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Each August, Atlassians around the globe put down their keyboards to celebrate a year of hard work and achievements at the annual Big Bash event. In the past we've sailed yachts, joined the circus, become cowboys, and ridden Segways, but with the Sydney office now busting over the 300 staff mark what were we to do with so many competitive colleagues? Answer... Pit them against each other in an 'Atlassian Knockout'! Our own version of the crazy stadium 'sports carnival for adults' which

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Reason #17 for working at Atlassian: Friends & Family Day

For one night only North Sydney Oval, turned from cricket ground to Atlassian Fairground folly and Twilight Cinema. Our closest friends and family held the V.I.P passes, opening the gates to a free carnival of inflatable rides and giant lawn games. The adults ruled the Charlie cornhole, while the kids owned the dinosaur slide and kicked-ass at Giant Jenga. In between the fun and games, our personal Mr Whippy van made sure all the kids (and kids at heart) had enough ice-cream to

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Europe, We’re Coming for Your Geeks!

Anyone who follows our blog posts has probably noticed that we like to do things a little differently at Atlassian, including our recruitment. About two years ago we announced the "holiday before you start" program in which we pay new employees to take a vacation before they begin working at Atlassian. Last month, we launched Hack House for Australian Graduates, and opened applications for our US summer internship program. Today, I'm excited to tell you about a new recruiting initiative we're

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I'm happy to share some good news with you! Atlassian Sydney was awarded a Hewitt Best Employer Highly Commended award last week as part of their 2009 study. As part of the process, we undertook an opinion survey of our staff with our results showing we have a fantastic engagement score of 87% (well above the Best Employer average engagement rate of 80%). Hewitt explains a few benefits of high engagement below: High engagement at Hewitt Best Employers not only relates to greater discretionary effort,

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Atlassian – Most Likely To Change The World

Atlassian is still at the beginning of what I think will be a great success story. A lot of that has to do with their products, their culture and their leadership. - Kim Heras, The Next Web It's been a good Friday here in the Atlassian Sydney office, despite the horrible humidity we got out, threw back a few beers and played some backyard cricket. We also got the good news that Next Web thinks we're not only the 'Best Enterprise Startup' in Australia, but also that they we're 'Most Likely to Change

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