Video and slides synchronized, mp3 and slide download available at URL http://bit.ly/21ORjWn. Gil Tene provides an in-depth overview of Latency and Response Time Characterization, including proven methodologies for measuring, reporting, and investigating latencies, and overview of some common pitfalls encountered (far too often) in the field. Tene also covers specific considerations in garbage collected environments (such as Java). Filmed at qconsf.com. Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine and runtime technologies for the past 25 years. His pet focus areas include system responsiveness and latency behavior. Gil pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4) that powers Azul's continuously reactive Java platforms.