Teams from around the world will be convening in San Jose, California from Sept. 12 – 14 to learn more about how to build stronger and more collaborative teams through training, breakout sessions and keynote speakers.
Topics: Atlassian Summit
Fall is tech conference season in Silicon Valley, and the biggest conference for ServiceRocket is the Atlassian Summit, which occurred the week of October 10 in San Jose, CA. We have participated in Summit since the very first one almost ten years ago. This year, as participation grew, we wanted to improve how we planned, organized, executed, and recapped our participation. We also wanted to maximizing participation in the conference, even with employees who could not attend in person. We used the Events feature in Workplace by Facebook to engage the team participating in the conference and employees around the world who could not attend.
Lots of great announcements and sessions at Atlassian Summit on Day 3. A short recap: Atlassian is making a huge visible push toward business teams, Confluence is free in JIRA Service Desk (Whoa!), Resizing columns in Confluence gets huge applause.
At the end of day 2 of the Atlassian Summit 2015, Eric Wittman, General Manager of Developer Tools at Atlassian delivered the Atlassian for Software Teams Keynote. Here is a collection of backchannel tweets to help tell the back story about what was announced in the keynote.
After my interview with Matt Doar, I had the opportunity to interview Mikey Schott, Technical Consultant and Coauthor of the book, Practical JIRA Administration: Using JIRA Effectively Beyond the Documentation. Mikey Schott contributed entirely new topics to the book to address specific issues he helps JIRA administrators with every day. I caught up with Mikey while he was on the east coast of the U.S., between JIRA training classes.
Atlassian kicked off Summit with an opening keynote worthy of its reputation. It all started with a Kanban DJ mix led by suprising guest DJs and proceeded with exciting announcements from Atlassian co-founders, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes. This is a collection of backchannel tweets that occurred during the Opening Keynote on Wednesday, October 4, 2015.
Recently, I sat down with Matt Doar, Chief Toolsmith at ServiceRocket and author of the O'Reilly book, Practical JIRA Administration: Using JIRA Effectively Beyond the Documentation. Matt, and co-author Mikey Schott just released the 4th update of the book to address updates to JIRA version 7. Not only is the book updated to reflect changes to JIRA, but entirely new topics have been added, thanks to contributions from Mikey Schott.