Velocity 2010 – The non-technical bits

Velocity, THE Web Performance and Operations Conference, was a runaway success again this year. It was sold out with 1,200 attendees – making it larger than the previous two years, combined.

As usual, the technical talks were outstanding. But I found some of the non-technical talks of particular interest.

So many of the challenges we face (performance-related, or otherwise) often have roots in cultural or organizational issues rather than technical issues. Several presentations explored this, and offered suggestions. These were my favorites:

Creating Cultural Change by John Rauser (Amazon), Video

– Excerpts from Choose your own adventure by Adam Jacob (OpsCode), Video 1, Video 2

Moving Fast by Bobby Johnson (Facebook), Video

You can watch them all in less than an hour. Go get some popcorn…