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Press Release: March 18, 2010

Fast by Default: O'Reilly Velocity Conference Opens Registration and Reveals Program

Sebastopol, CA, March 18, 2010—Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, demonstrates how to automate performance and ops best practices to make sites fast by default. Now in its third year, Velocity brings together the leaders taking web performance and operations into the future. Velocity 2010 moves to a new location June 22-24, at the Hyatt Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA. Program chairs Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins have announced the program of conference sessions, panels, and workshops at Velocity 2010. Registration has also opened, offering special savings for early registrants.

Featured speakers at Velocity 2010 currently include:

  • John Adams (Twitter), "In the Belly of the Whale: Operations at Twitter"
  • John Allspaw (, "Ops Meta-Metrics: The Currency You Use to Pay for Change"
  • Philip Dixon (Shopzilla), "Time is Money - The Measurable Value of Performance by Design"
  • Marc Hedlund (Wesabe), "Protecting 'Cloud' Secrets With Grendel"
  • Urs Hoelzle (SVP Operations, Google)
  • Bobby Johnson (Facebook), "Moving Fast"
  • Yehuda Katz (Engine Yard), "Rails 3: Even Faster By Default"
  • Stoyan Stefanov (Yahoo! ) "Psychology of Performance" "The Top 5 Mistakes of Massive CSS"
  • Shanti Subramanyam (Sun Microsystems), "Hidden Scalability Gotchas in Memcached and Friends"
  • Nicole Sullivan (Consultant) The Top 5 Mistakes of Massive CSS

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