OpenZFS Developer Summit

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The second annual OpenZFS Developer Summit will be held in San Francisco, November 10-11, 2014. All OpenZFS developers are invited to participate.

The goal of the event is to foster cross-community discussions of OpenZFS work and to make progress on some of the projects we have proposed. This 2-day event will consist of 1 day of presentation (Nov 10) and a 1-day hackathon (Nov 11).

Details about registration, proposing presentations, deadlines, and sponsorship opportunities are provided on this page.



Register at 2014 OpenZFS Developer Summit EventBrite

  • Registration closes on September 26, 2014

All attendees are expected to contribute/participate.

Conference presentations

We are pleased to announce the following speakers at the 2014 OpenZFS Developer Summit:

Topic Speaker Company
Keynote Matt Ahrens Delphix
ZFS on Linux Brian Behlendorf LLNL
ZFS on OSv Raphael Carvalho Cloudius
Manta Dave Pacheco Joyent
Fast File Cloning Pavel Zakharov Imation
Compression Saso Kiselkov Nexenta
Host-Aware SMR Jim Hughes Seagate
Device Removal Alex Reece & Matt Ahrens Delphix
Performance Adam Leventhal & George Wilson Delphix
Company Lightning Talks various various

Event deadlines

Sept 26, 2014 Conference registration closes
Oct 10, 2014 Agenda finalized
Nov 10-11, 2014 OpenZFS Developer Summit


Committed sponsors

Thanks to last year's sponsors who have already committed to sponsoring the 2014 event:

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Thanks to our new sponsors for the 2014 event:

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Sponsorship opportunities available

  • Cash donation for miscellaneous expenses such as hackathon prizes and conference badges (any donation amount would be great!)

Other ways to sponsor

  • Photographing the event
  • Video recording and streaming the presentations
  • Host the event if we need a larger venue
  • Help with setup/administrative tasks related to the conference

What you get for sponsoring

  • Your name, logo, and link on the event page on
  • Your name, logo, and link on the announcement email (if possible)
  • Mentioned as a thank you during the opening and closing of the event
  • Space to put your pop-up banner at the event
  • An opportunity to be known as a OpenZFS supporter in a very talented and influential community

Funded items

Please send email to admin at open-zfs dot org if you would like to sponsor the event.


The goals of the hackathon are:

  • to get people working with ZFS engineers from outside their normal circles
  • to start work on some of the projects we'd like to accomplish

Therefore, we should plan to work in small teams of 2-3 engineers. The team members could be pair-programming, splitting up the work into discrete tasks for each person, or advising / implementing.

Hackathon ideas

Add your idea and your name below. Be prepared to explain your idea at the beginning of the hackathon and enlist/entice others to help with it.

Event Logistics

The event will most likely be in San Francisco.

The specific location will be confirmed after registration closes and we know how large a venue we need. We'll update the site in late September/early October as we finalize details.


We will finalize the schedule after the talks are selected, but the rough schedule will be:

Sunday, November 9, 2014 ~6:30pm Optional dinner (location: TBD)
Monday, November 10, 2014 8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast/Registration
9:00am - noon Presentations
noon - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 5:45pm Presentations
5:45 - 6:00pm Closing remarks
6:30 Beer bash & casual dinner at conference venue
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm Hackathon
5:00 - 5:45pm Hackathon presentations
6:00pm Optional dinner (location: TBD)

Note that the optional, off-site dinners on Sunday and Tuesday are at your own expense.

For information about last year's event, see the OpenZFS Developer Summit 2013 page.