Do you have the ping pong skills?

Friendly competition is a staple at Atlassian. From Halloween costume and gingerbread contests, skeet shooting, poker game nights, spur of the moment foot races and even departmental competitions regarding work, Atlassians make any situation and challenge fun. When we moved to our new office in San Francisco, our brand new foosball and ping pong tables got heavy use. Naturally, we immediately organized a tournament, and the games unfolded. Nearly 40 people signed up to play in the first ping

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Summit 2012: Schedule a meeting with our product ninjas

There's no better place than Atlassian Summit 2012 to get advice on making the most of the products you're using every day, be the first to test out new products and features, and hear how other teams are using the software. Maybe that's why 92.3% of attendees at Summit 2011 reported that the conference met their objectives. At Summit, there are tons of opportunities to schedule time to sit down with our engineers, product managers, and support staff to learn about the product roadmap, get

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Meet the newest Atlassian product. Hello, IRKD.

The last few months have seen a blitzkrieg of announcements from Atlassian HQ. We released JIRA 5 with a new REST API, acquired HipChat, a collaboration service for group chat, and launched Bamboo 4, our continuous integration and deployment server with more features for DVCS users. But the biggest news we saved for today - a brand new product. Yup, the company that knows a thing or two about issue tracking is raising the stakes with an issue tracker for everything. Introducing IRKD, the first

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European AtlasCampers Unite

I just arrived home from another awesome AtlasCamp, our annual  gathering for developers, add-on vendors, and interested customers. AtlasCamp was a bit different this year. For the first time around we hosted camp in a European city -- Weisbaden, Germany. It turned out to be the best and biggest AtlasCamp we've had yet! We had over 150 Atlassian attendees from all over Europe. As with the last AtlasCamp, I leave exhausted, relieved, excited, amazed, and highly energized for the future of Atlassian's

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Funky Tidbits for Technical Writers

This is the fourth post in a month-long series centred around Sarah Maddox's new book: Confluence, tech comm, chocolate: A wiki as platform extraordinaire for technical communication, published by XML Press.The book is choc-a-bloc full of tips from a technical communicator who has spent the last four years on Confluence. Learn how to harness the wiki's social and collaborative features, turning technical documentation into true communication. Discover how technical communicators can drive the ongoing

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Markdown Support For JIRA

Do you like Markdown?  Do you wish you could use it when reporting bugs in JIRA? Well good news everybody.  There is now an open source plugin for JIRA that gives you first class Markdown support. Its based on the excellent PageDown library that forms the basis of StackOverflow's markdown support.  One of the things I really loved about the PageDown code was that you could get a live client side preview of the rendered text as you typed. There are two components that are provided by this

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