Velocity conferences, the O'Reilly symposiums devoted to web operations, DevOps, and systems engineering, always promise education with inspiration. Velocity London 2018 kept that promise. The inspiration portion came from keynote luminaries like World Economic Forum AI expert Omoju Miller, University of Cambridge distributed systems researcher Martin Kleppmann, and chaos engineering wizard Crystal Hirschorn (Condé Nast International). The education portion came in the form of the conference's sessions devoted to building, deploying, and running complex, distributed applications and systems. This video compilation offers a front row view for all of Velocity London's best keynotes, tutorials, and technical sessions. It contains hours of material to study and enjoy at your own pace.
- Kubernetes sessions, such as Bridget Kromhout's (Microsoft) intro level Kubernetes 101 tutorial; Bridget Lane's (Gannett|USA Today) look at the hidden costs of Kubernetes; and Lee Calcote's (SolarWinds) tutorial on building secure microservices with Istio and Kubernetes.
- Distributed systems sessions, including Amy Boyle (New Relic) on building distributed real-time stream processing systems and José Carlos Chávez's (Typeform) explanation of distributed tracing.
- Distributed data sessions, including Rafael Chacon (Slack) on sharding MySQL clusters using Vitess and Heidi Waterhouse (LaunchDarkly) on the risks of retaining deprecated codebases.
- Monitoring, observability, and performance sessions, including Marcus Barczak (Fastly) on moving from push-based monitoring to pull-based with Prometheus and Constance Caramanolis (Lyft) on using Envoy’s extensive metrics to identify the root cause of production incidents.
- DevOps and SRE sessions, such as Ana Medina's (Gremlin) chaos engineering tutorial and Yaniv Aknin's (Google Cloud) how-to on applying metrics and data to architectural decision making.
- Building secure systems sessions, including Sabree Blackmon's (Scytale) look at building trust between distributed systems with SPIFFE and Mandi Walls' (Chef) deep dive tutorial into security and compliance using InSpec.
- Systems engineering and architecture sessions, including Siddharth Ram's (Intuit) review of how Intuit moved millions of customers from private infrastructure to the public cloud.
- Serverless sessions, including Yan Cui's (DAZN) detailed tutorial on how to build observability into a serverless application.
- Microservices and containers sessions, including Michael Kehoe's (LinkedIn) tutorial detailing the best practices in container monitoring.
- Leadership and career growth sessions, including Rowan Cota (BuzzFeed) on using in-house apprenticeship programs to grow your own SREs