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Velocity Conference 2013 Santa Clara, California Schedule

June 18 - 20, 2013

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Recorded at: June 18, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Velocity is the single, most important, must-attend conference for web operations and development professionals. In three laser-focused days, you'll learn about the latest technologies, hear about developments in best practices, get answers for your most difficult technical and administrative challenges, and bolster your skillset and expertise.

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Recorded at: June 18, 2013
Date Posted: September 15, 2014

Operations professions are notoriously interrupt-driven. When an
operations engineer is at the junior level, it is common for the
majority of the work to be reactive and interruptive “firefighting”.
As engineers move up the ladder to more senior positions, the work
becomes a mix of proactive and reactive tasks. Operations professions
tend to attract people who are by their nature more interrupt-driven
or comfortable multitasking throughout the day. At the same time,
Interruption Science shows us that that these situations are
disruptive and reduce productivity and can have significant
consequences.

This tutorial is for engineers and their managers. Engineers will
learn about the different ways interruptions can be managed to reduce
stress while becoming more productive. Managers will learn about
various tools and options they have to help their staff in coping with
the onslaught of interrupts.

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Recorded at: June 18, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

When you start using Chef to handle your infrastructure as code, that means you can (and should) start testing your infrastructure, too.

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Recorded at: June 18, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Mr. Chaudhary is responsible for leading Keynote's product management team and has extended the company into new markets via 15 acquisitions. He has spent over 20 years in chief executive, marketing and engineering positions in Silicon Valley, previously having served as VP Marketing and Corporate Development at Keynote, CEO of a cloud startup Bizmetric, and has held leadership roles at public software companies Gupta Technologies and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Chaudhary is a frequent speaker at industry events on Internet software, cloud computing, and business development, and has been featured in the New York Times and on the ABC News Nightline program. Mr. Chaudhary holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Recorded at: June 18, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Craig Kaplan and Carlo Flores from EdgeCast interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media.

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Recorded at: June 18, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Ilya Grigorik (Google) presents how mobile networks are slow, unreliable, and have high variability both in latency and bandwidth - a nightmare to optimize for! Right? Well, almost. Its not nearly as bad as it seems once you understand the limitations of the device and the radio network. We're going to build a 4G network, from the ground up, piece by piece, and talk about the performance implications of each and every component.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Velocity 2013, Steve Souders & John Allspaw, "Opening Welcome"

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Velocity co-chairs John Allspaw and Steve Souders deliver a rapid-fire summary of what to expect from this year's conference in Santa Clara.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
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Mr. Chaudhary is responsible for leading Keynote's product management team and has extended the company into new markets via 15 acquisitions. He has spent over 20 years in chief executive, marketing and engineering positions in Silicon Valley, previously having served as VP Marketing and Corporate Development at Keynote, CEO of a cloud startup Bizmetric, and has held leadership roles at public software companies Gupta Technologies and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Chaudhary is a frequent speaker at industry events on Internet software, cloud computing, and business development, and has been featured in the New York Times and on the ABC News Nightline program. Mr. Chaudhary holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

There is great progress on making web pages fast. Performance Management for native mobile applications is still in it's infancy. What if there was a free technology to help you solve the performance problems in your mobile applications?

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

The Obama engineering team created a new fundraising platform from the ground up with performance as a primary goal. It was 60% faster than the previous platform. When tested against each other the new platform converted 14% better, a more than $34.7 million difference during the life of the platform.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O'Reilly book "Programming Social Applications", and the head of Developer Evangelism (North America) at PayPal. Specializing in user identity concepts and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Appurify provides the first run-time platform for debugging HTML5, native and browser apps on real mobile devices. In this quick demo, Manish will demonstrate who Appurify can be used to optimize front-end rendering and server side calls for an app on a real mobile device.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Guy will demonstrate the Akamai Internet Observatory, a portal showing browser and mobile device market share, based on real world traffic observed by Akamai. Guy will show how to use Akamai IO to get to the data you need to understand your clients and guide decisions around device and browser support.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

The core infrastructure powering the web has seen significant performance improvements over the last few years. The browsers, devices, and networks are all much faster than they used to be, but has that resulted in a faster user experience? In this talk, I will try to answer that question using real user measurement data from Google Analytics and Youtube.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Arvind is a Director of Engineering at Google and works on making Google and the Internet fast. He also helped establish and chairs the W3C's Web Performance Working Group.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Matt Rodriguez from Neustar is interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Tim Chadwick from Dyn interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media.

