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Velocity Conference Santa Clara 2014 Schedule

June 24 - 26, 2014

( 37 available presentations )
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Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Building a faster, stronger web for the future and today.
Velocity is about the people and technologies that keep the Web fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available. From e-commerce to mobile to the cloud, Velocity is where the future of the Web takes shape.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Today's large-scale web services provide rapid responses to interactive requests by applying large amounts of computational resources to massive datasets. They typically operate in warehouse-sized datacenters and run on clusters of machines that are shared across many kinds of interactive and batch jobs. As these systems distribute work to ever larger numbers of machines and sub-systems in order to provide interactive response times, it becomes increasingly difficult to tightly control latency variability across these machines, and often the 95%ile and 99%ile response times suffer in an effort to improve average response times. As systems scale up, simply stamping out all sources of variability does not work. Just as fault-tolerant techniques needed to be developed when guaranteeing fault-free operation by design became unfeasible, techniques that deliver predictably low service-level latency in the presence of highly-variable individual components are increasingly important at larger scales.

In this talk, I'll describe a collection of techniques and practices lowering response times in large distributed systems whose components run on shared clusters of machines, where pieces of these systems are subject to interference by other tasks, and where unpredictable latency hiccups are the norm, not the exception. Some of the techniques adapt to trends observed over periods of a few minutes, making them effective at dealing with longer-lived interference or resource contention. Others react to latency anomalies within a few milliseconds, making them suitable for mitigating variability within the context of a single interactive request. I'll discuss examples of how these techniques are used in various pieces of Google's systems infrastructure and in various higher-level online services.

In this talk, I'll describe a collection of techniques and practices lowering response times in large distributed systems whose components run on shared clusters of machines, where pieces of these systems are subject to interference by other tasks, and where unpredictable latency hiccups are the norm, not the exception. Some of the techniques adapt to trends observed over periods of a few minutes, making them effective at dealing with longer-lived interference or resource contention. Others react to latency anomalies within a few milliseconds, making them suitable for mitigating variability within the context of a single interactive request. I'll discuss examples of how these techniques are used in various pieces of Google's systems infrastructure and in various higher-level online services.

This talk presents joint work with Luiz Barroso and a number of other colleagues at Google.

About Jeff Dean (Google):
Jeff joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow in Google's Knowledge Group. He has co-designed/implemented five generations of Google's crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and co-designed/implemented major pieces of Google's initial advertising and AdSense for Content systems. He is also a co-designer and co-implementor of Google's distributed computing infrastructure, including the MapReduce, BigTable and Spanner systems, protocol buffers, LevelDB, systems infrastructure for statistical machine translation, and a variety of internal and external libraries and developer tools. He is currently working on large-scale distributed systems for training deep neural models for speech, vision, and text understanding. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the AAAS, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

"I'll show how we try to make programming newbie-friendly online and what I've learned about making newbie-friendly programming workshops."

About Pamela Fox (Khan Academy):
Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. On the side, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC's Computer Science Department.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Failure sucks, especially for skydivers and bomb-diffusers. For skateboarders, it's a necessary part of progress; hence, they develop a well-honed eye for risk assessment as well as a clarity to flush out what are real vs imagined dangers, giving rise to a confidence to go after more creative, daring, and better outcomes. This is why the best skaters tend to be the best fallers, because a kind of intuition for minimizing damage emerges, so seemingly catastrophic falls become sustainable, which eventually forms a hardened foundation that can hardly be attained in any other way.

About Rodney Mullen (Almost Skateboards):
Rodney Mullen is widely considered the most influential skateboarder in the history of the skateboarding. The majority of ollie and flip tricks he invented throughout the 1980's, including the flatground ollie, the Kickflip, the Heelflip, and the 360 flip are regularly done in modern vertical and street skateboarding.

Despite Alan Gelfand's justifiable fame for inventing the ollie air (Gelfand's maneuver being primarily a vert or pool oriented trick) Mullen is responsible for the invention and development of the street ollie. The ability to pop the board off of the ground and land back on the board while moving has quite likely been the most significant development in modern skateboarding. This invention alone would rank Mullen the most important skateboarder of all time.
John Rodney Mullen was born August 17, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida.

