Return of the Charlie
G’day. It’s been far too long. Enough said.
Sometimes life gets busy, so you forget to blog. You’ll have more time tomorrow. Then you forget again. And again. Soon you’re completely out of the habit of blogging. Small impulses run through your brain periodically – “Oh right, blog – I should do that. Tomorrow.”. People start asking “Did you stop blogging for a reason?” or “When are you going to blog?”. Tomorrow. Sadly, tomorrow rarely ever gets less busy than today.
Then something happens which jolts you out of the stupor. For me, it was the confluence of two things.
Firstly, I’m in our SF office at the moment because of AtlasCamp – our first developer camp (photos, wiki). It was last weekend, and it was brilliant. A true shot-in-the-arm, slap-in-the-face reminder of what absolutely f**king awesome people we have in the Atlassian ecosystem.
From the tweets, it wasn’t just me who felt it rocked:
A true thank you to everyone who came and made it such a special weekend. You put a small dent in my universe. I think we all went away changed and re-energised. All I can say is, don’t miss it next year!
Secondly, John Rotenstein (our guru of the internal systems) took his ShipIt day project to shoot a video about life at Atlassian and Atlassian’s values. And it turned out – spectacularly. Rarely do things in life make you look back and reflect on how far you’ve come, how much has come from all the hard work you’ve put in.
Thank you John for putting a small dent in my universe and reminding everyone at the company how special what we have is.
And now, back to tomorrow. It never gets freer, no matter what company, relationship or life you’re building. Tomorrow has to be today. No excuses for not blogging anymore – there’s just too much awesome stuff to tell the world!
(for those that don’t understand the title, our logo-man is informally called Charlie internally – after a certain Mr Atlas.)