11-12 May 2017, Bangalore
Status: Submissions and voting closed, awaiting jury selection

Submit proposals for flash talks.

Rootconf is on 11-12 May. If you have:

  1. Tips and tricks for simplifying infrastructure management and maintenance;
  2. Experiences with new tools to share;
  3. Cool demos;

then propose a flash talk here, or on the spot, at the venue.

The flash talk session is on 11 May, from 17:20-18:20. We have room for about 12 flash talks. Each presentation should be no more than 5 minutes.

A final note of caution when presenting at flash talks: we have a code of conduct at the conference. You must refrain from making remarks that may be perceived as sexist or derogatory. If you want to double check your presentation, contact Sandhya Ramesh, Karthik B. or Zainab Bawa at the venue.

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:

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:

Contact

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

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) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 0 Thu, 27 Apr
3 Persistent storage for containers using Gluster  
Raghavendra Talur (@raghavendratalur) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 2 1 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 2 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 3 0 Sun, 9 Apr
9 Real-time monitoring GlusterFS using event 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 Automating deployments with Ansible  
Praveen Kumar (@kumarpraveen) DevConf 2017 Beginner 6 1 Fri, 31 Mar
15 Using CentOS to create a sustainable IoT development model
Jim Perrin (@jperrin) DevConf 2017 Beginner 9 6 Thu, 30 Mar
16 Capacity planning for your data stores
Colin Charles (@bytebot) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 1 0 Fri, 24 Mar
17 "Asynchronous" integration tests for microservices    
Ramya A (@atramya) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Mon, 20 Mar
18 State of the open source monitoring landscape
Bernd Erk (@bernderk) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 2 Mon, 20 Mar
19 Building RESTful APIs
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Workshops Beginner 1 0 Mon, 20 Mar
20 MySQL troubleshooting tldr  
ligaya turmelle (@lig) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Fri, 10 Mar
21 MySQL administration 101  
ligaya turmelle (@lig) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 1 Fri, 10 Mar
22 Working with Secrets    
Shrey Agarwal (@shreyagarwal) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 5 3 Fri, 10 Mar
23 Migration of 300 microservices from AWS cloud to Snapdeal cloud  
Ruchi Singh (@ruchi15) DevConf 2017 Beginner 4 3 Fri, 10 Mar
24 What should be PID 1 in a container?    
Ranjith Rajaram (@rrajaram) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 6 6 Fri, 3 Mar
25 Living with SELinux
Toshaan Bharvani (@toshywoshy) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 3 Tue, 28 Feb
26 Autonomous application delivery: faster, more reliable release management  
G. Clifford Williams (@gcw) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 2 1 Wed, 15 Feb
27 SaltStack and Ansible: beginner to advanced
G. Clifford Williams (@gcw) Workshops Beginner 2 4 Wed, 15 Feb
28 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
29 Deploying serverless platforms on Kubernetes    
Vishal Biyani (@vishal-biyani) Workshops Intermediate 3 6 Sun, 12 Feb
30 Failure resilient architecture with microservice dependencies    
Kunal Grover (@kunalgrover05) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 3 1 Sat, 11 Feb
31 Necessary tooling and monitoring for performance critical applications
Manan Bharara (@mananbharara) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 4 4 Thu, 2 Feb
32 Deployment strategies with Kubernetes
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Thu, 2 Feb
33 'Razor' sharp provisioning for baremetal servers    
Azhar Hussain (@azharh) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 3 Wed, 25 Jan
34 A little bot for big cause    
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 6 4 Sat, 21 Jan
35 Deploying and monitoring containers with Kubernetes    
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Workshops Beginner 4 0 Sun, 15 Jan
36 Adventures in Postgres management    
Ramanan Balakrishnan (@ramananbalakrishnan) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 5 3 Sat, 14 Jan

