Audience at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in London 2017
Audience at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in London 2017 (source: O'Reilly Conferences via Flickr)

People from across the DevOps, distributed systems, and performance worlds came together in London for the O'Reilly Velocity Conference. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.

Biological computation

Sara-Jane Dunn discusses an entirely different paradigm of computing: the information processing carried out by cells.

Cloud native: Security threat or opportunity?

Liz Rice considers the questions organizations must answer before going cloud native.

Why an (interactive) picture is worth a thousand numbers

Miriah Meyer explores how interactive visualizations can help us find meaning in mounds of data.

Scaling a startup with a 21st century language

Christopher Meiklejohn is building his startup with Martinelli, a new programming language that provides fault-tolerant, high-scalability operation.

Blockchain and the future of distributed computing

Catherine Mulligan discusses the implications of blockchain on distributed systems and what needs to be addressed to build and maintain these systems effectively.

The evolution of chaos

Kolton Andrus explores the evolution of chaos engineering and explains why it’s becoming the go-to approach for building resilient systems.

Overcoming traditional data analytics performance bottlenecks with inline acceleration

Mike Strickland says a new approach to data analytics acceleration is delivering benchmarked performance increases of 3X to 10X+ at the system level for traditional relational and NoSQL databases.

T-minus 3, 2, 1: Future-proofing production systems

Kavya Joshi explores strategies for preparing systems for flux and scale.

Edge compute: The missing pieces

Edge computing is a hot topic, but Tyler McMullen says major hurdles need to be overcome before it reaches its full potential.

Informed intentions meet tech for good

Laura Hackney looks at the pitfalls and successes of the movement to bring social justice work into the technology landscape.

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