velocity logoMore than a thousand software and data nerds will gather in Santa Clara, Calif., later this month for O’Reilly’s annual Velocity conference—and once again New Relic will be there in a big way as a Diamond Sponsor.

Designed for people who “need to create sites, apps, and services that are fast, scalable, resilient, and highly available,” this year’s Velocity agenda includes new topics like distributed systems, microservices, monitoring with data, Docker, and Go.

Docker is hot

Docker Up & Running book coverWe’re playing into those themes with an essential keynote presentation by the awesome tag team of lead site reliability engineer Karl Matthias and manager of site engineering Sean Kane, who will share their insights into “Implementing Docker in Production at Scale”—based on their own firsthand experience. (For more information, see How New Relic Used Docker to Solve Thorny Deployment Issues.)

As they’ll explain beginning at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, “With a little planning, a Docker workflow can go a long way to solving some challenging organizational and deployment issues. However, a fully functioning production workflow based around Docker requires components that don’t come out of the box.” Their goal is to give attendees “a clear understanding of how to go back and implement this solution in your organization, using available open source tools.”

You can also get a 50% discount on the team’s new book, Docker Up & Running: Shipping Reliable Containers in Production, published by O’Reilly.

Booth and personal meetings

For a more personal New Relic experience, stop by Hall A/B, Booth 501 in the Santa Clara Convention Center to learn more about the hottest industry trends, watch live demos, and meet with our team of product pros. 

And if all that’s not enough, head over to our Velocity landing page to schedule a meeting with a New Relic developer or executive. Just let us what you’re interested in and we’ll set it up!


A true “kickoff” party

Nerd Bowl 0x7dfFinally, Velocity can also be a lot of fun, and nothing is likely to top the Nerd Bowl 0x7df Velocity Kickoff party on Wednesday evening, May 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Levi’s® Stadium, located right across from the Velocity location at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The Nerd Bowl will be the ultimate tech party, bringing together operations, developers, and other Velocity attendees for a clash of IT titans. Join us at the tech-powered Levi’s® Stadium 501 Club for food, drinks, and discussions with other top performers in the industry.

You won’t want to miss this kickoff, so be sure to R.S.V.P. by May 18, 2015. Velocity Conference badge required for admission.

Note: Event dates, speakers, and schedules are subject to change without notice.

And save the date!

Discover how to build and run the software that will define your future.
November 11-13, 2015
The Fairmont, San Francisco


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