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 identifying anomalies using graphite functions
Aditya (@adityabharadwaj) Flash talks of 5 mins duration Intermediate 1 0 Thu, 11 May
2 Serverless Data Science with rorocloud  
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Flash talks of 5 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Wed, 10 May
3 Docker on ARM  
Suraj Narwade (@snarwade) Flash talks of 5 mins duration Beginner 1 0 Wed, 10 May
4 Evolution of fault tolerant infrastructure
Ajey Gore (@ajeygore) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
5 Automating identities
Ajey Gore (@ajeygore) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
6 MiniShift: Run OpenShift Locally  
Praveen Kumar DevConf 2017 Beginner 8 1 Mon, 10 Apr
7 Integration testing of apps deployed on Kubernetes using Arquillian-Cube & Forge  
Dipak Pawar (@dipakpawar) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 5 2 Mon, 10 Apr
8 Automating infrastructure using Puppet
Buvanesh Kumar (@buvanesh) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 1 Mon, 10 Apr
9 Next Generation File Replication System In GlusterFS  
Mohammed Rafi (@rafikc13) DevConf 2017 Beginner 3 1 Mon, 10 Apr
10 Managing Containers with Ansible    
Peter Schiffer (@pschiffe) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
11 OpenShift Reference Architecture for Google Cloud Platform    
Peter Schiffer (@pschiffe) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
12 Demystifying DHT in GlusterFS  
Ankit Raj (@a4nkit) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 2 Mon, 10 Apr
13 Creating and Running Automated Tasks with Taskotron in Fedora  
Sumantro Mukherjee (@sumantro) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 2 Sun, 9 Apr
14 Creating Web VR Apps with AFRAME
Sumantro Mukherjee (@sumantro) DevConf 2017 Beginner 1 2 Sun, 9 Apr
15 Reducing Deployment and Management overhead in Microservices Architecture  
Saurabh Badhwar (@h4xr) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 1 Sun, 9 Apr
16 Demystifying DHT in GlusterFS
Ankit Raj (@a4nkit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Fri, 7 Apr
17 Migrating legacy application to microservices on containers    
Prasad Rao (@prrao) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Fri, 7 Apr
18 SELinux Support over GlusterFS  
Jiffin Tony Thottan (@thotz) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 3 3 Thu, 6 Apr
19 Scale your Load Balancers, Like a Boss!    
Anurag Palsule (@anuragpalsule) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 2 Tue, 4 Apr
20 Configuration Management: Patterns, practices & solutions    
Vishal Biyani (@vishal-biyani) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 0 Thu, 30 Mar
21 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
22 MySQL Server Tuning for the SysAdmin
ligaya turmelle (@lig) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 10 Mar
23 Capacity planning at scale
Raj Shekhar (@lunatech) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 3 Fri, 10 Mar
24 Lessons learned from 1 year of Kubernetes in production at Crowdfire  
Amanpreet Singh (Aman) (@apsops) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 10 2 Thu, 9 Mar
25 How to make good and difficult decisions
Bernd Erk (@bernderk) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 3 Thu, 9 Mar
26 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
27 Infrastructure as Code using Ansible, Jenkins and Testinfra    
Mayur Barge (@bargemb) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 4 2 Mon, 6 Mar
28 Ansible Virtual Machine Bootstrapper
Toshaan Bharvani (@toshywoshy) DevConf 2017 Intermediate 1 5 Tue, 28 Feb
29 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
30 Microservices infrastructure using Docker + Mesos + Marathon    
Ashwini Mutalik Desai (@ashwini-md) DevConf 2017 Beginner 5 2 Thu, 23 Feb
31 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
32 TICK Talk: Monitoring with InfluxData’s TICK stack    
Praveen Shukla (@shukla-praveen) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 2 1 Wed, 15 Feb
33 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
34 Performance Monitoring for single page applications.    
Nitin Mehra (@nmehra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 6 1 Wed, 15 Feb
35 Quintype Deployment Automation and Auto-Scaling on Kubernetes  
Tribuvan Kumar (@tribu) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 1 2 Wed, 15 Feb
36 Best Practices for effective RCAs and preventing incidents
Venkateswarlu Yerramalli (@venkatyerramalli) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Wed, 15 Feb
37 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
38 The Art of Diagnosis  
Aruna Chakkirala (@arunac) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 5 5 Wed, 15 Feb
39 Drift detection across a heterogeneous infrastructure  
Kirubakaran D (@kirubakaran-d) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 2 10 Wed, 15 Feb
40 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
41 Efficient way to manage environments in AWS    
Amit Raj (@amit894) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 11 4 Tue, 14 Feb
42 Gradually migrating to microservices while still running your business  
Ankit Solanki Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 3 3 Tue, 14 Feb
43 Netflix's Spinnaker: Centralising our service deployment pipeline    
Ankit Solanki (proposing) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 4 Tue, 14 Feb
44 Monitoring – Does it always work?    
Nandish Madhu (@nandishmadhu) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 7 Fri, 10 Feb
45 Time Please - We are not yet done with Testing!    
Mukta Aphale (@muktaa) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 1 7 Fri, 10 Feb
46 Calculating your DevOps Readiness Score    
Mukta Aphale (@muktaa) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 3 5 Fri, 10 Feb
47 Technical Debt & Legacy Code - A Catch all phrase??    
Leena S N (@snleena) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 1 3 Fri, 10 Feb
48 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
49 Control it like IaaS, scale it like PaaS    
Ritesh Modi (@riteshm) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 2 Tue, 7 Feb
50 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
51 Continuous Deployment using Immutable Infrastructure with Packer and VSTS    
Maninderjit Bindra (@maninderjit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 1 Mon, 6 Feb
52 Simple recipes for building resilient and evolving infrastructure  
Pradeep Hodigere (@phodigere) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 2 Mon, 6 Feb
53 Full stack monitoring using Sensu
Lakshmi Narasimhan (@lakshminp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 0 3 Mon, 30 Jan
54 DevOps with Blockchain
Priyabrata Dash (@bobquest33) (proposing) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Mon, 30 Jan
55 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
56 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
57 Cost Optimizations on AWS: Spend where it really matters    
Ganesh Hegde (@xgt008) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 11 7 Fri, 27 Jan
58 Anatomy of an alert  
Spencer Krum (@nibalizer) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 3 3 Fri, 27 Jan
59 Mesos, KVM and the story of Infrastructure at PhonePe    
Burzin Engineer (@burzinengineer) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 19 10 Tue, 24 Jan
60 Life @ Freecharge on November 9th - A SRE perspective.  
Anshu Prateek (@anshprat) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 7 7 Thu, 19 Jan
61 Deploy, Automate & Secure cloud infrastructure hands on using command line tools and Ansible
Joel Divekar (@joeldivekar) Workshops Advanced 2 6 Wed, 18 Jan
62 Bringing Ops to Devs : Creating an Effective Ops Organisation
Vishal Uderani (@vishalud) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 12 3 Tue, 17 Jan
63 Monitoring challenges with containers and microservices    
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 4 Sun, 15 Jan