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Data night: Splunking your Valentine’s RomCom.

DataHeartYou 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, …

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 …

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

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 …

The Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas

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Ho 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 …

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, …

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

Splunk Challenge 2016, the annual Splunk challenge that many NYP students are waiting for is here! Today the students will be pitting their analytic skill learned using data analytic platform “Splunk” against each other as they compete for a chance …

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 …

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 Cityalongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood, Connie Wu and …

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

Smart AnSwerS #81

Hey there community and welcome to the 81st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The San Francisco Bay Area user group will be meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6:30PM PDT at Yahoo! HQ. Gregg Daly from the Children’s …

Some worthy mo-tivation

Don’t look now – Movember is fast approaching!

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Bob Evans before his annual growth.

While you may think Movember is all about giving people an excuse to grow a dirty ‘stache or giving permission to not shave for a month, …

Smart AnSwerS #80

Hey there community and welcome to the 80th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The Splunk Pledge was announced last month, which is our commitment to research, education, and community service. Through Splunk4Good, a minimum of $100 million will …

My Journey at Splunk and Chairing the Women in Tech (#SplunkWiT) group

In the four years that I have been at Splunk one thing has been constant – growth. Both for Splunk and for me in my career. Through the years I have personally developed and learned a tremendous amount. I am …

Haiyan Song Celebrated as 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech

B8D0DA9F-EDB5-4E54-BF2F-B1942EB678F6Breaking barriers and setting high standards for themselves and others. That’s how the National Diversity Council’s President and CEO, Dennis Kennedy, described the 50 women who were celebrated for their achievements and contributions to technology. A dinner reception was held

Smart AnSwerS #79

Hey there community and welcome to the 79th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It was great meeting a good handful of folks at .conf2016 just two weeks ago, and finally getting to put more faces to names among our …

Buttercup Games – Level 3: The One-Millionth Flap

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On the final day of .conf2016 some of us were having dinner and I noticed the number of total flaps was approaching 1 million. That means people tapped their screen nearly 1 million total times to make Buttercup fly! So …

Congratulations to the 2016-17 SplunkTrust MVPs!!!

splunktrust_square_logoWelcome back from .conf2016, everyone! It’s been a tremendous good time for all of us at Splunk, and we’re hoping those of you who were able to join us got as much out of it as we did. Among the …

Buttercup Games – Level 2: Buttercup Go data

Buttercup Go is thriving 4,234 people have played the game and lots of data is being generated. In this post I’ll walk through some of the data we are generating.

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The data includes web, OS, load balancer, network, firewall, other …

Buttercup Games – Level 1: The Premise

If you saw the .conf2016 keynote you might be wondering “What is Buttercup Games? Is it for real?” Well, yes and no. It’s not a real company, but it is a real game.

Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 12.43.49 PMSo why Buttercup Games? Years ago a …

Smart AnSwerS #78

Hey there community and welcome to the 78th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Things have been ramping up around Splunk HQ with conf2016 just around the corner! The Splunk education team is starting off strong with Splunk University beginning …

Smart AnSwerS #77

Hey there community and welcome to the 77th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Applications for the 2016 – 2017 SplunkTrust cohort were submitted a month ago, and the current membership reviewed and ranked all of them individually within the …

“Wheely” impressive. From London to Paris in data.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Alberto Contador, Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott took a back seat after the Olympics and an intrepid team of UK Splunkers in the peak(ish) of condition cycled from London to Paris …

Smart AnSwerS #76

Hey there community and welcome to the 76th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

SplunkTrust member rich7177 graced us with his presence at HQ earlier this week, and was awarded an awesome trophy from the Splunk documentation team for always …

SplunkZero, delivering value with Splunk at Splunk

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I want to introduce you to our internal Splunk platform, SplunkZero. I’ll go into some detail on the philosophy of how we chose to deploy Splunk at Splunk, but what I hope to do is kick start the conversation about …

Splunk documentation feedback: how it works and what makes a champion

On Monday this week, we at Splunk HQ had the pleasure of hosting Rich Mahlerwein, founding SplunkTrust member, cape-and-fez wearer, and Senior Systems Engineer at the Forest County Potawatomi IT Department. During his visit, I asked Rich to come …

Splunk4Good. London to Paris – 284 miles of pedal power.

