The Velocity Conference wrapped up yesterday. It was a sold out show – and just the kind of crowd that we like to see! The whole conference was based on web operations, and the conference goers were very enthusiastic. Many of the sessions were standing room only. It was personally great for me to be able to meet face-to-face with many of our customers and community members which I normally don’t get to see – some of which came all the way from Europe for the event. Quite exciting!
Of course, also exciting was the launch of CloudStatus – and Javier’s keynote. To see him in action, check out this video:
For a first year event, to bring in that many people is quite a feat – so congrats to the entire O’Reilly team that put it together. As many know, there were two other events that also “competed” for the same web ops audience’s attention this week here in the Bay Area. Structure 08 is going on today, and Cloud Camp was last night. However, in speaking with the O’Reilly staff last night – I shared that I think it was a good thing. The confluence of events in the same general vicinity made it so many folks were able to travel from Europe and around the country because there was not one, but three events here that they couldn’t miss.