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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go along to the Sydney Wine Gala, a fundraiser for the major charity that the Atlassian Foundation supports, Room to Read. I'm never 100% sure what to expect at these type of events, but this one was exhilarating and positive: in less than 15 minutes, the room raised over 3 million Australian dollars for needy children in the developing world. How do you raise millions in minutes? Read on...

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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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If you're reading this, you likely use and love HipChat. Sure, we let you communicate in real time with team members all over the world, but HipChat does more than that. Our emoticons allow you to connect and bond with your team members by conveying tone (in our case, it's usually sarcasm) that would be missing from text alone. HubSpot listed our universal emoticons in the post Easter Eggs: 13 of the Internet’s Best Hidden Gems HipChat natively supports over 150 universal emoticons. However,

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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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