Rootconf 2019

21-22 June 2019, Bangalore

On infrastructure security, DevOps and distributed systems.

Rootconf 2019 is situated in the middle of an era of data leaks and vulnerabilities, managing and running large infrastructure systems, architecting for the cloud and simultaneously optimizing costs.

The 2019 edition is a two-track conference, organized as:

  1. Security talks in track 1 on 21 June.
  2. DevOps and architecture talks in track 1 on 22 June.
  3. Talks and discussions on distributed systems in track 2 on 21 and 22 June. This track, curated by Colin Charles and Rootconf alumni, is targeted at systems engineers, architects, principal architects and CTOs.

Who should attend Rootconf?

  1. DevOps programmers
  2. Systems engineers
  3. Infrastructure security professionals and experts
  4. Cloud service providers
  5. Companies with heavy cloud usage
  6. Providers of the pieces on which an organization’s IT infrastructure runs – monitoring, log management, alerting, etc
  7. Organizations dealing with large network systems where data must be protected
  8. VPs of engineering
  9. Engineering managers looking to optimize infrastructure and teams

Attend Rootconf to:

  • Learn how to avoid expensive mistakes when designing and maintaining your infrastructure.
  • Network with some of the best systems engineers and DevOps programmers in India and South Asia.
  • Talk to decision-makers and IT managers on how they plan infrastructure for their companies.

Watch talks from previous editions of Rootconf: HasGeek TV

Past speakers at Rootconf have been from eminent companies such as Shopify, Facebook, Digital Ocean, MoEngage, Scripbox, Media.net, RedHat, Mapbox, Percona, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

Confirmed talks and schedule:

Below is a list of the first set of confirmed talks for security and DevOps track at Rootconf 2019:

  1. Securing infrastructure starts from your home. Or so indicates Abhay Rana (Nemo) as he talks about his experiments with running a home server and recommends why you should run one too.
  2. If giving SSH access to developers was not a pain point, how do you scale access in large organizations? Pulkit Vaishnav suggests that SSH certificate-based authentication provides an alternative for scaling SSH access.
  3. Are you aware that your organization could be leaving digital trails of its infrastructure on the internet? Hackers refer to this publicly available information as Open Source INTelligence(OSINT). Bharath, a security engineer at Appsecco, explains how to create a pipeline for gathering and storing OSINT data, visualize this data, and how to create monitoring systems for tracking this data.
  4. Data exfiltration attacks like Magecart have allowed attackers to steal millions of users’ credit card data. Existing security systems fail to prevent or even detect these attacks. This is a major blind-spot in the security monitoring systems. Lavakumar Kuppan explains how DevOps engineers can leverage Content Security Policy (CSP) – a standard supported in most modern browsers – to increase protection against Magecart type attacks.
  5. Python is used in many environments where security is critical. Validating dependencies of such projects is also important along with the actual project source code. Or else, the vulnerabilities in these dependencies will have cascading effects for users. Therefore, how do you build reproducible Python applications for secured environments? Using a case study, Kushal Das will demonstrate this talk live, at Rootconf 2019.
  6. Open standards versus managed infrastructure – are we trading freedom for convenience? In this keynote talk, Bernd Erk argues that open standards go beyond the boundaries of development and operation. They are the foundation for barrier-free interoperability and independent communications. This is why we must preserve open standards.
  7. How do you productionize Kafka streams at a scale as large as Walmart? Deepak Goyal explains in this experiential talk.
  8. Shakthi Kannan, senior DevOps engineer at Aerospike, will talk about the implementation of, and learnings from, a Wireshark Lua plugin to solve issues at the wire level, and how you can do it too.

BOF sessions on DevSecOps, testing infrastructure code building remote teams and others will be held in parallel to the main conference sessions, post-lunch.


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