December 2017 Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope all of your phones stayed silent this holiday. We will be having our next meeting on December 12th from noon to 1:30pm at the Sirius Computer Solutions office in Omaha. We will be joined with the one and only Jason Hupka from Splunk (aka snooplog). Jason is part of the Splunk Community group and is the creator of the Splunk Bucket List. Come and learn more about Splunk Community, the Bucket List, and help shape the future of the Splunk Community by sharing your thoughts, opinions, and ideas with someone on the team.

We will be providing lunch for the event. As always, bring your problems and solutions to the meeting for our networking time. Share your knowledge, get some ideas, and learn from other members of the group.

Register for the event at: http://splk.site/402meeting

August 2017 Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone that attended the August meeting.  It was a great turn out.  A big thank you to Sirius for hosting the meeting.

If you would like to get in touch with our guest speaker from the FBI, please email contact@splunk402.com and someone will get you in touch with him.  The Special Agents details will not be posted on the site.  It was great to be able to talk with the Special Agent and listen to his take on different topics.

Our next meeting will be October 25th, 2017 at noon at the Sirius office.  Registration detail are listed below.  Come and hear from people that attended .conf and learn about the exciting announcements that happened at the user’s conference.


Announcements

Splunk’s .conf will be September 25-28, 2017 in Washington, DC.  There is still time to register.  If you are going, please make sure to let Tony Reinke, User Group Leader, or Patrick O’Conner from Sirius know to make sure any announcements for our group can be coordinated.


Register for the Next Event

We are excited to once again be at the offices of Sirius.  Their offices are at 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68154.

Date and Time:

October 25th, 2017 at Noon

Register for the event at:

https://usergroups.splunk.com/group/nebraska-splunk-402-user-group/1cc19684-a457-4cc0-8b07-fe741190e014.html

Agenda

12:00pm – Start Meeting and Introductions
12:15pm – What we learned at .conf2017
01:15pm – Wrap Up / Q&A / Networking


Future Meeting Topics

What topics should we work on in the upcoming/future user group meetings? Is there something you want to get hands on learning with? What are the topics you have thought to yourself “I wanted to try this but don’t want to risk breaking my environment”?  What different technologies have you wanted to learn more about and see how we can tie them in to Splunk?  We want to know what is on your mind.

We have already heard people asking us for more information on Splunk and Machine Learning Head Clustering, Examples of the HTTP Collector, and using/building APIs for Splunk.  We are working on helping to get topics on this for upcoming meetings.  We want to know what else is on your mind.

New User Group – Sioux Falls, SD

Are you in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area? Are you a Splunk customer or want to learn more Splunk? We are starting up a Sioux Falls user group. No matter if you are just getting in to IT or been there for years, come and join us. This is a technical user group so you won’t have to sit and listen to sales people pitch at you. You will get to talk to other IT ninjas and gurus that love to tinker and play.

https://usergroups.splunk.com/group/sioux-falls-south-dakota.html

April 2017 Meeting Recap

User Group Meeting:

Thank you to everyone that came out to our meeting.  We had a great time learning about Splunk for AWS.  We also had a great discussion afterwards with many people sharing their experiences to help other members of the group.

The WebEx recording of Splunk for AWS is at:
https://splunk.webex.com/splunk/ldr.php?RCID=3f4e82ee9cbe110328218495db3e3d29

PowerPoint (in PDF form) from the WebEx:
Splunk AWS Presentation

The marketing video for Splunk for AWS – Gain End-to-End AWS Visibility:
https://www.splunk.com/en_us/resources/video.5jYXR4MjE6hL2mlcK7r-TlN3IFkgSQ5Z.html


Survey Data:

From the data collect in the web survey, we will continue to have our meeting over lunch or after work.  During these meetings we will focus on technical solutions.  I will work to find ways for the meeting to be more interactive with more troubleshooting type of meetings.

Comments:

  • Problems & Solutions; or a session to work through issues faced.
  • less sales, more tech details and app usage cases