by Rootconf

Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, cloud architecture, cloud optimization and distributed systems

Rootconf 2019

Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, cloud architecture, cloud optimization and distributed systems

by Rootconf
date_range

Date

21–22 Jun 2019, Bangalore

place

Venue

NIMHANS Convention Centre

Call for proposals

Topics to propose talks:

We are seeking talks on the following topics:

  1. Case studies of shift from batch processing to stream processing
  2. Real-life examples of service discovery
  3. Case studies on move from monolith to service-oriented architecture
  4. Micro-services
  5. Network security
  6. Monitoring, logging and alerting – running small-scale and large-scale systems
  7. Cloud architecture – implementations and lessons learned
  8. Optimizing infrastructure
  9. Aligning people and teams with infrastructure at scale

We do not accept:

  1. How-to and introductory-level talks. We are interested in discussing the “whys” and “approaches” rather than “how-to”.
  2. Talks that have been covered in previous editions of Rootconf. Refer to https://hasgeek.tv/rootconf/ for all talks covered between Rootconf 2012 and 2017
  3. Proposals where code used for implementation is not demonstrated. Ideas are great, but it is the implementation that matters. Don’t talks to us about fantastic ideas. Tell us real stories of implementations – patterns and anti-patterns.

Dates and venue:

Date: 21 and 22 June, 2019
Venue: NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore

Note the following guidelines for sponsored talks and open submissions:

The first filter for a proposal is whether the technology or solution you are referring to is open source or not. Talks which advertise proprietary/paid solutions will be considered under sponsored talks’ category.

  1. If the technology or solution is proprietary, and you want to speak about your proprietary solution to make a pitch to the audience, you must pick up a sponsored session. This involves paying for the speaking slot and following editorial guidelines of review and pre-event rehearsals. Write to rootconf.editorial@hasgeek.com for clearing doubts on whether your talk falls under the sponsored category.
  2. If the technology or solution is in the process of being open sourced, we will consider the talk only if the solution is open sourced at least three months before the conference.
  3. If your solution is closed source, you should consider proposing a talk explaining why you built it in the first place; what options did you consider (business-wise and technology-wise) before making the decision to develop the solution; or, what is your specific use case that left you without existing options and necessitated creating the in-house solution.

Selection criteria:

The criteria for confirming talks, in the order of importance, are:

  1. Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem be it network security, cloud architecture or microservices?
  2. Structure of the talk and flow of content: a detailed outline – either as mind-map or draft slides or textual description – will help us understand the focus of the talk, and the clarity of your thought process.
  3. Ability to communicate succinctly, and how you engage with the audience. You must submit link to a two-minute preview video explaining what your talk is about, and what is the key takeaway for the audience.

No one submits the perfect proposal in the first instance. We therefore encourage you to:

  1. Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
  2. Write to rootconf.editorial@hasgeek.com if you have questions about how to submit a talk.

Our editorial team helps potential speakers in honing their speaking skills, fine tuning and rehearsing content at least twice - before the main conference - and sharpening the focus of talks.

We only accept one speaker per talk. This is non-negotiable. Workshops can have more than one instructor.

How to submit a proposal (and increase your chances of getting selected):

The following pointers will help you in submitting a proposal:

  1. Focus on why, not how. Explain to participants why you made a business or engineering decision, or why you chose a particular approach to solving your problem.
  2. The journey is more important than the solution you may want to explain. We are interested in the journey, not the outcome alone. Share as much detail as possible about how you solved the problem. Glossing over details does not help participants grasp real insights.
  3. We do not accept how-to talks unless they demonstrate latest technology. If you are demonstrating new tech, show enough to motivate participants to explore the technology later.
  4. Similarly, we don’t accept talks on topics that have already been covered in the previous editions. If you are unsure about whether your proposal falls in this category, drop an email to: rootconf.editorial@hasgeek.com
  5. Content that can be read off the internet does not interest us. Our participants are keen to listen to use cases and experience stories that will help them in their practice.

To summarize, we do not accept talks that gloss over details or try to deliver high-level knowledge without covering depth. Talks have to be backed with real insights and experiences for the content to be useful to participants.

Passes and honorarium for speakers:

We pay an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 to each speaker and workshop instructor at the end of their talk/workshop. Confirmed speakers and instructors 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 do not ask us for this.

