HipChat add-ons to brighten your day

Featured HipChat add-ons: Giphy, HipGif, and Quote of the 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. A

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Introducing a new feedback loop in Confluence 5.7

Working with feedback is one of the clumsiest and most difficult parts of getting work done. The feedback is never in one place, the conversations stream through various emails, and then all too often the feedback given is based on an outdated version. You have to fight off a headache just to update a few slides in your sales deck, or change a few numbers in your spreadsheet, or even clean up a couple typos in your product requirement.

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Bitbucket: 2014 in review

Congrats to the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl. And what a heartbreaker for fans of the Seattle Seahawks! But it was a very close game and it could have gone either way. Both teams have a lot to celebrate. Just like any good football team reflects on their accomplishments at the end of the season, the Bitbucket team has a lot to celebrate, too. So we thought it would be fun to look back at what we achieved together in 2014. Thank you for making 2014 our best year yet and here’s to making 2015 even better.

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Sprint review at Atlassian: how we do it

In the late afternoon on Fridays you can often hear clapping and cheering throughout the Atlassian office. Here, we work hard, play hard, and celebrate our successes in the form of sprint reviews. Sprint reviews are not retrospectives. A sprint review is about demonstrating the hard work of the entire team: designers, developers, and the product owner. At Atlassian we like to keep our sprint reviews casual. Team members gather around a desk for informal demos and describe the work they've done for that iteration. It's a time to ask questions, try new features, and give feedback. Sharing in success is an important part of building an agile team.

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We hosted a webinar last week called 'How to build an engineering knowledge base to power better development,' which covered how to transform your development process to make it more collaborative using Confluence and Confluence Questions. If you missed the live event or want to share it with your team, here's the webinar recording!

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