This June in San Jose, CA, the O’Reilly Fluent and Velocity conferences are teaming up to create a unique learning opportunity that addresses the full web experience—from development and performance to operations and resilience. Whether you work on the systems that keep modern businesses running or the websites that attract and retain customers (or both!), you'll get the most critical, up–to–the–minute knowledge from O’Reilly’s network of experts.
To be an effective full-stack technologist, you’ll want to attend both Fluent and Velocity. Here are two possible “choose your own adventure” pathways for navigating both conferences: the first will appeal to front end web developers and the second is geared toward engineering team leads.
A Fluent / Velocity path for a senior front end web developer
- A complete introduction to React: Attend this two-day training to get up to speed on React and its vast tooling ecosystem.
- Creating a reusable React component library: Cory House focuses on how to build reusable React components.
- Hacking web performance: Learn about new performance techniques to speed up your team's sites from Max Firtman.
- Design for Security: Serena Chen's session offers strategies for using design thinking to identify security best practices and anti-patterns.
- A front end developer's guide to GraphQL: Peggy Rayzis is focusing on GraphQL's schema-first approach to client-side querying pairs, which pairs well with React.
- Accessibility is important; now what?: Juliana Gomez from HUGE demystifies the trickiest WCAG standards and shares demos of common accessibility nightmares.
- Opportunities and challenges in applying machine learning: Learn how to find opportunities to apply machine learning, the pitfalls in applying it, and the steps required to succeed.
- Meaningful UX performance metrics and how to improve them: Building a website is one thing, but you also have to understand UX performance and monitoring.
A Fluent / Velocity path for an engineering team lead
- Mastering continuously deployed serverless applications: This two-day training will help teams take the raw ideas of serverless and apply them in a continuous deployment context.
- Full Stack in a Stackless World: This session will help teams improve development velocity and reliability by adopting modern back end design.
- The Freedom to Configure is the Freedom to Make a Better World: Cory Doctorow from the EFF talks about how we are truly building a web for all.
- Serverless server-side rendering: Improving user experience with React and serverless functions: From Natalia Qabazard at Trulia, this session will help you understand the benefits of using a serverless product to perform server-side rendering using React.
- Crossing the serverless fireswamp: It’s also important to understand the pitfalls and problems of going serverless as Symphonia’s Mike Roberts will explain.
- Field-tested interfaces for the next billion: Building products for customers with a fast internet connection is easy, what about everyone else?
- Scaling yourself during hypergrowth: An important talk by Julia Grace from Slack about best practices for building high-performing management teams.
- Service-level objectives and risk management for evolving services: As services evolve, it’s crucial to develop, monitor, and iterate service-level objectives.
- Leading an effective engineering team within the world's largest bureaucracy: A fascinating look into how the U.S. Veterans Administration works.
We look forward to seeing you in San Jose, CA, at Fluent and Velocity this June. You’ll leave with new ideas, proven best practices, and an expanded network of peers and innovators to help you tackle your next project and advance your career.