Velocity OLC, upcoming events
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)
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.