Rootconf 2016

Rootconf is India's principal conference where systems and operations engineers share real world knowledge about building resilient and scalable systems.

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MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar, Bangalore

Rootconf is India’s principal conference where systems and operations engineers share real world knowledge about building resilient and scalable systems.

We are now accepting submissions for our next edition which will take place in Bangalore 14-15 April 2016.


The theme for this edition will be learning from failure. We are keen to explore how devops think about failure when designing, building and scaling their systems. We invite presentations related to failure in database systems, servers and network infrastructure.

We encourage presentations that relate to failure not only in terms of avoidance but also in terms of mitigation and education. How do we decide which parts of our systems cannot fail? What measures do we take to mitigate failure when it does inevitably happen? And most importantly: what lessons can be learned from failure?


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

  • Full-length 40 minute talks.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks.
  • Sponsored sessions, 15 minute duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
  • Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 and 6 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.

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides within two weeks of submitting your proposal.

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

Selected speakers must participate in one-two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

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 grant to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Grants 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 licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise 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.

Key dates and deadlines

  • Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2016
  • Schedule announcement: 29 February 2016
  • Conference dates: 14-15 April 2016


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


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


DTrace: Live tracing for Unix systems

Tod McQuillin

20 minutes16 April 2016

Evolution of Monitoring

Aveek Misra

16 minutes21 April 2016

Failure at Cloud and rescued by Python

Kushal Das

44 minutes21 April 2016

How TV newsrooms work and what you can learn from them

Kamala Sripada

45 minutes16 April 2016

Goblin - Automated Resiliency Testing

Shailesh Hegde

13 minutes22 April 2016

Merge Hells?? Feature Toggle to the Rescue

Leena S N

20 minutes22 April 2016

7 Pitfalls for DevOps in Enterprises

Deepak Jain

18 minutes21 April 2016

Working in and with Open Source Communities

Bernd Erk

34 minutes22 April 2016

War story: Implementing Puppet on 15000 servers in a traditional enterprise

Walter Heck

29 minutes22 April 2016

Lessons from database failures

Colin Charles

1 hour21 April 2016

Continuous deployment at Scale

Premshree Pillai

44 minutes21 April 2016

Lessons in moving from physical hosts to Mesos

Raj Shekhar

30 minutes16 April 2016

Happiness through Crash-Only software

Antoine Grondin

45 minutes21 April 2016

Handling logs, events and metrics using Heka

Sid Ramesh

24 minutes22 April 2016

Design patterns in Microservices using Gilmour

Piyush Verma

44 minutes21 April 2016

Building for Disasters: approach to robust systems

Pracheta Budhwar

19 minutes21 April 2016

Chaos Engineering and design patterns for building highly available services


1 hour16 April 2016

The transition: Manual => Automated => Distributed monitoring

saurabh hirani

16 minutes21 April 2016

Of the building of a Postgres cluster

Srihari Sriraman

43 minutes21 April 2016

The webscale peace agreement or how Snapdeal is ending the battle between operations and developers


45 minutes16 April 2016


MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar

Brigade Millenium Campus, J P Nagar 7th Phase


Bangalore - 560076

Karnataka, IN


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