Travel grants for outstation speakers:

Travel grants are available for international and domestic speakers. We evaluate each case on its merits, giving preference to women, people of non-binary gender, and Africans.
If you require a grant, request it when you submit your proposal in the field where you add your location. Rootconf is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships; travel grant budgets vary.

Last date for submitting proposals is 5 March 2019:

You must submit the following details along with your proposal, or within 10 days of submission:

  1. Draft slides, mind map or a textual description detailing the structure and content of your talk.
  2. Link to a self-recorded, two-minute preview video, where you explain what your talk is about, and the key takeaways for participants. This preview video helps conference editors understand the lucidity of your thoughts and how invested you are in presenting insights beyond the solution you have built, or your use case. Please note that the preview video should be submitted irrespective of whether you have spoken at past editions of Rootconf.
  3. If you submit a workshop proposal, you must specify the target audience for your workshop; duration; number of participants you can accommodate; pre-requisites for the workshop; link to GitHub repositories and a document showing the full workshop plan.

All proposals

Confirmed sessions

Let’s talk about routing security

Anurag Bhatia (@anuragbhatia)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 8 Apr
  • slideshow

Virtual Nodes to auto-scale applications on Kubernetes

vivek sridhar (@vivsridh)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 8 Apr

DevSecOps

Neelu Tripathy (@br3akp0int)

  • Birds Of Feather (BOF) session
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 18 Mar

Using Pod Security Policies to harden your Kubernetes cluster

Suraj Deshmukh (@suraj-deshmukh)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Sun, 17 Mar
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Building reproducible Python applications for secured environments

Kushal Das (@kushaldas)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 14 Mar

Deploying and Managing CSP - the Browser-side Firewall

Lavakumar Kuppan (@lavakumark)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 12 Mar

Building a 100% remote workplace

Ratnadeep Debnath (@rtnpro)

  • Birds Of Feather (BOF) session
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 9 Mar

Scale MySQL beyond limits with ProxySQL

Ratnadeep Debnath (@rtnpro)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 8 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Kafka Streams at Scale

DEEPAK GOYAL (@zonker)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 5 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Shooting the trouble down to the Wireshark Lua plugin

Shakthi Kannan (@shakthimaan)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 27 Feb
  • slideshow

SSH Certificates: A way to scale SSH access

Pulkit Vaishnav (@pu1kit0)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 19 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 17 Feb
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Code Coverage Based Verification (CCBV)

Omprakash Kasaraboina (@opk)

  • Birds Of Feather (BOF) Session
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Thu, 7 Feb
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

How convenience Is Killing open standards

Bernd Erk (@bernderk)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 15 Jan

Learnings from running my Home Server (and why you should run one too)

Abhay Rana (Nemo) (@captn3m0)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 15 Jan

Securing Infrastructure with OpenScap: The Automation Way !!

jaskaran narula (@jaskaransingh)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 8 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Thu, 20 Dec
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Unconfirmed proposals

Closing the Gap: How ESNI and Encrypted DNS Will Help End Internet Surveillance

s li (@sydli)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 9 Apr

Art and science of choices in engineering

srujan akumarthi (@acsrujan)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 1 Apr

eBPF: Exploring usecase of BPF kernel Infrastructure

tk sourabh (@sourabhtk37)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Mon, 1 Apr

Functional programming and Nix for reproducible, immutable infrastructure

Brian McKenna (@puffnfresh)

  • Sponsored talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 31 Mar

Why not containerize your desktop

Sayan Chowdhury (@sayanchowdhury)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 27 Mar
  • slideshow

Audit Mitigate Compromised containers in Docker and Kubernetes

Aravind G V (@aravindgv)

  • Workshop
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 27 Mar

Schema Registry and how the encoding/decoding actually works under the hood!

Shivji Kumar Jha (@shiv4289)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Central Metadata Catalogue - understanding data in your pipelines and data stores the self serve way

Shivji Kumar Jha (@shiv4289)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Infra-Ops Agility

Dushyanth Harinath (@dushyy)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

From legacy services to one-click availability - The Rancher Way

Sreekanth G S (@sreekanthgs)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Scaling DevOps - A Practical Guide

Utpal Sen (@utpalsenin)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Mon, 25 Mar

Running A Highly Available RabbitMQ Cluster

Kishore N C

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Sat, 9 Mar

Let us Gossip about it!!!

