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Velocity Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

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Discover the latest tools, skills, and ideas in web performance and operations with this complete video compilation of O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2012. With a focus on practical, large-scale web development, Velocity consistently attracts the best minds in the world of web ops. This year, experts including Steve Souders, John Allspaw, Jay Parikh, Mike Brittain, and Stoyan Stefanov led sessions in four tracks: Web Performance, Operations, Velocity Culture, and—increasingly important—Mobile Performance.

Download these videos or view them through our HD player, and keep pace with the changing speed of the Web. Learn what’s worked (and equally importantly, what has not worked) in real world applications. The only things expanding faster than new techniques and technologies to build a faster, stronger Web are the expectations of web and mobile users—it’s a race you cannot afford to lose.

Here are just a few of the sessions you’ll receive in this video package:

  • SPDYing Up Your Site—Matthew Steele and Roberto Peon (Google)
  • A Web Perf Dashboard: Up & Running in 90 Minutes—Aaron Kulick (@WalmartLabs), Cliff Crocker (SOASTA)
  • Michelin Starred Cooking with Chef—Jon Cowie (Etsy)
  • Investigating Anomalies—John Rauser (Amazon)
  • Living With Technical Debt—Nathan Yergler (Eventbrite)
  • Dashboard Mania—Tim Lossen (wooga - world of gaming)
  • Mobile Web Application Performance—Estelle Weyl (
  • Performance Lessons Learned from the PhoneGap Team—Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)


On Dec 9 Jason Irwin wrote: Another excellent video set!
For those who don't know, Velocity is O'Reilly's Web Performance and Operations conference. Similar to O'Reilly's other conferences Velocity brings together experts from many prevalent technology companies - including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Walmart, to name but a few. The conference was split into four tracks: Web Performance, Operations, Velocity Culture and Mobile Performance and focuses a lot of attention on web metrics and large scale web performance. The set weighs in at a whopping 54.5 hours for $400 (at time of writing). As with previous O'Reilly content that I have reviewed, the production quality of this set is amazing. Video is high definition, sound is crystal clear and while the set may seem pricey at first, the video set is a very viable alternative to attending the conference in person. Given the impact of performance on both user engagement and conversion optimization this set is invaluable to anyone building or maintaining a commercial web application. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Aug 18 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Make your apps perform
The Velocity Conference motto is "Building a Faster and Strong Web". As such, the conference is focused on Web Performance and Operations. This conference is targetted for web professionals from companies of all sizes. I happen to be one of those web professionals. Unfortunately, this year I couldn't go. Or so I thought until I got access to this video compilation of all sessions! I am happy again. The whole gamut of web performance has been covered in this video sessions. All the sessions are pretty good so I am unable to say "this one was better than that one". Also, I haven't watched all the videos since it covers whole 3 days. I do make it a point to watch in my infinite spare time and I learn something new each time. Regardless, these videos are making me smarter and standing out at my work place. It's been incredible. I strongly recommend this compilation to anyone wanting to make a difference in their app Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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