August 2020 SF Bay Area Virtual Splunk User Group Meeting

San Francisco Bay Area Splunk User Group

Aug 12, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 PM


About this event

Note: We had planned to have this meeting on August 5 but due to scheduling conflicts the meeting was moved to August 12. This is our first time holding a day time meeting. We want to see if this time works better than our usual evening meetings. Let us know!

Speaker & Topic:

Tom Kopchak will be giving his talk "Administrators Anonymous: Splunk Best Practices and Useful Tricks I Learned the Hard Way". Throughout his journey as Splunk admin, he experienced a few stumbling blocks along the way (okay, maybe more than just a 'few'). This talk will share some of the common pitfalls and how to detect them, best practices and how to leverage them, and other useful knowledge from his experiences as a Splunk architect, admin, and instructor that you can take away.

More about Tom:

Tom Kopchak is the Director of Technical Operations and a Splunk Implementation Engineer at Hurricane Labs. He is a 2020 inductee to the SplunkTrust and author of many of the Hurricane Labs’ Splunk Tutorials ( Tom’s speaking experience includes talks at several previous .conf events, as well as DEFCON and many talks at other conferences around the country. He holds a Master’s degree in Computing Security from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and volunteers as a competition director for the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC). When he is not working with computers, Tom enjoys composing, music improvisation (Acts of Music), and playing both the piano and organ.



Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


7:00 PMMeet and greet
7:05 PMAnnouncements
7:15 PMTalk starts


  • Becky Burwell


    Leader, San Francisco Bay Area Splunk User Group

  • Daniel Wilson

    User Group Staff

  • Leigh Klotz

    User Group Staff

  • Leigh Klotz

    User Group Staff

  • Manan Grover


    Sales Engineer

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