ToC Nomination Bryan Cantrill/Joyent

Scott Hammond <scott.hammond@...>

I would like to nominate Bryan Cantrill to serve on the TOC.  Bryan is the CTO of Joyent, where he has spent the last five years leading the development of Joyent's array of cloud-native infrastructure software, including SmartOS, SmartDataCenter, Manta and (most recently) Triton.  A highly regarded speaker and spokesperson for both open source and cloud-native infrastructure, in 2015 Bryan spoke at Container Camp, Container Summit, Velocity, Surge, QCon, OSCON, DockerCon, NodeInteractive and Structure (among others).  When not presenting, Bryan remains very much immersed in the details of cloud-native infrastructure, actively participating in Joyent's open source projects and communities.  

With respect to the CNCF, Bryan sees the promise of industry collaboration to facilitate an interoperable, composable future -- and to provide a home for open source technologies that share the CNCF's values and mission.  Bryan believes that by working to elucidate boundaries and encourage interoperability, the CNCF can help bring clarity to overwhelmed practitioners trying to navigate an increasingly bewildering set of technologies -- and as such, tangibly address the greatest single impediment to cloud-native adoption.

Prior to Joyent, Bryan was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he spent fourteen years working on a wide range of system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser and much in between.  Notably, 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, and prompted MIT's Technology Review to name Bryan one of the top 35 innovators under the age of 35 in 2005.  Bryan received the ScB magna cum laude with honors in Computer Science from Brown University.

Thanks for your consideration.

Scott R. Hammond
President and CEO
Joyent, Inc.