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Every year, our partner charity and global nonprofit Room to Read holds an annual Wine Gala for an evening of fine wine, good food and philanthropy. It's the nonprofit's biggest fundraising event of the year. With more than a million dollars raised at last year's Sydney event, the pressure was on to raise even more this year. Would it be possible to top $1 million raised in 2013? What could Atlassian do to motivate the crowd to donate even more money this year? Our fearless co-Founder

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In November 2013, 11 Atlassian employees went to Cambodia to visit the schools and libraries Atlassian helped build with funds raised for Room To Read. The trip impacted all of us: We saw how eager the Cambodian children were to learn in school, we witnessed the sacrifice their families and children go through to go to school, and saw the difference we've helped make. We met two girls, Set and Sonita, who graduated from the Girls Education program and are now a teacher and a doctor. After the

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Talk about a great start to the new year! We are humbled to share that our Atlassian Foundation has now generated more than $3 million in donations to our partner charity Room to Read, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy and gender equality in education for children across Asia and Africa. This great news comes on the heels of our recent trip to Cambodia where we sent a team of 11 Atlassians (along with Room to Read) to gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities

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A team of 11 Atlassians visited Cambodia to further our efforts in rebuilding education there. This is a continuing post in our series on the Atlassian Foundation’s contributions to Room to Read in Cambodia. Read more in the series here. When I reminisce about my time at the University of Texas, I remember being president of my sorority, having fun at parties, and doing the necessary studying to graduate before my parents completely cut me off. After meeting Kall Kann, Cambodia country

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Atlassian Foundation in Cambodia: Meeting the girls

A team of 11 Atlassians visited Cambodia to further our efforts in rebuilding education there. This is a continuing post in our series on the Atlassian Foundation’s contributions to Room to Read in Cambodia. Read more in the series here. It can be hard to appreciate what you have until you compare it to what others don't have. This was the first time I've been to Cambodia and experienced the poverty that affects millions of people. Driving out of the Siem Reap airport, I immediately saw

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A team of 11 Atlassians visited Cambodia to further our efforts in rebuilding education there. This is a continuing post in our series on the Atlassian Foundation’s contributions to Room to Read in Cambodia. Read more in the series here.     The Kingdom of Cambodia and Siem Reap It was surreal arriving into Siem Reap. Picture rolling rice paddy fields, water buffalos, kids playing on the side of the road, tuk tuks, tough dogs, glimpses of a temple  (highlighted by a setting sun, of

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