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Jun 2018


San Jose Convention Center 408 Almaden Blvd. San Jose , California 95110
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O'Reilly Velocity - San Jose 2018






Event Overview:

Velocity is the one conference that tackles systems performance from every angle.

Performance. Resilience. Security. Learn to build systems that power modern business at Velocity.

Velocity is where systems engineers, software developers, architects, and DevOps teams gather to learn what works and what doesn’t from industry experts and fellow practitioners.

Attendee Information:

Come to Velocity to discover how the world's leading organizations build and manage their distributed systems—and leave with concrete solutions to apply to your own work so you can build faster, more durable, secure systems.

Why attend

Build Secure, Resilient Systems
The O'Reilly Velocity Conference provides you with real-world best practices for building, deploying, and running complex, distributed applications and systems.

Quality Time with Experts
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with a cadre of industry leaders who are taking systems performance and operations to the next level. Bring your entire team to share ideas and get your toughest questions answered by the experts.

Four Days Devoted to Web Operations, DevOps, and Systems Engineering
Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into four concentrated days. You'll be able to apply what you've learned immediately and you'll be well prepared for what lies ahead.

Who should attend

  • Systems and site reliability engineers
  • Systems architects
  • Application developers
  • DevOps practitioners
  • Researchers and academics
  • Teams engaged in operations, infrastructure, and cloud ecosystems
  • CTOs and CIOs seeking to streamline operations

Co-located with Fluent

Keynote Speakers

Dave Andrews

CDN Architect and Evangelist, Verizon Digital Media Services

EdgeControl: CDN tools to appease your inner control freak

Change is inevitable, but the aftereffects can be either good or bad. With respect to configuration changes, for example, it’s paramount to minimize any customer impact. Having the right tools is one way to meet this challenge. Dave Andrews explains how to wield the power of a global 50 Tbps application delivery network, featuring 125+ points of presence, to ensure maximum availability during and after a change.

David Andrews leads CDN architecture and technical evangelism at Verizon Digital Media Services, Previously, he brought several web security products to market at Verizon and worked for startups in the Los Angeles area, building security products in the virtualization and content delivery network (CDN) spaces. He enjoys low-level security exploitation techniques and has an appreciation for the nuances and resulting surprised faces that accompany discovering failure modes in globally distributed systems. David holds a PhD in computer security from a small university in Australia.

Tamar Bercovici

Senior Director, Engineering, Box

Lessons Learned while Evolving Box’s Database Infrastructure

When Tamar joined Box as an engineer on the Backend Team seven years ago, the entire platform was running on a single MySQL DB host fronted by a simple pool of Memcache servers. In the years since the team has evolved the Box Database Stack to handle an ever-growing query load and data-set, and it now comprises hundreds of servers serving millions of queries per second over hundreds of billions of data records. In this talk, Tamar will share tips and lessons learned from her experience on this evolutionary path, as well as some of the new challenges the team is tackling next.

Tamar Bercovici is a senior director of engineering at Box, where she leads the database, content, and enterprise teams in building out the core of the Box Content Management Platform. Tamar also runs the annual Box company-wide hackathon and has been frequently invited to speak at various leading technology conferences like Percona, Velocity, @Scale, and Grace Hopper. Tamar was named one of Business Insider’s most powerful women engineers in tech in 2014 and 2017. Previously, Tamar was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company). She holds a PhD in computer science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Nicole Forsgren

Director, DORA

Secrets and surprises of high performance: What the data says

Over the past four years, the State of DevOps Report has shown exactly how high-performing IT teams decisively outperform low-performing peers. So how do you become a high-performing technology organization?

Nicole Forsgren shares results and stories to uncover the secrets and surprises of what really makes high-performing technology-driven teams and organizations, helping you deliver quality software quickly and reliably. The insights include architecture, burnout, leadership, and employee engagement. You’ll leave with takeaways you can apply immediately to make your team more effective and warning signs to watch out for as you continue to push the envelope in your technology journey.

Nicole Forsgren is the CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). Nicole is an IT impacts expert who is best known for her work with tech professionals and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in knowledge management, IT adoption and impacts, and DevOps. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. Nicole has been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and her work has been featured in various media outlets, peer-reviewed journals, and conferences. She holds a PhD in management information systems and a master’s degree in accounting.


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