end servers and degrading the user experience. In this talk we explore the performance implication of resource bundle search-and-replace and other strategies to improve the performance and user experience for global sites. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Sutton North
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Over 90% of responsive designs are bloated messes that are the same size and some times even larger when viewed on small screens. The main reason for the bloat is inappropriately sized images. In this session, we'll look at responsive images and how to find a comprehensive solution for your organization. Read more.
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Sponsored, Regent Parlor
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
You can obtain big page speedups, particularly on mobile, if you re-structure your pages to prioritize the critical CSS and images and lazily load the rest. We’ve been studying the impact of these changes on large numbers of sites; in this talk we’ll present what we learned. Read more.

1:15pm

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Operations, Grand Ballroom East
Joshua Hoffman (SoundCloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.06, 16 ratings)
The challenge: Move 50 Million blogs over 1000 miles in under 6 hours. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom West
Jay Hung (WebMocha), Norberth Danson (Intuit)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 14 ratings)
In Jan 2012, HTTP Archive reported Intuit.com as taking 15s to load. By Apr 2013, this page was loading in 3.6s, with 5 additional sites showing significant improvements from the previous year, some as fast as 2s. How did we do it? What worked or didn't work? Come learn about what we did, the techniques we used, and how faster pages impacted our business results. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Sutton North
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
The mobile web is notoriously difficult to build apps that look good and feel FAST. The team behind PhoneGap could feel this pain acutely and along with their super powered user experience team at Adobe they've cooked up a brand new project called Topcoat. In this talk, Brian LeRoux will walk you through the performance considerations of building a super fast app using Topcoat with PhoneGap. Read more.

2:00pm

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Operations, Grand Ballroom East
Alexei Rodriguez (Evernote Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 12 ratings)
This session will cover the evolution of the technologies, tools, and team that power the Evernote service. It will include some of the joys (and woes) of dealing with with a diverse set of client applications. Read more.
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Web Performance, Grand Ballroom West
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 12 ratings)
Synthetic performance monitoring is a key piece of our monitoring toolkit, since it provides stable data over time and more in-depth information than you can get from RUM. Everyone loves WebPagetest, but the public instance isn’t great for high volume testing and trending over time. We’ll explain how Etsy uses a private instance to fill this need, and share the code that drives our tests. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Sutton North
Sajal Kayan (Turbobytes), Aaron Peters (Turbobytes)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Sajal and Aaron give insight in how HTTP works in mobile apps and walk you through many practical tips for improving performance in mobile apps, using real-world examples of popular apps. They will demonstrate on stage what the impact is of fixing all these common performance problems and give tips on debugging network activity. Read more.

3:30pm

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Velocity Culture, Beekman Parlor
Mike Fiedler (Datadog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 15 ratings)
In the field of operations, whether they be web, cloud, systems, network, or IT, we are finding that there is a problem finding qualified people to help us do more things. Once we've grown old, who will take over for us? Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Sutton North
Michael Mullany (Sencha)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Recently some myths are being repeated about mobile HTML performance. These myths are based on incorrect premises and some misconceptions about the relationship between native and web software stacks. We'll focus on benchmarks on multiple generations of devices and show a range of stats to support the conclusion that mobile web performance has increased dramatically over the last four years. Read more.
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Web Performance, Murray Hill West
Andy Davies (NCC Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
The web is ever changing… browsers are evolving, new protocols are emerging and mobile continues its relentless rise. We’re already starting to bend some of the original performance rules and as the web changes further will our current good practices last, or will some become barriers that hinder performance? Read more.

4:15pm

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Velocity Culture, Beekman Parlor
Andrew Clay Shafer (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 20 ratings)
Does your organization believe there is a talent shortage? Do you have a 'learning' organization? See the problem? This presentation will combine research and anecdotes on learning cultures, and the positive impact of developing talent on attracting and retaining talent. Read more.
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Mobile Performance, Sutton North
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 9 ratings)
In this session we'll take a deep dive into the lower layers of the web stack to identify the critical performance bottlenecks and then look at optimization tips and tricks that can help us break the "1000 ms time to glass" mobile barrier. As a bonus, we’ll demo some existing and upcoming tools we’ve been working on at Google to help with this entire process.. Read more.
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Web Performance, Murray Hill West
Will Law (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
That black box of HTML <video>, appealing in its ability to offer native browser video playback, hides many performance dangers if poorly implemented. This session examines optimization strategies for single bitrate video and then looks at techniques and best practices for delivering adaptive multi-bitrate content through the new MediaSource Extensions (MSE). Read more.

5:05pm

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Sutton North
Steve Souders (Fastly), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders round up the conference with a recap. Read more.

5:50pm

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Event, Bridges Bar and Lounge, Hilton Lobby
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Join us at the Bridges Bar and Lounge, Lobby Level of the New York Hilton Midtown, after sessions on the last day of Velocity New York for a Closing Reception, sponsored by SOASTA. Read more.

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