14-17 May 2014, Bangalore
Status: Awaiting jury selection

As Developers / Managers we almost everyday think and talk about faster / shorter Software Development cycles to increase our market presence/reach. Is there a way to measure how fast we are ?

Speaking of cycle: In Cycling a term “Cadence” is used, which simply means the speed at which you pedal. Cyclists measure this in revolutions per minute, or rpm. Similar to Cadence in Cycling, the cadence of a software team is measured by how fast and how frequent you can take your software live. Can you do this on every day, every week ? Do you have the tools for the same to Scale UP ?

While we try to improve the cadence of the team we have many challenges around Infrastructure Scaling, Test Integration, Configuration Management, Monitoring for uptime, Log Management, Security of Servers, Dev-Test-Prod setups, Maintaining single source of truth for your assets, etc… And how does these changes impact team dynamics ? If you have adopted some strategies have you noticed that your team has improved? do you need more QAs or do you need more sysadmins ? do you really need those many routers, servers or backups?

Rootconf is a conference which tries to address some of the challenges we face when we fine tune our infrastructure to be able to appropriately respond to a business need, while we Scale UP our Cloud or Web Infrastructure.

Developing a good Continuous Integration/Deployment/Testing/Delivery strategy is critical to improve the cadence of your team. Infrastructure and DevOps is an upfront investment human, time & money. The challenge always is whether you’re willing to make that investment right away, or in the future at a much higher cost and effort.

Rootconf is a conference which will help you to plan and develop a strategy map for infrastructure and devops. It will show you the building blocks for reaching a strategy for Infrastructure Scaling, Continuous Integration, Deployment and Delivery.

Target audience

Rootconf is targeted at individuals, teams and companies that are seeking to scale the effectiveness of their developer teams and performance of their web stacks, thereby increase the Cadence of their software delivery.

Organizations which need a CI and CD strategy to achieve the above will find a substantial headstart in doing so, by attending Rootconf.



14th and 15th May 2014
The Energy and Research Institute,
4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage,
Domlur, Bangalore


16th and 17th May 2014
MLR Convention Centre,
J P Nagar 7th Phase,
Brigade Millenium campus,



Online Presence

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For questions about submissions or the conference, write to support@hasgeek.com


For Rootconf 2014, we are accepting proposals for Full Talks, Crisp Talks & Flash Talks for the Conference, and proposals for hands-on 3 hour workshops on the below topics. For more information on the types of talks, please checkout the Format tab.

  1. Infrastructure Scaling & Automation
    • Treating your infrastructure as code.
    • How did you do scaling and what were your automation strategies while you were gunning for scaling.
  2. Continuous Integration
    • Tell us how you have done it for your organization ?
    • Any use case around how it impacted your development team / process.
    • Reference Tools – Jenkins, Travis CI, CruiseControl, TeamCity.
  3. Deployment
    • Tell us how you have done it for your organization ?
    • Any use case on how you reduced your deployment time ? Did you reduce your time to market your product by Adopting CD ?
    • Reference Tools – Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt
  4. Automating Testing
    • How much manual can be automated ?
    • How did you automate ? What tools di you use ?
    • What framework(s) did you use ?
    • Did you use heavy weight Selenium or Watir or Sahi?
    • Tools that work across heterogeneous languages (PHP, Java, C, Mobile)
  5. Security
    • Code Security
      • Trust no one - including the developer.
      • How are you testing your code ?
      • Do you run vulnerability testing part of the CI ?
      • Best Practices for secure coding
    • Server side security
    • Data at motion
      • Is internet really safe, how do you protect your data. Is HTTPS alone sufficient ?
    • Data at rest
    • Do you need to implement standards?
  6. Log monitoring and server monitoring
    • The heartbeat / lifeline of your business: tell us more about how you monitor.
    • Do you use any of these tools? Graphite, Sentry, CopperEgg, Loggly, Papertrail, Splunk, Nagios, Monit, etc..
  7. Cloud databases:
    • NoSQL Databases (DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couch)
    • The good and bad of NoSQL
    • Automation challenges of NoSQL
  8. Self-healing
    • Automatic remediation of services and servers.
    • Process Protection using Service Protector, Monit
    • Auto Scaling Groups
  9. New tools
    • Do you have more tools that makes you a better DevOps Engineer ?

