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h2. dtrace.conf 2016 [registration now open|https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dtraceconf-2016-tickets-24940883855]

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The original (and only) dtrace.conf in 2008 was a smash hit-\- even the [analysts were raving|http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2008/03/16/dtraceconf-and-the-dumbest-guy-in-the-room/]\! 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|http://creativity.org/]**, 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|http://smartos.org/2012/02/10/dtrace-conf-2012/].

The 2012 edition will be streamed live. Sign up on [the UStream channel|http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dtrace-conf] to be reminded before the stream starts.

h1. 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

h1. Sponsorship

If you are interested in joining Joyent in sponsoring dtrace.conf, contact [Deirdré|mailto:smartos@joyent.com].

Sponsorship opportunities include:

* Dedicated Internet/wifi for the conference: $1200
* coffee breaks - sponsored by [Stone Cobra|http://www.stonecobra.com/]
* donuts - sponsored by DEY for [illumos|https://www.illumos.org/]
* lunch - sponsored by [Nexenta|http://nexenta.com/corp/]
* after-conference beer - sponsored by [Basho|http://basho.com/]
* ad-free video streaming on UStream - sponsored by [Joyent Cloud|http://www.joyentcloud.com/]
* plain old cash is useful, too\! 

(Everything not otherwise covered is sponsored by [Joyent|http://www.joyent.com/].)

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


h1. Register

To register for the conference, just edit this page and add yourself\! (Or email [Deirdré|mailto:smartos@joyent.com]).

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^ This is what the front of the shirt will actually look like, design by [substack|https://twitter.com/#!/substack].

