Now that you've survived the blizzard of 2017, we are sending positive vibes for our March event to mark the start of Spring.
We're back at WeWork Chelsea and have three great talks lined up for you. We took your votes seriously from the exercise we ran at last month's event. As always, outside of these talks, we'll have food, drinks and plenty of networking opportunities; and maybe even a prize or two. Please RSVP to save your spot as we have limited space at the event.
This topic received the third most votes.
The goal of the "Top JIRA Administration Mistakes" presentation is to keep others out of what Rachel calls the “JIRA swamp.” Or, if you’re already in it, help dig you out. This session is different – it’s about strategy. It’s recommendations from years of cleaning up horrible JIRA configurations! It’s about what you should do, what you shouldn’t do, and why. Hear the mistakes Rachel made as a JIRA administrator and real examples of problems to avoid. Would you rather your application be an organized, tidy, and trimmed garden or a foggy, contaminated, overgrown swamp? You'll have a chance to pick some of the topics that Rachel discusses.
Chris will speak on his recent engagement with a startup company and their journey towards a microservices strategy using Atlassian tools. He will expound the concepts and the architecture used to incorporate hybrid cloud into the build/deploy process. The specific workflow leverages Bamboo, Docker, Docker Hub and Amazon EC2 Container Service to channel the solution into production. Chris will share details on the benefits of adopting microservices and a use case for implementation.
This topic received the top number of votes.
A brief overview on several of the challenges that Ethan faced rolling out Confluence from a pilot to a full scale deployment. He discusses how he managed to increase the adoption of the tool while also introducing discipline on content management. Ethan shares the strategies and all the tips and tricks that helped him spearhead Confluence to being the fully adopted knowledge management tool in his firm.
Author of JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook
Magic Button Labs
Rachel Wright is an entrepreneur, process engineer, and Atlassian Certified Jira Administrator. She started using Jira in 2011, became a Jira administrator in 2013, and was certified in 2016. Rachel also uses Atlassian tools in her personal life for accomplishing goals and tracking tasks. