Velocity Europe Conference 2014: Video Compilation

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Velocity is unlike any other technical conference on the planet

If you didn’t make it to Velocity Europe 2014 in Barcelona, this complete video compilation will get you up to speed on every keynote, workshop, session, and lightning demo held at the conference. You’ll learn about big ideas in DevOps, web operations, web performance, and mobile from the best speakers in the industry.

Sessions range from highly technical (hardcore math and statistics) to practical (demonstrations of monitoring, clustering, and analytics) to cultural (let's break down the silos and move ahead). Download these videos or view them through our HD player, and learn what works (and what doesn’t) in real world web applications. You’ll look at your work, your organization, and the technologies you use in completely new ways.

Tracks at Velocity Europe 2014 focused on:

  • Web Performance: Immerse yourself in the latest tools, technologies, and expert advice on getting your site to perform at warp speed.
  • Operations: Learn what’s important to monitor and when, understand which metrics make a difference, and see how large sites deal with config management, failover, and other key issues.
  • Mobile: Learn how to measure, analyze, and improve mobile performance, including how UX/UI plays a key role in performance.
  • Culture & Organizational Change: Understand how to future-proof the health of your organization by managing complex systems of both the technical and human varieties.

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Table of contents

  1. Keynotes
    1. Life after ‘Human Error’ - Steven Shorrock (EUROCONTROL)
    2. Maximize the Return of Your Digital Investments - Aaron Rudger (Keynote Systems)
    3. LIGHTNING DEMO: Always Keep an Eye on Your Website Performance - PerfBar - Khalid Lafi (WireFilter)
    4. The Impatience Economy, Where Velocity Creates Value - Monica Pal (Aerospike Inc.)
    5. Recruiting for Diversity in Tech - Laine Campbell (Pythian)
    6. Embracing Your Personal Apocalypse: A Light-Hearted Jaunt Through an Abject Failure - Will Pressly (EdgeCast)
    7. Time For a New Way to Measure User Experience?! - Klaus Enzenhofer (Dynatrace)
    8. Better Performance Through Better Design - Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve)
    9. Upgrading the Web: Polyfills, Components and the Future of Web Development at Scale - Andrew Betts (FT Labs)
    10. Web Performance: Monitoring the Beast - Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint Systems Inc.)
    11. Cultures of Continuous Learning - Vanessa Hurst (CodeMontage)
    12. Troubleshooting Using HTTP Headers - Steve Miller-Jones (Limelight Networks)
    13. Monitoring without Alerts - and Why it Makes Way More Sense than You Might Think - Alois Reitbauer (
    14. Lowering the Barrier to Programming - Pamela Fox (Khan Academy)
    15. Velocity at GitHub - Brian Doll (GitHub)
    16. Lightning Demos - Ilya Grigorik (Google), Nils Kuhn (iteratec GmbH), and Uwe Beßle (iteratec GmbH)
  2. Performance sessions
    1. Is TLS Fast Yet? - Ilya Grigorik (Google)
    2. Progressive Image Rendering: Good or Evil? - Tammy Everts (Radware) and Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
    3. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Preloader? - Yoav Weiss (WL Square)
    4. What are Third-party Components Doing to Your Site's Performance? - Andy Davies (NCC Group) and Simon Hearne (NCC Group)
    5. High Performance WebSocket - Wesley Hales (Shape Security)
    6. Synthetic and RUM – The Best of Both Worlds - Cliff Crocker (SOASTA) and Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve)
    7. Lossy Compression of True-color PNG Images - Kornel Lesinski (FT Labs)
    8. RIP Onload: Finding a Better Measurement Yardstick - Buddy Brewer (SOASTA) and Philip Tellis (SOASTA)
    9. Breaking News at 1000ms - Patrick Hamann (the Guardian)
    10. Offline-first Web Apps - Matt Andrews (Financial Times)
    11. Look, Ma, No Image Requests! - Pamela Fox (Khan Academy)
    12. Advanced Image Compression Techniques - Tobias Baldauf (Akamai)
    13. Performance Testing 101 - Ian Molyneaux (Intechnica) and Larry Haig (Intechnica)
    14. Everything You Wanted to Know About Web Performance (But Were Afraid to Ask) - Tammy Everts (Radware) and Kent Alstad (Radware Canada)
    15. Responsive and Fast: Iterating Live on a RWD Site - Colin Bendell (Akamai)
  3. Operations sessions
    1. Continuous and Visible Security Testing with BDD-Security - Stephen de Vries (ContinuumSecurity)
    2. Monitoring: The Math Behind Bad Behavior - Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
    3. Design Reviews for Operations - Mandi Walls (Chef)
    4. What Ops Can Learn From Design - Robert Treat (OmniTI)
    5. Statistical Learning-based Automatic Anomaly Detection @Twitter - Arun Kejariwal (Twitter)
    6. Your Place or Mine: A Discussion of Where to Host Your Site - Joshua Hoffman (SoundCloud), Robert Treat (OmniTI), Michael Brunton-Spall (Government Digital Service), and Mike Rembetsy (Etsy)
    7. Microservices - What an Ops Team Needs to Know - Michael Brunton-Spall (Government Digital Service)
    8. It's 3AM, Do You Know Why You Got Paged? - Ryan Frantz (Etsy)
    9. Customizing Chef for Fun and Profit - Jon Cowie (Etsy)
    10. Caching the Uncacheable - Hooman Beheshti (Fastly)
    11. Zero Downtime Deployment with Ansible - Stein Inge Morisbak (Bekk Consulting AS)
    12. Linux Containers from Scratch - Joshua Hoffman (SoundCloud)
    13. The Interruptive Nature of Operations - Avleen Vig (Etsy) and Carolyn Rowland (Independent)
    14. CoreOps - CoreOS for Sysadmins - Kelsey Hightower (CoreOS)
  4. Mobile sessions
    1. Don’t Kill Yourself: Mobile Web Performance Tricks that Aren’t Worth It - and Some that Are - Lyza Gardner (Cloud Four)
    2. Building the FirefoxOS Homescreen - Kevin Grandon (Mozilla)
    3. Delivering Optimal Images for Phones and Tablets on the Modern Web - Joshua Marantz (Google)
    4. Diving Deep into RUM-based Mobile Waterfalls - Mike McCall (Akamai Technologies Inc)
    5. Guide to Survive a World Wide Event - Almudena Vivanco (Telefónica I+D) and Mateus Bartz (Telefónica)
    6. RWD is Not a Panacea - Estelle Weyl (
    7. Etsy’s Journey to Building a Continuous Integration Infrastructure for Mobile Apps - Nassim Kammah (Etsy)
    8. Mobile Performance: When is Good Practice Irresponsible? - Andy Still (Intechnica)
    9. How We Sped up Baidu Map's Mobile Website to the Next Level - Zheng Jia (Baidu)
    10. Recycling: Why the Web is Slowing Your Mobile App - Colin Bendell (Akamai)
    11. Responsive Images are Coming to a Browser Near You - Yoav Weiss (WL Square)
    12. Extreme Web Performance for Mobile Devices - Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
    13. Building a Device Lab - Lara Hogan (Etsy) and Destiny Montague (Etsy)
  5. Culture Organizational Change sessions
    1. Hand-made Operations: Scaling Workflow and Management at Etsy - Mike Rembetsy (Etsy)
    2. IT Janitor - How to Tidy Up - Mark Barnes (Financial Times)
    3. Mansplaining 101: Cisadmin Edition - Marni Cohen (Puppet Labs)
    4. Cognitive Biases in Engineering Organizations - Jonathan Klein (Etsy)
    5. The Machine is Dead, Long Live the Machine! - Service Resilience and Deployment Automation at The BBC - Yavor Atanasov (BBC)
    6. The Black Magic of Engineering Management - Adam Christian (Sauce Labs Inc)
    7. Running Cross Functional Service Teams - Philip Reynolds (Workday)
    8. Performance is a People Problem - Ben Evans (jClarity)
    9. Collaboration Beyond the Tech Silo - James Stewart (Government Digital Service)
    10. Using Promise Theory to Improve Digital Service Quality - Jeff Sussna (Ingineering.IT)
    11. How BBC Sport Scales Engineering - Keith Mitchell (BBC)
    12. Kanban - A Way Towards DevOps in the Legacy Enterprise - Yuval Yeret (AgileSparks)
    13. The Path Forward: Scaling Management without Sacrificing Culture - Patrick McDonnell (Etsy) and Mike Rembetsy (Etsy)
  6. Sponsored sessions
    1. Becoming a Web Performance Warrior - Andy Still (Intechnica)
    2. Improving the Performance of Data Mashups To Maximize Your Return on Digital Initiatives - Abelardo Gonzalez (Keynote Systems)
    3. Is The Cloud Going To Kill Traditional Application Delivery - Dvir Shapira (Incapsula)
    4. Developing a Globally Distributed Purging System - Tyler McMullen (Fastly)

Product information

  • Title: Velocity Europe Conference 2014: Video Compilation
  • Author(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Release date: December 2014
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491917374