PedalParisLogo284 miles or 460km. That’s the distance from London to Paris and starting Thursday, a team of six highly trained Splunk athletes (with a combined age that is higher than you might think) are cycling from London to Paris to …

Smart AnSwerS #75

Hey there community and welcome to the 75th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The “Where Will Your Karma Take You” contest officially ended this past Monday, and the winners were announced in a Splunk blog post by piebob earlier …

Winners of the 2016 Splunk Answers .conf Karma contest announced!

Those of you who have been around a while know that we have a Karma contest on Splunk Answers every summer.  This year, the contest took place from July 15th to August 15th, with the top 3* scorers getting free …

Smart AnSwerS #74

Hey there community and welcome to the 74th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

A Splunk Paper Aircraft Association was started up at HQ a couple weeks ago where each participant creates and launches their own paper aircraft every Friday …

My Summer at Splunk

Over the course of one summer, I became a Splunk Product Owner.

Goals: My main goal this summer was to answer the question, “What does a product manager do?” If you asked me this question now, I would laugh and …

Smart AnSwerS #73

Hey there community and welcome to the 73rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It has been almost a year since the very first members of the SplunkTrust Community MVP program were chosen by Rachel Perkins, Sr. Director of …

National Center for Women & Information Technology Presents on Workplace Bias at Splunk WiT Event

NCWITlogo_squareOn July 21 at Splunk HQ, Splunk WiT hosted Dr. Catherine Ashcraft, senior research scientist with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), who led an interactive presentation on “Unconscious Biases: Addressing Underrepresentation and Stealth Barriers to Innovation.” …

Smart AnSwerS #72

Hey there community and welcome to the 72nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The “Where Will Your Karma Take You” contest has been underway for two weeks now on Splunk Answers, and there is just a little over 2 …

Smart AnSwerS #71

Hey there community and welcome to the 71st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There’s a lot of hustle and bustle going on as Splunkers, partners, and customers are preparing and reviewing presentations for .conf2016 just two months away. As …

Smart AnSwerS #70

Hey there community and welcome to the 70th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Since expanding Splunk HQ with the addition of the new building next door, things have been eerily quiet as you walk through each floor since everyone …

Smart AnSwerS #69

Hey there community and welcome to the 69th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Time has been flying by with Splunkers working incredibly hard and adapting to new changes in our office space. It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway …

Smart AnSwerS #68

Hey there community and welcome to the 68th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s the week of LGBT Pride in San Francisco, so SplunQers and fellow allies came together yesterday afternoon for our second party ever in the new …

Splunk named to LinkedIn Top Attractors List

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At Splunk, we pride ourselves on our innovative, fun, and unique company culture. For nine consecutive years, the San Francisco Business Times has named Splunk one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area. I couldn’t be more …

Smart AnSwerS #67

Hey there community and welcome to the 67th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

For folks who will be in the San Francisco Bay Area the first full week of July, you’re all welcome to join us at the SFBA …

Smart AnSwerS #66

Hey there community and welcome to the 66th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Splunk HQ now has an open room with giant Lego like blocks for Splunkers to take a creative escape from the daily grind. Some folks have …

Smart AnSwerS #65

Hey there community and welcome to the 65th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

We have a couple back-to-back community events happening right after the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend! The next SplunkTrust Virtual .conf Session is scheduled for Tuesday, …

Smart AnSwerS #64

Hey there community and welcome to the 64th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

One of the Splunk Cloud support engineers left on vacation last week, so in true Splunk fashion, his desk is getting a complete makeover by the …

Smart AnSwerS #63

Hey there community and welcome to the 63rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