Talks can submitted for the following OSes:

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 DDOS mitigation @flipkart
Sameer Garg (@sameerg) Full talk Advanced 1 0 Mon, 12 May
2 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services foundation
M.S.Anand (@msanand) Sponsored talk Intermediate 1 0 Wed, 7 May
3 Continuous deployment with Fabric
Akshar Raaj (@akshar-raaj) Workshops Intermediate 4 4 Sat, 3 May
4 Scaling databases with a database access layer
Gaurav Gupta (@gagupta79) Full talk Intermediate 1 0 Sat, 26 Apr
5 Ansible with Puppet at Scale  
Madhurranjan Mohaan Workshops Intermediate 9 0 Fri, 25 Apr
6 Introduction to Go Continuous Delivery Software  
Praveen (@praveends) Workshops Intermediate 4 1 Wed, 23 Apr
7 When the Internet Bleeded    
Anant Shrivastava (@anantshri) Full talk Intermediate 8 1 Sat, 19 Apr
8 How we reduced the launch of a 60 node production cluster on the cloud from 3 days to 2 hours.
Sri Harsha (@sriharshachillara) Crisp talk Intermediate 8 2 Fri, 18 Apr
9 Diggin' Diamonds from a Coal Mine
Sudeep Agarwal (@draxxxeus) Full talk Intermediate 8 7 Fri, 18 Apr
10 Mesos: Cluster management framework and it's role at Shopify
Yagnik (@yagnik) Full talk Intermediate 19 9 Fri, 18 Apr
11 Avoiding single point of failure in a multi-services architecture
Gurteshwar Singh (@gsin) Full talk Intermediate 17 0 Tue, 15 Apr
12 Quick Prototyping with LXC and Puppet
Benjamin Kero (@bkero) Full talk Intermediate 9 1 Mon, 14 Apr
13 Scale anything with haproxy
Mohamed Imran K R (@mohamedimran) Flash talk Intermediate 8 4 Thu, 3 Apr
14 Tsuru - Serve it yourself.
Rohit Nair (@sobertooth) Crisp talk Intermediate 13 2 Wed, 2 Apr
15 SELinux for the Uninitiated
REJY M CYRIAC (@rejy) Workshops Beginner 12 2 Wed, 26 Mar
16 Continuous Delivery using Jenkins  
Leena S N (@leenasn) Workshops Beginner 16 2 Sat, 8 Mar
17 Building Elastic Infrastructures  
Pankaj Kaushal (@spo0nman) Full talk Intermediate 9 1 Mon, 3 Mar
18 CitoEngine: Alert management and automation tool.  
Cyrus Dasadia (@extremeunix) Crisp talk Beginner 30 8 Mon, 24 Feb
19 PostgreSQL as NoSQL
Himanchali (@himanchali) Full talk Beginner 29 3 Thu, 20 Feb
20 Production is Priority - Self Fix / Heal Techniques
Jabir Ahmed (@jabirahmed) Full talk Intermediate 18 1 Wed, 29 Jan
21 Testing Infrastructure Code using Test-kitchen, Docker and Chef-Zero
Kamalika Majumder (@kamalikam) Full talk Intermediate 43 5 Sun, 26 Jan
22 How fast can you onboard a new team member
vivek parihar (@vparihar) Crisp talk Intermediate 9 6 Mon, 20 Jan
23 Building Orchestration and Configuration with Ansible
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Full talk Beginner 11 9 Sun, 19 Jan
24 Continuous Multi-stack Deployments on Cloud using Docker    
Vinothini Raju (@vinothiniraju) Full talk Beginner 12 3 Thu, 16 Jan
25 Linux containers (LXC) and future of software delivery
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Workshops Intermediate 35 2 Tue, 14 Jan
26 Automation using RobotFramework for embedded device
Sriramkumar vh (@srix) Full talk Intermediate 3 4 Mon, 13 Jan
27 Scaling to 2000 request per second with MongoDB  
Suchit Puri (@suchitpuri) Crisp talk Intermediate 18 6 Wed, 8 Jan

