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O’Reilly Velocity, the Web Performance and Operations Conference Opens Registration: Program Teaches How to Build a Better Internet


Sebastopol, CA, O’Reilly Media has opened early registration for Velocity, the Web Performance and Operations Conference on June 22-24, 2009, at the Fairmont in San Jose, CA. Program chairs Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders have revealed the program for this three-day event dedicated to helping people build better infrastructures. Early registration savings of up to $300 end May 3, 2009.

Velocity provides the place to learn how to build websites and services that raise the standards for fast, scalable, efficient, and reliable performance. Velocity 2009 focuses on accomplishing more with fewer resources, efficient design and scaling techniques, and the best ways to manage change. The program also highlights best practices in performance and operations that improve the user experience as well as the company’s bottom line.

Velocity will gather together developers, engineers, and managers from companies of all sizes; technical executives watching out for the bottom line; CTOs and CIOs seeking to streamline operations; technology evangelists and entrepreneurs pushing their enterprise boundaries; as well as reesearchers and academics. Conference goers can learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and painful lessons learned. A newly added full day of tutorials enriches the schedule this year.

Featured speakers and sessions will include:

* Douglas Crockford of Yahoo!, “Ajax Performance”
* Nicholas Zakas of Yahoo!, “Writing Efficient JavaScript”
* Chris Bissell of MySpace, “Fistful of Sand: Monitoring Code Performance at
* John Adam of Twitter, “Fixing Twitter: Improving the Performance and Scalability of the World’s Most Popular Micro-Blogging Site”
* Richard Campbell of Strangeloop Networks, “Death of a Web Server: Crisis in Caching”
* Stoyan Stefanov of Yahoo!, “Performance Tools”
* Jeremy Zawodny of Craigslist, “MySQL Performance from Day #1”
* Bill Scott of Netflix, “Event Delegation, Speeding Up the Netflix Queue”
* John Allspaw of Flickr/Yahoo!, “10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr”
* Mandi Walls of AOL, “Migrating from a Proprietary Web Platform to Open Source”
* Luke Kanies of Reductive Labs, “Introduction to Managed Infrastructure with Puppet”
* Robert Johnson of Facebook, “High Performance at Massive Scale: Lessons Learned at Facebook”
* Marissa Mayer of Google, “The Future of Search”

Velocity offers attendees:

* Two tracks covering the key aspects of web performance and operations
* Inspirational keynote presentations that clarify tough issues
* The chance to share knowledge with over 600 web developers and experts in one place
* An Exhibit Hall featuring dozens of the latest tools and services
* Ignite, a rapid-fire showcase of amazing projects and ideas
* Fun evening events, Birds of a Feather sessions, and many networking opportunities

Velocity 2008 sponsors and exhibitors included: Akamai, Google, Hyperic, Sun Microsystems, 3Tera, Cordiant, Keynote Systems, Limelight Networks, Inc., OpSource, Amazon Web Services, BlueArc, ControlTier, DeviceAnywhere, RightScale, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Webmetrics.

Early registration ends May 3, 2009.

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More O’Reilly Conferences:

* O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Jose, CA, March 9-12, 2009
* Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco in San Francisco March 31-April 3, 2009, co-produced with TechWeb
* MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, April 20-23, 2009, co-presented by O’Reilly Media and Sun Microsystems
* RailsConf in Las Vegas, May 4-7, co-presented with Ruby Central
* O’Reilly Where Conference in San Jose, CA, May 19-21, 2009
* O’Reilly Found Conference in Burlingame, CA, June 9-11, 2009
* OSCON in San Jose, CA, in San Jose, CA, July 20-24, 2009
* Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, CA, October 20-22, 2009
* Web 2.0 Expo New York in New York City, Nov. 16-19, 2009

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