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dtrace.conf 2016 registration now open

The original (and only) dtrace.conf in 2008 was a smash hit-- even the analysts were raving! In pace with the Olympiad, it's time once again to bring the community together for dtrace.conf 2012! This Joyent-sponsored community event will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at the Children's Creativity Museum, 4th and Howard (entrance behind the carousel) in downtown San Francisco

As with the inaugural dtrace.conf, this will be a technical conference for people who are using DTrace, expanding its boundaries, and contributing to its growth and health. If you're ready to talk about what you found in technical detail – and how DTrace helped you (or didn't!) – we would love for you to join us at dtrace.conf.

A few short, rough video clips from the 2008 edition are here.

The 2012 edition will be streamed live. Sign up on the UStream channel to be reminded before the stream starts.

Speaker Info

Remember: If you're in the room, you're potentially a speaker. This will be done in unconference style, so every attendee should come prepared to present or otherwise lead a discussion or session of about 45 minutes. Note that "just using DTrace" is more than sufficient for leading a discussion or session.

Equipment available:

  • projector
  • NO whiteboard


If you are interested in joining Joyent in sponsoring dtrace.conf, contact Deirdré.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Dedicated Internet/wifi for the conference: $1200
  • coffee breaks - sponsored by Stone Cobra
  • donuts - sponsored by DEY for illumos
  • lunch - sponsored by Nexenta
  • after-conference beer - sponsored by Basho
  • ad-free video streaming on UStream - sponsored by Joyent Cloud
  • plain old cash is useful, too! 

(Everything not otherwise covered is sponsored by Joyent.)

What you get for sponsoring:

  • your name/link on conference pages like this one.
  • thank-you mention during opening and closing ceremonies
  • logo on final conference video pre-roll/post-roll
  • space to put up your pop-up banner at the conference venue
  • an opportunity to be known as a DTrace supporter in a very talented and influential community


To register for the conference, just edit this page and add yourself! (Or email Deirdré).

^ This is what the front of the shirt will actually look like, design by substack.

