Miniconf on Cloud Server Management (Chennai)

On costs, scaling and securing cloud servers

##About the event

Cloud server management brings with it as many challenges as it offers conveniences. It is time to unbundle questions about:

  1. Resource allocation: how best to allocate manpower, time, money and infrastructure capacity?
  2. Scaling: how best to utilize capacity in the present, and factors involved in planning for the future?
  3. Security: which scenarios must you plan for, and how best to secure your data, applications and systems?

##Who should submit a talk

If you:

  1. Work with cloud servers,
  2. Plan and manage infrastructure,
  3. Make decisions on technology and architecture for your organization,

submit a talk for any of the three events in this series.


Each event is single-day, with about 4-5 short and long talks, 2-3 demos, one BOF, and a three-hour workshop on configuration management.

We are accepting proposals for:

  • 30-minute talks – which cover conceptual topics and case studies.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks – on new tools and techniques in cloud server management.
  • 5-10 min demos.
  • Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions, led by 1-3 persons from the community, on a relevant topic.
  • 3-hour hands-on workshops on configuration management.

##Selection process

Proposals will be shortlisted and reviewed by an editorial team consisting of practitioners from the community. Make sure your abstract contains the following information:

  1. Key insights you will present, or takeaways for the audience.
  2. Overall flow of the content.

You must submit links to videos of talks you have delivered in the past, or record and upload a two-min self-recorded video explaining what your talk is about, and why is it relevant for this event.

Also consider submitting links to:

  1. A detailed outline, or
  2. Mindmap, explaining the structure of the talk, or
  3. Draft slides

along with your proposal.

##Honorarium for selected speakers; travel grants

Selected speakers and workshop instructors will receive an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 each, at the end of their talk. Confirmed speakers and instructors also get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

Travel grants are available for 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 Miniconf is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships; travel grant budgets vary.

##Important dates

Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Chennai: 25 November, 2017
Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Mumbai: 8 December, 2017
Cloud Sever Management Miniconf in Delhi: 9 December, 2017

##Contact details:
For more information about speaking, Rootconf, the Miniconf series, sponsorships, tickets, or any other information contact or call 7676332020.

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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

Shreyas Narayanan Kutty


Ansible 101 workshop

Submitted Nov 16, 2017

This workshop aims to provide a hands-on experience with Ansible for beginners.


This workshop aims to hands-on upon the following topics:

  • Ansible Basics
  • Inventory
  • Modules
  • Playbook
  • Variable
  • Playbook template
  • Condition Handling
  • Adhoc run
  • System Configuration
  • Application Orchestration
  • Cloud Infra management (Docker, OpenStack, AWS)
  • Creating custom modules
  • Ansible Vault
  • Q&A


  • Ansible (For major distros you can use package manager to install it otherwise use pip)
  • Vim or any editor of your choice (for creating playbooks)
  • A Centos7 or Fedora 25 Virtual machine is recommended, but having a bare-metal is also fine.
  • Attendees have network access to install packages over the network (if not have it pre-installed) also if want to try Cloud-Infra management which hit cloud provider API.

Speaker bio

Ramakrishna Reddy Yekulla

Ramky is currently a Principal Engineer with Red Hat with the Storage Engineering Group. He is also a contributor to the Fedora Project. Prior to Red Hat, he was an Independent Consultant, consulting in the Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Indic Text processing. He is a Free Software and OpenSource, Agile, extreme programming evangelist and is involved with the IndLinux project. Best Open Source Project, Linux Asia 2005. His interests lie in I18N and l10N of software applications. He has spoken at various conferences including the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, PyCon USA, Pycon India and SciPy India Conference.
He can be reached on IRC/ Slack on Freenode or OFTC with nick:: ramky / ramkrsna



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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more