Rodney began skating when he was 10 years old. His father opposed his desire to skate, but he agreed to buy Rodney's first skateboard on January 1, 1977, on the conditions that he always wore safety pads and he quit skating if he were ever to be injured.

Rodney's first sponsorship came through Bill Murray, owner of Inland Surf Shop. Using a Walker skateboard, Rodney entered the Boys Freestyle Contest in 1977 at Kona skatepark in Jacksonville. He placed third, but that was enough to attract the attention of skateboard manufacturer Bruce Walker. Rodney was immediately sponsored by Walker Skateboards.

For the next three years, Rodney claimed first place in every contest he entered. He went on to win nearly 30 contests, mostly in Florida. His success culminated with another win at the Oceanside Nationals in California.

After placing first at the Oasis Pro competition in San Diego, Rodney began his professional career with the Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade in 1980.

Throughout the decade, Rodney Mullen invented countless skateboarding tricks, including the flat-ground ollie. Although The invention of the flat-ground ollie was arguably his most significant addition to skating. It also allowed Mullen to further innovate the sport: the Kicklip, Heelflip, and 360 Flip are just three of his most popular tricks, all of which became standard tricks for street and vert skating. He appeared in Bones Brigade Videos in '84, '85, '87, and '88. Rodney also appeared in the 1988 film Gleaming the Cube, alongside actor Christian Slater.

In 1992, alongside Steve Rocco, Rodney Mullen created World Industries. Throughout the 90's Mullen was featured in numerous videos, including World Industries' Rubbish Heap ('89), Plan B's Questionable ('92), Virtual Reality ('93), and Second Hand Smoke ('95). Some recent videos include the Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song series, Globe Opinion, and Almost: Round Three.

In 2002, Rodney won the Transworld Reader's Choice Award for Skater of the Year, and started up the Almost skateboarding company. In 2003, he wrote an autobiography titled "The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is now a well-established technique yet it's adoption is still surprisingly low. Often when responsive sites are designed the approach is primarily from a visual design perspective and teams struggle with the complexity of changing design and navigation patterns let alone any performance concerns.

We'll survey a wide number of responsive sites and visualize how well optimized they are for different device viewports and identify common issues and the techniques being used to improve performance.

The impact of specific responsive techniques (responsive images, inlining CSS/JS, conditional loading. Etc.) on improving performance will be examined through case studies including The Guardian, newzealand.com and others.

You'll walk away with insight into which techniques had the greatest impact on performance as teams redesigned and transformed their websites into responsive multi-device capable sites.

About Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve):
Mark Zeman is a Creative Director at Digital Arts by day and Founder at SpeedCurve by night.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

How does the pervasiveness of JavaScript on the client change how we architect applications? We can create hundreds virtual machines in the cloud, but we are using the millions of visual machines that visit our sites every day?

Suddenly we are scripting against thousands of Virtual Machines from the command line while creating things today with JavaScript in the browser that were impossible yesterday. LiveScript becomes JavaScript becomes ES6 and now we're compiling C++ to JavaScript.

Join Scott Hanselman as he explores the relationship between the Cloud and the Browser, many Languages and one Language, how it might all fit together and what comes next.

About Scott Hanselman (Microsoft):
Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at http://hanselman.com for over a decade. He works on Azure and ASP.NET for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland. Scott has three podcasts, http://hanselminutes.com for tech talk, http://thisdeveloperslife.com on developers' lives and loves, and http://ratchetandthegeek.com for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

"In this Lightning Demo, I'll give a tour of Appium, an open source project which allows you to programmatically control mobile devices from the outside as if you were a user. Appium provides the same interface for iOS and Android, so one suite of tests can ensure that all versions of your app are reliable—the same tests which run against a desktop website can be applied to browsers on both Android and iOS devices without requiring any code to be rewritten. Just like its web counterpart, Selenium, commands get sent to Appium as normalHTTP requests, allowing developers to write their tests in the language of their choice. I will show a phone controlled by Appium, how appium allows tests to be written for mobile sites, android, and iOS with the same interface written in any language, and then demo running a ton of tests in parallel in a hosted cloud."

