May 2018, Bangalore
Status: Accepting votes

About Rootconf 2018 and who should attend:

Rootconf is India’s best conference on DevOps, SRE and IT infrastructure. Rootconf attracts systems and operations engineers to share real-world knowledge about building reliable systems.

The 2018 edition is a single track conference. Day 1 – 10 May – features talks on security. Colin Charles (chief evangelist at Percona Foundation), Pukhraj Singh (former national cybersecurity manager at UIDAI), Shamim Reza (open source enthusiast), Alisha Gurung (network engineer at Bhutan Telecom) and Derick Thomas (former network engineer at VSNL and Airtel Bharti) will touch on important aspects of infrastructure, database, network and enterprise security.

Day 2 – 11 May – is filled with case studies and stories about legacy code, immutable infrastructure, root-cause analysis, handling dependencies and monitoring. Talks from Exotel, Kayako, Intuit, Helpshift, Digital Ocean, among others, will help you evaluate DevOps tools and architecture patterns.

If you are a:

  1. DevOps programmer
  2. Systems engineer
  3. Architect
  4. VP of engineering
  5. IT manager

you should attend Rootconf.

Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions at Rootconf 2018 will cover the following topics:

  1. DevSec Ops
  2. Microservices - tooling, architecture, costs and culture
  3. Mistakes that startups make when planning infrastructure
  4. Handling technical debt
  5. How to plan a container strategy for your organization
  6. Evaluating AWS for scale
  7. Future of DevOps

Rootconf is a conference for practitioners, by practitioners.

The call for proposals is closed. If you are interested in speaking at Rootconf events in 2018, submit a proposal here:


NIMHANS Convention Centre, Lakkasandra, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029.

Schedule, event details and tickets:

For more information about Rootconf, sponsorships, outstation events, contact or call 7676332020.

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 On ground realities of Aadhaar  
Abhishek Balaji (@booleanbalaji) (proposing) Full talk Intermediate 2 0 Thu, 26 Apr
2 Securing your database servers from external attacks
Colin Charles (@bytebot) Full talk Advanced 2 0 Sat, 14 Apr
3 Designing microservices
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Workshop Advanced 1 0 Fri, 30 Mar
4 Death of enterprise security: introduction to abstraction and machine-to-machine orchestration  
Pukhraj Singh (@bhujang) Full talk Intermediate 1 0 Tue, 27 Mar
5 BOF session: mistakes startups make while planning infrastructure
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Off The Record (OTR) session Beginner 1 0 Tue, 27 Mar
6 Designing RESTful APIs  
Anand Chitipothu (@anandology) Workshop Intermediate 1 0 Tue, 27 Mar
7 Hunting the Evil of your Infrastructure  
A. S. M. Shamim Reza (@shamimreza) Crisp Talk Intermediate 2 4 Mon, 26 Mar
8 The Security myth of IPv6 and DNS64  
A. S. M. Shamim Reza (@shamimreza) Full talk Beginner 1 0 Mon, 26 Mar
9 How to do better systems security  
Alisha Gurung (@alishagurung) Crisp Talk Intermediate 3 0 Mon, 26 Mar
10 Invisible security: how ISPs keep you and their network safe  
Derick Thomas (@dthomas) Crisp Talk Beginner 1 0 Sun, 25 Mar
11 Design and implement a scalable application using OpenFaaS with Docker and Kubernetes
Vivek Sridhar (@vsridhar) Workshop Advanced 1 0 Tue, 20 Mar
12 Throttling requests before they hit your application  
Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Crisp Talk Intermediate 1 0 Thu, 15 Mar
13 Growing with Elasticsearch  
Devi A S L (@asldevi) Full talk Intermediate 0 0 Tue, 13 Mar
14 Expand Contract Pattern for Continuous Delivery of Databases    
Leena S N (@leenasn) Crisp Talk Intermediate 2 2 Sat, 10 Mar
15 Building a reliable and scalable metrics aggregation and monitoring system    
Vishnu Gajendran (@ggvishnu29) Full talk Intermediate 18 3 Fri, 9 Mar
16 Dealing with a (failing) dependency    
Soubhik Bhattacharya (@soubhikb) Full talk Intermediate 15 1 Fri, 9 Mar
17 Compute Intensive applications on DC/OS
Swapnil Dubey (@swapnildubey) Full talk Intermediate 1 4 Thu, 8 Mar
18 Distributed tracing with Jaeger at scale    
Vivek Sridhar (@vsridhar) Full talk Advanced 6 2 Wed, 7 Mar
19 Increase test coverage with each code push; no more cry on legacy code with a simple utility  
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Crisp Talk Intermediate 5 0 Sun, 4 Mar
20 Writing unit tests: It's now or never!  
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Workshop Beginner 4 0 Sun, 4 Mar
21 Job scheduling at Helpshift with Jenkins    
Vineet Naik (@naiquevin) Crisp Talk Intermediate 10 2 Sat, 3 Mar
22 Are we concentrating on Debts?
kalyan Off The Record (OTR) session Beginner 14 1 Mon, 5 Feb
23 Herald: HAProxy agent for load feedback    
Raghu Udiyar (@rags) Crisp Talk Advanced 15 0 Sat, 27 Jan
24 Devops where we started from, where we are and maybe even where we are headed
Gaurav Chaturvedi (@tazz) (proposing) Off The Record (OTR) session Beginner 2 1 Sat, 13 Jan
25 Kubernetes 201 Workshop
Neependra Khare (@neependra) Workshop Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 12 Jan
26 Monitoring Servers using Collectd, Riemann, Graphite and Grafana
Vasu Adari (@vasuadari) Workshop Intermediate 3 0 Mon, 8 Jan
27 Automation with Ansible: beginner to advanced  
Rahul Bajaj (@rabajaj) Workshop Beginner 7 0 Fri, 5 Jan
28 Immutable infrastructure on AWS using HashiCorp  
Kashif Razzaqui (@kashif) Full talk Intermediate 5 0 Thu, 30 Nov

