Velocity wrap-up

June 25, 2010 3:53 pm | 3 Comments

Velocity ended yesterday at 6pm – and the final presentations from 5:20-6:00 were still packed! It was a great conference. I’m wiped out from talking web performance from 8am to 10pm the last three days.

The highlight of the conference was the conference itself:

  • 1200 attendees
  • 89 speakers
  • 28 sponsors
  • 26 exhibitors

Compare that to the numbers for Velocity 2008: 600 attendees, 65 speakers, 9 sponsors, 17 exhibitors. The growth is a testimonial for how the focus on web performance and operations has increased in just 2 years. Companies know their web sites have to be fast, available, and scalable. That’s why they come to Velocity.

We added a third track this year on Culture which meant I wasn’t able to attend every performance talk. But here are the talks I saw that really stood out:

There were other great talks such as The Top 5 Mistakes of Massive CSS and Google Maps API v3 – Built First for Mobile for which we’re still waiting for slides and possibly video. I encourage you to check out all the slides and videos – remember, I was only able to sit in on one of three tracks. There’s a lot more to see.

Thanks for making Velocity 2010 so amazing. I’ll see you at Velocity 2011! (Remember to register early!)

3 Responses to Velocity wrap-up

  1. Thanks for this great conference

  2. How much did the event cost?

  3. Waiting for the video of John Rauser’s TCP talk. I gather from the slides it was a very hard-core yet interesting presentation, and although I’m probably familiar with most of it, it’s never bad to go over it again