Lessons From Velocity 2014: Getting Rid of Cruft, Product Management, and More [Video]

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

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.

Image and video credit: O’Reilly

Asami Novak is director of content strategy and development at New Relic. Prior to joining the New Relic team, she wrote marketing and ad copy for a variety of B2B and B2C companies. Her editorial writing has appeared in WIRED and Dwell, among other publications. View posts by .

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