OpenZFS Developer Summit

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OpenZFS Dev Summit 2016
The fourth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit will be held in San Francisco, California. 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 consisted of 1 day of presentation and a 1-day hackathon.

Thank You 2016 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

  • Delphix
  • Intel
  • OSNexus
  • Nexenta

Gold Sponsors

  • Syneto
  • iXSystems

Silver Sponsors

  • FreeBSD Foundation
  • High Availability
  • Canonical

Bronze Sponsors


Presentations on September 26th (Monday). Click on Title for more details on each talk.

Title Speaker Company
State of the Union Matt Ahrens Delphix
Keynote Dustin Kirkland Canonical
ZFS-Native Encryption Tom Caputi Datto
Scrub/Resilver Performance Saso Kiselkov Nexenta
Fault Management Don Brady Intel
ZFS Validation & QA Sydney Vanda & John Salinas Intel
Lustre, Supercomputers, and ZFS Brian Behlendorf LLNL
ZFS and Containers Michael Crogan
Noms database Adam Leventhal Sutter Hill Ventures

On day 2 of the event (September 27th, Hackathon), we will have lightning (5 minute) updates on the following projects which have been discussed at previous conferences:

Title Speaker Previous Talk
ABD solves large/fragmented memory Dan Kimmel & David Chen Slides Video (2015)
Eager Zero George Wilson Slides Video (2015)
Compressend Send and Receive Dan Kimmel Slides Video (2015)
Device Removal Matt Ahrens Slides Video (2014)
Parity Declustered RAID for ZFS (DRAID) Isaac Huang Slides Video (2015)
SPA Metadata Allocation Classes Don Brady Slides Video (2015)
Redacted send/receive Paul Dagnelie Slides Video (2015)
Channel Programs Chris Williamson Slides Video (2014)
Slides Video (2013)
Persistent L2ARC and TRIM Saso Kiselkov Slides Video (2015)



September 26 and 27, 2016

A detailed agenda will be announced at a later date.


The conference will take place in San Francisco, with each day held at a different location within the city:


Developer Summit 2016 registration is now open!

  • There will be no registration deadline - the registration will remain open until capacity is reached. There will be a waitlist in case tickets become available.
  • Registration is $50 per attendee. If your company is a sponsor (as listed below), you may be eligible for a free registration. Please contact admin at open-zfs dot org once if that is the case. Speakers will also receive free registration.

All attendees are expected to contribute/participate. Your ideas and questions are what make the event exciting!


Thank you for considering sponsoring the OpenZFS Developers Summit!

As an OpenZFS Dev Summit sponsor, you are providing critical support to our annual event, without which it would not be able to continue. Your generous contributions pay for the venue, food and beverage expenses, live streaming service, and other miscellaneous goods and services. There are multiple sponsorship opportunities for each package.

Please note that we are happy to customize a sponsorship package if you are willing to provide more or less support than specified by our packages.

We are also happy to accept non-monetary support, such as by webcasting and video recording the event, creating the badges, providing hackathon prizes, or designing the t-shirts. For this type of support, we match the sponsorship benefits to the level of effort/support you provide.

For more information or questions, please contact

August 29, 2016 Attendee registration deadline for reserved sponsor tickets.
Attendees registered after this deadline may need to be placed on a waitlist.
September 1, 2016 Sponsorship confirmed, logo provided, and documentation returned in order to have logo included on OpenZFS Dev Summit 2016 conference t-shirt and conference signage
September 1, 2016 Sizes and quantities provided for extra t-shirts

Sponsorship Packages

Beer Bash
Gold Silver Bronze
Amount $4,000 $2,000 $1,000 $500
Logo on the back of OpenZFS Dev Summit t-shirts X
A dedicated table at venue for promotional purposes to
display sponsor branded swag and any provided tablecloths
Space to put up the sponsoring company’s
pop-up banner for display at venue
Home page acknowledgement with
corporate name, logo, and link on
Top of event page acknowledgement with
corporate name, logo, and link on
Ability to provide a number of sponsor branded
swag types for promotional purposes
Unlimited 2 1
Reserved Free Conference Tickets 4 3 2 1
Extra t-shirts in chosen sizes sent to the sponsor 5 3 2 1
An opportunity to be known as an OpenZFS supporter
in a very talented and influential community
Inclusion of company logo on a
sponsor “thank you” banner for display at venue
Event page acknowledgement with
corporate name, logo, and link on
Permission to use OpenZFS Dev Summit logo
on sponsor website
Mentioned as a “thank you” during
the opening and closing of the event

Harrasment Policy

OpenZFS Developer Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

For information about last year's event, see the OpenZFS Developer Summit 2015 page.