Rootconf 2019

Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, DevOps and distributed systems.

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NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore

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: https://hasgeek.com/rootconf/2019/schedule

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 info@hasgeek.com or call 7676332020. Only community sponsorships available.

Rootconf 2019 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

CRED

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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Andrew Murphy

@andrewmurphy

Human Centered Leadership - Emotional Intelligence for the Technical Mind

Submitted Jan 6, 2019

There’s a huge problem in our industry, I call it “inertia-driven leadership”.

We promote our “rock star” engineers, with their excellent technical skills, into leadership positions; then we sit back and watch as they fail.

We wonder why they fail at leadership but the answer is simple, we don’t support them to improve their people skills!

In fact, we often don’t even help them realise that the role of a “senior developer” is drastically different to that of a “leader”

What we can we do to stop inertia in our new leaders?

How can we support them to learn the soft skills they need?

How can we position with them that those soft skills are important to their career?

Outline

First, I will outline the issue I have called “inertia driven leadership” and why it’s a problem that’s going to get worse.

Then, we will spend some time discussing why it exists so prevalently in our industry. The cultures that have made it appear and created this huge issue. This will be in the form of my journey through leadership and the way my mentor helped me understand what it means to be a leader, as opposed to a senior “role model” engineer

Lastly, we will talk about how we can help our new leaders to understand what we already know - that being a leader is a choice. It’s not a promotion, it’s actually a side-ways move. The skills you need to learn are totally different than your technical skills.

Requirements

A willing mind

Speaker bio

I combine my 13 years of professional software engineering experience with a passion for leadership and communication skills. My main focus is on how we can be better technical leaders and developers by focusing on learning the skills most of us ignore - communication and leadership skills.

Originally from the UK but now based in Australia, I have consulted, performed workshops and developed software for clients across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Technology in all its forms is part of my makeup and so I code, speak, write, teach, make, game and listen to all things geek

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