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Curious about what Splunk can do for your IT team? Need some help showing your team all that Splunk is capable of? Want to show off your Splunk skills to your manager? Like the sound of free training that's actually fun?

Join us for a Boss of the NOC/local/ event, hosted by Splunk, where we bring the BOTN game to you. Learn Splunk skills using real data in a self-paced yet competitive environment. Based on the same gaming mindset as our BOTN and BOTS offerings at .conf (that's our annual user conference), you will be presented with a series of Splunk problems you'll need to answer, earning points in the process. The team/player with the highest number of points at the end wins the title of the Boss of the NOC!

BOTN/local/ are totally customized for your team — we'll tailor the game to your interests, problems or areas you'd just like to learn more about! And with 15 episodes, there is plenty to choose from for the perfect gameplay.

Fill out the form to your right to get in contact with our BOTN team — from there, we'll reach out and get some more information so we can bring an event to your office! 


What is Boss of the NOC (BOTN)?
BOTN is a capture the flaq-esque competition. You will search through real data sets in Splunk, hunting for clues, irregularities and ultimately, the root cause for real-world incidents. It is a fun way to up-level your current Splunk skills, compete against co-workers and other Splunkers around the globe, and have some fun in the process!

How much does BOTN/local/ cost?
Boss of the NOC events are always free. We just need a little space, some tables, and people to play!

What is the game like?
Competitors role-play as an IT Ops-focused analyst who is supporting a large NOC—or New Operations Center—triaging, remediating, and resolving a variety of P1, P2, and P3 episodes (which you may refer to as incidents or outages). You'll work in teams of up to 4 to do this, as quickly as possible, scoring points for correct answers as you go. Using your Splunk Ninja skills, you’ll work through these episodes while using Splunk Enterprise, Splunk IT Service Intelligence, and other technologies you'll have at your fingertips (more to come on that soon)!

Who should play?
Did you hack your homebrew rig to water your cilantro when the humidity is above 60%? Is there an unhealthy jumble of wires choking up your desk at work? Do you like solving problems and finding the most accurate solutions to puzzles with seemingly endless answers? (Spoiler Alert: #4=JLKHJWWB) Yes to any of the above? You sound like our kind of people. Regardless of your Splunk ability, from n00b to Splunk Ninja, you'll be able to spend time working through fun problems with other professionals. There is something for everyone. And of course, you'll have a team of Splunk IT Ops experts standing by to help you along the way.

Still not clear on whether you should play or not?
Everyone is welcome, but many of our competitors often have job titles like these:
Site Reliability Engineer
IT Operations Technician
Production Support Analyst
Support Engineer
DevOps Engineer
Application Developer
... and anyone else who wants to use (or already uses) Splunk in their day-to-day!

We look forward to bringing BOTN/local/ to your office!

-The Splunk ITOA Team



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