Happy New Year to everyone out there.
We recently send out a survey to members of our user group to help understand what the group is looking for in this up coming year. Thank you to everyone that took the survey. Your opinions, thoughts, and suggestions help to shape the user group.
Question 1 is about topics for meetings.
Question 2, 3, 4 is about the meeting (type of meeting, day, time).
Question 5 is about activities that the group could do.
Question 6 is about the Splunk402 5-year party.
Question 7 is an open-ended question on what we can do better.
|In 2018, what features of Splunk do you want to learn more about with Splunk?|
|Not Really||Somewhat||Yes Please||Weighted Average|
|Splunk for Security||4||8||10||2.27|
|Getting Data in to Splunk||5||10||7||2.09|
|Splunk for IoT||7||7||8||2.05|
|What are the conf and what do they do?||6||9||7||2.05|
|Splunk for Cloud (AWS / Azure)||6||12||4||1.91|
|Common Information Model|
|all are great topics, honestly.|
|In which of these styles do you think would be best for you for the User Group?|
|No Thank You||Sometimes||Yes Please||N/A||Weighted Average|
|Lecture Style – Person(s) up front interacting with everyone||0||9||12||1||2.45|
|Large Group – Everyone together||2||11||8||1||2.18|
|Presentation – Listen to a presenter (in person / online) or watch something as a group||2||11||8||1||2.18|
|Small Group – Small groups of people working interacting with each other||5||10||6||1||1.95|
|Networking – Less focused on the learning and more on the socializing aspect||5||12||4||1||1.86|
|N/A because I’ve never been to an event|
|i like networking for like a tiny portion, but not the whole meeting.|
|What time works best for you for the user group? (1 = Best for you, 5 = Worst for you)|
|Late Afternoon (3pm)||1||11||4||5||1||3.27|
|After work (6 pm)||3||5||6||8||0||3.14|
|What day of the week works best? (1 = Best for you, 5 = Worst for you)|
|If the User Group had an event in between meeting, please check any/all that you would want to attend.|
|Hack-a-thon (building dashboards/reports in a set timeframe)||10||59%|
|Boss of the SOC||9||53%|
|Boss of the NOC||8||47%|
|We are coming up on our 5th year anniversary. If we were to throw a party, where should we have it?|
|Not for me||Maybe||Yes Please||Weighted Average|
|Private room of a bar||2||11||9||2.32|
|Family Fun Center XL||9||12||1||1.64|
|private room at a bar only if the beer selection is on par with beercade|
|only answering not for me because I’ve never been to an event and would feel bad about taking advantage of a party|
|What can we do to help you and what can we do to make Splunk402 better?|
|Keep on truckin.|
|Another topic I’d be interested in seeing is perhaps a live demo, or a walk through of how best to setup SSL/TLS through an entire Splunk deployment. There is some good .conf presentations, but even a group discussion on what works, lessons learned, strategies, ongoing maintenance considerations, etc. might provide benefit to the group.|
|Meetings 4-6 times a year.|
|Keep on keeping on …|