15-16 May 2015, Bangalore
Status: Accepting submissions

In today’s technology world, operational efficiency is pivotal. It is time to focus on measuring, learning and improving different aspects of infrastructure scaling and development cycles. Not to forget the the culture of DevOps and team dynamics.

Rootconf 2015 focuses on four key aspects of DevOps and scaling infrastructure: virtualization, managing infrastructure at scale, new technologies, and team management.

Target audience:

  1. Rootconf is aimed at DevOps, CTOs, and teams and companies.
  2. Organizations developing a Continuous Integration and Continous Deployment strategy. You will get a headstart by attending Rootconf.

Conference and workshop topics:

  1. Virtualization.
  2. Managing infrastructure at scale:
    • Scaling processes for enterprises – log monitoring, security, data management.
    • Scaling tools for enterprises – such as using Graphite, logstash and other tools at scale.
  3. Upcoming technologies such as Salt.
  4. Team management / DevOps as culture.


This year’s edition spans two days of hands-on and conference. We are inviting proposals for:

Selection Process:

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.

Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the theme of the conference, and to help the editorial panel build a strong line-up for the event.

We will notify you about the status of your proposal within two weeks of submission.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek will provide a bursary to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Bursaries are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).

Commitment to Open Source:

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Important dates:

Last date for submitting proposals: 15th April

Shortlisting process: 31st March onwards

Pre-conference workshops: 13th and 14th May

Conference dates: 15th and 16th May


Rootconf will be held in the MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar.


For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

Propose a session

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Scaling Flipkart cloud: a million virtual machines and Tbps network!
Vinay Y S (@vys) Sponsored session Intermediate 3 1 Fri, 8 May
2 Container Infrastructure Strategy
Mark Lavi (@marklavi) Crisp talk Intermediate 11 0 Fri, 8 May
3 Sneak peek into the cloud deployments at FreeCharge & Snapdeal
Arunkumar S Jadhav (@arunjadhav) Sponsored session Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 8 May
4 Moving Intuit Mint to AWS – the last mile
sajan Tharayil (@sajan) Sponsored session Intermediate 2 0 Fri, 8 May
5 How LinkedIn is leveraging kafka for log aggregation and monitoring  
Muzammil Rehman (@muzammilr) via akbar (@akbar) Full talk Intermediate 9 0 Wed, 15 Apr
6 How to Train your Jenkins?…to Use Your Resources Effectively and Get More Value for Each Buck Spent on Resource    
Manivannan Selvaraj (@maselvaraj) Crisp talk Intermediate 6 0 Mon, 13 Apr
7 Let’s Talk About Time - Data Driven Organic Monitoring @Directi    
Dhananjay Sathe (@dhananjaysathe) Crisp talk Intermediate 22 1 Fri, 10 Apr
8 What can DevOps learn from sports teams  
Mohit Thatte (@mohitthatte) Crisp talk Beginner 6 1 Thu, 9 Apr
9 SaltStack Workshop
Mike Place (@cachedout) Workshops Intermediate 7 1 Mon, 6 Apr
10 Introduction to SaltStack
Mike Place (@cachedout) Full talk Intermediate 6 1 Mon, 6 Apr
11 Managing a Network Switch with Ansible
Abhinav Modi (@abhinavm) Crisp talk Intermediate 2 0 Wed, 1 Apr
12 A quick primer on http2  
Cyrus Dasadia (@extremeunix) Crisp talk Beginner 5 2 Wed, 1 Apr
13 10 reasons why you should prefer PostgreSQL to MySQL  
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Full talk Intermediate 10 1 Tue, 31 Mar
14 Why favour Icinga over Nagios    
Bernd Erk (@bernderk) Full talk Intermediate 4 1 Tue, 31 Mar
15 Managing distributed file system with consistent distributed store & leader based algorithm    
Atin Mukherjee (@atinmu) Full talk Intermediate 5 5 Mon, 30 Mar
16 BrowserStack Security Breach. Lessons Learned.  
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Crisp talk Intermediate 7 0 Mon, 30 Mar
17 Unikernel based deployments  
alok singh (@alephnull) Crisp talk Advanced 19 0 Fri, 27 Mar
18 Running your containers in a sane environment, Project Atomic  
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Crisp talk Beginner 6 0 Sat, 21 Mar
19 Inframer - know thy infra    
saurabh hirani (@saurabh-hirani) Crisp talk Intermediate 22 1 Fri, 20 Mar
20 Rewriting for Scale @ Parse.com
Abhishek Kona (@sheki) Full talk Intermediate 15 0 Wed, 11 Mar
21 Using RancherOS to Run Microservices on Docker at Scale
Shanker Balan (@shankerbalan) Intermediate 6 0 Thu, 5 Mar

