Hello blog readers. Quite some time eh? Nothing new there. Life’s been busy! In the last 6 months I turned 30, travelled a few laps of the globe, got married to the most wonderful woman on the planet, took a long holiday for the first time since we started and now I’m back on deck in Sydney leading 250 awesome Atlassian’s… and 2010 has barely started. Phew! It’s going to be an absolutely huge year. I’m hoping to write more this year, but like always Read more [...]Continue Reading →
A really super quick Atlassian Stimulus update. We’re 116 hours in, we have 4 hours left. Total so far $97,470! That’s right, we’re $2.5k short of $100k. Given that the US is just starting to go out for a beer on a Friday night, it will go right down to the wire. What a ripper of a finale! If you haven’t yet – we’d love your support. One last hurrah. Grab whatever megaphone you have – your blog, Facebook, email, Twitter or just open your window Read more [...]Continue Reading →
Another 24 hours and the snowball that is the Atlassian Stimulus Package keeps rolling. Just incredible. In 75 hours, we’ve helped almost 5,000 startups and small teams in 77 countries get some kick ass software while raising over $66,400 for Room To Read – my favourite charity. Small plug – if you’re in Sydney or SF and want to work for the company that makes the kick ass tools, “we’re hiring”:http://www.atlassian.com/about/careers! Dashboard I’m Read more [...]Continue Reading →
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! Read more [...]Continue Reading →
Just a quick post to mention that the Atlassian Stimulus Package has gone live! Following on from my last post on strategy, I have a muuuch longer essay coming covering the why behind it later (which I’ll hopefully post later tonight Sydney time) but for right now I just want to get the word out. The Skinny: Pretty simple. For the next 5 days, get Confluence or JIRA for $5 for 5 users. All goes to Room To Read The Goal: To raise $25k to build 5 libraries for children in the developing Read more [...]Continue Reading →
Quite often when speaking I’m asked how we “came up with” Atlassian’s strategy and business model. (slide from Scaling Atlassian presentation) For a long while, this question used to throw me. I’d answer something like “Uh… well, it just kind of evolved.” or “Uhm… it was really just common sense?”. These answers of course aren’t helpful to the person asking the question who is looking for some sort of learning Read more [...]Continue Reading →
I’m not sure how this video got past me. I thought I was one of the biggest fans of early Steve Jobs history, yet somehow I’d never seen this video of Steve describing computers to him: What a fantastic analogy – and prescient. Love him or hate him, the man is a genius. In other Steve love, I thoroughly recommend reading Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney. He fawns a little bit, but there are some gem stories in there. Also this analysis of Apple Strategy over at Read more [...]Continue Reading →
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 Read more [...]Continue Reading →
I’m back in SF for our User Group (last Thursday Stanford – thanks to everyone who came, fantastic UG!) and JavaOne next week. We have a huge schedule for JavaOne this year – with 6 new product launches in the last three weeks in time for the show – "JIRA Studio":http://www.jira.com (the big one), "Bamboo 2.0":http://www.atlassian.com/software/bamboo (distributed builds, Confluence integration), "Fisheye 1.5":http://www.atlassian.com/software/fisheye Read more [...]Continue Reading →
As always, life became busy and I stopped blogging. Apologies! A few Atlassian, life and (Atlassian + life) updates: Atlassian is doing a grand experiment in engineering with our 20% time trial – watch that blog if you’re a software team, it’s really going to be fascinating. We’re being open. We’ve passed 10,000 customers and $3m in monthly sales, our products won 4 Jolt Awards in one year, Confluence is used to power the White House and we’ve opened Read more [...]Continue Reading →
Atlassian is a customer-driven software company, combining brilliantly simple tools with legendary service.
Daily, over 15,000 organisations from 110 countries use our tools:
- JIRA - issue tracking, project management and workflow.
- Confluence - the enterprise wiki. collaborate and discuss.
- Bamboo - the Zen of continuous integration.
- Clover - code coverage analysis - test with confidence
- Crowd - single sign-on simplified.
- Crucible - efficient peer code review.
- FishEye - source code repository insight.
- JIRA Studio - integrated hosted development suite.
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