Bundle Battle Fall 2016 - LET'S GET READY TO BUNDLLLLLLLLE!


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#LET’S GET READY TO BUNDLLLLLLLLE!

I’m Jenn Briden (@jenn), product manager for ExtraHop’s websites and services. Colin Walker (@optimus) and I are kicking off ExtraHop’s inaugural Battle Bundle today.

Do you like a challenge? Fancy yourself a geek’s geek that doesn’t back down, no matter how many lines of code it takes to thwart the gremlins you’re after? Do you crave the adulation of your peers? Are you a fan of fabulous prizes? Then oh do I have some news for you…

We are happy to announce ExtraHop’s first ever, perhaps semi-annual (yet to be determined), awesome and exciting Bundle Battle!

A “bundle” is our custom package format that allows a collection of items to be rolled into a single object. That object is then easy to download, share, and install elsewhere with just a few clicks. So whether you’re looking to share some dashboards and triggers with a co-worker, grab the latest wizardry that ExtraHop ryanc has gotten up to with RUM, or see what other community members are working on, bundles are the go-to way to do it.

If you haven’t noticed yet, we have a rapidly growing (and downright excellent) Bundles Gallery here at Extrahop. This is a place where users can browse, investigate and share the wicked awesome things they’re working on. As such it’s also a place to see what kind of bundles everyone else is building.

This year, as our community continues to grow, we’re throwing down the gauntlet, so to speak. We want to see your coolest, craziest, nerdiest bundle. Whether it’s insanely complex, super simple; elegant or spaghetti code - if it does something cool, we want to see it!

Not only do we want to see it, we want to pit your killer contributions against your fellow ExtraHop community members’ to see who is the baddest bundler of them all.

The rules are simple:

  1. Must be a unique ExtraHop bundle to qualify (No re-posting existing bundles)
  2. Must be uploaded to the Bundle Gallery no later than October 13th.
  3. Start by filling out the form https://www.extrahop.com/community/bundles/contest and submit your bundle via the Bundles Gallery.
  4. Profit!

No seriously, that’s it. We strongly recommend you don’t post any sensitive info, so scrub those internal IPs and emails, but other than that it’s super straight forward. Build it. Post it. Link it. BAM! You’re in.

Submissions will have until October 13th to be included, after which an esteemed panel of ExtraHop judges will carefully weigh and measure the entries and declare the winners.

At the end of the judging period, we’ll post to announce the winner on October 21st and laud their many wondrous and impressive merits. But it’s not just kind words and merriment we’re offering, check out the goods!

For your troubles, the winner will receive some sweet ExtraHop swag and bragging rights in our forums and blog.

What are you waiting for? Get cranking! We want to see who’s got the chops, so let the Bundle Battle begin!

Full contest rules are available here.


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Yuuussss! Bring it, bundle battling bad-asses! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. A bigger, badder crypto strength offering? Something to tackle a custom protocol? Perhaps a way to look out for a recent attack vector?

Whatever your particular bundle bent, I can’t wait to see what we end up with as submissions.

-Colin


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I have an idea and research related to Financial Market Data visibility that may be of interest for one of the EH API Gurus. Would like to see if anyone is interested in partnering with me to bring this to fruition and take the 2016 Bundle Battle belt and put it over the fire place… Would also be a great opportunity for a guy with a Networking and tools background to learn more about bundle development. Yours truly, Matt Dwyer mpdwyer@extrahop.com (917) 757-2643


#4

sweet… guess i’ll have to take the time to scrub my code.


#5

Glad to hear it @jeremydodd! I can’t wait to see what everyone else is up to, also.


#6

Keep the bundles coming! :smiley:


#7

We are extending the contest one week since we’ve heard that some people are still working on bundles and want to be able to get them into the contest.

If you have questions or want to collaborate, please do feel free to use this thread to do so. :slight_smile:


#8

did i by chance miss the results?


#9

Nope! Nothing missed yet, we’ll update with an official post with the winner shortly. Stay tuned!