From the Sydney Morning Herald: The Chaser’s Charles Firth is working on a new satire-driven weekly print magazine and news website, to be launched around August. And where did he choose to take the photo for the launch of this new satirical comedy magazine? Outside the new Atlassian offices! Oh and the magazine’s poignant-for-a-dotcom title? The Manic Times. Read more […]Continue Reading →
Far too long between posts! Currently back in the SF office for the week, en route back to Sydney from Europe & NY. More about that later. For now, if you’re in Boston or San Francisco, why not come to our upcoming user groups there? Boston is on this Thursday at MIT (June 21) and San Francisco is the following week (June 28). (photo from German gathering last December) I’ll be back in Sydney by then unfortunately but Scott (the other fearless Atlassian leader and all around Read more […]Continue Reading →
One of the unheralded Aussie software success stories is a company called Mail</a> that make a web mail solution for <span class="caps">ISP</span>s, universities and corporates.<br /> <div align="center"><a href="http://www.atmail.com"><img src="http://www.atmail.com/images/screen_shots/webmail_big.gif"></a></div><br /> Ben (their <span class="caps">CEO</span> and founder) is Read more […]Continue Reading →
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the ghost is back and now it’s done. Codegeist II was a huge success from our point of view – 41 entries all told and some of them are absolutely brilliant. The response was so good this year, we decided on the spur of the moment to offer an additional Community Award ontop of the existing prizes. It’s a bit of an experiment. Basically, it’s a prize that’s judged not by our developers but by the broader community of Atlassian Read more […]Continue Reading →
We were debating the question of whether Atlassian is a startup anymore last week. When exactly does a startup stop being a startup? Do we still count? (with ~100 employees & ~$20m in revenue) Dan Farber took a poll on this at ZDNet a month ago and the top rating response to the question was when the startup is “profitable and finally figuring a viable business model”. By that definition, Atlassian hasn’t been a startup for 4 years. In some ways though I think that Read more […]Continue Reading →
Just wanted to put up a short plug for MuleSource. Ross and David over at MuleSource are really rocking along at the moment – I think the American’s call it “kicking ass and taking names”. Mule itself is a very solid project, great Spring integration, lightweight to use but with lots of clever bells and whistles. MuleSource has one of the few “open source” business models that I think can succeed – selling software insurance on infrastructure pieces Read more […]Continue Reading →
I have to say I’m getting a little sick of Google recruitment spam. Does anyone else get pestered every few months by the behemoth? I suppose I should blame Bob or someone for trying to get a referral bonus. Case in point, this morning in my inbox: Hi Mike, My name is Cam Bowman and I am a Recruiter for the Google.com Engineering team. I wanted to follow up on an email I sent to you in November. You have a very impressive resume and we are looking for people with experience Read more […]Continue Reading →
After 5 years, we’re busting at the seams in our current Sydney office. We started looking around for space at the end of last year and I’m glad to say that the search has been successful (just don’t mention the months of lease negotiations – it causes people internally to spasm uncontrollably)! Last Friday we received the keys to our new office, a beautiful heritage listed 1887 building that used to be the Corn Exchange in Sydney. As Robyn our office manager Read more […]Continue Reading →
Yesterday TechCrunch covered a new time tracking startup called RescueTime. The idea itself appealed to me. From the vague “semi-stealth” website, it’s like HackyStat for all knowledge workers not just developers. It seems to be a desktop application that uploads information on what apps and websites you’re using to the web so that you can accurately track your time. I know I would love to see that information. I can’t wait for them to launch. What made me Read more […]Continue Reading →
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