What is ShipIt?
Every quarter, Atlassian runs a 24-hour hackathon called ShipIt where they drop everything to make something awesome. It embodies their culture of innovation and puts weight behind a sacred company value: “Be the change you seek.”
What is ShipIt AUG Style?
Ideally, we would like your expertise to help improve anything related to the Atlassian community, Atlassian tools, but if you're passionate about something else (Addon/plugin/extension/bot) we encourage you to work on that. (Note: your solution doesn't have to be technical)
ShipIt is a team activity, this is your chance to combine ideas and skill sets with leaders from all over the country.
Traditionally, this is a 24-hour event. But you will get to start early and start your project. You and your team will have 2 weeks (14th July to 30th July) to work remotely on your project. You will record a video submission and send it in for judging (Before 30th of July).
Assemble your team! Now is the time to start thinking about your ideas and who you want to work with. We have created a Stride room and Google Doc for you to post ideas and/or to sign on for a project. If you're not attending the meetup, no worries. There will be a two-hour working session. You can either stride or start helping your team during the remote phase. Brainstorming and collaborating is encouraged but no actual work can be done on the project until August 3. We will check in with you before AUG to make sure you have everything you need for the 4 hour-long working session.
Day of ShipIt (2-8pm on August 3rd during AUG ShipIt)
Haven't joined a team? Have a great idea the day of? You will have a few minutes to pitch your idea or to join a team that you think you can collaborate with. Get to work and have fun! Once the planning time ends, you can decide next steps with your team to ensure you're good to go.
You will have until August 3rd by end of day EAT to complete your project. Your team needs to have a 3-minute video sent to the Community Team describing your project. There will be 1 winner, the overall ShipIt winner that'll be judged by a group of AUG Members in attendance.
Note: Participants would be welcome to request free trials of our products that may help them from aug.atlassian.com
The Atlassian User Group Nairobi encourages better use of Atlassian tools, share best practices, case studies and individual perspectives.
This is an open forum to discuss and suggest features and changes to Atlassian communities in building better products.
AUG meet-ups are where Atlassian users, entrepreneurs, engineers and business acumen meet to share their experience on how they use Atlassian tools to increase productivity and ship products.
This group is open to all fellow Atlassian users who are like-minded and interested to share ideas & knowledge. This is an open forum to discuss and suggest features and changes to Atlassian communities in building better products.
This group has an abundance of Atlassian Experts and customers in the area - let's take advantage of each other's expertise. We meet every other month to talk about all things Atlassian, from JIRA, dashboards to perfecting your Stash workflow. If you've got a topic to present or questions you need to be answered, we're here to help. RSVP to our next meeting or join the group to be notified of upcoming events and AUG news.
As usual, we will have swag, pizza, beer, and great conversations! We are excited to see you all again soon!
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