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Best practices in development and testing on AWS
shailesh albuquerque (@shailesh-al) Full talk Intermediate 2 0 Fri, 2 May
2 Grokking GlusterFS
Raghavendra Talur (@raghavendratalur) Workshops Intermediate 3 0 Wed, 30 Apr
3 Let's Build Apps Not Configure Servers!!
Shekhar Gulati (@shekhargulati) Workshops Beginner 5 2 Mon, 21 Apr
4 Automate infrastructure deployment with Amazon Web Services
Ganesh Raja (@iyertalks) Full talk Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 21 Apr
5 Ephemeral environments
Nilesh B (@nilesh) Full talk Intermediate 3 1 Sun, 20 Apr
6 Ovirt -> Open Your Virtual Data Center
Humble Devassy Chirammal Full talk Intermediate 3 1 Tue, 1 Apr
Kanna (@kanna) Flash talk Beginner 1 1 Sun, 30 Mar
8 GlusterFS::AFR() - What you need to know as a sysadmin.
Ravishankar N (@itisravi) Full talk Intermediate 6 2 Fri, 28 Mar
9 Embracing the future of system & service management in Linux - systemd
REJY M CYRIAC (@rejy) Full talk Intermediate 9 0 Fri, 28 Mar
10 GlusterFS: Volume Snapshots
Avra Sengupta (@asengupt) Full talk Beginner 14 1 Fri, 28 Mar
11 oVirt with Gluster - Rev up your infrastructure
Sahina Bose (@sbose) Full talk Intermediate 11 0 Fri, 28 Mar
12 Automation in Distributed Systems
M S Vishwanath Bhat (@msvbhat) Crisp talk Beginner 20 0 Fri, 28 Mar
13 Measure the heartbeat of your Openstack deployments
Manali Latkar (@manalil) Full talk Intermediate 6 0 Thu, 27 Mar
14 GlusterFS as a storage option for Openstack
Shilpa Mj (@shilpamj) Full talk Intermediate 11 1 Thu, 27 Mar
15 A Highly Available SMB and NFS file server with CTDB and GlusterFS
Lalatendu Mohanty (@lalatendumohanty) Full talk Intermediate 11 0 Thu, 27 Mar
16 Server monitoring and notification routing using sensu and flapjack
Robert George (@robert) Full talk Intermediate 12 1 Thu, 27 Mar
17 Introduction to Openstack Swift and GlusterFS integration
Prashanth Pai (@ppai) Full talk Beginner 8 2 Thu, 27 Mar
18 RHQ - Enterprise management solution for JBoss middleware projects
Jeeva Kandasamy (@jkandasa) Full talk Beginner 5 1 Thu, 27 Mar
19 Openstack-Docker: How to manage your linux containers with Openstack Nova
Shilpa Mj (@shilpamj) Full talk Beginner 11 1 Thu, 27 Mar
20 Enable SELinux protection for your Service
REJY M CYRIAC (@rejy) Workshops Intermediate 15 2 Wed, 26 Mar
21 MEAN Dev Ops - Best Practices
Satya Ganni (@sg) Crisp talk Beginner 2 1 Sat, 22 Mar
22 Glusterfs: Asynchronous, Distributed distant-replication using journals in glusterfs.  
Ajeet Jha (@ziiin) Crisp talk Beginner 45 5 Wed, 12 Mar
23 Mock - reproducible builds in centos 5 using centos 6 machine without virtualization
Anshu Prateek (@anshprat) Full talk Beginner 10 0 Tue, 11 Mar
24 Continuous Inspection of code quality with SonarQube
Manu PK (@manupk) Full talk Intermediate 0 0 Sun, 2 Mar
25 Emerging trends in Infrastructure Automation
Yatin Kulkarni (@yskulkarni) Flash talk Intermediate 19 1 Wed, 26 Feb
26 Culture of Continuous Delivery
Leena S N (@leenasn) Full talk Intermediate 6 4 Thu, 6 Feb
27 Docker for dummies
Shekhar Gulati (@shekhargulati) Full talk Beginner 7 2 Sun, 2 Feb
28 Poniters and Blockers for scaling your Startup to a Corporate
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Crisp talk Beginner 2 2 Fri, 31 Jan
29 Cowboy Coder's Guide to Infrastructure Nightmares
Akshay Mankar (@axeman) Full talk Intermediate 32 6 Thu, 30 Jan
30 Graphite with wings
Jemshad O K (@jemshad) Full talk Intermediate 18 5 Wed, 29 Jan
31 Model your Infrastructure to Automate Everything
Suraj Kumar (@sunsonian) Full talk Intermediate 13 0 Wed, 29 Jan
32 Cloud-Init :: Get The Initialization Right
Iliyas Shirol (@iliyasshirol) Crisp talk Beginner 15 2 Wed, 29 Jan
33 Hadoop Cluster Setup and Monitoring Parameters
Jabir Ahmed (@jabirahmed) Workshops Beginner 19 6 Wed, 29 Jan
34 Scaling ElasticSearch for Log and Event monitoring
Arpit Mohan (@mohanarpit) Full talk Beginner 12 4 Tue, 21 Jan
35 Understanding GRC  
Shanmugavel (@shanmugavelfixrnix) (proposing) Workshops Intermediate -2 1 Thu, 16 Jan
36 config my.cnf
shanavas (@shanavasc) (proposing) Full talk Intermediate -2 3 Thu, 16 Jan
37 Benchmarking OpenStack using Rally
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Full talk Advanced 14 2 Tue, 14 Jan
38 10 Deployments a day - A brief on extreme release protocols  
vivek parihar (@vparihar) Full talk Intermediate 30 5 Sat, 11 Jan
39 Effective coding with test driven approach
Anand Shankar (@anandvns) Full talk Intermediate 3 3 Fri, 10 Jan
40 Cloud Up and Beyond
Pratima Singh (@pratimasingh) Full talk Intermediate 21 1 Fri, 10 Jan
41 The Little Service which wasn't there + Fun with SSH  
Akash Mahajan (@makash) Full talk Intermediate 14 4 Thu, 9 Jan
42 Cloud based web development.
Sahil Bhalla (@sahilbhalla) (proposing) Beginner 0 2 Wed, 8 Jan
43 SQL or NoSQL and which one in NoSQL
Akshay Mathur (@akshaymathur) Full talk Beginner 2 7 Wed, 8 Jan
44 CasperJS: New age Tool for Testing Single Page Web Apps
Akshay Mathur (@akshaymathur) Full talk Beginner 1 5 Wed, 8 Jan