Hello wonderful Splunk Community!
TL;DR: Tell us how Splunk has impacted your career in this short survey!
We are partnering with ESG to conduct research on the impact Splunk experience and expertise has on individual’s careers. We think the results from this survey can help identify areas of opportunity from college courses to the certification process. Additionally, we hope it will highlight the high demand for Splunk skills.
The survey will be asking questions about you, your company, your knowledge and use of Splunk products, and your career. All of the information you provide will be anonymized and summarized. Neither you, nor your individual responses will be identified in the results in any way. So please answer as many questions as you can, honestly and completely.
Anonymize and summarize the data across all responses
Publish the results and share them back to the community
We will NOT:
Use your responses for any marketing
Share your responses with any recruiters, partners or vendors
Participation is completely voluntary, and your choice to participate or not participate will have no impact on participation in other Splunk’s communities or programs.
Are you in? Take the survey now!
Your Community Team
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Hello, Splunk Community! Please follow these guidelines for posting any open jobs/reqs you have. Any posts missing the information below may be temporarily flagged or hidden until all of the necessary information in complete.
Every job posting in this board must include:
Rate or Compensation
Any remote options or flexibility, or state that there is none
A complete description of the role, duties, responsibilities, etc.
Thanks! And happy recruiting / hunting!
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We acknowledge that there is always room for improvement, and we take the input of the Splunk community seriously- we want your voice to be heard! Our feedback forum is a place where communication and collaboration take place, it can help improve our community site processes, organization, and overall experience. We empower you to help create positive change by sharing authentic feedback - positive or negative.
Open innovation draws upon the experience and knowledge base of an ENTIRE community for the development and growth of this platform.
In short, receiving feedback is the way to keep our community at the heart of everything we do.
Some helpful tips on submitting feedback:
Be clear, thoughtful, and respectful. Offer feedback that is accurate and specific.
Do not evade criticism that needs to be delivered. Provide a detailed explanation of what is wrong, and if you can, recommend ways to make adjustments.
Deliver feedback in a timely manner. It is best to give feedback as close as possible to the occurrence of the issue
Please note this is NOT a submission forum for product feedback or suggestions, if you would like to share an idea for Splunk product- you can do so on Splunk Ideas .
*Disparaging, harassing, or mean remarks about other community members will not be tolerated. We are all friends and professionals, so let’s keep it polite. You can view the community guidelines here to help maintain a positive community experience for everyone.
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This space is for you to share a little bit about yourself and get to know fellow community members. Introduce yourself and start making connections here!
Through participating in fruitful discussions about how you use Splunk to discover solutions, or helping others solve problems, you will naturally build relationships and meet some cool people. These are a few simple guidelines to follow while navigating around our community spaces and engaging in conversations:
Be respectful. Be helpful. Be mindful.
Please do not:
Self-promote. Post spam. Be rude.
Get acquainted with our Community Guidelines and you'll be all set! *Introduction posts that violate the guidelines above are subject to removal
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Our community is organized into a few programs and sections, many of which are part of this site's experience, and a few that will direct you to our other sites and resources.
Here you'll find some helpful and important resources and messages regarding our community (like this post!). There is a place for Announcements, some Welcome messages, and even a place to Introduce yourself to the broader community. Lastly, we've included a place to send us some feedback on the community programs and experiences.
This is our product questions-and-answer program - a place to ask questions, get answers, and find technical solutions, for any product in the Splunk portfolio, from passionate members of our community. Splunk Answers is organized into a series of categories and boards, and topics are further organized with Labels and Tags (see below).
Here you can start a discussion, join a conversation, build your career, or just have fun! There are areas and boards for things like Security, IT Operations, DevOps, our Splunk Tech Talks, and even a casual #Random board.
We have a robust Splunk User Group program, with more than 130 user groups worldwide! This link will take you to our User Group site, where you can find and join your local group and see which in-person and virtual events are coming up.
We recognize our most engaged, most passionate, and most contributing community members with a special MVP program we call the SplunkTrust. Here, you'll find a little more information about the program and its members.
This is our online forum for any member to submit feedback and innovative ideas for any of Splunk's products. Similar to User Groups, we've made a special site and experience unique to this program. So this link will take you over to our Splunk Ideas site.
"Labels" versus "Tags" on Topics and Posts
As you explore different areas of the community, you'll notice that posts can have "Labels," "Tags," or both.
