Atlassian Summit 2017 in San Jose: Talks and Events for Business Users

As a business user of the Atlassian products, it can be daunting to navigate your way through the schedule of sessions and demos.  While at first it might seem that Atlassian Summit is only for technical users of the tools, there’s plenty going on for everyone.  My top picks this year include:

Get to know Trello

I’ve used Trello before but not since Atlassian have acquired it.  I’m interested to see what’s changed and how I can make it work for my team and the other Atlassian products we’re already using.

Ways to Enhance Visual Communication with Lucidchart

Lucidchart state that “…we will cover the importance of visual communication, the power of collaboration on the cloud, and the impact these two aspects can have on individual, team, and company-wide productivity”.  Who doesn’t want to improve productivity?!

How Atlasssian is building a Gender Balanced Team at Scale and Diversity in Tech

As a female-led business, we’re always looking at ways to continue building our gender balanced team.  I’m interested to hear more about the initiatives around diversity that Atlassian have used and how they might fit with our organization.

Become a Confluence Whiz Kid

At Think&Do, we already have some Confluence Whiz Kids and in fact, run Atlassian’s Confluence training classes for them.  While I’ve sat in on those classes, it’s always useful to get another perspective on how to make the most out of a tool that is central to our organization.

Some other tips:

Don’t forget to take full advantage of the Agenda part of the Summit app.  It allows you to plan in advance which sessions, demos, etc. are most important to you and will remind you when your chosen “appointments” are about to start.

Remember to factor in time to walk the show floor so you can get to know the partners and find out what makes them such an important part of the Atlassian ecosystem.  And of course there’s Summit Bash which is a great opportunity to meet Atlassians, partners and other attendees.