About Jonah Stiennon (Sauce Labs):
Jonah Stiennon is a software developer on the Ecosystems and Integrations team at Sauce Labs, and a contributor to Appium . As far as he knows, he is the only Node.js developer who was paid in Bitcoin and issued invoices as JSON documents.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Etsy is an online marketplace whose community spans the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries; more than 50% of our traffic comes from mobile devices. In this presentation, Lara Swanson will walk through the growing importance of building for mobile web as users may be on any device, platform or connection. She'll share Etsy's evolution of the mobile web team from its inception in 2011 to its changing role today, and how the team shifted Etsy's engineering culture to empower and incentivize others to care about mobile web in their daily work. She'll cover:
- The hard decisions Etsy engineers made when we started seeing mobile visits, including implementing user agent sniffing and delivering separate mobile templates
- The difficulties of having a separate mobile engineering team and isolating mobile web work
- How we recognized the need to have everyone at Etsy own mobile web, and what we did to shift our culture
- All the mistakes we've made with mobile web engineering and what we've learned from them

About Lara Swanson (Etsy):
Lara Swanson is the Engineering Manager of Mobile Web at Etsy. She champions page load time,experiment-driven design, and delivering a consistent experience to screens of all sizes. She curates (and contributes to) CSS3 Geometry.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

A world that never sleeps, customer demand that never ends, and digital expectations that never lower. It's a tough balance that website operators need to strike to survive and thrive in today's web-driven, customer-driven world. Yesterday's strategies belong in the past as load testers need to think bigger and better to protect the customer experience and compete in hyper-dynamic marketplaces. Mr, Bajaj will share insights and strategies to employing multi-cloud, multi-region load testing analysis that can help you employ greater testing capacity, add essential flexibility and perspective, and deliver high-fidelity results that protect your site -- and your customer's digital experience.

About Saurabh Bajaj (Neustar):

Saurabh Bajaj is web performance management product manager with Neustar with a focus on incorporating innovative technologies and strategies into Neustar's Web Performance Management Monitoring and Load Testing services. Prior to joining Neustar, Mr, Bajaj served with Atos, Cybernetics, HP, and is an active member of the technology entrepreneur community. He holds a B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from University of California, San Diego, is a winner of the Rady Fellowship, and is an Oracle Certified Professional Programmer in Java SE 6/SE 5 (OCPJP).

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

What does a high performing site look like? When we talk about page load time, is that really applicable to modern sites and pages -- that scroll endlessly or lazy load? Is it enough for each business and technology team to look at site performance and decide what is "good for them"? Or, shouldn't we be focused on performance calibrated by the circumstances of a customer's engagement with our technology? We'll talk about what tools, approaches, and frameworks can be used to think about site performance in the context of both the customer's expectations, the limitation of metrics available, and the competition.

This keynote is sponsored by Keynote Systems.

About Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems Inc.):
Ben Rushlo, Vice President of Analytics, leads a team of web and mobile performance experts working with some of the most recognized brands in the world to improve their site quality. Fortune 100, Retail, Automotive, and Financial Services companies depend on Keynote Analytics to better visualize their web and mobile site performance data, understand it within a competitive context, and take the action needed to continuously improve their user experience.

Before joining Keynote, Ben was a Senior Performance and Capacity Planning Engineer at American Express, where he served as a core member of the team that launched American Express on the Web.

With more than 18 years of experience in performance management and measurement technologies, Ben has expertise in web and mobile technologies and performance optimization techniques. Ben is a frequent speaker at executive summits, industry symposiums in retail and financial services, and test and performance conferences and appeared in numerous times in publications like USA Today and the New York Times.

