Are you a welcoming and engaged member of the Splunk Community? Have a passion for bringing people together? Love your local area? If so, you might be the perfect candidate to become a Splunk User Group leader.
Splunk User Group leaders use their connections and skills, along with resources provided by the Splunk Community team, to grow and nurture their local Splunk User Groups. So whether you're a customer or partner, if you can see the benefit of connecting Splunk users, having them learn from each other (and others in the industry), and generally enjoying like-minded company, read on to learn more!
Requirements to Become a Splunk User Group Leader:
Use Splunk (be a customer or partner, not a Splunk employee)
Lead, support, and grow their local Splunk Community
Be motivated to make things happen
Get excited talking about Splunk and providing a space for others to share and learn all things Splunky!
Splunk User Group Leader Benefits
Leader-only event at the Community Lounge at .conf
Leader badge in your community profile at community.splunk.com
Online forum for User Group leaders only, including a playbook, speaker and topic ideas, knowledge base, and more
Quarterly online events to connect with other User Group leaders globally
Ongoing support from the Splunk Community Team - You are not alone!
What Leaders Do
Host at least 5-6 events per year (in-person or hybrid)
Engage with user group members to understand what they'd like to learn and discuss
Source speakers, venues, and solicit ideas for user group meetings
Use the Bevy platform (usergroups.splunk.com) for planning events and checking in attendees
Use Group Hubs (community.splunk.com) to connect with members between events
Are you a Splunk Employee interested in supporting Splunk User Groups? Check out the Splunk User Groups page on the Pwny Portal for more information.
(Note: Pwny Portal is for Splunk Employees only; link will not work for others)
This is the official application to become a Splunk User Group leader. Please know that your answers do not have to be perfect; we are simply gathering as much information as possible to determine how ready you would be to launch or join the team of your local Splunk User Group. After you submit this application, someone from the Splunk Community team will reach out to you within one week to discuss your candidacy. If we feel that you are ready and have all of the support you need, we will set up a quick Bevy training for you, as Bevy is the platform on which you will be posting and hosting your groups, and from which you will contact your members.
If we feel that you or your region is not ready for a Splunk User Group at this time, we will be sure to discuss with you what the gaps are and how we can see them being filled for future success.
We read every answer- each question is listed for a reason.