Performance nerds from companies big and small converged in Santa Clara, California, this week to talk about making websites better and faster. The event was O’Reilly’s Velocity 2014, and the New Relic team had a great time joining in on the fun.
In addition to hosting a 3D-themed after party and a pre-conference breakfast, we were able to attend a number of interesting sessions, including
- MercadoLibre CTO Daniel Rabinovich’s talk about the company’s technical and cultural transformation (and how the company got rid of its QA and Product Management groups in the process)
- Intuit chief mobile architect Desirée Gosby’s session about developing mobile apps at scale
Other highlights included Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill’s high-energy talk about the history of big data and how the convergence of data and compute will be key in enabling the Internet of Things, as well as Seth Walker of Etsy’s talk about continuous experimentation and the joys of getting rid of that annoying cruft. And let’s not forget New Relic’s very own vice president of product marketing Patrick Lightbody’s keynote about “Software Analytics for Performance Nerds“. You can watch the entire presentation here.
Thanks again to everyone who joined us at Velocity this year. Next up: O’Reilly’s OSCON up in Portland, July 20 – 24! Look forward to seeing you there.
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