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.
- Rootconf is aimed at DevOps, CTOs, and teams and companies.
- Organizations developing a Continuous Integration and Continous Deployment strategy. You will get a headstart by attending Rootconf.
- 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.
- Upcoming technologies such as Salt.
- 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
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-7676332020.
Why favour Icinga over Nagios
This talk will give a detailed introduction into the advantages of Icinga compared to Nagios. It will also show how to use Icinga in flexible and scalable enviroments and how to integrate with popolar Open Source DevOps Tools.
Most sys admins have a love-hate relationship with Nagios based monitoring solutions. Backed by a sizable community, users have learned to live with it’s shortcomings in scaling, configuration, and modern integration options.
Taking advantage of the tremendous number of supported hard- and software, Icinga leaves all legacy limitations behind. It delivers an easily scalable solution, with clustering, load balancing, automated replication, and even business process monitoring out-of-the-box. Based on a new configuration format with advanced language features - like conditional processing and complex type support - monitoring agile environments works like a breeze. Existing modules for Puppet, Chef and Ansible ramp up the rollout time and ensure a continuous and up to date monitoring environment.
The talk will demonstrate how popular tools such as Graphite, Logstash, or Graylog integrate better and easier than ever before. In addition to that we’ll introduce the new Icinga Web 2 interface and give a brief introduction into the technical architecture.
Bernd Erk, is co-founder and project organiser of the Icinga project that has been busy improving the forked Nagios code base since 2009.
In his day job as Managing Director of NETWAYS he overseas success and smooth operation of all customer projects and business processes. His technical expertise stretches across Systems Management, Managed Services and Software Development. A contributor to Linux Magazine and Linux Technical Review in Germany, Bernd regularly publishes articles and presents on open source topics ranging across monitoring, virtualization, databases and performance tuning among others. Bernd was previously Operating Systems Specialist at Quelle Schickedanz AG & Co., where he worked heavily with Solaris, HPUX and Oracle databases. After which, Bernd spent 8 years as Business Unit Manager at Ise-Informatik where he dealt with Oracle databases and service oriented architectures.