SRE Conf 2023

SRE Conf 2023

Availability and reliability 24/7- the SRE life



Schedule for the conference on 24 November is published.

Why SRE Conf?

When any organization goes from product market fit or beta test phase to production rollout, or from first x customers to 10x or 100x customers and starts scaling, they typically start running into challenges with systems stability and resiliency. These challenges change with every phase of growth. So does the need for having a SRE team and/or a DevOps team, and the role these teams play.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to what roles these teams should play, and which tools various teams should use to track the metrics and processes involved. But there are some common building blocks that apply in similar (and different) ways and forms for most teams. The idea of the SRE Conference is to get together and to know about these building blocks, share and learn about the themes that fall under the SRE umbrella.

SRE Conf tracks

SRE Conf is a two-track conference. The track, “Culture, career and Evolution” is more focused on leadership, team, and organizational topics while the “Stories from the Trenches” track will cover real-world scenarios, and lessons learned which will help engineers and engineering teams to upskill themselves by understanding experiences from their industry peers.

Culture, career, and evolution

  1. SRE v/s DevOps v/s Platform Engineering teams in organizations.
  2. Hiring and building SRE teams.
  3. Blameless postmortems.
  4. Role of AI in SRE/DevOps/Platforms.
  5. FinOps and cost optimization.
  6. SRE Anti-patterns

Stories from the trenches:

  1. Incident management.
  2. Change management.
  3. Scalability and performance.
  4. SLA/SLO and golden signals.
  5. Security and DevSecOps.
  6. Systems and networking.

Key takeaways for participants

  1. Improved understanding of organizational needs and requirements.
  2. Enhanced optimization skills.
  3. Networking opportunities.
  4. Knowledge sharing and community building.

Who should participate

  • Members of SRE, DevOps or platform teams.
  • A software developer or manager who is responsible for services running on any cloud platform or on-prem data center.
  • Technology leader of an engineering team that manages critical systems which should have minimal to zero downtime.


If you are interested in speaking at the conference, submit your talk idea here. The editors - Sarika Atri, Safeer CM and Saurabh Hirani - will review your talk description and give feedback.

Speakers will also receive feedback and assistance during rehearsals from past speakers such as Sitaram Shelke.

Guidelines for speaking, speaker honorarium policy, and travel grant policy details are published here.

About the editors

This conference themes were set up by Sarika Atri and Safeer CM. Together with Saurabh Hirani, the three editors have:

  1. Reviewed the talks.
  2. Set up the editorial workflow.
  3. Finalized talk selections.
  4. Curated the schedule.

Sarika Atri is Software Architect with over twenty years experience in the industry. Sarika was reviewer for Rootconf Cloud Costs Optimization conference held in July 2023.
Safeer CM is Senior Staff SRE at Flipkart. He is author of Architecting Cloud-Native Serverless Solutions published by Packt.
Saurabh Hirani is former editor of Rootconf, and a passionate member of the community. Saurabh is SRE at,. He has a keen interest in mentoring speakers.

Become a Rootconf Member to join

SRE Conf is a community-funded conference. It will be held in-person. Attendance is open to Rootconf members only. Support this conference with a membership. If you have questions about participation, post a comment here.


Sponsorship slots are open for:

  1. Tool and solutions providers.
  2. Companies interested in tech branding for hiring.

Email sponsorship queries to

Contact information

Join the Rootconf Telegram group at or follow @rootconf on Twitter.
For inquiries, contact Rootconf at +91-7676332020.

Featured submissions

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  • Preeti

    Deep dive into analyzing high cardinality metrics

    Introduction Metrics are the fundamental unit of time series databases (TSDB). They consist of labels which denote dimensions e.g. http_status_code, url, etc. Critical insights require metrics to have both breadth (e.g. large number of labels) and depth (e.g. each label having a large number of unique values). This makes up metric cardinality. Higher cardinality == deeper insights. This talk will… more

    30 Sep 2023

  • Biju Chacko

    Hacking Organisations -- From SRE to SRE Manager

    Short Abstract Most SREs consider the manager track at some point. But while it’s easy to read about the technical and project management aspects of being an SRE Manager there’s very little about the reality of the day to day job. more

    27 Oct 2023

  • Jaideep Khandelwal

    Jaideep Khandelwal

    Cost Optimization: Not my infrastructure, but my architecture is the culprit.

    Come economic winter and as Infrastructure engineer your calendar is booked for multiple meetings/calls titled “Optimising Cloud Cost”. I am sure it sounds familiar. Everyone in the engineering teams prioritises cutting the cloud cost. But this is often a reactive and partial approach. Why? As an observation, we only optimise what is visible to us and pluck low-hanging fruits. What we often need … more

    21 Oct 2023

  • Anush Arvind

    No downtime migration of stateful servers

    In an era defined by continuous innovation and relentless user expectations, the significance of seamless transitions cannot be overstated. Today, we delve into the intricate landscape of stateful server migration and its pivotal role in ensuring uninterrupted service delivery. more

    23 Aug 2023

  • Chinmay Naik

    Chinmay Naik

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    Lessons learned while managing a Terabyte scale database for three nines of uptime

    Title Lessons learned while self-managing Terabyte scale database for three nines of uptime more

    16 Oct 2023

  • Harsh Mittal Speaker

    The power of adaptation: lessons from crafting malleable systems

    Failures are part of the tech landscape, inevitable and unstoppable. No matter how much you prepare, failures will happen. Sure, a well-organized SOP can speed up recovery time, but what you really need is the ability to bounce back when things go haywire. more

    15 Nov 2023

  • Raadhikaa Srinivasan

    Shell based architecture for maintaining High Availability

    High availability is critical for tech companies to meet user expectations, maintain business operations, honor SLAs, gain a competitive edge and scale operations in their services or products. Maintaining high availability requires implementing a robust architecture. It is a challenge faced by every multi-tenant tech company that has grown larger over the past years, in terms of number of custom… more

    30 Sep 2023


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Building highly scalable systems with resilience.

Building highly scalable systems with resilience.

Harsh Mittal, Chief Architect at India's leading OTT

1 hour24 November 2023
Hacking organizations - from SRE to SRE manager

Hacking organizations - from SRE to SRE manager

Biju Chacko, Vice President of Engineering at Squadcast

43 minutes24 November 2023
No downtime migration of stateful servers

No downtime migration of stateful servers

Anush Arvind, Staff Engineer - Site Reliability at Freshworks

29 minutes24 November 2023
Flash talk - Business journeys with engineering

Flash talk - Business journeys with engineering

Bharat Joshi, Rootconf member

6 minutes24 November 2023
Flash talk - major upgrades are hard

Flash talk - major upgrades are hard

Nemo (Abhay Rana), Rootconf member

6 minutes24 November 2023


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