OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018

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OpenZFS Dev Summit 2018

Our sixth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit will be held September 10-11 in San Francisco. As with previous years: 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 consists of a day of presentation and a 1-day hackathon.

Community Promotion

As we add diverse perspectives, our community becomes richer, and we're committed to creating an environment where all people feel welcome. To help foster more diversity and increase the size of the community, we are offering the following discounts for conference tickets:

  • Free ticket for any attendee from an under-represented group, and a 50% discount for the person who referred them.
  • 50% discount for first-time attendees, and a 50% discount for the person who referred them.
  • Free ticket for any attendee who refers a speaker from an under-represented group. (Speakers also receive a free ticket.) To refer a speaker, reach out to admin at open-zfs dot org.

Unless otherwise noted, you can select the ticket type that applies to you when you register for the event on EventBrite.

Talks: Day 1

Main talks, 20-50 minutes each.

Title Speaker Company
State of the Union Matt Ahrens Delphix
ZIO Pipeline George Wilson Delphix
zrepl, a one-stop ZFS replication solution Christian Schwartz Student
Observing and Monitoring ZFS Metrics Using Open Source Tools Richard Elling Newisys
vzvol Samantha Smith Moogsoft
QAT Weigang Li Intel
ZoL Releases Tony Hutter LLNL
Device Removal Matt Ahrens Delphix
iRAID Shailendra Tripathi Tegile, a Western Digital Brand

Talks: Day 2

Shorter talks, around 10-20 minutes each.

Title Speaker Company
Log Spacemap Serapheim Dimitropoulos Delphix
DRAID Rebuild Performance Carles Mateo Newisys
Send Dedup Paul Dagnelie Delphix
Allocation Classes Don Brady Delphix
Vdev Properties Allan Jude

Key Dates

Aug 17, 2018 Waitlist cleared
Sep 10, 2018 Conference at Children's Creativity Museum
Sep 11, 2018 Hackathon at Delphix's SF office


The first day of the conference will be set aside for presentations. If you would like to give a talk, submit a proposal via email to, including a 1-2 paragraph abstract. We welcome proposals for any kinds of talks related to ZFS, and we are particularly interested in fostering a diverse group of speakers. In the past, the most popular talks have featured internal details of new or upcoming features in OpenZFS. If you're new to the OpenZFS community or just new to giving talks at conferences, mentorship is available to help make your presentation the best it can be.

Matt Ahrens will review all of the submissions and select talks that will be most interesting for the audience. The registration fee will be waived for speakers.

July 16, 2018 All abstracts/proposals submitted to

July 27, 2018 Proposal submitters notified


Will be on Day 2 of the event (Sept 11, 2018) at the Delphix SF office.


Please reach out to kritter at delphix dot com for sponsorship opportunities

Diamond Sponsors

  • datto
  • Delphix

Platinum Sponsors

  • Newisys

Gold Sponsors

  • iXSystems
  • Nexenta
  • Syneto

Silver Sponsors

  • FreeBSD Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

  • reevert

Code of Conduct

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.

If you see or experience any inappropriate conduct at the conference, report it to one of the event managers: Karyn Ritter, Matt Ahrens, Victoria Faveau, Pavel Zakharov, or one of the venue employees. At least one of these event managers should be near the registration desk at all times if you are unable to find an event manager near the incident. These contacts will step in and take the appropriate action. If you see a physically threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

For information about last year's event, see the OpenZFS Developer Summit 2017 page.