Ed Nightingale is a systems researcher and software engineer. Ed has authored papers in top systems conferences such as OSDI and SOSP. He has co-authored 20 conference and journal publications, has won 7 best paper awards, and even helped to set the world record in disk-to-disk sorting (http://sortbenchmark.org). He has also worked as an engineer and as an engineering manager running a large-scale distributed storage service. Ed is deeply familiar with agile engineering software development practices and he really enjoys building large-scale systems.