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Best DevOps Practices followed in cidaas (our authentication product)
vimal prakash (@vimalprakashts) Crisp Talk Beginner 1 0 Mon, 26 Mar
2 Propelling Security  
Jayant Kumar (@jayant7k) Crisp Talk Intermediate 1 0 Tue, 20 Mar
3 NCCron  
Amardeep Vishwakarma (@amardeepvishwakarma) Demo Intermediate 2 1 Mon, 19 Mar
4 Cilium - Kernel Native Security with BPF and XDP for Containers  
Shantanu Deshpande (@shantanudeshpande) Full talk Intermediate 3 0 Fri, 16 Mar
5 Consul - A travelogue at Intuit
Nisheed Meethal (@nisheed) Full talk Intermediate 10 0 Mon, 12 Mar
6 Internet Security - TLS and Beyond  
Nisheed Meethal (@nisheed) Full talk Intermediate 10 0 Mon, 12 Mar
7 How Appdynamics runs a Multi-tenant Kubernetes+Helm cluster with continuous deployment & monitoring    
Prateek Agarwal (@prat0318) Full talk Intermediate 21 0 Sun, 11 Mar
8 How we scaled devops while we scaled 20x at SumoLogic    
Sarika Mohapatra (@sarikamm) Full talk Beginner 8 3 Sat, 10 Mar
9 Challenges in scaling Quality Infrastructure    
Nitika Mehta (@nitikamehta) Crisp Talk Beginner 9 0 Sat, 10 Mar
10 Showcasing gitkube: Turnkey solution to deploy apps using git on Kubernetes    
Tirumarai Selvan (@tselvan) Demo Beginner 0 0 Sat, 10 Mar
11 12 People managing a Million Drivers just with right Alerting and good Monitoring  
Tilak Lodha (@tilaklodha) Crisp Talk Beginner 6 3 Sat, 10 Mar
12 Building and running 200K msgs/sec WebSockets platform @ Helpshift    
Kapil Reddy (@kapilr) Full talk Intermediate 16 0 Wed, 7 Mar
13 Prevent Human Errors for 99.99% Availability  
Thripthy Antony (@thripthy) Crisp Talk Beginner 3 2 Mon, 5 Mar
14 Production Report - Using Apache Flink as a microservice for stateful asynchronous processing    
Jagadish Bihani Crisp Talk Advanced 18 0 Sat, 3 Mar
15 Git Based Workflows for Deploying Applications on Kubernetes    
Shahidh K Muhammed (@shahidhk) Full talk Intermediate 0 0 Thu, 1 Mar
16 Shooting the trouble down to the Wire...shark Lua Plugin  
Shakthi Kannan (@shakthimaan) Full talk Beginner 3 0 Tue, 27 Feb
17 Metal as a Service: Foreman Discovery
Rahul Bajaj (@rabajaj) Crisp Talk Beginner 1 0 Sun, 25 Feb
18 Configuration Management at its peak with Foreman
Rahul Bajaj (@rabajaj) Full talk Beginner 1 0 Sun, 25 Feb
19 DevOps for Bank IT
Kamalika Majumder (@kamalikam) Full talk Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 16 Feb
20 Partition tolerant, highly available redis cluster with haproxy    
Ayush Goyal (@perfectayush) Full talk Intermediate 15 0 Mon, 29 Jan
21 Application monitoring on Kubernetes with Prometheus  
chandresh pancholi (@chandresh) Crisp Talk Intermediate 8 0 Tue, 23 Jan
22 Prometheus: Introduction, Design and Philosophy
Goutham V (@putadent) Full talk Beginner 2 2 Mon, 15 Jan