Velocity OLC, upcoming events

March 8, 2010 8:46 pm | 5 Comments

Velocity is the O’Reilly conference Jesse Robbins and I co-chair. This is our third year and it’ll be bigger and better than ever. Dates are June 22-24. We’re almost done reviewing proposals and the speaker line-up so far looks great: mobile, browsers, tools, JavaScript, metrics, and more all covered from a performance perspective. I hope you’ll be able to make it.

As a warm up to Velocity in June, O’Reilly had the great idea of starting Velocity OLC (OnLine Conference). We had the first one on December 8 with great speakers including Mike Belshe (Chrome, SPDY), Charles Jolley (SproutCore), and J Chris Anderson (CouchDB). The next Velocity OLC is coming up fast – March 17 9-11:15am (PST). The agenda is:

  • Site Performance in Google Webmaster Tools – Sreeram Ramachandran (Google)
  • MySQL Abuse – Kellan Elliott-McCrea (Flickr)
  • Keeping Track of Your Performance Using Show Slow – Sergey Chernyshev (truTV)
  • Provisioning Toolchain – Lee Thompson (DTO Solutions)
  • Diagnose and Prevent JavaScript/AJAX Performance Issues in Internet Explorer – Andreas Grabner (dynaTrace Software)

The event is free! I invited the performance speakers, Sreeram, Sergey, and Andi, because they’ve released these amazing, free tools that all web developers focused on performance should know about. I hope you’ll tune in.

I also want to mention my next few speaking appearances.

JSConf.US (April 17&18, DC) – I missed the first two years of this conference and was bummed. I heard so many good things about it, I jumped at the chance to speak at JSConf.EU last November in Berlin and it exceeded my high expectations. Now I get to experience the main event. And I’ll be back in my old (20 years ago) stomping grounds!

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (May 3-6) – This event is sentimental for me. 4 years ago Tenni Theurer and I showed up to do a workshop on Sunday. It was beautiful outside and we figured everyone would be out sightseeing. Instead, 300+ people showed up. That was the first conference I had spoken at in a decade, and was the beginning of the evangelism campaign that I carry on today. I’ve spoken here every year and it’s always a great, smart crowd. Super hallway discussions.

@media (London, June 8-11) – Dion and Ben turned me on to Web Directions, speaking highly of all the conferences they run. I reached out to John Allsopp and he was kind enough to put me on the speaker list. I’m pysched to see some of the speakers I know well, plus some I’ve never met. And it’s a great opportunity for me to touch base with EU web devs focused on performance. Use the “SOUDERS” discount code.

Definitely grab me if you’re at any of these events. I want to know about your biggest performance bottleneck, and tips & tricks you’d like to share. And I’m always happy to sit down with a packet sniffer and do some performance analysis on the fly.

5 Responses to Velocity OLC, upcoming events

  1. Any chance that you will speaking agian @ fronteers 2010? :)

  2. I hope so. They just announced the dates: Oct 7-8.

  3. Great! I’d personally love to participate in the event :)

  4. Really excited to have you coming to London Steve, and hopefully elsewhere soon too!


  5. Aw, has it really been 4 years since Web 2.0 Expo? Fond memories for me as well – remember we showed up wearing almost the exact same button-up blue shirt?! :)