"Labels" are our way of helping better organize, categorize, and classify content... and these are almost always required for new posts. These help our entire community share common language to describe content. When you click on a Label within a category or board, you'll see all posts within that board marked with that Label. (Labels do not "reach across" the entire site; they are area-specific.)
"Tags" are a freeform way to describe what your topic or post is about. We don't define these for you, so you can use ones created by other members, or make your own. When you click on a Tag, you'll see all posts across the entire site marked with that Tag. (Tags DO "reach across" the entire site.)
Check out our FAQ or just reach out!
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At Splunk, we are all about the FUN! As a community member, you'll experience that fun in many ways, but most noticeably through Ranks, Badges, and Karma.
Ranks are our way of recognizing and rewarding our community members for their contributions to the Splunk Community. Several factors contribute to achieving a specific rank, including:
Length of membership in the community
View count for posts, replies, content, etc.
... aaaaand a few other "secret sauce" things 😉
The full list of Ranks you can achieve, ordered from lower to higher, currently include:
Blue -- A Rank earned by being a New Member! Green -- Ranks earned by being avid readers and learners! Purple -- Ranks earned by engaging, commenting, and providing solutions! Pink -- Ranks earned by being the most engaged & contributing solution providers!
Hero of Legend
Note on the "Employee" Rank: This rank is reserved for current Splunk employees only. And Splunk employees will not progress in the rank ladder like our community members will. (Sorry, Splunkers! Ranking up is just one of our many customer- and user-only perks!)
Badges (Splunk branded!) are another fun perk that helps visualize your achievements for various engagements and contributions in our community. The more you engage, the more badges you'll automatically receive. You can see many of the available badges on your community user profile page.
There are also a few "special badges" that we'll award from time-to-time, so be on the lookout for those!
We're keeping our Karma points... but with a few important changes to the Karma points system. Karma is tied to upvote activity: 1 upvote = 1 karma. And we've done away with down-voting. Let's keep it positive and appreciative! 😀
If you earned Karma on a legacy community site or platform (like our former Splunk Answers site) those come with you here, and you should see them already on your profile.
Check out our FAQ, or just reach out!
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The Splunk Community programs—Answers, Discussions, Trust, User Groups, Chat, etc.—are intended to provide connections that promote Splunk community and content that leads to better experiences with Splunk products.
The goal in providing these programs and bringing people together is to let the community govern itself as much as possible. The few rules we enforce are designed to balance the needs of the Splunk Community with the needs of the Splunk company.
Review our Community Guidelines here.
Some highlights from our Guidelines:
We have expectations of our members
Our members should have expectations of us
Basic decency and respect for privacy is required
You are responsible for your words, your ideas, and your conduct
Splunk likes to share its brand
We are benevolent overlords
Again, please read, review, and abide by all of the guidelines here.
Violations of Community Guidelines
Sometimes missteps happen. We get it. But we take our guidelines very seriously, and we expect every community member to take them seriously, too. To that end, we've established the following guidelines for how community moderators will handle violations of our established guidelines.
First Violation - Warning - Moderators will explain which guideline(s) were violated, and how to avoid future violations.
Second Violation - Temporary Loss of Privileges - Moderators will again explain which guideline(s) were violated, which privileges will be suspended and for how long, and how to avoid future violations.
Third Violation - Banning from Splunk Community - Moderators will again explain which guideline(s) were violated, they will review the history of violations, and they will inform the user of their banning from the site and remove all access privileges.
Check out our FAQ, or just reach out to us anytime!
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We're glad you're here!
Our Spunk Community is place to connect, learn, give back, and have fun! It features Splunk enthusiasts from all kinds of backgrounds, working at just about every kind of organization, and working in a variety of roles and functions. If you're landed here, you belong here. And we welcome you!
This space is home to several community programs and supported by both a team at Splunk and growing group of our community members, including our SplunkTrust. Please connect with any and all of us, and we've made it pretty easy to tell who's who by their Ranks and profiles.
To get started...
Have a look around! You can navigate through our community and programs by using the main navigation, and you can learn a little more about specific programs and areas from this post.
Introduce yourself! We also recommend taking a moment to introduce yourself on our Introductions board.
Review our Community Guidelines! These spell out some of our expectations and requirements of all community members. So be sure to take a few minutes to review them, and be sure to abide by them.
Again, we're so glad you're here!
-- Splunk Community Team and Splunk Community
Questions? Check out our FAQ, or just reach out!
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