With Splunk HQ officially more than two times larger, and Splunkers now spread out across more square footage, things have gotten eerily quiet around here as …

My Journey with DevOps at Splunk

Ten months ago, I took the journey from being an Openstack/ Tooling Engineer and entered the world of Sales Engineering at Splunk.  I wanted to continue to maintain my development skills and help customers understand the importance to their business …

Smart AnSwerS #62

Hey there community and welcome to the 62nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There’s a lot of hustle and bustle going on at Splunk today as we will be expanding HQ with a brand new building next door! Construction …

Smart AnSwerS #61

Hey there community and welcome to the 61st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

I just had the pleasure of joining over 60 Splunk users for the April SplunkTrust Virtual .conf session on Best Practices for Splunk SSL by dwaddle

Smart AnSwerS #60

Hey there community and welcome to the 60th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Hot off the press! The next SplunkTrust Virtual .conf Session has been scheduled for next Thursday, April 28th, 2016 @ 9:00AM PST. Duane Waddle

Splunk Named One of the “Best Places to Work” for Ninth Consecutive Year

bptw-noms149x149-300At Splunk, our core values frame everything we do. We’re innovative, passionate, disruptive, open and – last but not least – fun. With values like those, it’s no wonder that the San Francisco Business Times has just named Splunk one

Smart AnSwerS #59

Hey there community and welcome to the 59th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There’s a tradition at Splunk where “something” happens to or around your desk if you take PTO for at least 2-3 weeks. When piebob left for …

Smart AnSwerS #58

Hey there community and welcome to the 58th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s officially baseball season and today is opening day for the San Francisco Giants. With Splunk HQ just two blocks away from the ballpark, traffic and …

Splunkers Braved The Shave for Childhood Cancer Research

When my colleague, Eric Scher, asked me if I would help raise awareness for Team Splunk’s participation in St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave Silicon Valley event last week, I told him I’d do one better – I’d join him – …

Smart AnSwerS #57

Hey there community and welcome to the 57th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Feels good to be back in action after a 3 week break, minus coming down with the flu, but that hasn’t completely stopped me from shifting …

Splunk & 21st Amendment Brew day 2016

Do-ocracy (do͞o äkrəsē): The spirit of taking ownership/command/possession/etc and making it happen. That’s how we operate at Splunk. To commemorate this methodology we teamed up with 21st Amendment to make a DPA, or “Do-Ocracy Pale Ale”.

On February 29th …

It’s time for Splunkers to Brave the Shave

By Eric Scher

 

Splunkers,

We all have a story.  It is personal and it should be. In my case, I have lost friends, an uncle and most recently my mom to cancer. We need action and it starts with …

A Splunktern’s Life in Partner Marketing

If there is one thing that is certain at Splunk, it’s that the company is growing…and fast! This includes the Partner Marketing team. Last month, we added a Partner Marketing Intern to help our growing team with all aspects of

Smart AnSwerS #56

Hey there community and welcome to the 56th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

We just hosted the March SF Bay Area User Group meeting last night at Splunk HQ and had a great conversation about various real and hypothetical …

It’s (partner) Awards Season!

Aldo Dossola, AVP North America Channel Sales

Aldo Dossola, Splunk, AVP North America Channel Sales named a 2016 Channel Chief by CRN

Congrats to Splunk’s AVP of North America Partner Sales, Aldo Dossola on being named to the 2016 CRN listing of Channel Chiefs! The annual

Smart AnSwerS #55

Hey there community and welcome to the 55th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Next Wednesday, March 2nd @ 6:30PM, Splunk HQ will be hosting our monthly SF Bay Area User Group meeting. Since it’s during RSA, topics covered …

Smart AnSwerS #54

Hey there community and welcome to the 54th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Next Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, we’ll be having our SplunkTrust Virtual .conf session #4 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM PST. SplunkTrust member Mark Runals will …