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Recorded at: June 19, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Think configuration management is either Chef or Puppet? PalaminoDB CTO (and Lead DB Engineer for Obama's 2012 campaign) discusses his upcoming talk for Velocity Santa Clara about Ansible, an alternative to Chef and Puppet that lowers the barrier to getting started with configuration management.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2013

Velocity 2013, Steve Souders & John Allspaw, "Welcome Day 2"

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Main idea: We did a series of gamedays on the Obama campaign to prepare for election day. Doing these exercises allowed us to illuminate critical limitations in our systems in a safe environment with time to fix them, and made election day (which is traditionally crazy) uneventful.

Why we did a gameday building out infrastructure for 18 months to support 1 (4 day long) day in the end; all of the tech could fail, but we needed to be sure we could GOTV teambuilding What we did Process changes to better respond to failure Defining desired failure states Fast iteration to keep engineering focus How we did it: low feature sprints to focus on durability production-like staging environment -- allows freedom to really break everything. make it about the response, not the specific cases being tested started according to plan -- broke from that plan DevOps/Management backchannel there are no safewords (if we're acting like it's for play, then it isn't real). killing things: security groups /etc/hosts overrides Results of doing the gameday: Found weak points and fixed them Teams worked on failure points from both sides of the problem (api and client, db and code, etc.) Runbooks: actual documentation stating how to react to issues. Need to reproduce -- do more on smaller scale on regular schedule.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

The W3C Web Performance working group creates standards for improving web application performance including Web Timing, Page Visibility, & High Resolution Timer. These standards are implemented in many of today's major browsers and are used by web developers to measure and improve the performance of their web apps. This talk presents the latest proposals for advancing the world of web performance.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

The days of complete control are over. Today, the website is your organization's most important online asset and it is more exposed than ever before. Customers are measuring you, competitors are benchmarking you, and things outside of your control are robbing your site of performance. Cloud computing, malfunctioning Java assets, self-centric third-party application providers, and undetected hungry gremlins put your site's performance up for the taking every moment, every day.

Neustar Web Performance Management services offer comprehensive monitoring and load testing that helps you find and fix performance problems -- fast. Powered by a unified Selenium platform and packed with a rules-based intelligent alerting engine, Neustar Web Performance not only finds problems, but can automatically invoke contingency actions that you set up. Join us for this discussion to learn how you can begin to stop website performance theft TODAY.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Delivering truly great Web performance has never been easy. There's simply a lot that can go wrong between point A and point B. In today's world, the challenge has grown exponentially. Point A could be your own data center, a public cloud provider, or some hybrid combination. Point B could be a user on an Ethernet connected laptop or a mobile device on a spotty 3G connection, or almost an infinite combination of network, devices and browsers. How can you ensure that all users get the best Web experience possible, no matter what the situation? Akamai's Chief Architect, Stephen Ludin, will highlight ways to identify the end users' situation, determine the best optimizations to employ and how those optimizations directly impact performance -- all with the end goal of providing an answer to the situational performance challenge.

This keynote is sponsored by Akamai

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

In order to have a truly efficient, thriving operations team, you can't ignore the people on that team (or its customers). At the end of the day, all those servers, configuration management tools, and monitoring dashboards are built and run by people.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Doug will run a quick demonstration of AT&T's Application Resource Optimizer (ARO). ARO collects network traffic on your device and grades your mobile app (or web app) against several mobile best practices.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

HTTP Archive is a treasure trove of performance data. Wouldn't it be nice if you could query it with own questions and build custom reports? This demo will show you how to do exactly that, live and from the comfort of your browser, using Google BigQuery!

