Unboxing 7 years of Atlassian Swag

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Hi, I’m Rachel Wright, Certified Jira administrator and author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook. I started using Atlassian products in 2011 and attended my first user conference in 2013.  At that event, I learned about the Atlassian user group program and immediately signed up to be a community leader.  The program has grown and changed a lot since then.  Back then there were only 30 leaders (cities) and now there are hundreds!  It’s great to see and be a part of it.

Atlassian recently revamped their recognition program, so I received 7 years worth of gifts and swag in one big shipment!  It was like Atlassian Christmas in my RV. 

I wanted to share the unboxing with you and show you some of the cool items you’ll receive as you gain tenure, host local events, and contribute to the online community.

I seem to be having some trouble with this box.  Good thing I’m better at Jira administration than box opening.

Here is the perk for year 7.  It’s a light-weight suitcase, with packing organizers, and a enamel pin to commemorate the year.  There are only two types of luggage in this world, carry on and lost. I’m excited to carry this on my flight to Vegas, next year, for Team 2022.  I’ve already started packing.

Next, is a cap, business cards, and an enamel pin for year 2. 

Early on in my Atlassian community journey, I founded the Northern Virginia user group and hosted local events for users and admins.  The perk for hosting 5-9 evens is this exclusive t-shirt. 

Without an in-person conference this year, to restock my Atlassian shirt supply, my wardrobe desperately needs some new threads.

The next item is this fantastic North Face down jacket.  This packs down well and is really warm.  Of course, there’s also a five-year pin.

The first-year items are a pin and an insulated thermos for hot or cold drinks.  On top is a removeable cup that’s magnetic.  This is perfect for chilly nights around the campfire.

The next item is an ACE-themed duffel bag and a pin. 

The last item to unbox is a sweet pair of custom Vans shoes.  Of course, there’s a pin for year number 3 as well.

With all my goodies unwrapped, I transform from Rachel Wright to Atlassian-ified Rachel Wright. Oh, and don’t forget a view of the custom shoes.

Thanks, Atlassian and here’s to another 7 years!  Being a community leader has so many benefits beyond trips and swag, but these perks sure make me feel appreciated.

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Join the virtual “Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” presentation

World events are making in-person presentations impossible! Instead, we’ve shifted to virtual events and are excited to deliver “Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” to users all over the world.

Join Rachel Wright at these remote events:

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Manage your out of control Jira application!

Hear Rachel’s Jira best practices remotely!

You know if you don’t maintain your Jira application that it can quickly grow out of control. But where do you start? How do you make small improvements without impacting daily business? What should you do if your application is already a bit of a mess?

In this presentation, we’ll address:

  • how to set standards so you don’t have more schemes to maintain than necessary,
  • how to clean up schemes and custom fields when you have too many,
  • how to archive old projects and unneeded issues,
  • and how to track changes and customization requests so you have a record and an audit trail.

Atlassian Community Events are where users meet, learn, network, and share best practices. User groups meet locally and all over the world.  Group members are newbies and veterans who like to “talk shop” about Atlassian software, Agile development, DevOps, software, and related business topics. Attend these events to network with your peers, share solutions, meet Atlassian Solution Partners, get special content from Atlassian, and maybe enjoy a beer or two.

Join us, join an Atlassian Community Event in your city, or start a community group!

“Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” in Atlanta

The Strategy for Jira Tour continues! Our next presentation is a remote one in Atlanta, GA. Rachel will present “Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” at the next Atlanta Atlassian Community Event, on December 11, 2019.

Hear Rachel’s Jira best practices in Atlanta, Georgia

You know if you don’t maintain your Jira application that it can quickly grow out of control. But where do you start? How do you make small improvements without impacting daily business? What should you do if your application is already a bit of a mess?

In this presentation, we’ll address:

  • how to set standards so you don’t have more schemes to maintain than necessary,
  • how to clean up schemes and custom fields when you have too many,
  • how to archive old projects and unneeded issues,
  • and how to track changes and customization requests so you have a record and an audit trail.

Atlassian Community Events are where users meet, learn, network, and share best practices. User groups meet locally and all over the world.  Group members are newbies and veterans who like to “talk shop” about Atlassian software, Agile development, DevOps, software, and related business topics. Attend these events to network with your peers, share solutions, meet Atlassian Solution Partners, get special content from Atlassian, and maybe enjoy a beer or two.

Will you be in Atlanta on December 11?  Join us, join an Atlassian Community Event in your city, or start a community group!

Meet Rachel Wright in Palm Beach, FL

Fabian L and Rachel Wright
Fabian Lopez, Palm Beach Community Leader and Rachel Wright

The Strategy for Jira Tour continues! Meet Rachel Wright, author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook, in Palm Beach, Florida on December 3, 2019.

Rachel will present “Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” at the Palm Beach Atlassian Community year end social event. Come celebrate the end of 2019 with networking, Jira presentations, and cutting-edge interactive golf at Drive Shack.

About the Jira Presentation

You know if you don’t maintain your Jira application that it can quickly grow out of control. But where do you start? How do you make small improvements without impacting daily business? What should you do if your application is already a bit of a mess?

In this presentation, we’ll address:

  • setting standards so you don’t have more schemes to maintain than necessary,
  • cleaning up schemes and custom fields when you have too many,
  • archiving old projects and unneeded issues,
  • and tracking changes and customization requests so you have a record and an audit trail.

About Atlassian Community Events

Atlassian Community Events are where users meet, learn, network, and share best practices. User groups meet locally and all over the world.  Group members are newbies and veterans who like to “talk shop” about Atlassian software, Agile development, DevOps, software, and related business topics. Attend these events to network with your peers, share solutions, meet Atlassian Solution Partners, get special content from Atlassian, and maybe enjoy a beer or two.

Will you be in Palm Beach, FL on Dec 3?  Join us, join an Atlassian Community Event in your city, or start a community group!

“Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” in Orange County

The Strategy for Jira Tour is back on the road! Our next presentation is a remote one in Anaheim, CA. Rachel will present “Best Practices for Managing and Maintaining Your Jira Application” at the next Orange County Atlassian Community Event, on October 22, 2019.

Speakers: Rachel Wright (Strategy for Jira®), Peter Toudjarski (Botron Software), and Michael March (Isos Technology)

You know if you don’t maintain your Jira application that it can quickly grow out of control. But where do you start? How do you make small improvements without impacting daily business? What should you do if your application is already a bit of a mess?

In this presentation, we’ll address:

  • how to set standards so you don’t have more schemes to maintain than necessary,
  • how to clean up schemes and custom fields when you have too many,
  • how to archive old projects and unneeded issues,
  • and how to track changes and customization requests so you have a record and an audit trail.

Atlassian Community Events are where users meet, learn, network, and share best practices. User groups meet locally and all over the world.  Group members are newbies and veterans who like to “talk shop” about Atlassian software, Agile development, DevOps, software, and related business topics. Attend these events to network with your peers, share solutions, meet Atlassian Solution Partners, get special content from Atlassian, and maybe enjoy a beer or two.

Will you be in Orange County on October 22?  Join us, join an Atlassian Community Event in your city, or start a community group!