11-12 May, Bangalore
Status: Accepting submissions

Second round of submissions is now open. Last date for submitting proposals is 10 March, 2017.

For round 2, we are specifically seeking talks on the following topics:

  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.

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 1 of the CfP were:

We are looking for talks covering the following topics:
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

You can still submit a talk on these topics. Our preference will be for the topics listed for round 2.

Format

Rootconf is a two track conference:
- Talks in the main auditorium; - Demos and Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions in the Banquet hall.

We are inviting proposals for:
Full-length 40-minute talks – which cover conceptual topics and include case studies. Crisp 15-minute how-to talks or introduction to a new technology.
Sponsored sessions, of 15 minutes and 40 minutes duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
Hands-on workshop sessions of 3 and 6 hour duration where participants follow the instructors on their laptops.

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 March, 2017 Final conference schedule: 31 March 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.

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Confirmed sessions


Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Scaling DevOps – Challenges in Transformation in large, complex enterprises & how to overcome them
Adarsh Mehrotra (@adarshmehrotra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 0 Fri, Feb 24
2 Micorservices infrastructure using Docker + Mesos + Marathon
Ashwini Mutalik Desai (@ashwini-md) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 4 0 Thu, Feb 23
3 Deploying, Orchestrating maintaining container services seamlessly using Docker, Consul & Nomad
Abhinay Dronavalli (@abhinayd) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 10 0 Thu, Feb 23
4 TICK Talk: Monitoring with InfluxData’s TICK stack
Praveen Shukla (@shukla-praveen) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 1 1 Wed, Feb 15
5 Tailored OS boot process to auto-recover Vms from read-only state
Yogesh Patel (@yogeshjp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 2 Wed, Feb 15
6 Performance Monitoring for single page applications.
Nitin Mehra (@nmehra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Wed, Feb 15
7 Quintype Deployment Automation and Auto-Scaling on Kubernetes
Tribuvan Kumar (@tribu) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 1 2 Wed, Feb 15
8 Best Practices for effective RCAs and preventing incidents
Venkateswarlu Yerramalli (@venkatyerramalli) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Wed, Feb 15
9 Thinking beyond: Effectively manage an ever growing/complex/hybrid/cloud infrastructure.
Yogesh Patel (@yogeshjp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 5 Wed, Feb 15
10 The Art of Diagnosis
Aruna Chakkirala (@arunac) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 2 Wed, Feb 15
11 Drift detection across a heterogeneous infrastructure
Kirubakaran D (@kirubakaran-d) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 2 7 Wed, Feb 15
12 Autonomous application delivery: faster more reliable release management
G. Clifford Williams (@gcw) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 1 1 Wed, Feb 15
13 Paradigm shift in CI at PayPal with Docker and Mesos
sathiya narayanan (@sathiya-mit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 3 Wed, Feb 15
14 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 1 6 Tue, Feb 14
15 Efficient way to manage environments in AWS
Amit Raj (@amit894) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 11 3 Tue, Feb 14
16 Gradually migrating to microservices while still running your business
Ankit Solanki Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 3 1 Tue, Feb 14
17 Netflix's Spinnaker: Centralising our service deployment pipeline
Ankit Solanki (proposing) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 2 Tue, Feb 14
18 Deploying Serverless platforms on Kubernetes
Vishal Biyani (@vishal-biyani) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 5 Sun, Feb 12
19 Failure resilient architecture with microservice dependencies
Kunal Grover (@kunalgrover05) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Sat, Feb 11
20 Monitoring – Does it always work?
Nandish Madhu (@nandishmadhu) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 6 Fri, Feb 10
21 Time Please - We are not yet done with Testing!
Mukta Aphale (@muktaa) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 1 4 Fri, Feb 10
22 Calculating your DevOps Readiness Score
Mukta Aphale (@muktaa) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 3 1 Fri, Feb 10
23 Technical Debt & Legacy Code - A Catch all phrase??
Leena S N (@snleena) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 1 2 Fri, Feb 10
24 Ensure reliable environments executing Operational Validation test on your production
Ritesh Modi (@riteshm) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 4 3 Tue, Feb 7
25 Control it like IaaS, scale it like PaaS
Ritesh Modi (@riteshm) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 2 Tue, Feb 7
26 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 9 4 Mon, Feb 6
27 Continuous Deployment using Immutable Infrastructure with Packer and VSTS
Maninderjit Bindra (@maninderjit) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 6 1 Mon, Feb 6
28 Simple recipes for building resilient and evolving infrastructure
Pradeep Hodigere (@phodigere) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 2 Mon, Feb 6
29 Deployment strategies with Kubernetes
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 1 1 Thu, Feb 2
30 Full stack monitoring using Sensu
Lakshmi Narasimhan (@lakshminp) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 0 3 Mon, Jan 30
31 DevOps with Blockchain
Priyabrata Dash (@bobquest33) (proposing) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 2 1 Mon, Jan 30
32 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, Jan 30
33 Architecting resilient orchestration of micro-services for cloud infrastructure management
Rajvel MP (@mprajvel) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 2 5 Sun, Jan 29
34 Cost Optimizations on AWS: Spend where it really matters
Ganesh Hegde (@xgt008) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 5 Fri, Jan 27
35 Anatomy of an Alert
Spencer Krum (@nibalizer) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Beginner 3 3 Fri, Jan 27
36 'Razor' sharp provisioning for baremetal servers
Azhar Hussain Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 10 3 Wed, Jan 25
37 Mesos, KVM and the story of Infrastructure at PhonePe
Burzin Engineer (@burzinengineer) Full talk of 40 mins duration Advanced 19 10 Tue, Jan 24
38 A little bot for big cause
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Intermediate 5 3 Sat, Jan 21
39 Life @ Freecharge on November 9th - A SRE perspective.
Anshu Prateek (@anshprat) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 6 7 Thu, Jan 19
40 Deploy, Automate & Secure cloud infrastructure hands on using command line tools and Ansible
Joel Divekar (@joeldivekar) Workshops Advanced 2 6 Wed, Jan 18
41 Bringing Ops to Devs : Creating an Effective Ops Organisation
Vishal Uderani (@vishalud) Full talk of 40 mins duration Beginner 11 3 Tue, Jan 17
42 Monitoring challenges with containers and microservices
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Full talk of 40 mins duration Intermediate 3 4 Sun, Jan 15