Rootconf 2018

Rootconf 2018

On scaling infrastructure and operations

##About Rootconf 2018 and who should attend:

Rootconf is India’s best conference on DevOps, SRE and IT infrastructure. Rootconf attracts systems and operations engineers to share real-world knowledge about building reliable systems.

The 2018 edition is a single track conference. Day 1 – 10 May – features talks on security. Colin Charles (chief evangelist at Percona Foundation), Pukhraj Singh (former national cybersecurity manager at UIDAI), Shamim Reza (open source enthusiast), Alisha Gurung (network engineer at Bhutan Telecom) and Derick Thomas (former network engineer at VSNL and Airtel Bharti) will touch on important aspects of infrastructure, database, network and enterprise security.

Day 2 – 11 May – is filled with case studies and stories about legacy code, immutable infrastructure, root-cause analysis, handling dependencies and monitoring. Talks from Exotel, Kayako, Intuit, Helpshift, Digital Ocean, among others, will help you evaluate DevOps tools and architecture patterns.

If you are a:

  1. DevOps programmer
  2. Systems engineer
  3. Architect
  4. VP of engineering
  5. IT manager

you should attend Rootconf.

Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions at Rootconf 2018 will cover the following topics:

  1. DevSec Ops
  2. Microservices - tooling, architecture, costs and culture
  3. Mistakes that startups make when planning infrastructure
  4. Handling technical debt
  5. How to plan a container strategy for your organization
  6. Evaluating AWS for scale
  7. Future of DevOps

Rootconf is a conference for practitioners, by practitioners.

The call for proposals is closed. If you are interested in speaking at Rootconf events in 2018, submit a proposal here:


NIMHANS Convention Centre, Lakkasandra, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029.

Schedule, event details and tickets:

For more information about Rootconf, sponsorships, outstation events, contact or call 7676332020.

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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

Pooja Shah


Increase test coverage with each code push; no more cry on legacy code with a simple utility

Submitted Mar 4, 2018

In order to get confidence in release, one feedback report plays vital role: Test Coverage Report
Many of us practice test driven development or at-least write the test code after the main code, and pride ourselves in our code coverage. This is relatively easy to do when you begin a new project, but what happens when you take over an existing codebase with little to no tests?

Have you encountered questions like:

  • Most of this is legacy code hence not writing tests and gradually the test coverage decreases?
  • This is not my code, why should I write tests or maintain tests for it?
  • Where and how do you start writing tests? This task can be very intimidating and frustrating.

Ideal approach:

Team halts on going development and covers whole legacy codebase.

And then the Real Life happens:

Due to the timelines and priorities this doesn’t seem feasible and the amount of refactoring required to cover legacy code is something a new team member would not be interested in doing.

How do we find the middle practical ground

Well, yes we had the same problem, and everytime we merged new code, we decreased the overall coverage.
That’s where we came up with a simple approach which we named “Shield” which shields the newly added code not going into the system without the coverage.
In this talk, we will see how shield solves it and the “Legacy code ...” songs are stopped.
Will also demonstrate how shield works, how can you also create shield for your own context.


  • How do you deal with legacy code when wanting to improve the test coverage?
  • What approaches can help
  • Why does our current approach work
  • How can you create your own



Speaker bio

Pooja is an automation nerd and open source enthusiast. She loves brainstorming and implementing crazy ideas to figure out ways to improve the product quality. Having a blend of dev, qa & devops mindset, she strives to bridge the gaps between all the teams to attain the best results.
Driven by curiosity to learn & share new things every day, she pens them, open-source, record tutorials and talk about them at relevant conferences, some of the glimpses can be found on youtube as well.

With the help of some of her loving friends, she now has a special colleague named alice, a talking bot she has created to help herself in work & gain her free time to play Pokemon



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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more