Smoking Hot Data…How We Splunked Barbecue

Brisket1It’s true. You can Splunk just about anything. As someone who is not incredibly technically inclined, understanding the power of Splunk can be difficult to wrap my head around. I find the best way to understand the power of Splunk …

Smart AnSwerS #53

Hey there community and welcome to the 53rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

With Super Bowl 50 madness phasing out this week, our rescheduled San Francisco Bay Area User Group meeting is a go for tonight at Splunk HQ! …

Smart AnSwerS #52

Hey there community and welcome to the 52nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

A BoardAtWork group was started at Splunk HQ for folks interested in, well, playing board games at work during lunch or after hours. We had our …

Smart AnSwerS #51

Hey there community and welcome to the 51st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Super Bowl 50 is making its way to the SF Bay Area next week, and traffic around HQ has been getting noticeably worse with Super Bowl …

Splunk and the art of refrigerator maintenance.

Over the Australia Day long weekend here in sunny Brisbane, Queensland, a buddy of mine and I started noticing that his fridge didn’t seem very cold – meaning that the beer was not cold, clearly a drastic problem. No matter

Smart AnSwerS #50

Hey there community and welcome to the 50th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

For the past year, Splunk User Groups were organized on meetup.com, but as of the end of 2015, we’ve now moved over to our very own …

Smart AnSwerS #49

Hey there community and welcome to the 49th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

This just in! The next SplunkTrust Virtual .conf session is this Friday, January 15th @ 11:00AM PST. Come learn a thing or twenty with SplunkTrust …

Smart AnSwerS #48

Hey there community and welcome to the 48th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

First off, Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great past couple of weeks and welcome back to the grind. Splunk HQ was on holiday …

An Hour of Code with Splunk

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The Hour of Code is a global effort to educate children in more than 180 countries with as little as one hour of computer science. Held as part of Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13), the most recent Hour of …

The twelve days of (Splunk) Christmas

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‘Tis the season to be blogging. We’ve had “The twelve days of (IT) Christmas” and to end the year I thought it was time for “The twelve days of (Splunk) Christmas”. It has been a big year with …

Smart AnSwerS #47

Hey there community and welcome to the 47th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Team support at HQ will be doing its first ever Secret Cut-throat Santa (aka white elephant) gift exchange this Thursday, and all of HQ will be …

Star Wars: The Data Awakens

SW_AWAKENSThe new Star Wars film is finally here. Last year I wrote about Splunking Star Wars Data with my 8 year old son (he’s pretty excited about the new Star Wars film but maybe not quite as much as me!). …

The twelve days of (IT) Christmas

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re ready for the holidays. It has become a bit of a tradition to write a Christmas themed post. Two years ago I wrote about Santa Claus International and how they are adopting new technology. Last …

Smart AnSwerS #46

Hey there community and welcome to the 46th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Last quarter, I started presenting to each cohort of Splunk new-hires every month about all the various Splunk Community programs and spaces to show how our …

Smart AnSwerS #45

Hey there community and welcome to the 45th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

We’re back in action after a much needed Thanksgiving break, and what better way to get back into the groove of all things Splunk with the …

Splunk Wins 2015 Corporate Governance Award for Best Proxy Statement

CorpGov_TeamEarlier this month I was fortunate enough to represent Splunk at the 2015 Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards gala event at Gotham Hall in NYC, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood and Ellen Swarthout. We were shortlisted for Best Proxy Statement …

Help Local Kids in the Bay Area – Come Bowl for Kids’ Sake!

By Kelly Kitagawa

I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for almost two years now. We pair at-risk kids with a Big Brother or Sister – someone they can look up to, explore the world with, put their trust …

Smart AnSwerS #44

Hey there community and welcome to the 44th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Have you been looking for an opportunity to expand your Splunk search fu? Look no further! As mentioned in a previous Smart AnSwerS post, come …

From the Locker Room to Silicon Valley: Career Advice for Women in Male-Dominated Workplaces

SherryThe following excerpt is from a contributed article to Fast Company:
Career Advice from one of the First-Ever Female Sportscasters

As one of the first female sportscasters in the country, it wasn’t unusual for me to be the only woman …

Smart AnSwerS #43

Hey there community and welcome to the 43rd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s been a pretty long week, but what better way to take a break for a change of pace with a party! I just got a …

Splunk Community Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

Data Tree(Hi all! I’m posting this on behalf of one of our community members, Skip (aka f8al in our user groups chat), who is organizing the exchange. -rachel)

Get your holiday spirit on!

