Garrett has over 2 decades of experience building technologies for networking, systems, and storage, and leading technical teams to success.
He is most widely known as the founder of illumos, and the maintainer of nanomsg, but has developed software used in FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, ZFS and others. More recent projects include NNG (nanomsg-next-generation), mangos (nanomsg in pure Golang), tcell, and govisor.
He was also known for his work at Sun on the PSARC committee, which was responsible for the technical direction of Solaris.
Garrett led technical teams at companies like AMD, Qualcomm, Nexenta, and Sun Microsystems, as well as smaller companies like DEY Storage Systems. Distributed team technical leadership is a core competency for Garrett.
Garrett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University.
Garrett currently lives in North San Diego county (San Marcos) with his beautiful wife, their two sons, and their family pets.