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O'Reilly Velocity Conference comes to New York, October 1–4, 2017

August 9, 2017

Conference and training on real-world best practices for performance, scalability, and resilience of distributed systems

Boston, MA—The O'Reilly Velocity Conference, for engineers who need to build and manage fast, durable systems, comes to the New York Hilton Midtown on October 1–4, 2017. Businesses can't succeed without their engineers, who are responsible for the systems that dictate customer experience and thus the ultimate success of the company.

The Velocity program covers customer focus and systems thinking, in addition to plenty of technical content on performance, scalability, and resilience. Conference speakers are successful and innovative practitioners with a deep, nuanced understanding of how engineers contribute to the success of products and companies. They know it's not just the technology, and they bring that context to their presentations.

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Program chairs Ines Sombra, James Turnbull, and Mary Treseler have created a program that offers engineers a holistic view of the continuous delivery stack, all in one place. Featured speakers include:

  • Nick Rockwell, New York Times
  • Kristopher Beevers, NS1
  • Jessica Frazelle, Google
  • Robert Castley, Catchpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Lara Hogan, Kickstarter
  • Richard Cook, Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers
  • Claire Le Goues, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cliff Crocker, Akamai
  • Carin Meier, Cognitect
  • Joe Goldberg, BMC Software Inc.
  • Neha Narula, Digital Currency Initiative
  • David Woods, Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers
  • Cynthia Savard Saucier, Shopify

The Velocity program covers topics such as capacity planning; DevOps and tools; distributed data and databases; monitoring, tracing, and metrics; networking, traffic, and edge management; orchestration, scheduling, and containers; systems engineering; and technical leadership.

Early registration prices apply until August 17, 2017, and limited number of media passes remain available for qualified journalists and analysts. Contact maureen@oreilly.com for more information and interview requests.

Follow #VelocityConf for conference news and updates.

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