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Recorded at: June 24, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

In March 1984, few thought the PC would become the biggest driver of economic growth and productivity since the industrial revolution. However, every consecutive four-year interval since then has produced a new disruption, and the present era has ushered in its own with mobile, social and cloud technologies. It may seem as if the future will be just an extension of the last decade's technologies, but if history is any indication, when we look back, in 2018, at the previous four years, we'll see something as new and momentous as the milestones in the previous three decades.

Few companies and services survive beyond their disruption era and it's only those that fall in love with the problem they are solving, not the method they are using to solve it, that persevere. For 30 years, Intuit has been building products that perform effectively at scale -- from DOS to a services-based architecture that serves 45 million customers across mobile, web and desktop. Cheryl Ainoa, senior vice president, platform development for Intuit will discuss how to recognize the signs leading up to major disruption you and your company need to prepare for, and how to adapt to and embrace innovation for the future. Whether it's scaling for experimental hardware, adapting development for unpredictable platforms or continuously maintaining intelligent systems, she'll share principles for solving real customer problems to inspire engineers to develop for the future, not just today.

About Cheryl Ainoa (Intuit Inc.):
Cheryl Ainoa is the Chief of Product Development Operations for Intuit where she focuses on maximizing the agility and productivity of Intuit's product development teams and the development of platforms and central technology. Previous to her current role, Cheryl spent 8 years at Yahoo! in roles of increasing scope and impact. As the VP of Engineering for Yahoo!'s Media group, she led the teams that developed and managed the #1 Media products reaching over 70 million people worldwide. These include Yahoo's Finance, Sports, News and Entertainment products. As the SVP of Global Service Engineering for Yahoo!, she led the teams that managed all Yahoo! applications in production worldwide. Prior to Yahoo!, Cheryl spent 15 years in positions of technical leadership at companies such as Broderbund Software, Genealogy.com, Healtheon/WebMD, Informix Software and Impac Medical Systems. Cheryl has a B.S.E.E from Washington State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Recorded at: June 25, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Making the web fast feels like boiling an ocean, but that hasn't stopped us from trying.

Five years ago Google released PageSpeed Insights to analyze and suggest improvements for web sites. Four years ago we released mod pagespeed to implement those suggestions automatically, so every web site can get the basics right with less human effort, putting decent performance within the range of mortals. We'll discuss some of the lessons have have learned over the years. Where has PageSpeed has been effective? How do we balance our reliance on tools against learning and implementing best practices to create great websites?

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Joshua Marantz
Google
Joshua Marantz is a software engineer at Google, where he is tech-lead of mod_pagespeed, a project to build an open-source Apache module for automatically improving website latency and reducing bandwidth consumption by rewriting HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Images. At Google he has also worked on latency improvements in web caching infrastructure and scalable social networking. Prior to Google, Josh spent 20 years in the Electronic Design Automation industry, much of it working on accelerated functional simulation. He holds BS and MS degrees from MIT, in Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Recorded at: June 25, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

We all know web performance is important, but the larger business and social community often see it as esoteric. In this brief presentation, Hala Al-Adwan will talk about why optimizing web performance matters -- often critically -- to the entire world.

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Recorded at: June 25, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

This keynote is sponsored by Akamai.

About Guy Podjarny (Akamai):
Guy Podjarny, or Guypo for short, is a web performance researcher and evangelist, constantly chasing the elusive instant web. Guy is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Akamai's Web Experience business unit, dealing with everything fast browsing and mobile. Guy was previously the co-founder and CTO of Blaze.io, acquired by Akamai in 2012.

Guy focuses heavily on Mobile Web Performance and Front-End Optimization, is a fan of large scale tests using real world websites, and regularly digs into the guts of mobile browsers. Guy is also the author of Mobitest, a free mobile measurement tool, and contributes to various open source tools.

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Recorded at: June 25, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

The challenge with traditional performance optimization work is that it's rarely clear if the effort is worth it. Sure, you can shave 5% off some page load or transaction time, but how do you know if the work required to do that was worth it, or if there was some more valuable work you could have spent your time on?

