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OpenZFS European Conference

We are holding our first OpenZFS Europe Conference from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, 20th May 2014, in Paris, starting with a keynote from founder Matthew Ahrens, followed by discussions and workshops. We will be providing free beverages and lunch for attendees and there will be an opportunity to socialise afterwards with beer and pizzas.

Schedule (Subject to change)

9:00am – Welcome Breakfast

9:30am – State of the ZFS Union (Matthew Ahrens)

Matt will be doing an introduction to OpenZFS and be providing us with a State of the ZFS Union presentation to show the progress of OpenZFS so far.

10am – Presentations from FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OSX and illumos Communities

We would like representatives of the various communities to provide a small update as to work that the various flavors of OpenZFS have been contributing and any further work planned in the next 6 months for users to get excited about! Please email [masked] for more information. 

10:30am – Coffee

11am – Commercial Uses of ZFS (Lightening 10 minute talks)

Are you currently using ZFS in a commercial product, would you like to give a brief overview of what you are using ZFS for? 

We would love to know how you use it, how it benefits you, and what you are feedback into the community, we would love to hear about it. These are ideally only going to be about 10 minutes long. We want to keep these short and sweet. For a spot, please email [masked]

-  EraStor

-  Hybrid Cluster

-  Syneto


-  Racktop

-  DDRdrive

12pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Panel Discussion on the “Future of OpenZFS”

Matthew Ahrens, Luke Marsden, & more

We are looking for panel members to discuss the overall storage market, trends, big picture and where does OpenZFS fit into that market.

2:30pm – Growing the Community

Open Discussion lead by Ryan Tyler

How can we spread the word about OpenZFS? We are looking for volunteers!

3:00pm – Coffee

3:30pm – Developer Led Sessions

-  ZFS on Replicated Architecture – Luke Marsden

-  ZPL Rewrite on FreeBSD – Andriy Gapon

-  Developing High Availability for ZFS – Paul Griffiths-Todd

-  Continuously Delivering a ZFS based OS - Vadim Comanescu

We are looking for developers to lead discussions on using OpenZFS in production environments. A technical deep dive into how you use ZFS, have you found problems, how you solved them etc. If you would be interested in presenting, please email [masked]

4:30pm – The Feedback Loop

With the developer conference being held in SF again towards the end of the year, we would like to see potential new tracks identified for OpenZFS to follow and be worked on till the developer conference. This could be features, bug requests, future improvements. All ideas are welcome and would be noted down for further discussion at the upcoming US Developer Summit in November.

5:00pm – Pizza and Beers

Pizza and Beer’s in the wind down session. The beers are kindly supplied by Alyseo.

With a relatively flexible working meetup, we hope to fill in with more topics and presenters as we get closer to the day. If you would be interested in talking or presenting, please email [masked]


Ryan Tyler & Michael Follett & Yacine Kheddache

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  • Matthew A.

    Thanks for posting the video Sebastien! I've linked to them on the OpenZFS website and YouTube page:

    June 3, 2014

  • Sébastien S.

    Hi everybody, you will find videos from the meetup on YouTube. You just have to search for AlyseoDotCom videos and you will find 13 ones we've just uploaded. few others are coming ...

    June 3, 2014

  • Michal B.

    It's been and a great pleasure. Big thank you to Ryan and the Alyseo team and all the great speakers.

    1 · May 27, 2014

  • Matthew A.

    Thanks Ryan for organizing a great conference! I've copied the slides to the webpage, here:

    May 27, 2014

  • Ryan T.

    Hi all, I'm slowly uploading the presentations over the weekend :-) there should be most of the developer sessions online and the rest of the commercial lightening talks over the rest of the weekend. I'll update when it's all uploaded. We hope to have the videos uploaded shortly! Thanks all for coming and all the positive comments! See you at the next one!

    May 24, 2014

  • Yacine K.

    All Alyseo's photos are online now :

    If you have any photos of this awesome day, please post them on meetup.

    May 23, 2014

  • Roel De F.

    Regarding next Meetup - What would be a nice location? any suggestions? I'm happy to organize and host this in our new HQ in Belgium or in our office in Bulgaria (which has also a hotel in the building)

    1 · May 23, 2014

    • VikingZ

      Personnally if something happens in Bulgaria ... i'll try to come ^_^

      May 23, 2014

  • Dan V.

    I want to thank Alyseo for organising such a great event and giving us the opportunity to meet! It has opened a lot opportunities for collaboration and has allowed us to "put a face to a lot of names" we already knew :)


    May 22, 2014

    • Yacine K.

      Thanks Dan, was a pleasure to have you guys for this great meetup.

      May 23, 2014

  • VikingZ

    Hello all,

    it's been a pleasure to be able to discover the zfs world thanks for the opportunity to talk with all those skilled people and actor of this technology. Hoped you liked 42 and you'll come for more next year. We'll be here waiting.


    May 22, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    I have created a Linkedin Group so we can expand and track our network of ZFS aficionados. Please join and share.

    Next year I'm thinking Acapulco would be a good venue?

    Take care!

    Andrew Holway

    May 22, 2014

  • Sébastien S.

    That was a real pleasure to meet you all. As Michael said, if you have suggestions to improve the event, please feel free to tell us.

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Roel De F.

    Hi Guys, nice meeting you all in person! Hope to see you all soon again in November in SanFran ....

    May 22, 2014

  • Erol Z.

    Excellent Meetup! Enjoyed all presentations and discussions with plenty of time for networking. Big thanks to Alyseo folks for organizing the meeting, Ryan for his moderation and Matthew and other for their contribution.

    May 21, 2014

  • Matthias van der H.

    Unfortunately I can't make it to Paris, but I would love to see a live stream or view recordings afterwards. Do you have arrangements to stream or record the conference?

    April 24, 2014

  • Yacine K.

    For all the unlucky guys which can not come and join us in Paris, please note the live stream video :

    Kudoz to Ecole42 @42born2code again.

    May 13, 2014

  • Yacine K.

    Update :
    Venue has been validated and booked, big thanks to Ecole42 @42born2code @42Fabienne

    This is what it look like :

    More pictures from our OpenStack France meetup yesterday will be available later ;-) So all can have a better idea of the facilities.

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • imad s.

    you have the place ?

    April 23, 2014

    • Ryan T.

      We should be announcing the venue and schedule in the next two days!

      April 24, 2014

    • Yacine K.

      Ecole 42 has been short listed and confirmation will be done tomorrow evening

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • Rakesh Kumar V.

    Is there any conference in India , Delhi/NCR ?

    April 18, 2014

    • Ryan T.

      Thanks for the interest! I hope there would be huge ZFS interest in India, maybe you can drop me an email so I can help after the Paris event.

      April 23, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • DDRdrive LLC

    Sponsoring the event

  • Alyseo

    Sponsoring the event : Providing the beer in the evening :-)

  • Syneto

    Sponsoring the event

  • Nexenta

    Sponsoring the event

  • Toshiba

    Sponsoring the event

  • HGST

    Sponsoring the event.

  • Napp-IT

    Sponsoring the event.

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