Smart AnSwerS #35

Hey there community and welcome to the 35th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

For all the hard work put into making all things Splunk as awesome as possible, a group of Splunkers were taken on a day trip to Sausalito, CA for some kayaking and paddleboarding action in the bay. The morning was chilly, cloudy, and windy, so most folks avoided falling into the water like the plague, but of course the overcast gloom cleared up to show off some sun and blue skies AFTER we were done. It’s just good ole San Francisco Bay Area weather teasing us in its true, unpredictable form. Nonetheless, folks had a great, and well deserved, time :) Great job and big thanks to …

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Smart AnSwerS #34

Hey there community and welcome to the 34th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

An exciting announcement just went out earlier this week, and that was the launch of the Community MVP Program, the SplunkTrust. The Splunk community is full of amazing leaders that are passionate about our various products and actively share their knowledge with other users to grow and learn, whether that be through active participation on Splunk Answers, Splunk User Groups, writing blogs, and many more avenues. These helpful leaders are what being a SplunkTrust member is all about. Read through the SplunkTrust blog announcement by Rachel Perkins, the Sr. Director of Community, to learn more about the program, the awesome perks of being a …

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Smart AnSwerS #33

Hey there community and welcome to the 33rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Yesterday, two teams of Splunk interns presented their Splunk4Good Hack projects in a contest where they had to create an app using public open source data in a way that could highlight issues affecting different communities, build awareness, and spark constructive conversations. I had the opportunity to help judge the contest and see what awesome work some of the Splunkterns put together throughout their time at Splunk for the Summer. BIG congratulations to the winners Brooke Wenig and Aamir Goriawala for their app using public San Francisco crime data to find trends for certain types of criminal activity throughout different districts in San Francisco. They made …

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Smart AnSwerS #32

Hey there community and welcome to the 32nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The SF Bay Area Splunk User Group met up this week at Splunk HQ which opened up a lot of great discussion between fellow Splunkers and customers alike. Octavio Di Sciullo, Principal Supportability Engineer at Splunk, covered a presentation on the Distributed Management Console and also facilitated a discussion between everyone present. It was a great opportunity to pick their brains on how they currently manage and monitor their Splunk deployments, but also hear their woes with current built-in features, including the DMC. The takeaways from the meeting were constructive and helpful in how to improve the long term supportability of the product, making the lives of …

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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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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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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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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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