We will begin with meet and greet at 17.30. Presentation starts 17.45. There will be a break with pizza and beer around 18.30.Abstract:File Systems are pretty convenient, but can have surprising and subtle behaviours. In this talk we will look at file systems and their APIs from the perspective of a database. And then we will explore implementing our own file system tailored to our needs.Speaker:Chris Vest is a System Engineer at Neo Technology, working on the Neo4j database engine. He specialises in IO and concurrency, and other low-level details, and generally tries to keep the dragons on the right side of the Here Be Dragons sign.