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Patrick will show you how to get the most out of some of the more advanced and newer features in WebPagetest, how to get the most out of running a private instance, explain the increasingly-used "Speed Index" metric and provide a peek at what is being worked on for upcoming releases.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Building an efficient and scalable API design can mean the life or death of your developer community. While technical efficiency is a key factor in proper optimization, following a pragmatist approach to specification implementation and security can lead your API design down a path to certain doom. Without taking into account the developer community, or how to design to help the developers implementing your products, you will have a secure, highly optimized API that no one wants to use.

This is the path that the PayPal Developer APIs took as they were rebuilt from the ground up. The needs of the developer community become the primary focus to redesigning our systems, going from a monolithic, harrowing design to one that is streamlined for developer integration. Through these practical experiences, we will look at how to build your APIs around a developer focused design.

This keynote is sponsored by PayPal

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

DevOps enthusiast, automator of things, I am the owner of Bratty Redhead Consulting, where the sarcasm is always free and the passion sincere. I love helping developers make beautiful things, whether that involves infrastructure automation, JVM tuning and tweaking, deployment pipelines, performance debugging or anything else needed to make things go!

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Christopher Sziklas from Rackspace interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Graham Melville has over 25 years in the networking and mobility space. He has a diverse sales, marketing, technical and business background in manufacturing, including Symbol/Motorola, Nokia and Meru Networks. In the partner channel, he was a general manager of a reseller; and in the area of distribution, he directed a region. Graham holds patents in the WLAN space and has been a voting member of the IEEE802.11 security group. You can follow him on Twitter @gmelville80

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Vinay Pai from Intuit interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media..

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Chris Kelly from New Relic is interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

James is an author and open source geek. James authored the two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.

For a real job, James is VP of Tech Ops for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Dan Galatin from Keynote Systems is interviewed by Mike Hendrickson of O'Reilly Media

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Recorded at: June 20, 2013
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Mandi Walls is a New York City-based Senior Technical Evangelist with Opscode, Inc. For Opscode, she travels the world helping organizations become more effective at configuration management. Her prior experiences include running large websites for AOL including www.aol.com, moviefone.com, and games.com, and managing scientific computing resources at NIH.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2014
Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Smart people enjoy being smart. But in order to grow you have to push yourself out of this comfort zone and be (momentarily) not smart. You have to take risks.

And being great at operations means much more than being technically competent.

To be truly successful you have to understand people. Every one of your teammates and everyone one of your customers is a person. And to get what you want, you have to build trust and meaning with those people.

This talk will discuss the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning in engineering and operations role, and provide suggestions to empower you to thrive and achieve truly great things.

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Recorded at: June 20, 2014
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

Compared to web sites just a few years ago today's modern web applications are incredibly complex. Code is now running in distributed environments that we have very little visibility in to.

Rich web applications are pushing more and more JavaScript to the edges of the internet: in just the last two years the amount of JavaScript on the top 100 websites has more than doubled (according to Souders' HTTPArchive)! And this JS is getting considerably more complex as developers take advantage of modern desktop browsers.

Similarly, the mobile revolution is in full swing and most popular sites are now forced to maintain both a native mobile app, written in Objective C for iOS and Java for Android, as well as a mobile variant of their normal website—specifically designed for mobile browsers.

And of course, the backend applications have grown in complexity too: what might have previously been just a simple PHP web app now has evolved in to a complex web of services, each written in languages and frameworks specially designed for the task at hand. It's not uncommon for a single website to be backed by internal and external services written in Ruby, Java, Scala, Node, and more.

All of this leads to a very difficult problem: how can we properly measure the performance and functionality of all this code? How do we know the effects on end-users of misbehaving downstream web services? How do we monitor and alert on all this stuff while making sure it's truly actionable?

This short 15 minute keynote will dive right in to the challenge of code running on many tiers and platforms and share some of the personal experiences we've had at New Relic on these very questions as well as some of the lessons learned from our customers.

While there will be some vendor-specific stuff, I intend to keep it fairly light, similar to my 2011 and 2012 vendor keynotes for Neustar. I know this is a developer conference and people tend to tune out if it's a boring product pitch :)

This keynote is sponsored by New Relic