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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Vineet Naik


Job scheduling at Helpshift with Jenkins

Submitted Mar 3, 2018

This talk will be about our experience of building a distributed job scheduling platform on top of Jenkins at Helpshift. It’ll mainly focus on:

  1. Our expectations and requirements from a generic job scheduler that we could standardize across the organization
  2. How we could solve the problems with our earlier approach by using the jenkins automation platform and it’s plugin ecosystem

Outline #

  • The use cases for batch jobs at Helpshift
  • Our old approach and it’s problems
  • Problem statement
    • Need for a standard job scheduling platform
  • Why jenkins?
  • New jenkins based approach
    • Architecture and implementation
    • Benefits
      • How it addresses the problems with the earlier approach
    • Integration with our release workflow
      • Automated and seamless onboarding of new projects and new jobs
    • Production Readiness
      • High availability
      • Monitoring, alerting
    • Known limitations and future plans
  • Questions

Requirements #

A general understanding of batch jobs, client-server architecture and domain specific languages (DSL). Familiarity with Jenkins is not necessary but will definitely help.

Speaker bio #

I work at Helpshift as a Software Architect and am actively involved in the implementation of this job scheduling platform. As a result of using Jenkins previously while automating our CI and release workflows, I’ve a good understanding of it and it’s ecosystem.

Slides #


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