11-12 May, Bangalore
Status: Accepting submissions

Final round of submissions for Rootconf 2017 is open. Submit proposals for flash talks.

Did you ever find yourself going “Oops!” after your systems went down? Did you trust your dashboard too much? Did your small blunder have a butterfly effect? Is your job at risk due to poor grammar?

Share your disaster stories in our exclusive 5 minute flash talks at Rootconf 2017!

Theme

The theme for the 2017 edition is service reliability. The conference will feature talks on state of the art deployment strategies and appropriate monitoring technologies at different scales. Rootconf this year will broadly cover topics like toil, on-call, outage handling and post-mortem analysis. We are inviting presentation proposals from academics and practitioners on these topics.

Rootconf aims to appeal to the widest possible range of DevOps practitioners: from embryonic startups to the largest established enterprises. We are keen to schedule presentations that appeal both to attendees’ current needs as well as their future aspirations.

About the Conference

Rootconf is India’s principal conference where systems and operations engineers share real world knowledge about building reliable systems. We are now accepting submissions for our next edition which will take place in Bangalore on 11-12 May 2017.

Topics for Round 2 of the CfP were:

  1. Capacity planning.
  2. Deploying microservices, and issues concerning monitoring and reliability of microservices.
  3. Deployment and orchestration of container based infrastructures.
  4. Open tracing.

Topics for Round 1 of the CfP were:

  1. Monitoring strategies
  2. Deployment strategies
  3. Capacity planning
  4. Automation beyond deployment and monitoring
  5. Eliminating toil
  6. On-call outage handling
  7. Postmortem / root cause analysis
  8. Incident response

Format

Rootconf is a three track conference:

We are inviting proposals for:

Selection Process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. Please make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your speaking experience and delivery style. 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. We might contact you to ask if you’d like to repost your content on the official conference blog.

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk, either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides within two weeks of submitting your proposal.

Selection Process Flowchart

You can check back on this page for the status of your proposal. We will notify you if we either move your proposal to the next round or if we reject it. Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers.

Travel Grants

As our budget is limited, we prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek provides these limited grants where applicable:
Two grants covering travel and accommodation for international speakers. Three grants covering travel and accommodation for domestic speakers. Grants will be made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).
*Speaker travel grants will be given in the order of preference to students, women, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Asia and Africa.

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 for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise 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:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 10 April, 2017

Final conference schedule: 15 April 2017

Conference dates: 11-12 May, 2017

Contact

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 Understanding eyeball routing via RIPE Atlas
Anurag Bhatia (@anuragbhatia) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Thu, 27 Apr
2 Your Brain on Sleep
arpitha jacob (@arpithajacob) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 0 Thu, 27 Apr
3 Persistent Storage for Containers using Gluster
Raghavendra Talur (@raghavendratalur) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 0 Tue, 18 Apr
4 Open Source Infrastructure: Another Path of Growth for Open Source
Amye (@amye) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 0 Wed, 12 Apr
5 SELinux: A deep dive
REJY M CYRIAC (@rejy) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 0 Wed, 12 Apr
6 Our journey to dynamic cloud infrastructure using packer + terraform + ansible + jenkins
Mehul Ved (@mehulved) DevConf 2017 Beginner 2 1 Wed, 12 Apr
7 Automate your DevOps life with OpenShift Pipelines
Václav Pavlín (@vpavlin) DevConf 2017 Beginner 5 2 Mon, 10 Apr
8 Spotswap: Running production APIs on spot instances
Aruna Sankaranarayanan (@aruna28) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Sun, 9 Apr
9 Real-time monitoring GlusterFS using Events APIs
Aravinda VK (@aravindavk) DevConf 2017 Beginner 2 2 Sun, 9 Apr
10 Fabric8: An end-to-end development platform
Baiju Muthukadan (@baijum) DevConf 2017 Beginner 3 4 Thu, 6 Apr
11 Build, test, deliver latest and safest container images, effortlessly
Ratnadeep Debnath (@rtnpro) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 0 Thu, 6 Apr
12 Making Kubernetes Simple For Developers
Suraj Deshmukh (@surajd) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 17 0 Tue, 4 Apr
13 FreeBSD is not a Linux distribution
Philip Paeps (@trouble) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 2 0 Mon, 3 Apr
14 Using CentOS to create a sustainable IoT development model
Jim Perrin (@jperrin) DevConf 2017 Beginner 9 6 Thu, 30 Mar
15 Capacity Planning for your Data Stores
Colin Charles (@bytebot) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 1 0 Fri, 24 Mar
16 "Asynchronous" Integration Tests for Microservices
Ramya A (@atramya) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 0 Mon, 20 Mar
17 State of the Open Source Monitoring landscape
Bernd Erk (@bernderk) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 2 Mon, 20 Mar
18 Building RESTful APIs
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Workshops Beginner 1 0 Mon, 20 Mar
19 MySQL Troubleshooting TL;DR
ligaya turmelle (@lig) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Fri, 10 Mar
20 MySQL Administration 101
ligaya turmelle (@lig) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 1 Fri, 10 Mar
21 Working with secrets
Shrey Agarwal (@shreyagarwal) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 5 3 Fri, 10 Mar
22 Migration of 300 microservices from AWS Cloud to Snapdeal Cloud
Ruchi Singh (@ruchi15) DevConf 2017 Beginner 4 3 Fri, 10 Mar
23 What should be PID 1 in a container ?
Ranjith Rajaram (@rrajaram) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 6 6 Fri, 3 Mar
24 Living with SELinux
Toshaan Bharvani (@toshywoshy) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 3 Tue, 28 Feb
25 Autonomous application delivery: faster more reliable release management
G. Clifford Williams (@gcw) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 1 Wed, 15 Feb
26 SaltStack and Ansible: beginner to advanced
G. Clifford Williams (@gcw) Workshops Beginner 2 4 Wed, 15 Feb
27 A quick how-to on capacity planning for an application deployed in AWS and how to use this information for configuring AWS autoscaling policies
Laxmi Nagarajan (@laxmi777) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 2 6 Tue, 14 Feb
28 Deploying Serverless platforms on Kubernetes
Vishal Biyani (@vishal-biyani) Workshops Intermediate 2 5 Sun, 12 Feb
29 Failure resilient architecture with microservice dependencies
Kunal Grover (@kunalgrover05) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 3 1 Sat, 11 Feb
30 Necessary tooling and monitoring for performance critical applications
Manan Bharara (@mananbharara) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 4 Thu, 2 Feb
31 Anatomy of an Alert
Spencer Krum (@nibalizer) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 3 3 Fri, 27 Jan
32 'Razor' sharp provisioning for baremetal servers
Azhar Hussain Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 3 Wed, 25 Jan
33 A little bot for big cause
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 6 3 Sat, 21 Jan
34 Deploying and monitoring containers with Kubernetes
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Workshops Beginner 4 0 Sun, 15 Jan
35 Adventures in Postgres management
Ramanan Balakrishnan (@ramananbalakrishnan) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 4 3 Sat, 14 Jan

