Splunking the Environment – Finding the relationships between Haze and Dengue

Just slightly over a month ago, Singapore has been hit by the worst haze crisis ever in history. This was due to the forest fire bellowing from nearby Indonesia caused by illegal slash-and-burn farming methods that were used to clear the crops.

On a particular day, the PSI (Pollutants Standard Index) reading hit 401, the highest ever reading since 1997, which had a reading of 226. There are several different ways of measuring and representing such readings, so YMMV (Your Mileage May Varies) depending on where you are and how these readings are taken.

Over here, readings above 300 are deemed as “hazardous”, and people are advised to avoid any outdoor activity and to wear 3M N95 masks if such …

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Oakland International High School Visit

On Thursday 5/30 Oakland International High School had a blast visiting the Splunk HQ as part of Splunk4Good‘s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) educational outreach. Splunk UI Dev Kate Feenney, who volunteers with Oakland International in her spare time, did an awesome job acting as host and at making sure that the students visit was a great learning experience.

The Splunk4Good volunteers had the day planned out for these young talented minds. Nick Key intrigued our guests with the Splunk demo and implemented a little bit of coding during his presentation, Eric Grant did a great job at covering the demo, while Splunk intern Ross Lazerowitz covered the What It’s Like to Work at Splunk!

After the …

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LPS High School Gets Splunk-ducated

As the Notorious B.I.G said, “If you don’t know, now you know” that on Tuesday, May 21st, there were some young’ns roaming Splunk’s SF building. Splunk4Good invited LPS High School for a visit as part of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) educational outreach. Splunk4Good volunteers had previously mentored LPS HS students as part of the Technovation App Challenge. On this occasion LPS High School visited Splunk as part of their Week Without Walls that encourages their students to learn outside the school and gives them the opportunity to engage with their community.

After the high schoolers belly’s were full from the open taco bar, the day continued with Splunk-ducated fun! Introductions were made, then Splunk Sr Product Manager …

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Splunk Powers Up With jQuery!

Splunk is happy to announce that we will be a Diamond level sponsor of the 2013 jQuery Portland Conference on June 13 & 14. This is shaping up to be the best jQuery event to date, so if you haven’t registered yet – do it now, but first read below to find out about two special Splunk related offers.

Did you know jQuery is a Splunk customer? It’s true! In fact, jQuery received the very first Nonprofit License issued by Splunk4Good one year ago. Come to the conference and find out in one of the talks how jQuery is using Splunk to make sense of all their data.

This exciting event will feature 2 tracks, 31 talks, a …

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Splunk4Good partners with Geeks Without Bounds

I am happy to announce Splunk4Good is formally partnering with Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) in 2013! The partnership will lend broad support to GWOB’s mission and encourage the use of Splunk products in humanitarian projects.

GWOB is a non-profit organization with a mission to apply technology as an accelerator for humanitarian projects. In order to achieve this mission GWOB hosts humanitarian hackathons around the globe and also works with humanitarian startups in an accelerator program with 2 cohorts per year.

Read a bit more about GWOB in the words of their Executive Director, Willow Brugh, (and click thru to read their full Theory of Change):

Geeks Without Bounds works towards positive change by bridging the gap between technological capabilities and

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San Francisco one step closer to appointing Chief Data Officer

Yesterday marked an important next step in San Francisco’s Open Data journey.

Back in October, through cooperation with President David Chiu’s office, Mayor Lee’s new Office of Civic Innovation submitted a revised Open Data ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

This legislation was scheduled for review yesterday, Thursday, March 28th at 10:00am, before the Government Audit and Oversight Committee. The proposed legislation would allow the City to appoint a new Chief Data Officer (CDO) and would compliment the CDO position with department-level Data Coordinators throughout the city.

Jay Nath, the City’s Chief Innovation Officer who has been  leading this effort, in addressing the Supervisors Thursday described open data as “Machine readable raw data sets freely available …

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Philly Hackathon Winners

On March 6, 2013 after SplunkLive in Philadelphia, developers joined forces with Splunkers for a Hackathon at Seed Philly. Despite the weather that we were having in Philly, everyone did a great job on using Splunk and interesting data to create an innovative apps!

Jonathan Luste, Marquise Lee, Alem Abreha, Patrick Shumate, Sean Brown {team name: “Team Comcast”, spirit animal: “Mongoose”} won 1st place for Best App!  Bringing their creative minds together they Splunked Philadelphia Crime data to see violent vs non-violent crimes and incident rates that are displayed on the maps. Check out the pic of the team presenting and a couple screenshots of the app!

Chris Ly {team name: “Team Unfinished”, spirit animal: “Crippled Dodo”} …

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Splunk’s Hackathon at Seed Philly

On your mark! Get set! Hack! Splunk is hosting a hackathon at Seed Philly on Wednesday, March 6 from 4-9pm, after SplunkLive Philadelphia.  This hackathon gives developers a chance to build applications that make it easier and more effective to gain insights from machine data with Splunk.

Have you heard of Splunk, but don’t know how to get started using the product to build cool data mashups? Come and join! Splunk will provide food, beer and Splunk experts to help you get started. All skill levels are welcome. Join us whether you are a black belt Splunk ninjas or new to Splunk and wanting to apply your coding skills to build data apps.

Thanks much to Seed Philly for partnering …

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Splunk4Good presents at the White House! #FEMAThinkTank wrapup

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StudentRND’s 1st Code Day SF = success

Splunk4Good’s new intern, Carol Silva, told you recently how excited we were to be sponsoring and hosting StudentRND‘s 1st Code Day SF here at Splunk HQ over President’s Day weekend. I knew it was going to be great, but I had to blog myself to share how absolutely wowed I was at the epic success of this event!

Saturday morning as Tyler Menezes and Chris Engelbrecht from StudentRND finished setting up, the first few kids starting filtering into the Splunk Dev space, all with laptops and some with fancy gaming accessories or sleeping bags in hand. I had my first indicator things were going to be epic when before the keynote even began there was a rap battle …

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