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.

Format:

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

Venue:

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

Contact:

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

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Abhishek Kona

@sheki

Rewriting for Scale @ Parse.com

Submitted Mar 11, 2015

Scaling a successful developer service is hard. It is not about silver bullets, but about the process. This talk will walk people through how a team at Parse.com dealt with scaling software, procesess we adopted, tools we built to slay the beast.

Outline

Parse.com (now owned by Facebook) is a mobile app platform used by 300K apps world wide. Over the last few years our traffic has increased by 10x every year. Scaling up to our software without breaking compatibility is a hard problem. As my boss likes to describe it -> it is upgrading the engine of Formula1 car without stopping it.

In this talk I will explain what are the problems we faced, the tools and software we built and the lessons we learnt on the way. Scaling software is more of a mindset challenge and I will explain what processes we adopted, tools we built and some moonshots we took along the way. I will talk about how we organized our team into a bunch of specialists, broke down problems into smaller ones and drank a lot of whiskey on the way.

This talk will be useful to teams at small startups starting to grow, and teams at large companies looking to scale successful services. It will be laced with real examples and stories.

Requirements

Close your laptops and pay attention :) and basics of a what a webservice is.

Speaker bio

I am Abhishek Kona or @sheki. I am from Namma Bangalore, I currently work on the Backend team at Parse.com, Facebook.com company. I previosly was member of the team which built RocksDB (http://rocksdb.org/) at Facebook. Before that I was honing my skills at Flipkart.com. Scaling software is my thing.

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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 forum for discussions about DevOps, infrastructure management, IT operations, systems engineering, SRE and security (from infrastructure defence perspective). more