  Name Affiliation Proposed Session Topic DTrace Claim to Fame (or: "Why I'm Coming") T-shirt size
  Bryan Cantrill Joyent   Team DTrace M
  Adam Leventhal Delphix   Team DTrace L
  Brendan Gregg Joyent Visualizations DTraceToolkit, DTrace book, some DTrace providers
  Robert Mustacchi
  DTrace/KVM integration, Meta-D
  Dave Pacheco Joyent Building a ustack helper Node.js ustack helper, Apache mod_usdt, USDT docs M
  Bill Pijewski Joyent   File and block I/O providers XL
  Scott Lystig Fritchie Basho Instrumenting the Erlang virtual machine pdf 2nd/3rd? round of USDT probes for the Erlang virtual machine L
  Matt Amdur Delphix   DTrace pornstar. Can spell drtace most of the time L
  Stephen O'Grady RedMonk   An analyst who knows what DTrace is XL
10 Mike Harsch Sun Microsystems   I typed in all the DTrace Book example scripts (all 243 of them) XL
  Jonathan Adams
  Code reviewed uts/common/dtrace/dtrace.c
  Theo Schlossnagle OmniTI/Circonus   Project DTrace (probes in Apache 2.2/2.4 and PostgreSQL) L
  Alex Rosenberg Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios   wearing a ribbon that says "Participant" L
  Craig Morgan Nexenta Systems   DTrace integration into local toolsets XL
  Richard Elling Richard Elling Consulting   Wages war on bad performance with a DTrace arsenal L
  Greg Albrecht Splunk   HATES SLOW L
  Kyle Hailey
  NFS and ZFS  monitoring with DTrace
  John Thompson Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios   Experimenting with making Clang a DTrace frontend. M
  Garrett D'Amore illumos   Inserts DTrace probes into painful places. XL
20 Dustin Sallings Couchbase   Abducted erlang vm. Probed it. Learned stuff. M
  Chris Johnson
Juniper Networks   Using DTrace for performance testing and optimization XL
  Jason Hoffman Joyent Pathology and You I've never lost faith L
  Peter Sanford Nearbuy Systems   Attempting to use DTrace on linux (Paul Fox's port). M
  Nate Mueller Nearbuy Systems   Totally DTrace ruby all the time M
  John Grafton None   Receives blank looks from other OS admins when proselytizing probes! XL
  Ben Rockwood
  User Thereof
  Eric Schrock Delphix   print(), baby, print() L
  Jordan Schwartz
Media Temple /
  Just Another Dtrace AbUser
  Mark Cavage Joyent DTrace and node.js Rescued from the abyss of Linux. XXL
30 Christopher George DDRdrive   ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) Telemetry XL
  Keith Wesolowski Joyent, Sun Microsystems   Once survived 201 days without DTrace XXL
  Sam Zaydel Nexenta   Still working on it!
  Philippe Hanrigou Braintree   DTrace Aficionado M
  Louis Kowolowski None     XL
  Jennifer Davis Yahoo   Revisiting the awesomeness of trace. XXL
  Romain Lenglet Nicira   DTrace newbie, using a home-made system for probing and trying to move to DTrace XXL
  Paul Baumgart ProxV   Very interested in SmartOS, mostly because of DTrace. Kinda scared to leave Linux. M
  Wences Michel Dell, Sun Microsystems     XL
  Hriday Balachandran USC   Solved some problems with DTrace. Many more remain. L
40 Ananda Bhattacharya
Monkey Controls Robot
  DTrace fun to make computers work
  Dan McDonald Nexenta   I may not always have tricky race conditions, peformance issues, or just plain bugs...   XL
  Christopher Siden
Delphix     L
  Antonello Cruz Oracle Solaris SMF team   I appreciate instrumentation! ;-) M
  Ben Laws Ben Laws & Associates, Inc.   Lots of performance issues, dtrace is invaluable. L
  Rich Larrabee
Composite Software   Learning more about DTrace
  Stephen Braswell
University of North Carolina
  I can spell DTrace and list probes. Hoping to learn more through osmosis.
  Jarod Jenson
  It's just an excuse to come to SFO for chili/garlic crab.
  Michael Zeller Twitter   dtrace -n 'dtrace_expert:entry'   Still waiting to measure the latency of the return. M
  Rich Morin Canta Forda Computer Laboratory process logging attended 1st conference; still interested in using DTrace to log user processes. 2XL
50 James Halliday browserling   I'll be at jsconf but I drew the tshirts! L
  Steve Peters Apple Inc.   ported DTrace to MacOS X XL
  Peer Dampmann Nexenta Systems   just interested in good conversations about dtrace XL
  Marcos Oliveira Zendesk   Dtracing ruby and node.js apps L
  Jaime Fournier
NetBSD     2XL
  Brian Toal SFDC   Act as a sponge and absorb as much from others experiences as possible. L
  Matt Ahrens Delphix   Interested in stable ZFS provider.  Worked on time-sorted DTrace output. M
  Jared Rosoff 10gen   i used dtrace when it was threadmon. XXL
  Kishore Vasudeva
Splunk   Used Dtrace @Sun and now @Splunk
  Blake Irvin ModCloth   Trying to use DTrace at an online apparel company. M
60 Jake Ritorto ModCloth   modified Bryan's iscsiio.d and related scripts to isolate filer issues XL
  Eric Saxby ModCloth   would like to build my dtrace fu to be able to better support our ops team M
  John Lee
  Attempting to do a mind meld with other DTrace users.
  Joshua M. Clulow illumos Community   User of DTrace, particularly while debugging KVM on AMD-V and Pre-EPT VMX. XXL
  Amer Ather
Oracle Corp
  Case studies
  Greg Taleck Riverbed     M
  Ryan Nelson Joyent discussion/development of an example
"bad webapp" (for use in training) with
"bugs" that are particularly appropriate or
enlightening for DTrace analysis
  Rachel Myers ModCloth   Want to be full-stack S
  Matt Silvey Marin Software   broadening L
  Ryan Stone
Sandvine Inc.
  Last person to break DTrace in FreeBSD svn
70 Kris Van Hees Oracle   DTrace port to Linux L
  Don Brady Ten's Complement LLC     M
  Scott Sanders Stone Cobra   DTrace on OSX and SmartOS are awesome, want to build my chops to improve our ops.  Also a possible Bryan Cantrill stalker.  sogrady as well?  This is my kind of conference XL
  Jason Matthews
  To become one with the force
  George Wilson
  Putting together ideas for ZFS provider
  Sean McQuillan Twilio   To up my dtrace fu for backend dev M
76 Victor Latushkin Snoracle   Using DTrace for investigation of ZFS L
  Kim Applegate
Apsalar   want to integrate DTrace into our Postgres monitoring
  Jeremy Johnstone LinkedIn   learning more about using dtrace on os x L/XL
  Elena Zannoni
Oracle   DTrace port to Linux

Non-Technical Participants aka crew

1 Deirdré Straughan Joyent   pony wrangler M
2 Rod Boothby Joyent     L
3 Emily Tanaka-Delgado Joyent     S
4 Carly Guarcello Joyent     S
5 Merline Saintil Joyent   Technology Operations at Joyent. M
6 Alex Salkever Joyent      
7 Aaron Slettehaugh Joyent     M
8 Shannon Fiume Joyent      

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