Archives for the tag: ShipIt

Last week saw us welcome 39 new graduates to Atlassian, and marked the start of our fourth consecutive year of HackHouse. HackHouse is our unique accelerated on-boarding program for new graduate hires from around the world who are joining our Sydney office. This year's awesome group of 39 grads–more than double the size of last year's graduate program–were hired from across Australia and New Zealand.

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Sometimes, especially under pressure, we can lose focus on what's really important. During this ShipIt, our 24-hour hackathon, we maintained our focus on delivering the highest value first. We used agile methodologies in the most effective way we could (yes, in a period of less than 24 hours), so: The plan We had a backlog (which consisted of Post-Its on a whiteboard). Every new problem or idea went into the backlog so it could be prioritized after the current sprint. No change of

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Every quarter, Atlassian holds an event called ShipIt. Essentially, the whole company stops work for 24 hours (usually a Thursday and Friday) to form teams and compete to build kickass products, plugins, or features. For ShipIt 25, Patrick Teen, Jason Sheehy, and I decided to tackle the visitor sign in app at reception here in Sydney. The current sign in experience (an iPad with a rather ugly app) has been the target of much critique from the design team. Anyone who visits the Atlassian

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The ExpertFinder: Winner of San Francisco ShipIt Day

Last week Atlassian held it's 23rd ShipIt Day event. Each quarter, staff are encouraged to participate in ShipIt Day by spending 24-hours hacking a project from start to finish. Participants must present their projects immediately following ShipIt Day and staff get to vote on their favorite; the winner gets serious bragging rights and a fancy trophy for their desk. This year's participants included a new 404 page design for Bitbucket, a gamification project for JIRA, and even a new PaaS service

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JIRA 5.2 sneak peek: Build the Perfect Screen

Those of us who've taken the red pill and gone down the rabbit hole know: JIRA can enable almost any process. Whether it's converting Neil Young's Lincoln to an electric vehicle or powering a toaster, JIRA's flexibility let's us keep pace with the unique needs of every project. A large part of JIRA's power and flexibility lies in screens. Screens let you capture different pieces of information at different points in your process, like a time estimate before someone starts work, or a due date when

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