This question is something New Relic customers asked themselves every day. This is why New Relic built Insights, a database that can query over billions of individual interactions with your software. With this newfound power, you can begin to drill in on only the problems that affect your most important customers, ensuring that your performance optimization efforts have a great return on investment.

This keynote is sponsored by New Relic.

About Patrick Lightbody (New Relic):
Patrick came to New Relic after founding several startups, most recently BrowserMob (acquired by Neustar), a cloud load testing and monitoring service. Previously he's held management and engineering roles at Jive Software, Gomez (acquired by Compuware) and Cisco Systems.

Patrick is an avid open source contributor, most notably helping launch the Selenium browser automation project and Apache Struts 2.0. He's also published two books on open source development. Patrick holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.

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Recorded at: June 25, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Infrastructure demand can be volatile and difficult to predict. Bigger, more complex web applications make manually handling dips and spikes in load unsustainable. Build a self-adaptive autonomous infrastructure to get out of DevOps fire drills and focus on the business value you deliver to customers. But how do you do that? This lightening talk will show you the high-level architectural components you need to make your infrastructure resilient in an increasingly unpredictable age.

This keynote is sponsored by Rackspace.

About James Colgan (Rackspace):
James has 20 years experience working in high tech as a product management and product marketing executive. His experience spans many fields of the digital landscape, including embedded systems at Panasonic, processors at National Semiconductor, enterprise software startups, and for the last six years cloud computing. Most recently, James joined Rackspace as a senior product manager. Graduating top of his class with a degree in electronic engineering in England, James subsequently worked for six years in Japan as an engineer and business unit manager. Fluent in Japanese, James holds two patents in embedded processor architectures.

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Recorded at: June 25, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Application monitoring has become significantly more complicated since the deconstruction and dispersion of the application ecosystem. Components that were once contained within a physical system are now deployed across multiple technology stacks and in many cases span multiple cloud types.

During this session we'll discuss a fundamental checklist for application monitoring that will ensure that your setup not only for the applications you manage today but those that you'll be responsible for in the future. We'll also introduce multiple types of APM solutions such s network-centric and server-centric APM and review their strengths and weaknesses.

This keynote is sponsored by CopperEgg.

About Ernest Mueller (Copperegg):
Ernest has worked in tech for 20 years on an ever-changing mix of system administration, Web operations, e-commerce, cloud, DevOps, Agile, SaaS, and engineering management in shops like FedEx, National Instruments, Bazaarvoice, and others. Currently he is a product manager at Copperegg, helping to deliver easy and affordable monitoring to all. He writes about all these topics at theagileadmin.com.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About James Turnbull (Docker):
James Turnbull is the author of seven technical books about open source software and a long-time member of the open source community. James authored the The Logstash Book and The Docker Book. He also wrote two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet as well as Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.

For a real job, James is VP of Services for Docker. 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 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About James Wickett (Mentor Graphics):
James is involved in the DevOps and InfoSec communities and has a passion for helping big companies work like startups to deliver products in the cloud. He got his start in technology when he ran a Web startup company as a student at University of Oklahoma and since then has worked in environments ranging from large, web-scale enterprises to small, rapid-growth startups. From his work at Mentor Graphics, James helped launch four cloud based-products for the Embedded Software Division.

James is a dynamic speaker on topics in cloud computing, cloud security and Rugged DevOps. He is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He holds the following security certifications: CISSP, GWAPT, GCFW, GSEC and CCSK.

About Gareth Rushgrove (Government Digital Service):
I'm a professional and experienced software developer based in
Cambridge, UK. By day I work for the UK Government fixing the internet. By night I curate the devops weekly email newsletter, hack on various open source projects, organise local meetups in London and write tutorials or articles about software development and web operations.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About John Allspaw (Etsy):
John has worked in systems operations for over fourteen years in biotech, government and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O'Reilly.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About J. Paul Reed (O'Reilly Programming):
Build/release engineering and DevOps consultant with over a decade of experience shipping bits; O'Reilly Programming blog author; host of The Ship Show.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Sebastian Tiedtke, Director of Web Development at Sauce Labs, discusses automated testing, "testing to the left," and more at the 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Sebastian Tiedtke, Director of Web Development at Sauce Labs, discusses automated testing, "testing to the left," and more at the 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

