WHEN : MAY 26, 2012

About rootconf

After last year's Scaling with PHP in the cloud, HasGeek is organizing Rootconf, an annual conference for sysadmins, devops, and BOFHs to share experience and knowledge, to teach, learn, and hangout with friends and colleagues. Rootconf will be held on May 26th, 2012, at Dharamaram College, Bangalore.

If you're a Sysadmin, come over, share your experience, and crack a joke about Perl.

Configuration Deployment/Management

Have a lot of servers? How do you manage your herd? Share and learn the tricks of configuration management with your fellow server cowboys/girls. Talk about your organization!

Performance Tuning ("But does it scale?")

Dealing with a high-traffic operations and your server is not performing as well as expected? Do you know how to squeeze the last inch of performance out of your server? This track will focus on showing you how!


Securing access to your server can be a daunting task. Come and talk about how you do it.

Virtualization and Cloud

Do you run your own cloud? Do you use virtualization? We'd love to hear about it!


How do you get to know of fires? How do you use the various packages around? Share your monitoring methods and learn new ones from others.


Get the tickets now!

Look at the existing proposals.

Book now


Do you have what it takes to speak to fellow sysadmins?

Propose a Session


Would you or your employer like to sponsor Rootconf?

Get in Touch



Time R1 R2 R3
09:00 - 09:45 Registrations and Sign-in
09:45 - 10:00 Introductions
10:00 - 10:45

Using Delicious Chef Recipes, to automate provisioning of cloud server and quality Fabric for deployment.

Saket Bhushan

Creating & Provisioning Cloud Resources with AWS CloudFormation

Janakiram MSV

Optimizing LAMPhp Applications

Piyush Goel

10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00

Securing a Linux Web Server in 10 Steps or Less

Akash Mahajan

Puppet in Stand Alone Mode or Why Config management is useful for 0+ systems

Sarguru Nathan

Performance Tuning 101 - An introduction to performance tuning an application in managed environment

Janmejay Singh and Pavan K S

12:00 - 12:45

A Cloud "Braindump"

Gopal V

Build your own Storage Device (SAN)

Sriram Narayanan

Zero-touch Drupal deployment with Features, Jenkins, Aegir, Git, Fabric and Drush

Kaustubh Srikanth

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45

Real-time distributed monitoring, execution and alert using Ganglia and Nagios


Continuous Integration made fun with Jenkins & Hubot (+ Gtalk)

Sameer Segal

Cloud Meets Fog & Puppet, A Story of Version Controlled Infrastructure

Habeeb Rahman

14:45 - 15:30

Nginx - Tips and Tricks.

Harish S

Virtualization with KVM (and Libvirt)

Kashyap Chamarthy

Openshift: Deployments for the rest of us


15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:45

Develop, Test, Deploy, Distribute

Medhamsh and Swetha

Automated and Adaptive Infrastructure Monitoring using Chef, Nagios and Graphite

Pratima Singh

Create your own Cloud using a small Perl script

Pankaj Kaushal

16:45 - 17:30

Varanid: distributed, resilient and scalable alerting

Biju Chacko

Make your servers sing using MCollective

Mohit Chawla

High performant virtualization using OpenVZ

Nilesh B

17:30 - 18:00 Feedback


Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

Christ University Campus, Bangalore

Rootconf is set in Dharmaram College's beautiful, tree-filled campus (nothing like the back-to-college feeling).

To get there, enter Christ University’s main entrance gate on Marigowda Road and drive straight down to Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, within the campus. Christ University is at Dairy Circle, half a kilometre from the Forum mall. Rootconf is in DVK's Theology block, behind the main auditorium. If you are approaching from Dairy Circle, drive up to Hosur Road for a U-turn. The campus has sufficient parking space.

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WHEN : May 26, 2012

About HasGeek

HasGeek is a developer-led initiative, and has been un-organising the unconference scene since 2010. HasGeek is an attempt to solve the problem of insipid conferences organised around buzzwords by uninterested, soulless corporate entities who pitch them as company training events or as places for companies to pick up hot developers.

We are attempting to build a new space, a space that is genuinely respectful of the communities and topics that we choose to engage with. We want to be a space for developers who are as excited as us about technology and the possibilities that it creates, not to be a recruitment fair (though we hope you do find partnership possibilities at our events).

We are community-driven – check out our speaker-selection funnel, where you decide what talks to listen to by voting up or down – and small – there are just a handful of us running the show. We are doing this because this is what we love: bringing a whole bunch of us geeks together, sharing our interests and expertise and hanging out later over beverage of choice.