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7 lessons from velocity 2011 (Meetup feedback session for London Web Performance)


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A presentation on the Velocity 2011 conference to the London Web Performance Meetup group by Stephen Thair (Seriti Consulting) covering some of the key messages and takeaways from this year's event.

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7 lessons from velocity 2011 (Meetup feedback session for London Web Performance)

  1. 1. Thoughts, experiences and key learning from Velocity 2011<br />Stephen Thair, Seriti Consulting, @TheOpsMgr<br />London Web Performance Meetup Group, @LDNWebPerf<br />Velocity 2011 Feedback session<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Firstly a quick Velocity puzzle… <br />Can you explain this slide? <br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />2<br />
  3. 3. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />4<br />Ruby Gem<br />Knife CLI to Chef<br />
  5. 5. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />5<br />7 Lessons fromVelocity 2011<br />
  6. 6. Lesson # 1<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />6<br />The Cloud is real(at least in the US)<br />and cloud provisioning, configuration management and automation (using tools like Chef and Puppet) are a HOT TOPIC<br />
  7. 7. Some cloud presentations to watch<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />7<br />Netflix Presentation – Adrian Cockcroft -<br />Heroku Presentation – not yet available  <br />Infrastructure automation with OpsCode Chef -<br />
  8. 8. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />8<br />One of my key takeaways…<br /><br />
  9. 9. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />9<br />Cloud isn’t aMigrationit is aTransformation<br />And if you aren't prepared to do that then stay in your datacentre<br />
  10. 10. Lesson # 2<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />10<br />Demand Management is Key<br />“The Rockstars of Ops going forward will be the people who work out how to make the server estate match demand. Small is good”<br /><br />
  11. 11. Some live tweets… <br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Lesson # 3<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />12<br />It’s open-source turtles all the way down…<br />
  13. 13. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />13<br />Which ignores 20% of the web? <br />
  14. 14. Lesson # 4<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />14<br />The Web Performance rules haven’t changedIn fact I didn’t hear any new ones?<br />
  15. 15. Some new stats… <br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />15<br />Loading jqueryAsync<br />Improving JS Execution time<br />Delayed ad-loading<br />Faster does not always equal more revenue!!!<br /><br />
  16. 16. Lesson # 4<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />16<br />No-one really knows what the Mobile Web Performance Rules are…<br />
  17. 17. Mobile Presentation to read…<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />17<br />Rajiv from Qualcomm<br /><br />Ariya from Sencha<br /><br />MaximilianoFirtman<br /><br />
  18. 18. A Java app calling a java app calling a C++ app using JNI to call a java app….<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />18<br /><br />
  19. 19. Android limited to 4 sockets<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />19<br />So domain sharding probably doesn’t work very well…<br /><br />
  20. 20. Lesson # 5<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />20<br />The WebPerf job market is HOT!<br />
  21. 21. The velocity job board<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Lesson # 6<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />22<br />Always attend lectures by John Rauser<br /><br /><br />
  23. 23. Inspired by @jrauser – histograms!<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />23<br /><br />
  24. 24. Lesson # 7<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />24<br />Always attend lectures by Adam Jacobs<br />“Build Your Own Adventure 2 – Electric Boogaloo” was the funniest talk @Velocity<br /><br />
  25. 25. But informative too! (my live tweets)<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />25<br />
  26. 26. a last philosophical point…<br />13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />26<br />“We are building a Global Brain, a new type of symbiosis between man and machine”<br />Tim O'Reilly<br /><br />
  27. 27. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />27<br />And that’s all I’ve got… <br />
  28. 28. 13/07/2011<br />© Seriti Consulting<br />28<br />Questions?<br />Stephen Thair, Seriti Consulting, @TheOpsMgr<br /><br /><br />London Web Performance Meetup Group, @LDNWebPerf<br />Monthly Meetups in Central London (near Bank)<br /><br />