A few years ago, Andy started Halogenics with a goal of working closely with many of Australia's top medical research institutions to develop, implement, and support software that would facilitate better research. Halogenics implemented the full stack of Atlassian software – JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bamboo, Bitbucket - upon its inception in 2008. As a small company of three, they needed a solution that was powerful, yet cost effective.

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Join us on March 10th at 2pm est for a webinar dedicated to 'Conversation-Driven DevOps'. At its heart, the goal of DevOps is better communication between the dev and operations teams at an organization. Some of the tools that help achieve this include version control, chat, and monitoring. By moving the conversations around development and operations out of email and into chat, everyone can see exactly what is going on at every step of the way.

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Atlassian loves the movie Office Space. It's a classic; it’s before its time, and it’s just so true. We know all the jokes about staplers, and we've even talked about having an Atlassian flair day. We're that serious. Last week, Office Space turned 16, and it feels as relevant today as it did in 1999. It's crazy how little office culture has evolved since then. We still fight fax/printer/copier machines, cubicle farms cover swaths of corporate America, while information is locked away in people's desktops or mailboxes. Sound familiar?

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By 2014, Aeria Games faced a big challenge. They were growing like crazy. From 2012 through early 2014 they saw a series of mergers and acquisitions that led to a massive growth spurt. They quickly went from being a group of 200 to being a part of a company with over 500 people. Like any company growing that fast, they were going through some major growing pains involving internal communication.

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Sonatype is a leader in component-based software development that helps thousands of companies make sure their software components are traceable and secure. While building a reliable component management platform is difficult, it's nothing compared to the challenge their development team faces being completely distributed.

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HipChat add-ons to brighten your day

Add-ons don’t have to be all about ease and efficiency. Some of them aim to satisfy more intangible wants, such as a yen for spontaneity and wit. It so happens that the three add-ons for HipChat we’d like to highlight today are all about bringing creative expression into the chat room. Take a minute to explore these great—free—add-ons, and keep them on hand for any time you want to drop a dollop of levity into the conversation.

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