Join the EMEA Splunk BOSS Week for the ultimate competiton

Boss of the SOC

Tuesday 15 June
09:30 - 14:30 BST/10:30-15:30 CEST/ 12:30-17:30 GST

What is it?
Boss of the SOC (BOTS) is a capture the flag competition created by Splunk where attendees are able to practice their search and investigation skills, while working through provided scenarios. They are competing against each other and peers for prizes and bragging rights. We suggest you play in teams up to 4 people to give the best chance of winning.

Who should play?
All skill levels are welcome, from learning, to advanced security skills that can try to dominate the competition.

The Scenario
You and your team will role play as the quirky Security Analyst “Alice Bluebird”, a security analyst at Frothly, a thriving home brewing supply company. Why? Just because it’s a pandemic doesn’t mean Frothly has stopped defending its network. Contestants will pivot through a brand new, realistic dataset using Splunk’s analytics-driven security platform and the wild, wild web. All the while racing the clock ( and the globe) to identify the who, how, and where through a series of full forensic investigations.


Boss of Ops & Observability

Wednesday 16 June
09:30 - 14:30 BST/10:30-15:30 CEST/ 12:30-17:30 GST

What is it?
Boss of Operations and Observability (BOO or Boss of Ops + O11Y) is a competitive, gamified experience where you’ll explore Splunk solutions through real-life IT Ops episodes, have some fun and network with your peers. You may be familiar with Splunk Boss of the NOC (BOTN), check out our surprise updates to the program with the introduction of BOO here. We suggest you play in teams up to 4 people to give the best chance of winning.

Who should play?
Regardless of your Splunk ability, from a noob to guru, you will spend time working through fun problems and network with a global audience of your peers. If you have the curiosity and desire to participate, you should play! There is something for everyone.

The Scenario
You and your team will play the role of “Ace”, the ultimate IT guru, to triage, remediate, and resolve a variety of P1, P2, and P3 episodes (which you may know as incidents or outages).
There are many paths to victory, and time is of the essence. Some problems are easy, some are hard...the harder the problem and the more quickly you solve it, the more points you’ll earn! Have your team solve as much as you can while racing the clock to collect as many points as possible to earn the coveted title as our BOSS.


Which one should I attend?

Solutions Area

Boss of the SOC

Security Professionals

Boss of Ops and O11y

IT Operations, Observability and DevOps professionals

Contact Information

Registration process

Step 1

Decide which event you want to attend, you are welcome to join us for both!

Step 2

Go to https://boo.splunk.com or https://bots.splunk.com and sign in with your splunk.com account.

Step 3

Click on the EMEA event listing

Step 4

Click the ENROLL button

Step 5

Click the ENTER button

Step 6

Form your team! Create or join a team. Invite other participants to join you! Allow other participants to join your team if you need more participants.

Upon registering we will send you a confirmation email to acknowledge your registration. Be on the look out a few days after with some information on how you can get prepared for our BOSS week and we will also be in contact closer to the competitions with access details. If you have any questions the meantime, please reach out to emea-events@splunk.com.