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John Bauer: I like Big Data and I don’t know why

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • DeVry University, 7700 France Ave., S., Suite 574 Edina, MN


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The terms “Big Data”, and “Cloud” are being thrown around now more than ever. What exactly do they mean? This presentation will summarize John’s experience and perspectives with the emergence of these abstract concepts. Application management, Security, Regulatory compliance and Data analytics are becoming even more important in this new Big Data, Cloud environment. Splunk is a US company whose product is used for pattern searching, monitoring problems, analyzing metrics and machine generated data. There will be a brief Splunk demo with discussions around uses of Big Data in security, IT and general operational intelligence in the enterprise.


John Bauer is an Application Security Analyst at Digital River, a Global Cloud Commerce leader in Minnetonka, MN. He has been working with computers since a very young age and is mostly self-taught. While attending North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1993, he started using Linux after being introduced to the founder of Slackware (a Linux distribution), Patrick Volkerding. In 1997, John started work as a developer in IT and has since worn many hats. He has been working on Application Security 3.5 years. Next month, he will have been at Digital River 5 years. In June of 2012 , John started the local Splunk ‘meetup’ which meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

Connect with John on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnedwardbauer


We will have John's Application Security presentation on Splunk for the first half and then a Q&A session.


8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:45 Splunk Presentation

10:45 - 11:30 Open Q&A



Please park in the West parking lot.

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