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Evolution of fault tolerant infrastructure
Ajey Gore (@ajeygore) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
2 Automating identities
Ajey Gore (@ajeygore) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
3 MiniShift: Run OpenShift Locally
Praveen Kumar DevConf 2017 Beginner 8 1 Mon, 10 Apr
4 Integration testing of apps deployed on Kubernetes using Arquillian-Cube & Forge
Dipak Pawar (@dipakpawar) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 5 2 Mon, 10 Apr
5 Automating infrastructure using Puppet
Buvanesh Kumar (@buvanesh) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 1 Mon, 10 Apr
6 Next Generation File Replication System In GlusterFS
Mohammed Rafi (@rafikc13) DevConf 2017 Beginner 2 1 Mon, 10 Apr
7 Managing Containers with Ansible
Peter Schiffer (@pschiffe) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
8 OpenShift Reference Architecture for Google Cloud Platform
Peter Schiffer (@pschiffe) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
9 Demystifying DHT in GlusterFS
Ankit Raj (@a4nkit) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
10 Creating and Running Automated Tasks with Taskotron in Fedora
Sumantro Mukherjee (@sumantro) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 2 Sun, 9 Apr
11 Creating Web VR Apps with AFRAME
Sumantro Mukherjee (@sumantro) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 2 Sun, 9 Apr
12 Reducing Deployment and Management overhead in Microservices Architecture
Saurabh Badhwar (@h4xr) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 1 Sun, 9 Apr
13 Demystifying DHT in GlusterFS
Ankit Raj (@a4nkit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Fri, 7 Apr
14 Migrating Legacy Application to Microservices on Containers
Prasad Rao (@prrao) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Fri, 7 Apr
15 SELinux Support over GlusterFS
Jiffin Tony Thottan (@thotz) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 2 3 Thu, 6 Apr
16 Scale your Load Balancers, Like a Boss!
Anurag Palsule (@anuragpalsule) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 2 Tue, 4 Apr
17 Automating deployments with Ansible
Praveen Kumar (@kumarpraveen) DevConf 2017 Beginner 4 1 Fri, 31 Mar
18 Configuration Management: Patterns, practices & solutions
Vishal Biyani (@vishal-biyani) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Thu, 30 Mar
19 Effective integration of devops tools with OpenStack instances using Heat(component of OpenStack) to make desired environment
Anandprakash Tandale (@atandale) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 22 6 Thu, 30 Mar
20 MySQL Server Tuning for the SysAdmin
ligaya turmelle (@lig) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 10 Mar
21 Capacity planning at scale
Raj Shekhar (@lunatech) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 3 Fri, 10 Mar
22 Lessons learned from 1 year of Kubernetes in production at Crowdfire
Amanpreet Singh (Aman) (@apsops) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 9 2 Thu, 9 Mar
23 How to make good and difficult decisions
Bernd Erk (@bernderk) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 3 Thu, 9 Mar
24 Developing Web Application with Flask, Radis and Docker and scaling with Cloud
Suman Debnath (@suman-d) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 5 Mon, 6 Mar
25 Infrastructure as Code using Ansible, Jenkins and Testinfra
Mayur Barge (@bargemb) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 4 2 Mon, 6 Mar
26 Ansible Virtual Machine Bootstrapper
Toshaan Bharvani (@toshywoshy) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 5 Tue, 28 Feb
27 Scaling DevOps – Challenges in Transformation in large, complex enterprises & how to overcome them
Adarsh Mehrotra (@adarshmehrotra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Fri, 24 Feb
28 Microservices infrastructure using Docker + Mesos + Marathon
Ashwini Mutalik Desai (@ashwini-md) DevConf 2017 Beginner 5 2 Thu, 23 Feb
29 Deploying, Orchestrating maintaining container services seamlessly using Docker, Consul & Nomad
Abhinay Dronavalli (@abhinayd) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 11 4 Thu, 23 Feb
30 TICK Talk: Monitoring with InfluxData’s TICK stack
Praveen Shukla (@shukla-praveen) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 2 1 Wed, 15 Feb
31 Tailored OS boot process to auto-recover Vms from read-only state
Yogesh Patel (@yogeshjp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 3 Wed, 15 Feb
32 Performance Monitoring for single page applications.
