Announcing the SplunkTrust Community MVP Program!

The meaning of the Splunk fez we know and love is about to come into sharper focus–splunktrust
–as the symbol for our new Community MVP program, the SplunkTrust.

The Splunk user community is one of the strongest, best communities in the world. We’re excited to be able to recognize our community leaders formally, thank them for their passion and service to other users, and to give them opportunities to learn about our roadmap and share product and process feedback with us.

What makes someone a SplunkTrust member?

SplunkTrust membership is open to Splunk customers and partners, and is renewed yearly. You can apply yourself, or nominate someone else. You do not have to be a ‘paying’ customer–your community contributions are what matter here. If you are nominated, you must fill out the (short) application to be considered for membership.

SplunkTrust members are typically the smartest person in the room, sure….but they’re always the most helpful person in the room. Participation on Splunk Answers, Splunk User Group leadership, speaking at .conf or other industry events, sharing your Splunk journey in blog form, helping others on our User Group chat or in #splunk IRC…all these things are what make a Splunk Community Trustee.

What do SplunkTrust members get?

SplunkTrust members will receive a Splunk fez (if they don’t have one already), a small gift, a free pass to .conf 2016, and the right to display the SplunkTrust icon on their public profile as an indicator of their high level of status in our community. We’ll also be scheduling meetings with product management and other Splunk leadership at regular intervals to involve members in our process.

How to apply or nominate someone

Applications/Nominations are open from now until 12:01AM on Monday, Sept 7th (so–midnight on Sunday, Sept 6th).

To apply:

To nominate someone else:

Update: Nominations and applications are now closed until next year!

IMPORTANT: If you nominate someone else, there has to be enough time for us to contact them and for them to fill out the application form before the deadline, so you must get your nominations in at least a week before the deadline–or just tell your potential nominee to fill out the application form :).

When will the 2015-2016 members be announced?

Members for 2015-2016 will be announced and inducted at Splunk .conf 2015 in September. However, you do not need to be present to become a member if you’re selected. We’ll contact you and arrange to have your fez and other items sent to you.

Get your application in, and we’ll look for you at Splunk .conf 2015!!!

-rachel perkins, Sr. Director, Community

Update: 2015-2016 members announced at .conf!

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Hip hip hooray. Awesome idea!!

Michael Wilde
August 17, 2015

Wow! This is a great idea, Rachel! I think it will definitely add to the user group participation! :bacon:

Sherman Smith
August 17, 2015

Nice idea…!

August 18, 2015

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