From the 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, CA: the newly-promoted Chief Technology Officer of SOASTA discusses the platform, their award-winning RUM solution, and new apps analytics initiative allowing updates without app store approval.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About Cheryl Ainoa (Intuit Inc.):
Cheryl Ainoa is the Chief of Product Development Operations for Intuit where she focuses on maximizing the agility and productivity of Intuit's product development teams and the development of platforms and central technology. Previous to her current role, Cheryl spent 8 years at Yahoo! in roles of increasing scope and impact. As the VP of Engineering for Yahoo!'s Media group, she led the teams that developed and managed the #1 Media products reaching over 70 million people worldwide. These include Yahoo's Finance, Sports, News and Entertainment products. As the SVP of Global Service Engineering for Yahoo!, she led the teams that managed all Yahoo! applications in production worldwide. Prior to Yahoo!, Cheryl spent 15 years in positions of technical leadership at companies such as Broderbund Software, Genealogy.com, Healtheon/WebMD, Informix Software and Impac Medical Systems. Cheryl has a B.S.E.E from Washington State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Joe Loveless, Market Manager for Neustar, discusses "performance theft," multi-cloud load testing, and strategies to make the most of mobile users, at the 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

1. How to Use WebPagetest to Guide Your Site Deployment Cycle (Kent Alstad)
This Lightning Demo is the story of how Radware integrated WebPagetest into our continuous integration system to guide R&D of new front-end optimization techniques. This session will demonstrate how WPT, as an accepted standard for measurement, can be automated to work with your site deployment cycle.

We have created an Amazon-based network for automating and testing sites with WebPagetest. This system is based on a node.js wrapper that automates WPT along with Amazon AMI automation that enables the user to select the pages (including flows), browsers, locations, bandwidth to setup tests that can compare various configuration scenarios. The system has grown to help customers understand site performance and acceleration value in the pre- and post-sales process.

During the demo, we will see a script entered, AMI nodes launched, tests executed and then results available to compare two WPO treatments on a public web site.

2. Find the Bad Performance Patterns using sitespeed.io (Peter Hedenskog)
In this lightning demo you will see how you can use sitespeed.io to get metrics and see patterns on your website that is bad for performance. The focus will be how to test for desktop and mobile, use multiple browsers and how this will help you see what to improve (and where to start). I will also show you how you can get the metrics using your continuous integration tool.

3. Fiddler in 2014 (Eric Lawrence)
This Lightning Demo is packed with an exploration of the latest goodies in Fiddler. We'll focus on the latest functionality that you might have missed since Fiddler was first presented at the inaugural Velocity conference back in 2008. I'll show how Fiddler interoperates with other software including network sniffers, browser developer tools, and load testing frameworks. I'll show how Fiddler remains relevant in a mobile and multi-OS world, and give a quick summary of what's in store for future versions.

About Kent Alstad (Radware Canada):
Kent is the Director of Acceleration Technologies at Radware in Vancouver, Canada. Before working at Radware Kent has been instrumental in authoring all of Strangeloop's issued and pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, which he sold to Discovery Software in 2001.

In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. "Port View", an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as "Best Administrative System" at the 1996 Windows World Open Competition.

About Peter Hedenskog (Cybercom):
Peter hates when your web site is slow! At daytime he works at Cybercom as tech lead/web performance consultant/handyman and at nights he improves sitespeed.io.

Peter has been in the internet business since 1999, loves the full stack and runs the Stockholm Web Performance Group together with Per-Anders Rangsjö.

About Eric Lawrence (Telerik):
I'm passionate about building tools to help developers and testers build better web applications. I built the Fiddler Web Debugger and spent a dozen years at Microsoft working on the Office Online and Internet Explorer engineering teams.