Nitin Mehra (@nmehra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 6 1 Wed, 15 Feb
33 Quintype Deployment Automation and Auto-Scaling on Kubernetes
Tribuvan Kumar (@tribu) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 1 2 Wed, 15 Feb
34 Best Practices for effective RCAs and preventing incidents
Venkateswarlu Yerramalli (@venkatyerramalli) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Wed, 15 Feb
35 Thinking beyond: Effectively manage an ever growing/complex/hybrid/cloud infrastructure.
Yogesh Patel (@yogeshjp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 5 Wed, 15 Feb
36 The Art of Diagnosis
Aruna Chakkirala (@arunac) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 5 5 Wed, 15 Feb
37 Drift detection across a heterogeneous infrastructure
Kirubakaran D (@kirubakaran-d) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 2 10 Wed, 15 Feb
38 Paradigm shift in CI at PayPal with Docker and Mesos
sathiya narayanan (@sathiya-mit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 3 Wed, 15 Feb
39 Efficient way to manage environments in AWS
Amit Raj (@amit894) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 11 4 Tue, 14 Feb
40 Gradually migrating to microservices while still running your business
Ankit Solanki Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 3 3 Tue, 14 Feb
41 Netflix's Spinnaker: Centralising our service deployment pipeline
Ankit Solanki (proposing) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 4 Tue, 14 Feb
42 Monitoring – Does it always work?
Nandish Madhu (@nandishmadhu) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 7 Fri, 10 Feb
43 Time Please - We are not yet done with Testing!
Mukta Aphale (@muktaa) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 1 7 Fri, 10 Feb
44 Calculating your DevOps Readiness Score
Mukta Aphale (@muktaa) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 3 5 Fri, 10 Feb
45 Technical Debt & Legacy Code - A Catch all phrase??
Leena S N (@snleena) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 1 3 Fri, 10 Feb
46 Ensure reliable environments executing Operational Validation test on your production
Ritesh Modi (@riteshm) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 4 3 Tue, 7 Feb
47 Control it like IaaS, scale it like PaaS
Ritesh Modi (@riteshm) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 2 Tue, 7 Feb
48 AWS Simple Workflow Service as an architectural solution for building Distributed Scalable Background Scheduled Jobs
Imran Basha (@syedimranbasha) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 15 4 Mon, 6 Feb
49 Continuous Deployment using Immutable Infrastructure with Packer and VSTS
Maninderjit Bindra (@maninderjit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 1 Mon, 6 Feb
50 Simple recipes for building resilient and evolving infrastructure
Pradeep Hodigere (@phodigere) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 2 Mon, 6 Feb
51 Deployment strategies with Kubernetes
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Thu, 2 Feb
52 Full stack monitoring using Sensu
Lakshmi Narasimhan (@lakshminp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 0 3 Mon, 30 Jan
53 DevOps with Blockchain
Priyabrata Dash (@bobquest33) (proposing) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Mon, 30 Jan
54 How to make sure your Ops Engineer is not killed by overwork!
Vachan D A (@vachanda) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 5 5 Mon, 30 Jan
55 Architecting resilient orchestration of micro-services for cloud infrastructure management
Rajvel MP (@mprajvel) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 2 5 Sun, 29 Jan
56 Cost Optimizations on AWS: Spend where it really matters
Ganesh Hegde (@xgt008) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 11 7 Fri, 27 Jan
57 Mesos, KVM and the story of Infrastructure at PhonePe
Burzin Engineer (@burzinengineer) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 19 10 Tue, 24 Jan
58 Life @ Freecharge on November 9th - A SRE perspective.
Anshu Prateek (@anshprat) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 7 7 Thu, 19 Jan
59 Deploy, Automate & Secure cloud infrastructure hands on using command line tools and Ansible
Joel Divekar (@joeldivekar) Workshops Advanced 2 6 Wed, 18 Jan
60 Bringing Ops to Devs : Creating an Effective Ops Organisation
Vishal Uderani (@vishalud) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 12 3 Tue, 17 Jan
61 Monitoring challenges with containers and microservices
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 4 Sun, 15 Jan