Rootconf 2015

DevOps and scaling infrastructure

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Accepting submissions till 02 Jul 2019, 02:31 AM

MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar

In today’s technology world, operational efficiency is pivotal. It is time to focus on measuring, learning and improving different aspects of infrastructure scaling and development cycles. Not to forget the the culture of DevOps and team dynamics.

Rootconf 2015 focuses on four key aspects of DevOps and scaling infrastructure: virtualization, managing infrastructure at scale, new technologies, and team management.

Target audience:

  1. Rootconf is aimed at DevOps, CTOs, and teams and companies.
  2. Organizations developing a Continuous Integration and Continous Deployment strategy. You will get a headstart by attending Rootconf.

Conference and workshop topics:

  1. Virtualization.
  2. Managing infrastructure at scale:
    • Scaling processes for enterprises – log monitoring, security, data management.
    • Scaling tools for enterprises – such as using Graphite, logstash and other tools at scale.
  3. Upcoming technologies such as Salt.
  4. Team management / DevOps as culture.


This year’s edition spans two days of hands-on and conference. We are inviting proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks.
  • Sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration.
  • Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 hour duration

Selection Process:

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience. 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.

Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the theme of the conference, and to help the editorial panel build a strong line-up for the event.

We will notify you about the status of your proposal within two weeks of submission.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek will provide a bursary to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Bursaries are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).

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

Last date for submitting proposals: 15th April

Shortlisting process: 31st March onwards

Pre-conference workshops: 13th and 14th May

Conference dates: 15th and 16th May

Rootconf will be held in the MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar.

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

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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

Utkarsh Pandey


Automating Windows Infra on AWS using Puppet & Chocolatey: Troubles, Tricks and Triumphs

Submitted Mar 7, 2015

Objective for this presentation is to make DevOps in windows much more creative and fun task than it used to be. We will do so by automating most the pieces involved right from infrastructure to configuration till deployment.
Doing things right the first time is going to be easier than having to go back and fix it, that’s where automation at each layer will be the next big thing. Automation involves code and codes are always better they can get tested.
I would like to leave the audience with set of tools that will not only frees them from much of the menial work but also encourages them to be creative, moreover helping them to do their work better and enhance their productivity.


DevOps for Linux environment is usual, you will find very less production cases using DevOps for windows on AWS. One of my customers came up with this requirement for fully automated windows stack involving umbrella of technologies. His requirement pushed the windows at extreme of its automation. In nutshell he wanted us to build infrastructure at scale, configuration management and continuous integration pipeline for application deployment.
In this session we will discuss a real customer case with complex tech stack involving windows based environment, AWS Cloud Formation, Puppet, Hiera, Chocolatey, Continuous integration tools(GIT, Jenkins/Team-City, Octopus Deploy).We will share our experiences, challenges, how we overcame them and best practices to make it easy for the attendees to learn from them.
In this talk I will cover the concept of infrastructure as code with AWS cloud formation, How to design effective framework for windows configuration management using Puppet and Chocolatey, Examples with best practices involved and go over how easy they are to use. This session is targeted for puppeteers, Continuous Integration and DevOps engineers. Yet there would be lot of takeaways for normal windows administrators too.
By making use of these strategies, 8K miles have been able to provide many sophisticated solutions for which we have received customer appreciation for numerous engagements.

If time permitted I would love to go deep into complementary technologies such as AWS application migration strategies, Continuous integration on windows, and how you can write test driven puppet modules in conjunction with puppet design patterns.


An active and creative audience

Speaker bio

Utkarsh is an AWS Certified solution architect and DevOps extremist. He comes from Microsoft development background with sound understanding of Azure cloud as well.8K Miles has given him the launch pad to take the skills he’s learned on the way and apply them at various client engagements, especially in the realms of DevOps, Automation, Continuous Integration and configuration management.
His Role at 8K Miles is to Design infrastructure architecture with best cloud design practices such as Design for Failover, Scalability, High Availability and Security.


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Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 02 Jul 2019, 02:31 AM

MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar

Hosted by

Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more