Splunk Challenge 2014 – Bringing data to the next level.

It is just another day at Nanyang Polytechnic. But at one of the lab in this award winning school of IT, gathers a group of about 30 students who are competing in a splunk challenge. Yes, it is the annual Nanyang Polytechnic splunk challenge 2014.

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Using data from the US mid term election 2014, the challenge comprises of 2 parts:

Part 1 – Standard Tasks assesses the students skill, speed and accuracy in developing dashboard
Part 2 – Challenge Tasks assesses the students proficiency, resourcefulness and creativity in producing dashboards with more advance features.
In the room, I see students who are awe of the power of data analytics and attracted by the unlimited possibility of transforming these machine data in splunk. As I walked past these students, I see sophisticated searches being crafted and dashboard being build transforming log data into a beautiful piece of art.

 

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Hours goes by and I can see that there is a stiff competition going on. Each trying to outdo the other with better visualisation and doing a little extra to earn the bonus point. I am truly impressed by the effort they put in and their endurance, did i mentioned it is a 6 hours splunk challenge?

 

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At the end of the session, we have three happy winners enjoying the prizes but in my eyes all the students that took up the challenge are already a winner.

 

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Thanks to the team that make this event a successful one and also to the lecturers in NYP whom manage to groom such skillful splunker! I am already looking forward to the next challenge in 2015.

Great Idea. Would be nice to get access to the resulting apps.

Thanks

December 2, 2014