The Splunk Apptitude App Contest is an online competition designed to find the next big app in big data. We want your big ideas, and will give you more than just bragging rights. We’ll give you cash.

Splunk's breakthrough products have changed how thousands of organizations use data. Unlocking powerful insights from machine data is something every organization needs to take advantage of—and with Splunk software, they can.

And now you can help us change the way people use Splunk!

In this round of the Splunk Apptitude App Contest, we’re giving away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes in three categories:

  • Fraud / Insider Threats ($100,000)
    Develop Splunk apps to anticipate, predict and identify malicious user activity, fraud, insider threats and more.
  • Social Impact ($30,000)
    Develop open data apps for social impact with Splunk – a platform that matches the scale of our biggest social problems.
  • Innovation ($20,000)
    We want your best ideas! Pick a problem and design your most innovative approach using Splunk software.

We want YOU to build an app that showcases the very best of Splunk. Have something you've been playing with on the side? Or maybe your company has developed something really cool that we would love? This is your chance to really knock our socks off - and win some cash.

C'mon, show us your Splunk Apptitude.

 

*Please see Official Rules for complete details.

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Eligibility

Who can enter?

  • Participants: Individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of primary residence as of the start of the Contest.
  • Countries: Must be the legal resident of any one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, or the United Kingdom to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Team up: Feel free to join forces with friends, relatives, and even random strangers. Just remember: if you win, you are responsible for allocating prizes to your team.
  • Employees not eligible: Splunk employees are not eligible to win.

Please read the Official Rules for eligibility.

Requirements

In this round of the Splunk Apptitude App Contest, we’re looking for your best app ideas built in Splunk, and are giving away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes in three categories:

  • Fraud / Insider Threats ($100,000)
    Develop Splunk apps to anticipate, predict and identify malicious user activity, fraud, insider threats and more.
  • Social Impact ($30,000)
    Develop open data apps for social impact with Splunk – a platform that matches the scale of our biggest social problems.
  • Innovation ($20,000)
    We want your best ideas! Pick a problem and design your most innovative approach using Splunk software.

What to build: Participants must create a working Splunk app addressing one of the three categories above. Need some guidance? Check out the Resources page.

Data requirements: In our Data section, we have provided some suggested data sets for the Fraud / Insider Threat and Social Impact categories. These are only samples - you can use any data set you want, but you must submit that data set and describe the source as part of your release notes.

Other materials: You must include a video and full description of your app features, data set, configuration, and installation as part of your submission. Looking for extra credit? Make sure you include all supporting documentation describing how you meet each of the criteria. Check out the Official Rules for full details.

Best practices: Your application must conform to common best practices for packaging, distribution and directory hierarchy, as more fully described here and in the Official Rules.

Want more details on what we're looking for? Check out the Resources page, and please read the Official Rules for full submission requirements.

How to enter

  1. Get a free Splunk developer license
  2. Build an app (or two, or three) for Splunk – design for Fraud and Insider Threat, Social Impact or submit your best idea!
  3. Submit your entry via Challengepost
  4. Spread the word! Share your app and Splunk Apptitude with friends and Splunk users

Please see Official Rules for complete details.

Judges

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler
Chief Innovation Officer / e.Republic (Social Impact)

Corey Marshall

Corey Marshall
Director of Splunk4Good / Splunk (Social Impact)

Stephen Sorkin

Stephen Sorkin
Chief Strategy Officer / Splunk

Damien Dallimore

Damien Dallimore
Worldwide Developer Evangelist / Splunk

Hal Rottenberg

Hal Rottenberg
Developer Evangelist and Microsoft MVP / Splunk

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JT Halbert
Chief Data Scientist / Tetra Concepts

Eric Burger

Eric Burger
Director, Georgetown Center for Secure Communications / Georgetown University

Matthew M. Myrick

Matthew M. Myrick
Security Architect / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kelcey Tietjenk

Kelcey Tietjenk
Information Security / Apple

Brad Lindow

Brad Lindow
Senior Manager, Security Practice / Splunk

Michael Sconzo

Michael Sconzo
Data Cyberist / Bit9

Jason DeVoe

Jason DeVoe
Chief Technology Strategist / Verizon Security Solutions

Matt Yonchak

Matt Yonchak
Director of Security Engineering / Hurricane Labs

Monzy Merza

Monzy Merza
Minister of Defense - Chief Security Evangelist / Splunk

Ian J. Kalin

Ian J. Kalin
Chief Data Officer / US Department of Commerce (Social Impact)

Dustin Haiser

Dustin Haiser
Chief Innovation Officer / e.Republic (Social Impact)

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Surprise us with your most innovative app, widget, visualization add-on or search-ninja skills. Nothing is excluded from this category. Impress your peers, community and judging team with your crazy ideas!
  • Technical Implementation
    Easy implementation is always important! Make sure that you follow the requirement guidelines document for submissions. Meeting minimum requirements is fine, but if you put in the extra effort - we're watching!
  • Presentation
    Eye candy anyone? Shiny new object? Make your App standout, by having transparent structure, layout design and reports/dashboards that are intuitive. If anyone can download, and understand the app immediately - you've partially-mastered presentation!
  • Coolness
    Apps can be simple or complex. Demonstrate your Splunk-foo skills, aim for value and shock the community and us! We won't be prescriptive, but if you make something cool - it won't go unnoticed!
  • Extra Credit
    Want to push your entry over the top? Include explanations of the following to earn extra points: Common information model; Value of the solution; Portability; Quality assurance; Sustainability. See official rules for complete details.