Smart AnSwerS #31

Hey there community and welcome to the 31st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

An awesome event transpired last week in Splunk HQ’s courtyard that was hosted by Women in Tech @ Splunk. It was a panel featuring 5 of our very own Splunkers speaking on their background, the journey to Splunk, pivotal moments that helped steer their career path into the tech industry, and advice for breaking through barriers that women often face in the workplace. A  much needed reality check and discussion surfaced on the lack of diversity in tech from various underrepresented communities in regards to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc. This was just one of many possible opportunities to make positive change in the …

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Smart AnSwerS #30

Hey there community and welcome to the 30th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Splunk HQ’s kitchens underwent a total makeover last week, and this beast of an automated hot drink machine appeared on the 1st floor. Splunkers have been frequenting the new big shiny toy, taking all the mugs, bringing them back to their respective floors, and leaving us first floor dwellers with nothing *cries*. Fortunately, this new installation has brought comic relief. Some new signage was placed on the machine saying “”OK Coffee” I am voice activated, please try me.” The machine is not voice activated, serving some occasional amusement 😉

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

Real Time Search Performance Considerations: Are there any

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Splunk wins “Big Data Innovation” at Computing’s Vendor Excellence Awards

ExcellenceIt is always nice to end a working week on a high and last Friday gave the Splunk EMEA team a great start to the weekend. We were nominated and won Computing’s Vendor Excellence Award for “Big Data Innovation”. The judges commented specifically on Splunk’s ability to democratize big data so that everyone can use it.

 

It was a nice way to spend a Friday afternoon and there was a lot of nervous anticipation over lunch as to who was going to win the various awards.

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The ceremony started with something I’d never seen before. The pre-award entertainment was 25 year old rapper comedian, Chris Turner (@ChrisPJTurner). Dressed in a very dapper suit he explained how he was going …

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Meet the Splunkterns: Anne-Marie Chun

CJlc7DXUYAAKzOIWelcome back to our Meet the Splunkterns series! To recap some of the fun we have been having, last Friday the Splunkterns got to spend a little more time getting to know one another during our day of community service. We started the day learning more about Splunk4Good and and the organization Meals on Wheels, which we had the opportunity to partner with for the day. After we had our orientation and signed away our lives (just kidding!) we headed out to 6th and Mission. We spent half of the day handing out around 200 Emergency Food Kits to home-bound seniors and talking to them about emergency preparedness. I thought it was awesome spending time helping some of the residents …

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Smart AnSwerS #29

Hey there community, and welcome to the 29th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

SplunkLive! is currently in session in San Francisco, CA where current and potential customers get to hear from Splunkers and other fellow customers on how various Splunk products are used to gain valuable insight from their machine data. It’s a great space to learn what Splunk can bring to your organization through the many use cases that have been applied successfully, and also network with other users to share knowledge and discover new possibilities. If you missed out on attending SplunkLive! today, you can always stay tuned to our Upcoming Splunk events and webinars to see if there are opportunities near you.

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Smart AnSwerS #28

Hey there community and welcome to the 28th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

This just in! The .conf 2015 Where Will Your Karma Take You Contest has officially launched this month. If you happen to get the most karma points on Splunk Answers for the month of July or August, you will win a free pass to Splunk .conf 2015 in Las Vegas, September 21 – 24, 2015. You earn karma points by being an actively engaged contributor in the community forum by asking interesting questions, posting well informed answers, and leaving constructive comments. Doing all of that with a positive, respectful, and playful attitude is a nice bonus and very much appreciated. Be sure to look over the official

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Meet the Splunkterns: Aamir Goriawala

IMG_0463Thanks for joining us for the latest in our Splunktern highlight series! Before we get to the good stuff, here’s a little update on what’s happening in the Splunktern world. All of the Splunkterns have finally started (WOOHOO!), so Splunk’s summer intern program is officially in full swing meaning lots of fun and exciting stuff is in store for us. To celebrate everyone finally starting, we recently had an intern welcome lunch in SF HQ. We got a chance to mingle and meet our fellow Splunkterns from different departments and even a few from different offices.

Even more exciting was the kick off of the Splunk4Good Splunktern App contest. All the Splunkterns were invited to participate in the summer long …

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Smart AnSwerS #27

Hey there community, and welcome to the 27th installment of Smart AnSwerS!

You know you’re in the office later than usual when the central HVAC system shut off promptly at 6pm over an hour ago and the building is either full of boisterous conversations and laughter from hard working Splunkers unwinding, or an eerie silence if folks decided to unwind elsewhere. It’s been silent for the past hour, so I think it’s that’s my cue to wrap things up and crank out some of the awesome material I’ve hunted down for you, by you :)

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

Is there a list of Splunk apps that need developing?

rkent is new to developing Splunk …

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Meet the Splunkterns: Dillon Lew

DillonWelcome back to our Splunktern series! Maybe it’s just me but I feel like everyone always forgets about all the non-technical people at tech companies. Of course we have a large number of technical Splunkterns but we also have interns filling those vital but non-technical roles. With that in mind, I wanted to introduce you to Dillon Lew, a legal intern working out of our San Francisco HQ. Originally from Piedmont, CA, Dillon is an Economics major at Yale University. We asked Dillon a few questions and here is what he had to say:

What kind of experience do you hope to gain from your internship?
I’m interested in going to law school following the completion of my undergraduate …

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Smart AnSwerS #26

Hey there community! Welcome to the 26th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

This just in! The documentation for the join command has been recently updated by our very own senior technical writer Laura Stewart! I used to check that page every now and then, only to find a tumbleweed rolling by. Well, that didn’t really happen, but that’s what I imagined in my head. It was in need of some tender loving care, and it has finally undergone a complete overhaul. If you’d like to provide input about the new content, feel free to navigate to “Was this topic useful?” at the bottom of that page to leave positive constructive feedback :) After you’re done perusing through the join topic makeover…

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