Splunk .conf is one of the best attended and most fun analytics conferences all year and we want to extend the excitement while getting even more Splunky.  So we are going on a ROAD TRIP!!! Check out our live dashboards here… Username “guest”, password “BigDataBeard”.

Check out our video explaining the whole idea:

Our idea is to grab a RV, setup some IoT sensors, build an edge computing environment, and pack up the Big Data Beard recording equipment for an epic road-trip across the country for the weeks leading up to .conf from Boston to Vegas.  We have partnered up with Dell, Red River Technologies, and Arrow Electronics to build this #IoTRV…not to mention they are each massive Splunk partners with great stories about how their work makes Splunk for IoT easy.

With the power of Splunk and our sponsors, we will capture data, discover trends, predict failures, and discover more exciting ways to use Splunk to drive value from machine generated data across the country.

BWTBEach day we will be starting with a new morning show called “Breakfast with The Beards.”  This will be streaming live on our YouTube channel, so be sure to check in!

Breakfast With The Beards Show – Live Streamed Daily at 10AM ET

Daily @ 10amET


BWTB Show Topic

Livestream Link

7-Oct Boston The Send-Off from Boston with John Roese, CTO of Dell Technologies https://youtu.be/5T1bi8JBYSU 
8-Oct Washington DC The Journey to Analytics and Beyond (AI/ML) with Red River https://youtu.be/NXtQjW5uX_Y
9-Oct Charlotte Dell IoT Strategy with Michael Knight https://youtu.be/6eHnNW2EocU
10-Oct Nashville Splunking a Tesla with Chris Burnham https://youtu.be/wiEdCx21dHg
11-Oct Nashville Decoupling Storage for Splunk with Cory Minton https://youtu.be/U1OX2ZcDv9Q
12-Oct Memphis IoT and the Smart Hotel Room with Keith Tomes https://youtu.be/2GauA0M7PvM
13-Oct Dallas Chip Winslow, AVP, Splunk https://youtu.be/0yNDFH3xZeE
14-Oct Austin Customer Solutions Center Tour at Dell https://youtu.be/jTru7Lr2knc
15-Oct Austin Big Data at Dell with Anthony Dina https://youtu.be/UDldeiAAlA4
16-Oct Amarillo IoT RV Review from the Road https://youtu.be/hl9J7LspBAs
17-Oct Denver A Look Inside Arrow with Brett Zumwalt https://youtu.be/t45nBxzi0UA
18-Oct Boulder Bill Emmett, Director, Product Marketing, VictorOps https://youtu.be/zPMgsTACqmEb
19-Oct Moab Road Trip Wrap Up at Arches National Park https://youtu.be/x-K9zrjeqsM

Every afternoon we will also publish a podcast with a local Splunker, customer, or partner we’ve met along the way. We’ll also be stopping in local user groups, so be sure to say hi!

Big Data Beard Podcast and Livestream from the Road Trip 2 Splunk’s .conf 2019*

Posting @ 4pmET


Big Data Beard Podcast Guest

Podcast Link

7-Oct Boston Splunk Architecture with Splunk’s Jeff Champagne https://bit.ly/RT2C-E1
8-Oct Washington DC Exploring What is Driving Customers to use Splunk With Red River https://bit.ly/RT2C-E2
9-Oct Charlotte Splunk Powering Public Sector with Splunk’s Juliana Vida https://bit.ly/RT2C-E3
10-Oct Nashville How Red River is Deploying Splunk at SOMS https://bit.ly/RT2C-E4
11-Oct Nashville Inside Look at The Splunk Trust https://bit.ly/RT2C-E5
14-Oct Austin Digital Transformation at Dell https://bit.ly/RT2C-E6
15-Oct Austin Splunk Powers Dell with Tanuj Arcot & Scott Mosqueda from Dell IT https://bit.ly/RT2C-E7
16-Oct Amarillo How and Why Gregg Woodcock Built Splunxter https://bit.ly/RT2C-E8a
17-Oct Denver Powering IoT Innovation at Arrow Electronics https://bit.ly/RT2C-E9
18-Oct Boulder Strong Splunk Opinions with Splunk’s Andi Mann https://bit.ly/RT2C-E10
*Podcasts will be livestreamed via YouTube live during time of recording, which will be fluid on exact timing of live version.
**Audio only version of podcast publishes at 4pmET to all platforms, so these links won’t be live and working until then.

tour list smallJoin us for an epic road-trip to .conf starting on October 7, 2019!  Here’s a little preview of what you can expect:

Check out our live dashboards

We’ve outfitted our RV with IoT sensors that are sending data into Splunk. Check out our live dashboards here once we hit the road October 7th! Wondering where we’re at? Click on the picture below. If you’re feeling generous, send us a pizza! Hawaiian please. Click on the photo below for a real time view of our journey. Username is “guest”. Password is “BigDataBeard”

Pick our music on Spotify

You can also be our DJ. Check out what songs we have listened to, what’s on our current playlist and even suggest our next song!  Just not too much Justin Bieber, please…

Activity at .Conf 2019

We’re also presenting at .conf 2019! Check out our session on Wednesday Oct 23 at 12:30 PM for a full recap of our journey. Click here for the full info.

We will also be showcasing our IOT RV at .conf and giving away some stickers.  Make sure you find us!

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