Do you like spreading holiday cheer? Of course …

Smart AnSwerS #42

Hey there community and welcome to the 42nd installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Last week, we had our very first SplunkTrust Virtual .conf Session, the beginning of a series of live online talks via WebEx to give users …

Smart AnSwerS #41

Hey there community and welcome to the 41st installment of Smart AnSwerS.

There have been a lot of questions on Answers throughout the years asking for a way to add comments to searches such as this 3 year

Smart AnSwerS #40

Hey there community and welcome to the 40th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

The San Francisco Bay Area Splunk User Group met up last week at Splunk HQ, and we had some great topics covered. With the latest release …

Smart AnSwerS #39

Hey there community and welcome to the 39th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

Playing catch up with work after .conf2015 last week in Las Vegas has been hard, but well worth it. It was great getting to meet many …

We proudly announce: the 2015-2016 SplunkTrust Membership!

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Whew! Now that we’re back from .conf and the dust from Megacup’s hooves has settled, I’m proud and pleased to announce the inaugural membership of the SplunkTrust!

We created the SplunkTrust Community MVP program to recognize our community’s top …

Smart AnSwerS #38

Hey there community and welcome to the 38th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s almost time for .conf2015, Splunk’s worldwide user conference in Las Vegas in t-minus 4 days! Unless, of course, you’re going to Splunk University to level …

Smart AnSwerS #37

Hey there community and welcome to the 37th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

martin_mueller asked me if I ever Splunk the Smart AnSwerS blog posts for a score board, and I knew exactly where this was headed. Both him …

Five First Impressions of Splunk

As a newcomer to the Splunk family, I have been drinking through the proverbial firehose, learning about the company, its solutions, and its customers. It has been energizing, and an eye-opener for me. So for my first post on the …

Smart AnSwerS #36

Hey there community and welcome to the 36th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

While searching and writing up content for this post, all I could hear behind me was “Jess, duck. Hey Jess, can you duck really quick? Jess? …

Meet the 2015 Splunk Answers karma contest winners!

Congratulations are in order for Splunk Answers users Gregg Woodcock and Somesh Soni, this year’s winners of a free pass each to the 2015 Splunk Worldwide User’s Conference in Las Vegas!  Gregg won the July pass*, and Somesh won …

Meet the Splunkterns: Nathan Yeh

splunkterns-working-hardWelcome back to our “Meet the Splunktern” series. We hope you have enjoyed learning about the many opportunities for students at Splunk so far. The intern program at Splunk has many perks, including the events that the University Recruiting team …

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 …

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 …

Announcing the SplunkTrust Community MVP Program!

The meaning of the Splunk fez we know and love is about to come into sharper focus–splunktrust
–as the symbol for our new Community MVP program, the SplunkTrust.

The Splunk user community is one of the strongest, best communities …

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 …

Meet the Splunkterns: Ryan Flynn

IMG_0935 Welcome back to our “Meet the Splunkterns” series. This week our featured Splunktern is Ryan Flynn, a Software Engineering Intern working in the Content/Applications (ITSI) Department. Ryan is from Dublin, CA and is majoring in Computer Science at the University …

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 …

Be strong, Be Smart, Be Beautiful. Girl Power at Splunk

I was fortunate to moderate a panel of intelligent and charismatic technical Splunk leaders here at HQ last week. The panel featured:

  • Haiyan Song, SVP of security markets
  • Margaret Lee, VP of product management
  • Katrina Reid, Sr. Director of program

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 …