1.) Hundreds of Sessions and 11,000 People Later…
Witnessing so many people in the same place at the same time, whether it’s enthusiasts of security, data, or Splunk, is an exciting and dynamic experience.
For me, Splunk .conf was far different than last year; in fact, I would say the only similarity was not knowing what to expect. It was nice running into a lot of the same people, but it was also refreshing to see new faces–11,000 attendees is a lot.
One of my highlights was getting the chance to meet the CEO of Splunk, Doug Merritt, and he was surprisingly humble. Not only did he stop and say “hello,” but he held a conversation and took pictures. Did I mention he said he “loves Hurricane Labs”?