Rootconf Pune edition

On security, network engineering and distributed systems

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St. Laurn Hotel, Pune

Proposal guidelines

We are accepting talks on the following topics:

  1. Security – tooling and automation
  2. Network engineering and security
  3. Monitoring, logging and alerting – running small-scale and large-scale systems
  4. Micro-services – including costs of micro-services and success metrics
  5. Case studies of shift from batch processing to stream processing
  6. Real-life examples of service discovery
  7. Optimizing infrastructure

Types and duration of talks:

  1. Full talks: 40 mins duration including Q&A
  2. Crisp talks: 20 mins duration including Q&A
  3. Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions of 1 hour duration
  4. Hands-on workshops, of 3-6 hour duration.

You can also suggest a topic for someone else to speak/teach a workshop. If we find a speaker/trainer for the topic you proposed, we will send you a Rootconf t-shirt.

Participant profile for Rootconf Pune will include:

  1. SRE
  2. Distributed systems practitioners
  3. Network engineers
  4. DevOps programmers
  5. Security and DevSecOps professionals

This profile will help you to understand who will be the audience for your talk, and therefore, how you should structure you talk and takeaways.

We don’t accept:

  1. How-to and introductory-level talks.
  2. Tooling talks without a clear problem statement. Instead, tell us what problems the tool solves for you, and why you advocate community members to use the tool.
  3. Proposals where source code is closed or where you cannot reveal code and implementation details.

Guidelines for submitting proposals for Rootconf Pune:

  1. Write the proposal in gender neutral language. Use the words ‘they/them’ instead of ‘he/she’.
  2. Explain the problem you are solving when submitting a proposal. We give weightage to novelty of problems and problem-solving approaches.
  3. Focus on narrowing down what the audience will learn from your talk. The best way to do this is by putting yourself in the audience’s shoes: what do you want to learn (that will make you a better practitioner) if you were in the audience listening to your own talk?
  4. Provide implementation details. But the implementation details – code samples, architecture approach, etc – in the context of the larger problem you are solving.
  5. Never lose sight of the problem!

Note that reviews will carried out on the proposal pages only, as comments. Proposers must check their proposals for new comments, and to respond to earlier comments.

Passes and honorarium for speakers:

We pay an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 to speakers. Confirmed speakers also get a pass to the conference and a discount code which they can share with their colleagues, communities they are part of, and on social media channels. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses. Please don’t ask us for this.

Travel grants for outstation speakers:

Travel grants are available for international and domestic speakers based on the event’s budget. If you require a grant, mention it in the field where you add your location.

Last date for submission is 15 August, 11:59 PM

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Grafana Loki: like Prometheus, but for logs

Sandeep Sukhani (@sandeepsukhani)

  • Thu, 15 Aug
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Monitoring and logging

“Infrastructure as Code” (IaC) via Azure DevOps (CI Server) pipeline using Terraform (Provisioning) & Salt Stack (Configuration) tool

Sachin Shinde (@sachinshinde)

  • Fri, 02 Aug
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Automation

Building Custom Tools with Docker API & SDK

Gaurav Gahlot (@gauravgahlot)

  • Fri, 02 Aug
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Automation

Demystifying AIOps

Jayesh Bapu Ahire (@jbahire)

  • Mon, 29 Jul
Category: DevOps Section: Flash talk (5 mins)

Emulates Stack - Spine and Leaf for OpenStack Deployment.

Nilesh Chandekar (@nileshchandekar)

  • Mon, 29 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: DevOps

Framework For Lossless Data Compression Using Python

Manas Malik (@manasmalik17)

  • Fri, 26 Jul
Section: Flash talk (5 mins) Category: Others

BotKube - Real-time Kubernetes monitoring and debugging

Prasad Ghangal (@prasadg193)

  • Wed, 24 Jul
Section: Crisp talk (20 mins) Category: Monitoring and logging

Container network securiy and replacement of docker with podman & buildah

ashutoshh singh (@redashu)

  • Wed, 17 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: DevSecOps

KubeVirt: Virtualization in Cloud-Native World

Vatsal Parekh (@vatsalparekh)

  • Tue, 16 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: DevOps

10x faster query performance with Jaeger, Prometheus and Correlation!

Goutham Veeramachaneni (@gouthamve)

  • Mon, 15 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Distributed systems

Making people happy - a story of compliance

Shreyansh Pandey (@weirdpanda)

  • Fri, 12 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Security

Running Spark on Kubernetes

Abhishek A Amralkar (@aamralkar)

  • Wed, 10 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Distributed systems

Understanding and Exploiting 433Mhz Frequencies in Connected World

veerababu (Mr-IoT) (@mriot)

  • Wed, 03 Jul
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Security

Web-based booking application

Amit Nijhawan (@anijhawa)

  • Tue, 02 Jul
Section: Workshop Category: DevOps

MUDPIPE - Malicious URL Detection for Phishing Identification and Prevention

Arjun BM (@arjunbm)

  • Fri, 24 May
Section: Crisp talk Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Demo

Building a continuous secure delivery pipeline

Shirish (@truthyvalue)

  • Sat, 13 Apr
Technical level: Beginner Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: DevSecOps

Cortex: Horizontally Scalable, Distributed Prometheus

Goutham Veeramachaneni (@gouthamve)

  • Thu, 14 Feb
Technical level: Intermediate