Stimulus Update – Holy Cow!
It’s all hands on deck here at Atlassian HQ. Our little stimulus package seems to have set the Internet alight.
A little ultra-quick update. What’s happened in the first 48 hours?
First, the big announcement.
Remember how we had that little goal of raising $USD 25,000 for Room To Read to build libraries for kids in the developing world?
Well – we did that. Already. In fact, we did it in just over 23 hours. Yup! Holy s**t! Or as we say in Australia fan-fucking-tastic! But don’t let that slow us down.
Here are some more detailed stats from 2 minutes ago:
Well, we haven’t actually slowed down that much at all. 48 hours in we has just passed $47,000 in funds raised, selling over 6,000 starter licenses.
If you think about that in terms of libraries, at $USD4k per library – that’s an extra 5 or 6 libraries we’re going to build around the world for kids. Just thinking about the long term effects that will have is simply staggering to me. Thank you to everyone who has contributed!
As you can see from the real time chart, the Confluence and JIRA charts are jockeying for the #1 position and it’s going to be a photo finish. Also, you can see that the customers are from around the world.
We also quickly put up a chart that showed our progress against the target ‘worm’ – but you can see we’re doing well against that too:
Sales Per Hour
The most recent is a chart showing the number of sales per hour.
You can see the quiet period at the start where the US and Europe were asleep, then the nuts moment where we DOS’ed ourselves (at 2am Sydney time!) and then the steady, steady flow of orders since then.
Where do the figures come from?
It wouldn’t be Atlassian if we didn’t use our own tools for everything – in this case, tracking the status of our own campaign.
We’ve built a Confluence dashboard to show keep everyone internally updated to the second as to how the entire campaign is going. (Did you really expect us to use anything else?)
(Of course if you buy a starter license you can build your own nifty BI boards inside your own personal Confluence instance)
We’re 72 hours – 3 days – from the Stimulus package finishing, and me getting some sleep! We’ve melted servers, replaced ‘em, had staff on call almost 24×7, tweeted, Facebook’ed (is that a verb?), blogged and talked to the press like crazy men. It’s been quite a ride… but it’s not over yet.
I hope that gives you a little insight into where we’re at so far. We’ll have some more stats as the dashboard evolves.
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped out so far. You rock.
Remember, there’s 3 days left so keep spreading the word, and if you haven’t yet pick up a starter license – or just click on the pig!