It’s less than a week away from our favorite conference of the year, Splunk’s annual .conf event. In fact, we just learned that this year’s .conf18 is now officially the largest Splunk event in the company’s history, with 72 sponsors and over 9,000 attendees. So it should be quite the spectacle!

As a Splunk Elite Partner and recipient of the Splunk Public Sector Services Partner of the Year in 2016 and 2018, our Kinney Group team of Splunk experts are always looking for a way to make a big splash at the show. And we think we’ve found a way to do it for .conf18…

Come Grill Our Splunk Ninjas During Our Q&A “Power Hours”

With the deepest bench of Splunk expertise in North America and over 300+ projects delivered nationwide and overseas, our Kinney Group team is happy to share the wealth of knowledge we have on staff. So this year, we’ve decided to hold a series of Splunk Ninja Q&A “Power Hours” with three of Kinney Group’s Splunk experts.

Attend one of Kinney Group's Splunk Ninja Q&A Power Hours at .conf18

Drop by our booth #M54 and Ask a Splunk Ninja (yeah, it reminds us of this guy too) any questions related to the topics below:

User Behavior Analytics (UBA) with Brian Rampley

  • Time & Place: 11AM on Tuesday, October 2 at Booth M54

Ask a Splunk Ninja Power Hour at .conf18 - Brian Rampley of Kinney Group

Brian Rampley will be presenting and holding a Q&A session around all things Splunk User Behavior Analytics. Stop by our booth to hear how Splunk can help detect and pinpoint the unknown threats, both internally and externally, using machine learning.

Risk Management Framework (RMF) with Michael Simko

  • Time & Place: 11AM on Wednesday, October 3 at Booth M54

Ask a Splunk Ninja Power Hour at .conf18 - Michael Simko of Kinney Group

Kinney Group’s own Michael Simko, who is also a member of the elite Splunk Trust, will be on-hand to answer questions regarding using Splunk for Risk Management Framework. The RMF process is carried out as a set of well defined, risk related tasks by individuals or groups with well-defined roles within the organization. Learn how Splunk can be leveraged to assist agencies in facilitating and enabling their RMF process, specifically with Steps 4 (Assess) and 6 (Monitor).

IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) with Steve Bowser

  • Time & Place: 1PM on Wednesday, October 3 at Booth M54

Ask a Splunk Ninja Power Hour at .conf18 - Steve Bowser of Kinney Group

Steve Bowser will be on-hand to answer questions regarding Splunk IT Service Intelligence. Come ask questions with regard to using Splunk to gain visibility for IT and the business, and learn more about how to make your IT operations stress-free.

In the case of each of these sessions, there is need to sign up ahead of time. Simply show up at Booth M54 at the designated day/time with your questions handy, and Ask a Splunk Ninja!

Wanna Come to a Pre-Party Party?

As with every .conf event, there will be a ton of sessions to attend along with more social activities, including the legendary Search Party—held on Wednesday night this year. And we got to thinking: what’s a good party without a fantastic PRE party!?

So, along with CDW, Kinney Group is co-hosting a PRE-Search Party Happy Hour.

Join us Wednesday, October 3 from 5-7 PM at the Big River Grill & Brewing Works, which is just across from Universal Studios where the big Splunk Search Party is being held. It’s an excellent spot to meet your friends ahead of the big event…

Kinney Group and CDW are co-hosting a PRE-Search Party Happy Hour at .conf18

Space is limited, so anyone wishing to attend must RSVP to be on the list. And we will be checking at the door.

Kinney Group’s Splunkers Are Here to Help Beyond .conf18

As we mentioned above, our Splunk experts are always happy to help companies take advantage of all the amazing data insight Splunk provides. Aside from our Splunk Ninja Power Hours at .conf18 this year, Kinney Group is also here to help organizations who are looking to make the most out of their investment in Splunk—whether that’s through application development, professional services, or even our new Splunk Expertise on Demand (EoD) Service offering.

Splunk Expertise on Demand from Kinney Group Splunk Professional Services Team

If you’ve not yet heard about our Splunk Expertise on Demand service, check it out now. Let us help you unleash Splunk’s potential for your people, your teams, and your organization.

See you in Orlando!