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Virtual NET+ SplunkLive! Event Attracts Nearly 200 Community Attendees

Feb 26, 2015, by Andrew Keating
Tags: Internet2 NET+, Splunk

Last month the Internet2 NET+ Splunk Advisory Board campuses, Internet2, and the machine data platform company Splunk co-hosted the first SplunkLive! event specifically for higher education. This half day long virtual event combined in-depth presentations from Splunk technical team members on the platform, how to get started using Splunk, and other topics with community-led overviews from Baylor University, Ohio State, and the University of Washington on their implementations and usage of Splunk on their campuses.

Following the opening 2.5-hour long session, three different breakout sessions covered Getting Started with Splunk, IT Operations, and Security. Nearly 200 attendees from a wide variety of campuses gave very positive feedback and high marks to the event overall, with many saying that they found it extremely valuable to be able to interact with their peers from the community as well as technical colleagues from Splunk.

Picture - Splunk Corporate Logo

Over the next few months the NET+ Splunk Advisory Board is planning additional activities that will foster more dialogue between campuses using Splunk, including:

  • Regular "office hours" with an experienced Splunk campus available to answer questions and discuss deployment and use cases with peers.
  • Utilization of the forthcoming Internet2 community forum platform for knowledge sharing and questions and answers
  • More SplunkLive! events and other gatherings, both virtual and in person, that will focus
  • Use case documentation and write-ups

If you or your campus colleagues have any feedback for the Advisory Board, Internet2, or Splunk about the kind of resources that would be helpful to your Splunk implementation, please let us know at netplus@internet2.edu. Also contact us if you’d like access to the recordings and slides used during the Virtual SplunkLive! event.

Rob Reed of Splunk also provides more info on a recent blog post about the event.