Rootconf 2019

Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, DevOps and distributed systems.

About Rootconf 2019:

The seventh edition of Rootconf is a two-track conference with:

  1. Security talks and tutorials in audi 1 and 2 on 21 June.
  2. Talks on DevOps, distributed systems and SRE in audi 1 and audi 2 on 22 June.

Topics and schedule:

View full schedule here:

Rootconf 2019 includes talks and Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions on:

  1. OSINT and its applications
  2. Key management, encryption and its costs
  3. Running a bug bounty programme in your organization
  4. PolarDB architecture as Cloud Native Architecture, developed by Alibaba Cloud
  5. Vitess
  6. SRE and running distributed teams
  7. Routing security
  8. Log analytics
  9. Enabling SRE via automated feedback loops
  10. TOR for DevOps

Who should attend Rootconf?

  1. DevOps programmers
  2. DevOps leads
  3. Systems engineers
  4. Infrastructure security professionals and experts
  5. DevSecOps teams
  6. Cloud service providers
  7. Companies with heavy cloud usage
  8. Providers of the pieces on which an organization’s IT infrastructure runs – monitoring, log management, alerting, etc
  9. Organizations dealing with large network systems where data must be protected
  10. VPs of engineering
  11. Engineering managers looking to optimize infrastructure and teams

For information about Rootconf and bulk ticket purchases, contact or call 7676332020. Only community sponsorships available.

Rootconf 2019 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Atlassian Endurance Trusting Social

Silver Sponsors

Digital Ocean GO-JEK Paytm

Bronze Sponsors

MySQL sumo logic upcloud
platform sh nilenso CloudSEK

Exhibition Sponsor

FreeBSD Foundation

Community Sponsors

Ansible PlanetScale

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Kishore Avineni


Building a cricket score fanout system that scales

Submitted Jan 16, 2019

Want to build an alternative to the popular cricket score websites out there? While building a feature on Teenpatti Gold which involved Cricket scores [in a more time critical scenario], we had the same problem.

While this might not seem like a monumental problem, this is Teenpatti Gold we are talking about. When this goes live, it has to be available on a game that has millions of daily active users! Scaling as the user base grows is not an option.

This caused us to explore different options involving protocols, languages and the everyday question, build or buy? We evaluated everything including piggybacking on an existing TCP connection to a protocol typically used for IoT. We built our own PoCs in NodeJS, Go and Scala and pit them against some of the tech out there.


Business Requirements
- Teenpatti Gold
- Cricket Betting on Teen Patti Gold

Message fanout
- Multiplayer games
- Rooms and fanout of messages in rooms

Challenge with fanout in a no room scenario
- Fanning out messages to all connected clients
- Do all of this while still being realtime in processing messages from the client

Fanout as a separate service
- Considerations and performance requirements

Build vs Buy
- Language and other considerations

- Available MQTT brokers

- Scaling
- Development time and maintainance
- Benchmark performace of the different option
- Numbers

- What we ended up choosing and why
- How it has been performing for us

Speaker bio

I am Kishore Avineni and I work as a Software Engineer at Moonfrog Labs, India’s top mobile gaming company. I have 8 years of experience in which I have literally tossed atomic clocks in my hand (And on one unfortunate occasion dropped it in front of my manager) and have written code to check measurements in picoseconds and code to debug network latencies in seconds. And for the past year have been working on one of the most played indian games in the country.



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