You can read my content on Twitter @ericlaw and check out my Fiddler blog and IEInternals blog.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems):
Ben Rushlo, Vice President of Analytics, leads a team of web and mobile performance experts working with some of the most recognized brands in the world to improve their site quality. Fortune 100, Retail, Automotive, and Financial Services companies depend on Keynote Analytics to better visualize their web and mobile site performance data, understand it within a competitive context, and take the action needed to continuously improve their user experience.

Before joining Keynote, Ben was a Senior Performance and Capacity Planning Engineer at American Express, where he served as a core member of the team that launched American Express on the Web.

With more than 18 years of experience in performance management and measurement technologies, Ben has expertise in web and mobile technologies and performance optimization techniques. Ben is a frequent speaker at executive summits, industry symposiums in retail and financial services, and test and performance conferences and appeared in numerous times in publications like USA Today and the New York Times.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years, and has researched high performing IT organizations for almost as long. He has written three books, including "The Visible Ops Handbook" and "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About Rodney Mullen (Almost Skateboards):
Rodney Mullen is widely considered the most influential skateboarder in the history of the skateboarding. The majority of ollie and flip tricks he invented throughout the 1980's, including the flatground ollie, the Kickflip, the Heelflip, and the 360 flip are regularly done in modern vertical and street skateboarding.

Despite Alan Gelfand's justifiable fame for inventing the ollie air (Gelfand's maneuver being primarily a vert or pool oriented trick) Mullen is responsible for the invention and development of the street ollie. The ability to pop the board off of the ground and land back on the board while moving has quite likely been the most significant development in modern skateboarding. This invention alone would rank Mullen the most important skateboarder of all time.
John Rodney Mullen was born August 17, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida.

Rodney began skating when he was 10 years old. His father opposed his desire to skate, but he agreed to buy Rodney's first skateboard on January 1, 1977, on the conditions that he always wore safety pads and he quit skating if he were ever to be injured.

Rodney's first sponsorship came through Bill Murray, owner of Inland Surf Shop. Using a Walker skateboard, Rodney entered the Boys Freestyle Contest in 1977 at Kona skatepark in Jacksonville. He placed third, but that was enough to attract the attention of skateboard manufacturer Bruce Walker. Rodney was immediately sponsored by Walker Skateboards.

For the next three years, Rodney claimed first place in every contest he entered. He went on to win nearly 30 contests, mostly in Florida. His success culminated with another win at the Oceanside Nationals in California.

After placing first at the Oasis Pro competition in San Diego, Rodney began his professional career with the Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade in 1980.

Throughout the decade, Rodney Mullen invented countless skateboarding tricks, including the flat-ground ollie. Although The invention of the flat-ground ollie was arguably his most significant addition to skating. It also allowed Mullen to further innovate the sport: the Kicklip, Heelflip, and 360 Flip are just three of his most popular tricks, all of which became standard tricks for street and vert skating. He appeared in Bones Brigade Videos in '84, '85, '87, and '88. Rodney also appeared in the 1988 film Gleaming the Cube, alongside actor Christian Slater.

In 1992, alongside Steve Rocco, Rodney Mullen created World Industries. Throughout the 90's Mullen was featured in numerous videos, including World Industries' Rubbish Heap ('89), Plan B's Questionable ('92), Virtual Reality ('93), and Second Hand Smoke ('95). Some recent videos include the Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song series, Globe Opinion, and Almost: Round Three.

In 2002, Rodney won the Transworld Reader's Choice Award for Skater of the Year, and started up the Almost skateboarding company. In 2003, he wrote an autobiography titled "The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About Geir Magnusson Jr. (AppNexus):
With a diverse background as both a technical executive and an internationally known leader in open source software, Geir comes to us from Joost, where he led software development and had responsibility for platform architecture, implementation and delivery. Prior to Joost, he held positions as Director of Middleware Architecture and Open Source Technology at Intel, and Vice President of Products and Strategy at Gluecode, an open source application server startup that was acquired by IBM. He was VP, Engineering and Chief Architect of Adeptra, an innovating communications service provider, and as CTO, guided technology FitLinxx during it's rapid growth years. Geir began his commercial career as an architectural and product lead at Bloomberg Financial Markets where he developed the company's real-time, multi-platform financial data delivery and presentation system. He is also a member of the board of advisors for WSO2, an open source SOA middleware vendor.

