Nick Goldman has a first degree in mathematics and received his PhD in molecular evolution from the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, in 1992. He has worked at the Natural History Museum (London), the MRC-National Institute for Medical Research (London) and the University of Cambridge before joining the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in 2002. He leads a research group devising novel data analysis techniques for molecular evolution, and has published approximately 100 scientific papers.
Sage Weil originally helped design and build Ceph as part of his graduate research at UC Santa Cruz. Since then, he has continued to lead the engineering effort, building Ceph into an open source, unified storage platform with an emphasis on scalability, reliability, and performance for cloud workloads. He currently works as Red Hat in the Office of Technology, where his primary responsibility is to lead the Ceph development community while helping formulate Red Hat's long-term storage strategy.
Matthew works for Intel on storage-related Linux issues. His current projects include the NVM Express device driver and Persistent Memory. He has spoken at many conferences including OLS, LCA (ten times), LinuxCon, BSDCan, and others.