5 reasons you should attend O’Reilly’s Velocity Europe conference [Win a free ticket]

5 reasons you should attend O’Reilly’s Velocity Europe conference [Win a free ticket]

Velocity conference is O’Reilly Media’s Web Performance and Operations conference, and it’s coming to Europe next month.

Taking place on 8 and 9 November in Berlin, Velocity will focus on how to make your site scalable, reliable, and fast. The Next Web is a media partner of the event. Read on for details of how to win a ticket, but first here are 5 great reasons to be there.

1. The speakers

You can look forward to two exciting conference days packed with excellent keynote speakers and intensive tutorials.

Program chairs Steve Souders (Google) and John Allspaw (etsy.com) have invited experts like Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI), Joshua Bixby (Strangeloop Networks), Michael Brunton-Spall (Guardian News and Media), Evan Elias (Tumblr), Jon Jenkins (Amazon.com), David Mandelin (Mozilla Corporation), Tim Morrow (Betfair), Patrick Mueller (IBM), Andrew Oates (Google), Alois Reitbauer (dynaTrace Software), Greg Schechter (YouTube), Mike Shaver (Mozilla Firefox), Ivo Teel (SPIL GAMES), Jeff Veen (Typekit) and many more to present their success stories and answer your toughest questions on Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, mobile performance and more. You can see the full speaker list here.

2. Networking and quality time with experts

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face to face with a cadre of industry leaders who are taking web performance and operations to the next level. Share ideas and get your toughest questions answered by the experts. Bring your team and your laptops, and leave with new insights.

3. Build faster web apps

The Velocity Conference provides you with real-world best practices for optimizing your web pages, specifically the performance of Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, and images. Even sites that had already been optimized can benefit, making for both a better customer experience and bottom line.

4. Two intense days devoted to Web performance and operations

Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into two concentrated days. You’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned immediately for high impact results and you’ll come away prepared for what’s ahead.

5. The location

The Maritim proArte Hotel is a first class hotel with character. Centrally located in Berlin, close to the Brandenburg Gate and famous Checkpoint Charlie, its rooms are comfortably equipped with amenities for business travelers. Other hotel features include a spacious lounge, indoor pool with saunas, and fitness room. Two restaurants and the elegant Checkpoint bar “tastefully” serve delicacies to hotel guests.

How to get in for less – or even free!

If this sounds like something you’d like to attend, we have not only a 20% discount code, but also a chance to win a ticket.

For your chance to win one free pass for Velocity Europe, leave a comment below, stating why you’d like to attend (make sure that you can be in Berlin on 8 and 9 November, of course). Travel and accommodation is not included but you’ll get into the event free of charge. We’ll pick a winner at 12 noon CET tomorrow, 21 October 2011. Make sure you’ve signed in with your Twitter or Facebook account when you leave a comment, so we have a way of contacting you.

Meanwhile, we also have a 20% discount code for everyone. Just head to the event registration page and use the discount code: veu11mdp.

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