FAST '20 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference.

Vendor BoFs

Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with FAST '20 attendees? Host a Vendor BoF! These sponsored one-hour sessions give companies a chance to talk about products and proprietary technology—and they include promotional benefits. Contact the Sponsorship Department if you're interested in sponsoring a Vendor BoF or for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Scheduling a BoF

BoFs may be scheduled in advance by contacting Include "FAST '20 BoF" in the subject line and the following information in the body of the email:

  1. BoF title
  2. Organizer name and affiliation
  3. Date and time preference
  4. Brief description of BoF (optional)
Monday, February 24
ROOM CAPACITY 7:00 pm–8:00 pm 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Camino Real Room
(A/V available)
Mendocino Room
25 kAFS BoF
Sponsored by Auristor
(6:30 pm–8:30 pm)
Room Not Available
Tuesday, February 25
ROOM CAPACITY 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 8:30 pm–9:30 pm 9:30 pm–10:30 pm
Camino Real Room
(A/V available)
60 Tracing and Measurement
Grand Ballroom ABCFGH
(A/V Available)
Central Room
(No A/V)
30 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF Students/Young Professionals Meetup Board Game Night
Tasman Room
(No A/V)
30 Reserved
Wednesday, February 26
ROOM CAPACITY 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Camino Real Room
(A/V available)

NetApp Vendor BoF

Grand Ballroom ABCFGH
(A/V Available)
Tasman Room
(No A/V)

BoF Descriptions

kAFS BoF, Sponsored by Auristor

Monday, February 24, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Mendocino Room

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC BoF)

Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Central Room
Let's talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees of FAST, NSDI, and Vault—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Tracing and Measurement

Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Camino Real Room
Organizers: Geoff Kuenning and Erez Zadok

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Tuesday, February 25, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm, Central Room
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals attending FAST, NSDI, and Vault.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, February 25, 9:30 pm–10:30 pm, Central Room
Join FAST, NSDI, and Vault attendees for some good old-fashioned board games. We'll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

NetApp Vendor Bof

Wednesday, February 26, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Camino Real Room
Come and speak with NetApp in an informal setting about new and upcoming products, and the research that we do to help maintain leadership in storage systems.