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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What can DevOps learn from sports teams

Submitted Apr 9, 2015

Understand that DevOps is not just about technology, its about culture and organization. These ideas have been tried in various disciplines in different forms.

We will focus on how sports teams practice DevOps!

We will ask and answer the following questions:

  • What do we really mean when we talk about DevOps culture?
  • Are there examples of DevOps like movements in other disciplines? What can we learn from them?
  • How can we make DevOps more effective?


What do we talk about when we talk about DevOps culture - team work, feedback, measuring things, automation.

Sports team obsess over these things! There’s a lot we can learn from them.

We’ll study a couple of ‘movements’ in sports that changed the game and have strong parallels to the DevOps movement- e.g. ‘Total Football’ pioneered by the Dutch teams of the 1970’s, or Sabremetrics in Baseball.

I’ll also share some stories from my experience with DevOps at different organizations,
and what I’d do differently if I could go back in time and apply some of these learnings.


An open mind

Speaker bio

Over the last 7 years, I’ve been a programmer at a large enterprise, a services company, and a high growth startup. I’ve also been an entrepreneur, a volunteer, and a teacher.

I’ve thought a lot about what it takes to build good culture in an organization.

I am currently busy building Dev To Prod - a series of bite sized videos focused on devops tools and practices that help you learn to ship code reliably, repeatably and quickly.


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Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 02 Jul 2019, 02:31 AM

MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar

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