Codegeist 2015 is Atlassian's 8th add-on developer competition. Add-ons allow you to extend JIRA and other Atlassian products with even more functionality. Whether you're an experienced add-on developer or trying something new, now is the time to build your add-on and share it with the community.

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Maintaining company culture as your agile teams scale

Establishing a unified culture with a small team can be easy. But as an organization grows, maintaining that same agile culture gets more and more challenging. Teams can become siloed, and the shared company vision, norms, systems, and habits are more difficult to preserve. So what lessons can we impart about keeping your culture intact as your agile teams scale?

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If there's one thing everyone everywhere can agree on, it's that we all hate cancer. When we found that Magview, the leader in mammography technology, relies on JIRA Service Desk and Hipchat to help their customers–we were thrilled. Helping technology that saves lives is a dream come true for us.

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Are you a boss? Maybe not technically, but you should always be living the boss life. And that means taking control of your work environment so you can pop that collar and win those dollars. New features and improvements in HipChat are aimed at giving you the controls. Three newbies--per-room notifications, appearance settings, and custom emoticons for all--let you choose how you want to work.

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The HipChat team went from one team in San Francisco to multiple teams across four time zones before anyone could blink – let alone think about how hard it is to pull that off. Josh Devenny (HipChat Product Manager, San Francisco) and Dave Minnigerode (HipChat Development Manager, Austin) gave a great webinar about how they manage HipChat's distributed teams of engineers, designers, and contractors. Check out the recording below. And below that, you'll find a transcription of some Q&As

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85% of the IT teams we surveyed use chat tools. That's a lot of people. 85% out of a 100% is a better number than Presidential election results, or how many customers were satisfied with The Baconator. We wanted to dig deeper, we wanted to know why IT loves them some chat instead of email. So, we went directly to the IT community to find out. We talked to agents, managers, and directors and asked them about how chat makes their work life awesome. Check out what they said.

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