Velocity 2009: Call for Participation

November 11, 2008 5:05 pm | 2 Comments

Velocity 2009 is officially open! This is the conference that Jesse Robbins and I co-chair. Velocity 2009 is scheduled for June 22-24 at the Fairmont in San Jose. Checkout the new site. Most importantly, submit your speaking proposals on the Call for Participation page. We’ve provided some suggested topics. My favorites:

  • How to tie web performance and operations to the bottom line
  • Profiling JavaScript, CSS, and the network
  • Managing web services – flaming disasters you survived and lessons learned
  • The intersection between performance and design
  • Ads, ads, ads – the performance killer?

Last year’s event sold out with popular sessions that included:

  • members from the IE and Firefox teams talking about browser performance tradeoffs
  • demos of web development tools: Firebug, Fiddler, AOL PageTest, and HTTPWatch
  • case studies from top web apps including Wikipedia, Hotmail, Netflix, Live Search
  • performance optimizations for Ajax and images
  • open source product launches including Jiffy and EUCALYPTUS

Velocity 2009 is going to be even bigger and better. This year’s conference includes an extra day focused on workshops where experts will get into the details of their best practices for performance and operations. More time, more talks, more experts, more people, more takeaways to apply when you get back home. I can’t wait. See you there!

2 Responses to Velocity 2009: Call for Participation

  1. Another topic that I’m sure many are thinking about is how hosting in the cloud affects performance, and how you manage and track performance when much of your application is made up of a number of external SaaS vendors.

  2. Alright, fine. I’m submitting a proposal or two this time. :-)