Thanks to the Sponsors of the 2015 OpenZFS Developer Summit!
The third annual OpenZFS Developer Summit was held in San Francisco, October 19 - 20, 2015 and consisted of one day of presentations and a one day hackathon. The Summit could not have happened without the generous support of our wonderful sponsors. This was yet another successful event, in large part due to their support. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and our attendees are already looking forward to next year. The Summit was larger than ever before, with 95 people joining us in San Francisco! Matt Ahrens recognized their generosity in his keynote presentation (watch it on the OpenZFS YouTube channel 0:47-3:38), and the attendees had a direct view of the our Platinum sponsor logos throughout the day.
Some special thanks as well - the amount of funding support allowed us some new expenditures, which we were not able to offer in the past. Specifically, we were able to bring in professional video & audio streaming and recording services. Not only was the quality superb (as you can see in the above video), but live streaming the event allowed us to extend its content to an additional 1,864 unique viewers, maxing out at 202 concurrent viewers at one point. And almost 61% of the unique views were from outside the United States - in countries like France, the UK, Russia, China, and many others. The videos of the talks are already receiving many views on YouTube! For the first time, we were also able to cater dinner on the second day of the event and, as a really fun perk, we had a cake during the beer bash to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the open sourcing of ZFS!
These are just some examples of what our sponsors enabled us to do at the Summit, and there are many more. Curious about the Summit and its content? Learn more here. Check out the Presentations section for slides and videos from all of the talks, and keep an eye out in the spring for information about the 2016 event. Want to join us in sponsoring next year’s event? Send email to admin at open-zfs dot org. Thanks again to all of our sponsors from the OpenZFS planning team and the OpenZFS Community! Platinum & Beer Bash