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Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill
CTO, Joyent

Website | @bcantrill

Bryan Cantrill is CTO at Joyent. Previously a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Bryan has spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser and much in between. Bryan led the team that designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that won the Wall Street Journal’s top Technology Innovation Award in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008. Bryan co-founded the Fishworks group at Sun, where he designed and implemented the DTrace-based analytics facility found in the Sun Storage 7000 series of appliances — a facility that InfoWorld described as “stunning” in a February 2009 review. In 2005, Bryan was named by MIT’s Technology Review as one of the top 35 technologists under the age of 35, and by InfoWorld as one of their Innovators of the Year. Bryan received the ScB magna cum laude with honors in Computer Science from Brown University.


Mission City Ballroom B4
Bryan Cantrill (Joyent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.89, 18 ratings)
Many expect the Internet of Things to finally take shape this year. But given the volume of data headed our way, the demands on infrastructure will greatly outpace its current capabilities. In this session, Joyent’s SVP of Engineering Bryan Cantrill, discusses how current technologies must adapt before performance capabilities can keep pace and deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things. Read more.
Office Hours
Table 1 (Exhibit Hall)
Bryan Cantrill (Joyent)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Bryan is willing to chat about anything from disaster stories (production horrors, tooling, debugging) to systems philosophy (Unix, monolithic vs micro, libraries vs frameworks) to systems performance (why SSDs aren’t as important as you think they are). He’s also happy to talk about OS-based virtualization, and why Node.js is better suited for production than Java. Read more.