Content Overview
.conf18 | 1-4 October 2018 | Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort | Orlando, FL

.conf18 Learning Paths

During the week of .conf18, we want you to experience all of the learning Splunk has to offer. We want you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful at the role you play in your organization. That’s why we created the .conf18 Learning paths. These sessions will move your Splunk knowledge forward in a direction that speaks to the products you care about, the insights you seek and the engagement that only .conf18 can offer.

Business Analytics

Tap into new data and insights within the Business Analytics track at .conf18! Structure your day like you structure your data and make the most out of these .conf18 breakout sessions.

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Developer

Join thousands of other Developers at our Developer breakout track. Gain new insights, build new data applications and integrate your learning and your company’s goals at the following breakout sessions.

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Foundations/Platform

Turn breakout sessions into an opportunity to gather the Splunk skills you’ve always wanted. Discover product insights and features that you can leverage for greater growth for your organization through real world best practices.

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Security, Compliance and Fraud

Search no further for the most useful Security, Compliance and Fraud sessions at .conf18. See how peers and Splunk experts are addressing real-world scenarios using Splunk.

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IT Operations

Ensure you’re on top of the latest with breakout sessions targeted for ITOps. Learn new skills, make new contacts and harness a competitive edge after attending valuable IT Ops sessions at .conf18.

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Internet of Things

Get to the source of knowledge for IoT and join us at the following Internet of Things sessions. Explore inspiring use cases to see what Splunk can do for connected cities, transportation and fleet management, predictive maintenance and more.

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.conf18 Tracks

Business Analytics

Learn how Splunk’s real-time analytics platform helps businesses blend structured and unstructured data to uncover key insights on end-to-end customer interactions that improve operations and drive disruptive acceleration.

Developer

Extend Splunk’s native functionality or modify Splunk using Splunk’s developer tools. Learn more about leveraging Splunk’s existing APIs and SDKs, as well as API roadmaps, to build apps and grow our business on top of Splunk.

Foundations/Platform

Foundational sessions will help those who are starting their Splunk journey. Deep-dive technical sessions—presented by Splunk engineers, product managers and sales engineers—provide real-world best practices along with do’s and don’ts for using, deploying and administering Splunk.

IoT

Innovations like sensors, robotics, communications, geospatial and analytics technologies are changing the world. Explore inspiring use cases to see what Splunk can do for connected cities, transportation and fleet management, predictive maintenance and more.

IT Operations

Learn everything you need to know to make Splunk the backbone of your IT operations. From troubleshooting and monitoring to APM and DevOps use cases, you’ll hear from customers and gain insight from Splunkers on how you can keep your application, services and infrastructure up, running and happy. With Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), discover how to use machine learning and event analytics to simplify operations and align IT with your business.

Security, Compliance and Fraud

See how peers and Splunk experts are addressing real-world scenarios using Splunk. There will be ample hands-on learning opportunities that will show you how to improve your security posture and, in the process, enhance your Splunk skills.

Session Types

At .conf18, we present our must-have insights and training in several compelling ways. Whether your preferred flavor is breakout sessions, hands-on labs, Splunk University, or something else, you’ll find plenty of options for you to soak up knowledge.

Keynotes

Our must-attend, visionary keynotes run for 75 minutes and are delivered to at capacity crowds, so get there early for the best seat. Keynote speeches are a surefire way to get inspired and to see just what the future might hold. Watch last year's keynotes »

Panels

Our small-format panels include three to five participants with a moderator and typically run for 45 minutes, including a short period at the end for audience Q&A. Learn about various topics from multiple perspectives.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are at the heart of .conf18, providing deeps dives into Splunk technology. Our 45-minute session focuses on key components of your education and training and are tailored to various skill levels.

Hands-On Sessions

These advanced training opportunities feature a dedicated instructor who works with attendees in a hands-on, interactive session. Bring your laptop and prepare to be amazed.

Hands-On Labs

Come and grab a seat at Splunk’s hands-on labs to learn cool tricks from Splunk experts! Our hands-on labs are 20-minute, expert-led workshop sessions held in the expo hall. Partner with fellow Splunk ninjas in these casual walk-in sessions to learn how to reach the next level with Splunk’s core features for effective analysis and helpful SPL tips.

Theater

Got a few minutes? Then drop in to our open-seating theater in the expo hall for some quick 20-minute sessions that’ll make you think, teach you new tricks and broaden your horizons. The theater will also host a few key Splunk events during .conf18, including the SplunkTrust Induction and Revolution Awards Ceremony!