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The Energy & Resources Institute, Bangalore

As Developers / Managers we almost everyday think and talk about faster / shorter Software Development cycles to increase our market presence/reach. Is there a way to measure how fast we are ?

Speaking of cycle: In Cycling a term “Cadence” is used, which simply means the speed at which you pedal. Cyclists measure this in revolutions per minute, or rpm. Similar to Cadence in Cycling, the cadence of a software team is measured by how fast and how frequent you can take your software live. Can you do this on every day, every week ? Do you have the tools for the same to Scale UP ?

While we try to improve the cadence of the team we have many challenges around Infrastructure Scaling, Test Integration, Configuration Management, Monitoring for uptime, Log Management, Security of Servers, Dev-Test-Prod setups, Maintaining single source of truth for your assets, etc… And how does these changes impact team dynamics ? If you have adopted some strategies have you noticed that your team has improved? do you need more QAs or do you need more sysadmins ? do you really need those many routers, servers or backups?

Rootconf is a conference which tries to address some of the challenges we face when we fine tune our infrastructure to be able to appropriately respond to a business need, while we Scale UP our Cloud or Web Infrastructure.

Developing a good Continuous Integration/Deployment/Testing/Delivery strategy is critical to improve the cadence of your team. Infrastructure and DevOps is an upfront investment human, time & money. The challenge always is whether you’re willing to make that investment right away, or in the future at a much higher cost and effort.

Rootconf is a conference which will help you to plan and develop a strategy map for infrastructure and devops. It will show you the building blocks for reaching a strategy for Infrastructure Scaling, Continuous Integration, Deployment and Delivery.

Target audience

Rootconf is targeted at individuals, teams and companies that are seeking to scale the effectiveness of their developer teams and performance of their web stacks, thereby increase the Cadence of their software delivery.

Organizations which need a CI and CD strategy to achieve the above will find a substantial headstart in doing so, by attending Rootconf.



14th and 15th May 2014
The Energy and Research Institute,
4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage,
Domlur, Bangalore


16th and 17th May 2014
MLR Convention Centre,
J P Nagar 7th Phase,
Brigade Millenium campus,


Online Presence

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For Rootconf 2014, we are accepting proposals for Full Talks, Crisp Talks & Flash Talks for the Conference, and proposals for hands-on 3 hour workshops on the below topics. For more information on the types of talks, please checkout the Format tab.

  1. Infrastructure Scaling & Automation
    • Treating your infrastructure as code.
    • How did you do scaling and what were your automation strategies while you were gunning for scaling.
  2. Continuous Integration
    • Tell us how you have done it for your organization ?
    • Any use case around how it impacted your development team / process.
    • Reference Tools – Jenkins, Travis CI, CruiseControl, TeamCity.
  3. Deployment
    • Tell us how you have done it for your organization ?
    • Any use case on how you reduced your deployment time ? Did you reduce your time to market your product by Adopting CD ?
    • Reference Tools – Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt
  4. Automating Testing
    • How much manual can be automated ?
    • How did you automate ? What tools di you use ?
    • What framework(s) did you use ?
    • Did you use heavy weight Selenium or Watir or Sahi?
    • Tools that work across heterogeneous languages (PHP, Java, C, Mobile)
  5. Security
    • Code Security
      • Trust no one - including the developer.
      • How are you testing your code ?
      • Do you run vulnerability testing part of the CI ?
      • Best Practices for secure coding
    • Server side security
    • Data at motion
      • Is internet really safe, how do you protect your data. Is HTTPS alone sufficient ?
    • Data at rest
    • Do you need to implement standards?
  6. Log monitoring and server monitoring
    • The heartbeat / lifeline of your business: tell us more about how you monitor.
    • Do you use any of these tools? Graphite, Sentry, CopperEgg, Loggly, Papertrail, Splunk, Nagios, Monit, etc..
  7. Cloud databases:
    • NoSQL Databases (DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couch)
    • The good and bad of NoSQL
    • Automation challenges of NoSQL
  8. Self-healing
    • Automatic remediation of services and servers.
    • Process Protection using Service Protector, Monit
    • Auto Scaling Groups
  9. New tools
    • Do you have more tools that makes you a better DevOps Engineer ?

Talks can submitted for the following OSes:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Cross-platform


How fast can you onboard a new team member

vivek parihar

20 minutes22 May 2014

Continuous Multi-stack Deployments on Cloud using Docker

Vinothini Raju

20 minutes23 May 2014

DDOS mitigation @flipkart

Sameer Garg

28 minutes 5 June 2014

Scaling to 2000 request per second with MongoDB

Suchit Puri

17 minutes 5 June 2014

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services foundation


48 minutes23 May 2014

Automation using RobotFramework for embedded device

Sriramkumar vh

27 minutes 5 June 2014

CitoEngine: Alert management and automation tool.

Cyrus Dasadia

20 minutes 1 June 2014

Avoiding single point of failure in a multi-services architecture

Gurteshwar Singh

30 minutes22 May 2014

Testing Infrastructure Code using Test-kitchen,Docker and Chef-Zero

Kamalika Majumder

42 minutes23 May 2014

Quick Prototyping with LXC and Puppet

Benjamin Kero

44 minutes22 May 2014

Tsuru - Serve it yourself.

Rohit Nair

35 minutes22 May 2014

Scale anything with haproxy

Mohamed Imran K R

17 minutes22 May 2014

Production is Priority - Self Fix / Heal Techniques

Jabir Ahmed

20 minutes22 May 2014

Building Orchestration and Configuration with Ansible

Aditya Patawari

46 minutes 1 June 2014

Building Elastic Infrastructures

Pankaj Kaushal

42 minutes22 May 2014

Mesos: Cluster management framework and it's role at Shopify


42 minutes 1 June 2014

When the Internet Bleeded

Anant Shrivastava

43 minutes 5 June 2014


The Energy & Resources Institute

4th Main, 2nd Cross

Domlur 2nd Stage

Bangalore - 560071

Karnataka, IN


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