Data night: Splunking your Valentine’s RomCom.

DataHeart2You don’t often think about big data and romance at the same time unless you really love analytics and nobody has ever died of a broken heart chart. However, Valentine’s Day is upon us once more and across the world, data scientists are looking at analytics around the sales of roses, chocolates and cards with cuddling, fluffy bunnies on them. I’ve written in the past about using data to improve your success at dating and also why big data is like falling in love but this year, it felt like I needed to analyze Valentine’s Day from a much more practical perspective.

 

I’ve been married fifteen years, have three children and working at Splunk keeps you busy. When Valentine’s …

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Women in Technology: Meet Kamisha Williams

Splunk Gains Young Talent Through Partnership With Year Up

I first heard about Kamisha Williams’ impressive leadership skills when she led a new-hire group in a volunteer Splunk4Good afternoon at San Francisco’s Buena Vista Horace Mann Community School. When I learned that she had participated in the Year Up program that guided her toward a contractor position at Splunk, I couldn’t wait to learn more from her.  I had heard of Year Up before I met Kamisha and understood it was an incredible force in closing the opportunity divide so I was excited to learn that Splunk was involved in this program.

Tell me about your role at Splunk

Kamisha Williams, right, with Splunkers from the HR team.

Kamisha Williams, right, with Splunkers from the HR team.

I’ve been …

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Splunk Women In Tech: Making the Jump to the Executive and C-Suite

Research shows that women who have a sponsor are more likely to have better pay, advance more quickly, get more high-profile assignments and stay in the workforce once they have children. Yet, men are 45% more likely than women to have a sponsor.

Splunk WiT 3On Monday, Dec. 12, Tracy Edkins, Chief Human Resources Officer at Splunk, shared this research and highlighted the importance of sponsorship as she kicked off Splunk’s Women in Technology event: Making the Jump to the Executive and C-Suite. The event brought together 50 senior-level Splunkers to engage in a conversation on this topic. The evening included networking and executive-facilitated discussions over dinner, followed by a fireside chat with Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman of the Board and former …

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Smart AnSwerS #83

Hey there community and welcome to the 83rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

After a dry spell, Splunk HQ is finally experiencing a good amount of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area. As per usual, people have forgotten how to navigate around the city, both on the roads and sidewalks. On the plus side, we can finally see rain water get collected above the courtyard and flow into a huge basin that distributes the water to surrounding plants. Splunkers have been taking breaks to check out the recycled water system in action as a serene escape, making rainy days at the office something to look forward to.

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

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The Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas

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Splunk_Twitter-Card_Santa_Ad1_v3Ho Ho Ho! I hope you’re all ready for Christmas and the holiday season. From (Yule) log files to ERP (Enhanced Reindeer Planning) systems to wood burning fire-walls and NOCs (Noel Operations Centre), a lot of organisations have done some amazing things with their machine data this year. In the spirit of sharing gifts, I give you the Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas featuring some of those customers who’ve improved their operations using Splunk as a machine data fabric. Have a great festive season and enjoy the stories below:

As always, thanks for reading

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Smart AnSwerS #82

Hey there community and welcome to the 82nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Have you ever wondered what makes the Splunk community so special, and why many people from various backgrounds are so engaged in all things Splunk? Well, look no further! alacercogitatus, aka Kyle Smith of the SplunkTrust, posted this awesome heartfelt blog post from his experiences engaging with users in the community on and offline, emphasizing how the culture plays an essential role in the success of users stepping into the world of Splunk. You’re not simply learning how to use the products – you’re entering a community of users that are incredibly supportive, passionate, and willing to share their knowledge to help you meet …

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Splunk Challenge 2016 – Catch ’em all at Nanyang Polytechnic!

Splunk Challenge 2016, the annual Splunk challenge that many NYP students have been waiting for, is here! Today, the students will be pitting their analytics’ skills learned using Splunk, against each other as they compete for a chance to take home some great prizes.

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Unlike past years where the students were tasked to look into business and IT operation data, this year the ideas of analyzing “Pokemon” data was suggested by the lecturer to be used for the challenge. As the market leader in the data analytics space, not only it is important, but it also addresses some of our core values to keep what we are doing fun and innovative so that we will not only be able to …

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Splunk UK teams with codebar to use data for social change

By Inez Twum-Barima, Splunk UK facilities coordinator

codebar-logoSplunk is committed to supporting non-profit organizations that help build resilient and sustainable communities through the use of technology and big data. We encourage all of our employees globally to participate in and drive forward social change, through paid time for volunteering and our $100 million commitment to research, education and community service via the Splunk Pledge.

But we’re just getting started. It’s our pleasure to announce that Splunk UK is partnering with codebar to help teach programming in our community.

Codebar is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops. The group’s goal is to enable underrepresented groups to learn programming in …

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Splunk Wins Award for 2016 Governance Team of the Year!

Photo by IR Media Group Ltd.

Photo by IR Media Group Ltd.

Last week I was proud to represent Splunk at the Corporate Secretary’s 9th Annual Corporate Governance Awards Gala at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood, Connie Wu and Diane Cree. Over 400 other industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance sector were in attendance to celebrate the best of the best.

Building on last year’s award for Best Proxy Statement, this is Splunk’s second straight year as a nominee and winner of a Corporate Secretary award – this time for Governance Team of the Year (small to mid-cap).

The award recognizes Splunk’s dedication to excellence in corporate governance and helps solidify our position as a governance

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Meet the Splunkterns: Kristen Farabaugh

The following is a guest blog post by Splunktern, Kristen Farabaugh who served as the first ever Sales Intern at Splunk this past summer. This is part of our ongoing Meet the Splunktern blog series.

What initially drew me to Splunk?

I am currently studying Management Information Systems at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I’ve always had a fascination with technology (mainly understanding how things work), and also consider myself to be outgoing and people-oriented. I decided to merge these two interests by working in the field at a revolutionary technology company.

SF PictureMy first few days at Splunk foreshadowed that my summer would be full of learning, exposure to new opportunities and success. I quickly learned how Splunk uses machine …

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