SRE Conf 2023
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SRE Conf 2023

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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.

Speaking

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 Last9.io,. 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

Sponsorship slots are open for:

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

Email sponsorship queries to sales@hasgeek.com

Contact information

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

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Anush Arvind

@anusharvind

SRE's learnings from incidents to build a robust test driven infrastructure development framework

Submitted Aug 23, 2023

In the rapidly evolving landscape of Software as a Service (SaaS) products, the core infrastructure serves as the backbone that upholds user experiences, reliability, and scalability. As demands on SaaS products grow, the need for a robust and agile development approach becomes paramount. Enter Test-Driven Development (TDD) - a methodology renowned for its effectiveness in software development, yet often overlooked when it comes to the infrastructure of SaaS offerings.

In this enlightening conference talk, we delve into the compelling case for embracing Test-Driven Development as an integral practice for crafting and maintaining the infrastructure of SaaS products. We uncover the challenges unique to infrastructure development, such as scalability, performance, and resilience, and explore how TDD addresses these challenges head-on.

Through real-world examples and best practices, we’ll showcase how TDD empowers infrastructure engineers to:

Enhance Reliability: Implementing TDD ensures that infrastructure components are thoroughly tested from the outset, reducing the likelihood of system failures in production.
Boost Scalability: By establishing a solid foundation of test cases, TDD enables effortless scalability without introducing unanticipated bottlenecks.
Optimize Performance: TDD’s focus on early testing enables engineers to identify and address performance issues before they impact end-users.
Streamline Collaboration: TDD promotes clear communication between development and operations teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and shared responsibility.
Facilitate Continuous Deployment: Leveraging automated testing suites created through TDD enables the seamless rollout of changes to production environments.

Join us as we explore the intersection of TDD and SaaS infrastructure, uncovering how this dynamic methodology not only fortifies the foundation of your product but also cultivates a culture of agility and innovation within your engineering teams. Learn how embracing TDD can transform your approach to infrastructure development, enabling you to meet the ever-evolving demands of your users while maintaining the highest standards of reliability and performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your SaaS infrastructure with the power of Test-Driven Development.

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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