BSDCan2017 - 0722b

BSDCan 2017
The Technical BSD Conference

Matt Ahrens

Matt Ahrens co-founded the ZFS project at Sun Microsystems, designed and implemented major components of ZFS including snapshots and remote replication, and founded the OpenZFS community.

Matt is a software engineer at Delphix, where he leads a team working on ZFS for Delphix's database virtualization appliance. He continues to improve ZFS, recently working on resumable send/receive, as well as coordinating open-source ZFS development across companies and platforms.

Matt founded the OpenZFS community, a collaboration among FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, and illumos ZFS developers. He organized and keynoted the annual OpenZFS Developer Summit conference since 2013.

Matt advises several companies that use ZFS in their products, providing training and helping them design new features and performance enhancements for their specific use cases.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys woodworking, traveling, and working on dtrace. He has a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.


matt at mahrens dot org