"Good morning, Mr. Kelley!" Over the past year, I've enjoyed hearing this cheerful greeting from my students at the start of every class. No, I'm not a teacher; I'm a Senior Java Developer at Atlassian. But this year, I've been able to teach kids computer science education in a local Sydney school. Like many places, Australia needs more graduates with technology skills, and, like many companies, Atlassian needs more graduates with technology skills. But in order to meet this need, kids

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At Atlassian, we believe good teams are made up of individuals with distinct strengths that collectively drive teamwork forward. This diversity of talent, experience, and background is what gives a team the ability to be truly great. To build on this concept, we created an infographic for you that's loaded with individual productivity and teamwork tips. It illustrates some of the things you can do as a teammate – whether you're an individual contributor or a manager – to make your team strong.

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There’s no better way to get the biggest bang for your buck than by giving yourself and your team the skills to use Atlassian products to their fullest potential. With Atlassian University, you can take your knowledge and skills to the next level with official Atlassian training, certification, and thought leadership resources. Our product experts have developed a series of courses to help you explore and apply the latest Atlassian features and industry best practices and ultimately be more successful with the products you rely on.

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How to build a kick-ass agile team

Despite sharing common values, there is no formula for the perfect agile team. Some implement scrum while others use kanban. Agile purists prefer co-located teams, but business realities sometimes necessitate distributing an agile team across geographies. Most agile teams possess all the required skills, but sometimes it's necessary to call on specialists for specific work. So how do you know whether your team is on the path to greatness? Read on.

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Conducting an interview is not an exam, it's a collaboration. As interviewers, we are not trying to assess how well a candidate handles interview pressure. There are a few things we as interviewers can do to help bring interviewees back from the edge of hyperventilation. It starts with putting ourselves back in their seat and adopting an empathetic mindset for their experience.

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