Rootconf  project

A discussion on the technical alternatives to internet shutdowns

Understanding how to leverage alternative communication networks

Rootconf is a platform for SRE, DevOps, security and InfoSec developers and cloud operators. We bring the community together through talks, workshops and events.

Seminar hall 1 and 2, Kamaladevi block, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi, New Delhi

Propose a session

Submissions are closed for this project

Call for proposals

Submit a topic for speaking at this event.

Duration of talks:
1. Short talk with demo: 15 mins
2. Explainer talk: 30 mins
3. Explainer talk with demo: 40 mins

5 minutes of Q&A will be allotted in addition for each talk.

Reviews and comments will be posted for each idea submitted. If you want to get your ideas on this topic reviewed, submit a proposal.

Who can submit a talk:

  1. Hands-on practitioners working on communication technologies – from businesses, civil society groups, and individuals who have tried their approaches during shutdowns.
  2. Journalists, researchers and hands-on practitioners who have deeper understanding of how internet shutdowns operate and their impact on economy and society.

If you have questions about submitting talks, write to or call 7676332020.

All proposals

Confirmed sessions

Leveraging Community Radio as an alternative during internet shutdowns

Ramakrishnan Nagarajan

  • Mon, 13 Jan

LoRaWAN Demystified and its applications beyong IoT

Akshai M (@akshaim)

  • Thu, 9 Jan

An Open Mobile Radio Network

Ashhar Farhan (@afarhan)

  • Wed, 8 Jan

Unconfirmed proposals

Impact of internet shutdown on daily lives

Rifat Mohidin

  • Mon, 13 Jan