As it’s getting nearer to 3rd of September, we’re packing sunglasses and linen shirts in our bags, looking through summit schedule, making plans for days and nights and, as for me at least, checking the #AtlassianSummit hashtag. Twitter is a wonderful invention after all for letting you stay tuned to the upcoming event and communicating the spirit of festive expectation. Seeing the speakers and organizers sharing their preparations and enthusiasm is truly inspiring.
Yet this is an emotional side, and we’re attending Atlassian Summit not only for emotions and fun, but mainly for discovering exciting horizonts, for intellectual challenge, for mastering new skills that we will pass on to our teams as we come back. What about this aspect? Well, the summit’s agenda looks more comprehensible than ever before, addressing every relevant topic from many sides and expert perspectives. Our consulting team finds the most professionally attractive “Atlassian Admin”, “Service and Support” and “Custom fit” tracks. Unfortunately, so many exciting speeches are scheduled at one and the same time that some of us are really desperate to lay hands on that good old Time-Turner to attend ‘em all.
I won’t dwell on that sad topic of “what we’ll have to miss”; instead, I’ll enumerate the sessions that our absolute favourites must-sees:
- Atlassian Automation – A Guide to Being Lazy by Raju Kadam, Sr. DevOps Engineer, Tesla Inc.; because automation is the thing of the future
- Choosing Wisely When Extending Atlassian Products by Ralph Whitbeck, Developer Advocate, Atlassian; because customization is what we love to do and know how to do, but never miss the chance to learn new tricks
- Overcoming Modern CI/CD Challenges with Bitbucket Pipelines by Aneita Yang, Product Management Associate, Atlassian; because we actively use Bitbucket in our work and want to master CI/CD process on it
- Jira Upgrades at Scale – Tips from Seasoned Admins by Laura Renfroe, Customer Operations Program Manager, Atlassian; because to stay seasoned admins as we are, we must learn from the other seasoned admins 🙂
So these are the sessions that we’ve all for now agreed are extremely valuable, but of course not all that we’re planning to attend. Stay tuned for our short reports and reviews during the days of Atlassian Summit!