“There's something different that goes on in New York than in Silicon Valley. It's more creative, more artistic, more connected to media and advertising business. It's something special.”
–Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures
Velocity is about the people and technologies that keep the Web fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available. From ecommerce to mobile to the cloud, Velocity is where the future of the Web takes shape.
New York is home to a new breed of startups and a rich mix of innovative web businesses in media, retail, finance, fashion, design, and more. Last year's Velocity (the first in New York) was packed with interesting talks on the technology approaches—from web operations and performance to continuous development and DevOps—that drive successful businesses. But the Web never sleeps, and this September, we'll feature the state of the art at Velocity in New York.
The Velocity 2014 call for participation is now open, and we invite you to submit your idea(s) for a talk. With user expectations constantly on the rise, the pressure is on to deliver a fast, reliable web experience on whatever platform users prefer. This is the focus and the challenge of Velocity 2014.
We're no longer asking, "Does performance matter?" Instead, we're diving deep into the stack to wring milliseconds out of every point in the chain we can touch and automating deployment pipelines in order to focus on bigger operational and innovation challenges.
What the industry is really moving toward is building companies that are fast, scalable, resilient and highly available. Velocity is changing the way business fundamentally operates. We'd love to hear your stories about how you're doing this right now.
If you have a good case study about what you've done to improve performance in the face of increasingly high user expectations, we'd like to hear from you. We're especially interested in aspects of web operations and performance specific to the New York/East Coast technology communities, including aspects of improving operations and performance in non-technology-focused organizations, such as media, finance, or retail. Plus, mobile devices and demands are fundamentally changing how we think about performance, and the Velocity audience is hungry for practical information on how to make mobile faster.
Whether you're a seasoned speaker or a first-time presenter, give us your best ideas or road-tested techniques, and we'll put you in front of an intelligent and engaged audience and let you make your mark. The deadline for all proposals is midnight EST on March 31, 2014.
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