In addition to his commercial software experience, Geir is a Director of the Apache Software Foundation, currently represents the ASF on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process, the organization that governs the evolution of the Java platform, and helped found major open source projects, including Apache Geronimo and Apache Harmony, and has been recognized for his work in the Java ecosystem through a Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

About Brian Bulkowski (Aerospike):
Brian Bulkowski, founder and CTO of Aerospike Inc. (formerly Citrusleaf), has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Webscale infrastructures. He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems at Aggregate Knowledge. As director of performance at this media intelligence SaaS company, Brian led the team in building and operating a clustered recommendation engine. Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, Brian was a founding member of the digital TV team at Navio Communications and chief architect of Cable Solutions at Liberate Technologies where he built the high-performance embedded networking stack and the Internetscale broadcast server infrastructure. Before Liberate, Brian was a lead engineer at Novell, where he was responsible for the AppleTalk stack for Netware 3 and 4.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Mark Burgess. Chief Technology Officer at CFEngine, discusses promise theory, its origin, and how dimensional analysis and scaling theory can be applied to software development, at the 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara.

About Mark Burgess (CFEngine):
Mark Burgess is the founder, CTO and principal author of Cfengine. He is Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College and has led the way in theory and practice of automation and policy based management for 20 years. In the 1990s he underlined the importance of idempotent, autonomous desired state management ("convergence") and formalised cooperative systems in the 2000s ("promise theory"). He is the author of numerous books and papers on Network and System Administration and has won several prizes for his work.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

The co-founder and chief architect of the binary management company JFrog is interviewed on the floor of the 2014 O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

The Director of Instart Logic, a company providing an alternative to content delivery networks (CDNs), is interviewed on the floor of the O'Reilly 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

The Chief Architect of EdgeCast Networks sits down to discuss how the company works to make the web faster, and changes since their acquisition by Verizon, at the 2014 Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

About Rob Peters (EdgeCast):
Rob Peters is Chief Architect at EdgeCast Networks, where he was one of the early members of the engineering group. Peters currently leads core teams that work with EdgeCast's core http cache/proxy engine and its surrounding infrastructure ecosystem of software and hardware. He enjoys thinking about deployment methodologies and looking at graphs and grids full of colorful numbers, and is often mistaken for a subversion and perl fanboy.

Prior to joining EdgeCast in 2008, Rob completed a Ph.D. in Computation & Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology and spent several years in post-doctoral work at the University of Southern California building biologically-inspired computer vision software. He will be happy to show you a live demo of these algorithms that still manage to run on his laptop. You can find Rob online at https://twitter.com/rjpcal.

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Recorded at: June 26, 2014
Date Posted: December 17, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that between 2010-2020 there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings available in the United States. At current graduation rates, we can only fill about 30% of those jobs with U.S. computing graduates. (Ashcraft & Blithe, 2010; Simard, et al., 2008; Voyles et al., 2007)

So, how do we get more women in IT? There are so many job openings, yet there are fewer and fewer women CS graduates.

In this session we will cover:
- Reasons why girls lag behind in Computer Science.
- Four specific things you can do to encourage girls in programming.
- Our story of teaching Jane, age 7, programming and electronics projects, and making it fun.
- Practical ideas on teaching and mentoring girls in your life how to love programming.

Our session is ideally suited for parents, caregivers, or anyone who has an interest in mentoring girls and young women to consider an engineering career in IT.

About Doug Ireton (Nordstrom):
Doug Ireton is an Infrastructure Engineer at Nordstrom, working on automating all the things with Chef and Ruby. In his spare time he teaches his kids programming and electronics.

About Jane Ireton (Ireton):
Jane Ireton is 7 years old. She loves learning to program, Arduino, and devouring books. She is also a big fan of the Illiad and the Odyssey.