|| || Name || Affiliation || Proposed Session Topic || DTrace Claim to Fame (or: "Why I'm Coming") || [T-shirt|http://store.americanapparel.net/bb401.html] size ||
| | [Bryan Cantrill|http://twitter.com/bcantrill] | Joyent | | Team DTrace | M |
| | [Adam Leventhal|http://twitter.com/ahl] | Delphix | | Team DTrace | L |
| | [Brendan Gregg|http://twitter.com/brendangregg] | Joyent | Visualizations | DTraceToolkit, [DTrace book|http://dtrace.org/blogs/brendan/2011/02/23/dtrace-book-sample-chapter-file-systems/], some DTrace providers \\ | M |
| | [Robert Mustacchi|http://twitter.com/rmustacc] \\ | Joyent \\ | | DTrace/KVM integration, Meta-D \\ | |
| | [Dave Pacheco|http://twitter.com/dapsays] | Joyent | Building a ustack helper | Node.js ustack helper, Apache mod_usdt, USDT docs | M |
| | [Bill Pijewski|http://twitter.com/pijewski] | Joyent | | File and block I/O providers | XL |
| | [Scott Lystig Fritchie|http://twitter.com/slfritchie] | Basho | Instrumenting the Erlang virtual machine [pdf|http://www.snookles.com/scott/publications/dtrace.conf-2012.erlang-vm.pdf] | 2nd/3rd? round of USDT probes for the Erlang virtual machine | L |
| | Matt Amdur | Delphix | | [DTrace pornstar|https://twitter.com/#!/bcantrill/status/124255417521029120]. Can spell drtace most of the time | L |
| | [Stephen O'Grady|http://twitter.com/sogrady] | RedMonk | | An analyst who knows what DTrace is | XL |
| 10 | [Mike Harsch|http://twitter.com/harschness] | -Sun Microsystems- | | I typed in all the DTrace Book [example scripts|http://dtracebook.com/images/dtbook_scripts.tar.gz] (all 243 of them) | XL |
| | Jonathan Adams \\ | Snoracle \\ | | Code reviewed uts/common/dtrace/dtrace.c \\ | M \\ |
| | [Theo Schlossnagle|http://twitter.com/postwait] | OmniTI/Circonus | | Project DTrace (probes in Apache 2.2/2.4 and PostgreSQL) | L \\ |
| | [Alex Rosenberg|http://twitter.com/alexr] | Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios | | wearing a ribbon that says "Participant" | L |
| | [Craig Morgan|http://twitter.com/craigmorgan] | Nexenta Systems | | DTrace integration into local toolsets | XL |
| | [Richard Elling|http://twitter.com/richardelling] | Richard Elling Consulting | | Wages war on bad performance with a DTrace arsenal | L |
| | [Greg Albrecht|http://twitter.com/ampledata] | Splunk | | HATES SLOW | L |
| | Kyle Hailey \\ | Delphix \\ | | NFS and ZFS  monitoring with DTrace \\ | L |
| | John Thompson | Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios | | Experimenting with making Clang a DTrace frontend. | M |
| | [Garrett D'Amore|http://twitter.com/gedamore] | illumos | | Inserts DTrace probes into painful places. | XL |
| 20 | [Dustin Sallings|http://twitter.com/dlsspy] | Couchbase | | Abducted erlang vm. Probed it. Learned stuff. | M |
| | [Chris Johnson|http://twitter.com/mast3rof0]\\ | Juniper Networks | | Using DTrace for performance testing and optimization | XL |
| | [Jason Hoffman|http://twitter.com/jasonh] | Joyent | Pathology and You | I've never lost faith | L |
| | [Peter Sanford|http://twitter.com/psanford] | Nearbuy Systems | | Attempting to use DTrace on linux (Paul Fox's port). | M |
| | [Nate Mueller|http://twitter.com/nate_mueller] | Nearbuy Systems | | Totally DTrace ruby all the time | M |
| | [John Grafton|http://twitter.com/Graftolistic] | None | | Receives blank looks from other OS admins when proselytizing probes\! | XL |
| | Ben Rockwood \\ | Joyent \\ | | User Thereof \\ | XXL |
| | Eric Schrock | Delphix | | print(), baby, print() | L |
| | Jordan Schwartz \\ | Media Temple / [UUASC.org|http://uuasc.org]\\ | | Just Another Dtrace AbUser \\ | XXL |
| | Mark Cavage | Joyent | DTrace and node.js | Rescued from the abyss of Linux. | XXL |
| 30 | [Christopher George |http://twitter.com/ddrdrive] | [DDRdrive|http://ddrdrive.com] | | ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) Telemetry | XL |
| | Keith Wesolowski | Joyent, Sun Microsystems | | Once survived 201 days without DTrace | XXL |
| | {color:#000000}Sam Zaydel{color} | Nexenta | | {color:#000000}Still working on it\!{color}\\ | M |
| | [Philippe Hanrigou|http://twitter.com/ph7] | 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 \\ | L |
| | [Dan McDonald|http://twitter.com/kebesays] | Nexenta | | [I may not always have tricky race conditions, peformance issues, or just plain bugs...  |http://memegenerator.net/instance/15428586] | XL |
| | Christopher Siden \\ | Delphix | | | L |
| | Antonello Cruz | {color:#000000}Oracle Solaris SMF team{color} | | {color:#000000}I appreciate instrumentation\! \;-){color} | M |
| | Ben Laws | Ben Laws & Associates, Inc. | | Lots of performance issues, dtrace is invaluable. | L |
| | {color:#000000}Rich Larrabee{color}\\ | {color:#000000}Composite Software{color} | | {color:#000000}Learning more about DTrace{color}\\ | L |
| | Stephen Braswell \\ | University of North Carolina \\ | | I can spell DTrace and list probes. Hoping to learn more through osmosis. \\ | |
| | Jarod Jenson \\ | Aeysis \\ | | It's just an excuse to come to SFO for chili/garlic crab. \\ | XL \\ |
| | 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 |
| | {color:#000000}Steve Peters{color} | {color:#000000}Apple Inc.{color} | | {color:#000000}ported DTrace to MacOS X{color} | XL |
| | {color:#000000}Peer Dampmann{color} | Nexenta Systems | | {color:#000000}just interested in good conversations about dtrace{color} | XL |
| | [Marcos Oliveira|https://twitter.com/#!/marcosvm] | 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|http://twitter.com/forjared] | 10gen | | i used dtrace when it was threadmon. | XXL |
| | Kishore Vasudeva \\ | Splunk | | Used Dtrace @Sun and now @Splunk \\ | L |
| | 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 | | {color:#000000}would like to build my dtrace fu to be able to better support our ops team{color} | M |
| | John Lee \\ | ResearchNow \\ | | Attempting to do a mind meld with other DTrace users. \\ | S |
| | [Joshua M. Clulow|http://twitter.com/jmclulow] | illumos Community | | User of DTrace, particularly while debugging KVM on AMD-V and Pre-EPT VMX. | XXL |
| | Amer Ather \\ | Oracle Corp \\ | | Case studies \\ | L \\ |
| | 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 \\ | | XL |
| | 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 \\ | L |
| 70 | Kris Van Hees | Oracle | | DTrace port to Linux | L |
| | Don Brady | {color:#000000}Ten's Complement LLC{color} | | | 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 \\ | Apsalar \\ | | To become one with the force \\ | 2XL 2XL |
| | George Wilson \\ | Delphix \\ | | Putting together ideas for ZFS provider \\ | L \\ |
| | 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 \\ | M |
| | Jeremy Johnstone | LinkedIn | | learning more about using dtrace on os x | L/XL |
| | Elena Zannoni \\ | Oracle | | DTrace port to Linux \\ | L |
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h2. Non-Technical Participants aka crew

| 1 | [Deirdré Straughan|https://twitter.com/#!/DeirdreS] | Joyent | | [pony|http://dtrace.org/blogs/about/dtracepony/] 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 | | | |

h1. When to Use DTrace

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