Shrutirupa Banerjiee (@shrutirupa)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Tue, 5 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Great Expectations : Observability in asynchronous systems using temporal logic

Aditya (@adityabharadwaj)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Mon, 4 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Ansible meets Foreman

Amit Karsale

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Fri, 1 Mar

Capacity modelling for complex data architectures

Mayank Verma (@mayankverma22)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Fri, 1 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Continuous Delivery of Microservices

Aditya Sood (@aditya-sood)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Thu, 28 Feb
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Building and Deploying applications on OpenShift

Fatima Shaikh (@fatima)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Thu, 28 Feb
  • slideshow

Load Balancing : in-depth study to scale @ 80K TPS

Shrey Agarwal (@shreyagarwal)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 27 Feb
  • slideshow

Considerations for East-West Traffic Security and Analytics for Kubernetes Environment

Akshay Mathur (@akshaymathur)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 27 Feb

Introducing Hive-Kafka Integration for Real-Time Kafka SQL Queries

Amit Nijhawan (@anijhawa)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Mon, 25 Feb
  • slideshow

Elasticsearch, Fluentd and kibana - Openshift stack for hybrid cloud

Jatan Malde (@jatanmalde)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Sun, 24 Feb
  • slideshow

Eclipse Che and installing it on OpenShift!

Fatima Shaikh (@fatima)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Sat, 23 Feb
  • slideshow

Emulated_Stack -

Nilesh Chandekar (@nileshchandekar)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 21 Feb

Automated debugging with git

Amit Nijhawan (@anijhawa)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 0 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Thu, 21 Feb

Microservices using Spring Boot - the new architecture for developers

Arnav Bhati (@arnavbhati)

  • Workshop
  • Beginner
  • 0 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 20 Feb

Patterns for solving distributed systems problems in our applications

Lakshminarasimhan Sudarshan (@lsudarsh)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 17 Feb

Lessons from the Migration of Windows and Microsoft based Applications (“Lift and Shift” approach from on premise to AWS)

chaitra acharya (@acharya-c1092)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 21 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Sun, 17 Feb
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Cloud Native Persistent Observability with Thanos

Joy Bhattacherjee (@hashfyre)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 13 Feb

Iptables magic in sidecar istio

Sumit Murari (@murarisumit)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 12 Feb

Istio internals: Envoy

Sumit Murari (@murarisumit)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 12 Feb

Metal as a Service: Foreman Discovery

rahul bajaj (@rahulbajaj)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 11 Feb

Automating compliance with Foreman: The Lifecycle management tool

rahul bajaj (@rahulbajaj)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 11 Feb

Olympus: Terraforming repeatable and extensible infrastructure at GO-JEK

Ravi Suhag (@ravisuhag)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 2 Feb
  • slideshow

DevOps and Continuous Security on AWS

Meghashyam Varanasi (@meghashyamvaranasi)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 23 Jan
  • slideshow

Config management 2.0

Senthil V S (@siliconsenthil)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 22 Jan
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Case Study: Transitioning from Batch processing to Event streaming architecture to enable Real time Streaming analytics

Venkatraman J (@venkatraman123)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 16 Jan
  • play_arrow

Building a cricket score fanout system that scales

Kishore Avineni (@kishoreavineni)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 16 Jan
  • slideshow

MongoDB WiredTiger or Not

Gaurav Tayal (@gauravtayal)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 16 Jan

How we brought down costs by 60% without any code change.

Neeraj Prem (@neerajprem)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 30 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Tue, 15 Jan
  • slideshow

Log Analytics Platform with aggressive cost optimisation and infinite scale

Denis Dsouza (@denisdsouza)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Sat, 12 Jan
  • slideshow

Patterns for designing stateful microservices at scale

Guruprasad GV (@gurugv)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Sat, 12 Jan
  • slideshow

The power of saying "I don't know"

Andrew Murphy (@andrewmurphy)

  • Crisp talk of 20 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 6 Jan

Communicating anything to anyone. How to communicate effectively and efficiently

Andrew Murphy (@andrewmurphy)

  • Workshop
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 6 Jan

Human Centered Leadership - Emotional Intelligence for the Technical Mind

Andrew Murphy (@andrewmurphy)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 6 Jan

Monitoring Distributed Systems with Riemann

Abhishek A Amralkar (@aamralkar)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Wed, 26 Dec

Disruptions in Architecture construct

Samit Das (@samdas)

  • Full talk of 40 mins duration
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 2 Nov

Building Distributed Systems in Distributed Teams

Aravind Putrevu (@aravindputrevu)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 16 Oct
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  • slideshow