AtlasCamp 2016 retrospective
We've just come back from the biggest AtlasCamp yet - Atlassian's premier developer conference, this year held in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
Some companies events major on Kool-Aid, but lack content. However AtlasCamp reflects the culture of Atlassian - it is open, infused with a real passion for products and people, and how real-world customer problems can be solved.
Jay Simmons, President of Atlassian, wrapping up AtlasCamp 2016
- Open company, no bullshit: this ranged from approachable executives in the canteen, to helpful engineers, willing to share examples and help solve problems. This openness extends to the content of the conference itself, with a YouTube playlist of the presentations available in less than 24 hours.
- Build with heart and balance: from new API features, to the technical infrastructure behind the Cloud, we love the way Atlassian iterate quickly, but always against a long term vision
- Don’t #@!% the customer: although this was a non-customer event, customer experience was always at the core
- Play, as a team: non-stop stop presentations during the day, great receptions in the evening. Work hard, play hard!
- Be the change you seek: partners were encouraged to give open feedback, and one of my questions was answered by the company president. A refreshing change from other large companies!
The W Hotel, Barcelona. The AtlasCamp 2016 venue.