Miniconf on Cloud Server Management (Mumbai)

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

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mohan pawar

Get Started with Istio and Kubernetes

Getting started with Istio and kubernetes, how to deploy Istio service mesh to kubernetes. Istio is an open platform that provides a uniform way to connect, manage,and secure microservicrs. Istio supports managing traffic flows between microservices, enforcing access policies, and aggregating telemetry data, all without requiring changes to the microservicrs code. I’ll use the sample Bookinfo app… more
  • Rejected
  • 20 Oct 2017
Technical level: Intermediate

Mohamed Imran K R

Cloud Agnostic Webscale

The talk is intended to give participants an overview on how to build webscale architecture with a cloud agnostic approach. Cloud agnostic means no dependency on any underlying component on the cloud player. This ensures that infrastructure is inherently scalable and you have deep insights into how things work to make better scaling decisions while also controlling cost more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 02 Nov 2017
Technical level: Beginner

Ambar Seksena

Ansible and Terraform for configuration management on AWS

This workshop will get you acquainted with Ansible: a powerful, popular CM (Configuration Management) framework and Terraform: Hashicorp’s popular infrastructure-as-code tool. These are mostly cloud-agnostic tools but we will be focusing on AWS for this workshop. more
  • 1 comment
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 05 Nov 2017
Section: Workshop Technical level: Beginner

Srujan A

Resource allocation -- The usuals and beyond

Key take-aways: Keeping the costs low, while increasing the infrastructure. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 06 Nov 2017
Section: Crisp talk Technical level: Intermediate

Madhusudan Shekar

Debugging your Serverless application

As application design goes microservices and serverless, it introduces new challenges in debugging and diagnosis of your application. In here we will look at the tools, capabilities and practices to monitor, diagnose and optimize your application. We will step through sync and async lambda calls, use cloudwatch logs, take a look at x-ray. We will walk through bad code, diagnose it and make it pot… more
  • Confirmed
  • 08 Nov 2017
Technical level: Intermediate

Raj Rohit

Re-imagining data infrastructures as event-based architectures

This talk would be about how we built a distributed serverless batch data architecture at Episource. This includes the end-to-end ETL pipeline which handles distributed Machine Learning, as well as how we automated ML deployment using the event-based (serverless) paradigm. more
  • Submitted
  • 13 Nov 2017
Technical level: Intermediate

Raghu Udiyar

Automation Principles at Helpshift

Everyone knows automation in operations is necessary, and is a key objective of any DevOps practice. But if not started on the right foot, or with the right objective in mind, can often leads to false starts and bad design choices. Building and extending to incorporate new requirements gets increasingly difficult leading to hacks and rewrites. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 16 Nov 2017
Technical level: Intermediate
Maninderjit bindra

Maninderjit bindra

Kubernetes : The tool to manage cloud scale workloads

In this session we look at Kubernetes and how we can manage cloud scale applications using kubernetes. This talk I would share my experiences in migrating applications to kubernetes in the cloud, including lessons learnt and best practices. I will also talk about (with demos) development tool chains, security considerations, scaling and deployment strategies including canary deployments. more
  • Submitted
  • 17 Nov 2017
Technical level: Intermediate

Swapnil Dubey

Doing Data Science on Cloud

With the increase in data size for running DS models,it is important to look into possible infrastructure options which provide enough scalability to run DS algo successfully.Optimal use of infrastructure in terms of cost is the need of hour.For example,running task using multiple GPU for finite amount of time. A discussion around a generic infrastructure. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 20 Nov 2017
Section: Full talk Technical level: Advanced

Francis Pereira

Sleeping soundly even when scaling your app to 200k request/seconds

A round up of seemingly inconspicuous things that we had to deal with as we we went from zero to 200K requests/second. Things like engineering for reliable autoscaling (you don’t want to be caught off guard as traffic increases), optimising SSL handshakes to drive cost of data transfer down, how we manage deployments, alerting people when something goes down and keeping everything green so we cou… more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 24 Nov 2017
Technical level: Intermediate

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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