Rootconf 2017

On service reliability

Submit proposals for flash talks

Rootconf is on 11-12 May. If you have:

  1. Tips and tricks for simplifying infrastructure management and maintenance;
  2. Experiences with new tools to share;
  3. Cool demos;

then propose a flash talk here, or on the spot, at the venue.

The flash talk session is on 11 May, from 17:20-18:20. We have room for about 12 flash talks. Each presentation should be no more than 5 minutes.

A final note of caution when presenting at flash talks: we have a code of conduct at the conference. You must refrain from making remarks that may be perceived as sexist or derogatory. If you want to double check your presentation, contact Sandhya Ramesh, Karthik B. or Zainab Bawa at the venue.

Theme

The theme for the 2017 edition is service reliability. The conference will feature talks on state of the art deployment strategies and appropriate monitoring technologies at different scales. Rootconf this year will broadly cover topics like toil, on-call, outage handling, and post-mortem analysis. We are inviting presentation proposals from academics and practitioners on these topics.

Rootconf aims to appeal to the widest possible range of DevOps practitioners: from embryonic startups to the largest established enterprises. We are keen to schedule presentations that appeal both to attendees’ current needs as well as their future aspirations.

About the Conference

Rootconf is India’s principal conference where systems and operations engineers share real world knowledge about building reliable systems. We are now accepting submissions for our next edition which will take place in Bangalore on 11-12 May 2017.

Topics for Round 2 of the CfP were:

  1. Capacity planning.
  2. Deploying microservices, and issues concerning monitoring and reliability of microservices.
  3. Deployment and orchestration of container based infrastructures.
  4. Open tracing.

Topics for Round 1 of the CfP were:

  1. Monitoring strategies
  2. Deployment strategies
  3. Capacity planning
  4. Automation beyond deployment and monitoring
  5. Eliminating toil
  6. On-call outage handling
  7. Postmortem / root cause analysis
  8. Incident response

Format

Rootconf is a three track conference:

We are inviting proposals for:

  • Full-length 40-minute talks – which cover conceptual topics and include case studies.
  • Crisp 15-minute how-to talks or introduction to a new technology.
  • Sponsored sessions, of 15 minutes and 40 minutes duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval). Hands-on workshop sessions of 3 and 6 hour duration where participants follow the instructors on their laptops.

Selection Process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. Please make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your speaking experience and delivery style. 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 might contact you to ask if you’d like to repost your content on the official conference blog.

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.

Selection Process Flowchart

You can check back on this page for the status of your proposal. We will notify you if we either move your proposal to the next round or if we reject it. Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers.

Travel Grants

As our budget is limited, we prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek provides these limited grants where applicable:

  • Two grants covering travel and accommodation for international speakers.
  • Three grants covering travel and accommodation for domestic speakers.

Grants will be made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).
*Speaker travel grants will be given in the order of preference to students, women, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Asia and Africa.

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 for 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”.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting proposals: 10 April, 2017
  • Final conference schedule: 15 April 2017
  • Conference dates: 11-12 May, 2017

Contact

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


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Yogesh Patel

@yogeshjp

Thinking beyond: Effectively manage an ever growing/complex/hybrid/cloud infrastructure.

Submitted Feb 15, 2017

Infrastructure tools and technology are ever growing. Complexity to develop, deploy and maintain an infrastructure that would suit the user requirements is increasing. Think about how do you maintain an infra – that have resources deployed in your own datacenter with vmware farm or baremetals, you have some portion in AWS or Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure, say some team wants to work with dockers. Teams needs to be able to work collaboratively. Taking these scenarios into consideration, I was finding out ways to be able to ease of orchestrating them or how can we codify about anything in the infrastructure and maintain a single source IAAC – A one stop place which defined my entire infrastructure.

Leaving you with no more guess work,I explored this tool - Terraform, which is very promising and can be leveraged to solve most problems, if not all.
This talk would be to provide a high level overview to unleash the power of Terraform. I would love to share experience on how can we leverage Terraform to work with resources, – Servers, storage, network, DNS, CDNs, load balancers and others in a simplified way, provided by multiple service providers. How do we provision, maintain, manage configurations and security in a single workflow that can be iterated and modified/changed as per the requirements. Hence, achieving the goal of effectively delivering and managing the applications/infrastructure, while simplifying lives of the people.

((Panelist - I have gone through the submission process and understand we need a short video explaining about the talk - I shall upload it asap))

Outline

Introduction - 5 mins
Introducing myself and setting the context of what would be covered as part of the presentation

Content delivery on the how we solve the problem of ever rising complexity in the infrastructure using Terraform – 25-30 mins
Introduction to Terraform and why use it.
Discuss various components of Terraform
Dive into the how it operates and bringing it all together to form IAAC
Sample deployment – use case

Closure notes and QA – 5 min

Requirements

Assuming my laptop could be connected to the projector, I may not have any other requirements.

Speaker bio

I work for Intuit, as a Staff Systems Engineer and am a member of Hosting solutions & Product Infrastructure group. I am involved in consulting, hosting, deployment and service delivery operations for hosting applications/projects for the product teams.
I am passionate to explore, learn new stuffs and share my experience with the community.

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HseCmUcDB_ZGidipTaGI6xRLoqcAAKGho-JnDVpduXA/edit?usp=sharing

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