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Virtual Summer 2020 kick-off - Migrating to cloud, Jira Process Templates, Context Switching, MORE!

Aug 19, 2020, 10:00 PM – Aug 20, 2020, 1:00 AM

We are happy to announce the virtual return of the Boston ACE meeting! We're presenting some great content for our meeting: Atlassian for the non-IT environment, Jira Process Templates, free Jira automation in Jira Cloud, productivity gains during context switching, migrating from Jira Server to the Jira Cloud. We are giving out Amazon gift cards of $15, $25, and $50 amounts! Huge SWAG. RSVP!


About this event

Get ready for a fun, educational, and engaging virtual party!  Boston ACE style!    

Have your favorite alcohol beverage for a virtual toast.  We have created an event platform to replicate a networking environment in virtual rooms. So come to the event to learn, network, and importantly have fun!

Don’t miss the massive gift card drawings. We are giving out Amazon gift cards of $15, $25, and $50 amounts. Plus huge Atlassian SWAG store codes. RSVP! 

Atlassian for Non-IT environments presented by Fabio Genovese, Atlassian Software Architect
Atlassian products are fantastic and help us manage a project and develop every kind of software. But this is the first step. Several non-IT companies use Atlassian products in everyday situations and they are perfect. During my chat, I will describe how to use the Atlassian Suite like an automotive assembly line.

Free Jira Cloud Automation by John Funk, Agile Tools Administrator, Ramsey Solutions
Automation for Jira is now included for Free in Jira Cloud. Lots of folks are beginning to venture into that. We use it quite heavily in our organization. So maybe taking some of the mystics out of beginning to use Automation - it's much easier than you think! Where to go for help and guidance. How powerful is it really? Quarterly product team webinars, etc.

Context Switching: solving the hidden and huge productivity cost by Nicholas Cron, CEO, & Evn Tomeny, Manager of Enterprise Collaboration, iRobot
According to Slack's The State of Work research, 64% of aligned workers report spending 30 minutes or more each day simply switching between apps. This presentation discusses solutions to this hidden and huge productivity vampire.

Migrating to the Atlassian Cloud by Michael Brown, Principal Consultant, Ascend Integrated
With more organizations looking to minimize server maintenance, the Atlassian Cloud has become a viable option for organizations becoming increasingly reliant on the Atlassian Tool Suite. While the cloud exists as an option, it is important to consider the migration path to the cloud, the benefits of the cloud, and challenges organizations face when migrating to the cloud. The Atlassian Cloud provides an excellent option for many companies, but is it right for your organization?

Supercharge Jira BPM with Smart Issue Templates, Jim Hannon, Agile Transformation Architect 

In the current environment, it is essential to gain any efficiencies in your operations. Smart Issues Template for Jira from AppsDelivered fills a needed hole in the Jira marketplace. Smart Issue Templates can be used to save considerable time in repetitive tasks and can allow your organization to run process templates in one click that requires multiple steps using three Jira Issue Type levels structures like Epic -> Issue Type (Story, Task, Bug, etc), and Subtask. During my talk, I will show how I use Smart Issue Templates for Jira to manage my user group processes that include many related tasks.

Special thanks to our sponsors!
Appfire, ALM Works, Diviniti, cprime. Adaptavist, Column Technologies,  SmartBear, Mattermost, NextUp, and Eliassen Group. 


  • Fabio Genovese

    Artigiano del Software

    Atlassian Software Architect

  • John Funk

    Ramsey Solutions

    Atlassian Expert and Community Champion

  • Michael Brown

    Ascend Integrated

    Principal Atlassian Consultant

  • Nicholas Cron


    Atlassian Expert and CEO of Nextup

  • Jim Hannon


    Director of Agile Transformation


  • Greg Venable

    Atlas Bench

    Chief Atlassian Ecosystem Recruiter & Expert



August 19 – 20, 2020
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Welcome and Introductions
Atlassian for Non-IT environments by Fabio Genovese, Atlassian Software Architect
Free Jira Cloud Automation by John Funk, Agile Tools Administrator, Ramsey Solutions
Context Switching: solving the hidden and huge productivity cost
Migrating from on-premise to Jira Cloud by Michael Brown, Principal Atlassian Consultant
Create template processes in Jira with Smart Issue Templates by Jim Hannon, Agile Transformation Architect
Prize Drawings

Community Leaders

  • Timothy Szczesuil

    ZOLL Medical

    Boston Atlassian User Group Leader

  • Greg Venable

    Atlas Bench

    Group Leader

Contact host

Global sponsor

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ALM Works logo

ALM Works

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Column Technologies, Inc logo

Column Technologies, Inc

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Eliassen logo


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