Archives for the tag: summit

(Guest blog) Face-to-Face Across the Globe

This is a guest post by Sococo, a sponsor at Atlassian Summit 2012. One of the founding principles of Agile development (from www.agilemanifesto.org) is that “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” But we all know that development teams are increasingly distributed—often across the globe. At Sococo we use JIRA, GreenHopper and Confluence to structure and track work and capture content relevant

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(Guest Blog) A Case Study for Using JIRA and Tempo as a Help Desk

This is a guest blog post from Tempo by TM Software, a Sponsor at Atlassian Summit 2012. Have you ever considered using JIRA with Tempo’s plugin from TM Software as a help desk? We sat down with Þorsteinn Hallgrímsson, Service Manager at Nýherji’s headquarters in Reykjavík, Iceland, to talk about what Nýherji was looking for and why they chose JIRA with Tempo’s time tracking plugin when looking for a system that would support its technical services department. Tell us a little

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Atlassian Summit 2012: It’s gonna be huge

Atlassian Summit is just two weeks away. Here's a taste of what you have to look forward to! If you haven't bought a ticket yet, now's your chance to seize the moment! Six awesome marquee speakers Jeff Atwood (codinghorror.com), Michael Lopp (randsinrepose.com), Pamela Fox (indie dev), Eric Ries (Startup Lessons Learned), Dave Thomas (Bedarra Research) and Jeff Ma (MIT Blackjack Team and entrepreneur) will be sharing their secrets to software development on high producing teams. In addition, the

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The Top 8 Reasons to Come to Summit

Only a handful of tickets remain for Atlassian Summit. Need tips for customizing Confluence, scaling JIRA, or perfecting Agile? With Seven tracks, over 70 speakers, 8 training sessions, you'll be able to tailor the event to meet your specific goals.  Hosted at the beautiful design center in San Francisco it will be the largest Atlassian event ever. A whopping 92.3% of last year's attendees said the 2011 conference did an excellent job of meeting their objectives. We're going for 100% this year! Summit

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Win $10,000 for your charity or non-profit

The Atlassian Do-Gooder Award is back! Open to our Community License holders, the Do-Gooder award is a competition that simply asks: what's your story? The best story-teller, ie, the winner of the competition, will win a $10,000 donation for their non-profit, a free pass to Atlassian Summit to accept the award, a free stay at the event, reimbursement (up to $500) for airfare, and the everlasting admiration of their peers. Past winners include the International Potato Center and Mercy Ships. The

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On Conference Talks

My last few weeks have been consumed by conferences -- hosting, attending, speaking at, and planning for. As a developer I appreciate not only great technical talks, but also great speakers who can deliver them. I've been attending (and sometimes speaking at) tech conferences since the late 90s, but it wasn't until the Web 2.0 days when I really started paying attention and appreciating great talks by great speakers. Unfortunately, most conferences are riddled with boring, uninteresting talks and

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