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 How do you deploy your code in production while sleeping?
Abhishek Singh (@abhishekksingh) Sponsored session Intermediate 4 1 Tue, 14 Apr
2 How resilience testing of infrastructure is the path to achieve stable,fault-tolerant and self healing infrastructure
Vipul Sharma (@sharmavipul) Crisp talk Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 10 Apr
3 How to Create a Low Cost, Self Healing & Immutable Infrastructure using AWS EC2 Spot Instances  
Aditya Upadhyay (@aditya-u) Full talk Intermediate 4 0 Fri, 10 Apr
4 Docker Workshop  
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Workshops Intermediate 4 0 Fri, 10 Apr
5 Automating AWS infrastructure and code deployments using Ansible at WebEngage
Vishal Uderani (@vishalud) Crisp talk Intermediate 30 0 Fri, 10 Apr
6 Designing the Devops Culture - Marching towards the promised land  
Ravi Kumar (@ravi-kumar) Full talk Intermediate 1 1 Thu, 9 Apr
7 Migration From AWS To Google Cloud - Lessons Learnt
Shanker Balan (@shankerbalan) Full talk Intermediate 3 2 Thu, 9 Apr
8 Security Containers: how Snap CI leverages containers to safely run thousands of builds a day.    
Sahil Muthoo Full talk Advanced 13 0 Thu, 9 Apr
9 Mad Over Growth: Handling Scale At FreeCharge
Arunkumar S Jadhav (@arunjadhav) Full talk Intermediate 2 0 Wed, 8 Apr
10 On demand Cloud - 5 must dos on Azure to ensure it
Pracheta Budhwar (@pracheta) Intermediate 2 0 Thu, 2 Apr
11 Docker as a self-serve platform for database backup/restore
Reeshna R Beginner 9 0 Wed, 1 Apr
12 Logstash, statsd and graphite combo for PostgreSQL log monitoring  
Himanchali (@himanchali) Full talk Beginner 17 0 Tue, 31 Mar
13 Highly available NFS server using Pacemaker/Corosync
Meghana M (@mmadhusu) Intermediate 4 1 Tue, 31 Mar
14 Setting up PaaS with OpenShift Origin V3
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Full talk Intermediate 4 0 Tue, 31 Mar
15 Building a devops culture  
Devdas Bhagat (@f3ew) Beginner 7 0 Mon, 30 Mar
16 Live Migration of QEMU/KVM Virtual Machines  
Amit Shah (@amit-shah) Beginner 4 0 Mon, 30 Mar
17 Autoscaling Application Using OpenStack
Bharath Kumar (@bharatk) Intermediate 4 1 Mon, 30 Mar
18 Cosmos - Centralized Monitoring Service @ Flipkart
Anand Karthik (@anandkarthikt) Full talk Intermediate 7 0 Sat, 28 Mar
19 Dev-Oops to Dev-Ops    
Arun Narayanaswamy (@indfo) Crisp talk Intermediate 24 1 Fri, 27 Mar
20 Migration from a DataCenter to the Cloud : What you need to know  
Yahya Poonawala (@ypoonawala) Full talk Intermediate 26 2 Fri, 27 Mar
21 JJB to Manage Jenkins Job Effectively  
Praveen Kumar (@kumarpraveen) Full talk Beginner 6 0 Fri, 27 Mar
22 Vagrant for Effective DevOps Culture  
Vaidik Kapoor (@vaidik) Intermediate 26 0 Thu, 26 Mar
23 How we run 100’s of Enterprise Rails applications    
Shyam Sundar C S (@shyamsundar-cs) Crisp talk Intermediate 10 1 Thu, 26 Mar
24 Jenkins as the Test Reporting Framework    
Nitin Sharma (@nsharmakomli) Full talk Beginner 15 0 Wed, 25 Mar
25 Using bcache to get a performing persistent storage in AWS    
Anshu Prateek (@anshprat) Crisp talk Intermediate 2 0 Wed, 25 Mar
26 Getting bare metal performance with AWS    
Anshu Prateek (@anshprat) Full talk Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 25 Mar
27 Blueprinting your Infrastructure with Ansible
Gourav Shah (@gouravshah) Beginner 10 0 Tue, 24 Mar
28 Fog + Ruby + Chef + Robocop + Monit = Awesomeness  
Mayank Joshi (@maxc0d3r) Intermediate 8 0 Tue, 24 Mar
29 Scientific Concept Robbery
Steven Deobald (@stevendeobald) Beginner 4 0 Mon, 23 Mar
30 Coping with burnout
Gaurav Chaturvedi (@tazz) Crisp talk Beginner 5 0 Mon, 23 Mar
31 Build your own AWS / Digital ocean / Heroku for QA / Dev environment with Docker, Haproxy and NodeJS
Alan Joseph (@alanjoxa) Beginner 1 0 Sat, 21 Mar
32 Build your own Dynamic CDN  
Ankit Jain (@ankneo) Full talk Intermediate 25 0 Mon, 16 Mar
33 Why is my system slow ?
Amit (@amsharma) Intermediate 0 0 Fri, 13 Mar
34 How We Scaled Freshdesk To Take 65M Requests/week  
Kiran Darisi (@kirandarisi) Advanced 5 0 Wed, 11 Mar
35 SaltStack Fundamentals
Pankaj Kaushal (@spo0nman) Intermediate 18 2 Tue, 10 Mar
36 Contain It Yourself  
Akshay Mankar (@axeman) Full talk Intermediate 30 0 Mon, 9 Mar
37 Automating Windows Infra on AWS using Puppet & Chocolatey: Troubles, Tricks and Triumphs
Utkarsh Pandey (@utkarsh-pandey) Intermediate 5 0 Sat, 7 Mar
38 Cloud Bursting -- Hybrid Clouds!    
Venu Murthy MK (@venumurthy) Intermediate 6 0 Thu, 5 Mar
39 Environment on Demand - Building Blocks to your own private cloud  
Kamalika Majumder (@kamalikam) Full talk Intermediate 41 3 Thu, 5 Mar
40 Does your product work fantastically everywhere !
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Full talk Intermediate 10 1 Tue, 3 Mar