Archives for the tag: video and audio

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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Science tells us that when a software developer goes head to head with a moving car, the car wins.  This is getting expensive for us, and so the lab boys have come up with a better way. We've installed portals in our two office locations in Sydney here at the Atlassian Software Enrichment Centre, saving our staff many exhilarating but risky street-crossings every day. The portals allow staff to have ad-hoc meetings and conversations by transmitting light and sound. Physical objects do not

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Atlassian Webinar Roundup

When I joined the marketing team at Atlassian, my first task was to create and run a successful Voice of the Customer and Plugin of the Month webinar series. Here we are, 17 months and over 32 webinars later, and I think we've done a pretty good job. Time flies when you are having fun! These webinar series were created to empower prospective customers with adequate information on our products and their integrations, as well as enriching current customers with the knowledge to extend our products

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Ted.com just posted the last month's TED talks and, to our surprise, Atlassian was hailed by Dan Pink (best-selling author and former Al Gore speechwriter) as a company that motivates its employees in radical and effective ways. Specifically he mentions our ShipIt Days, where we set aside 1 1/2 days for developers to work on whatever they want (with a skew towards our products) and then demonstrate it live to the entire company. He also mentions Atlassian's 20% time where Atlassian developers

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You Can Do That! Part 3 of 3

Finally, unlike traditional wiki software, Confluence gives you the tools to create an identity in the workplace and form networks with coworkers. Confluence's personal pages let you see who you are working with and learn about their interests on the job and what they do in their free time. This fosters stronger communities and can help team members collaborate more effectively as they get to know each other. This last video quickly illustrates some of the ways you can customize your personal page.

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You Can Do That! Part 2 of 3

Another cool thing about Confluence is its extendability through third-party plugins. Confluence is open to the developer community allowing anyone to build applications on top of the basic platform. Now Confluence has the Plugin Exchange to help developers connect to customers who might find their code useful. The site provides a range of free and paid plugins in one location where customers can evaluate each plugin and check for updates. Here is another video that features some of the plugins available

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