BSDCan2016 - v1.1.24a

BSDCan 2016
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 now 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 has presented at Sun Tech Days, the Open Storage Summit, BSDCan, LinuxCon, EuroBSDcon, AsiaBSDcon, and dotScale. He organized and keynoted the 2012 ZFS Day and 2013, 2014, and 2015 OpenZFS Developer Summit conferences.

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.

Matt has a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.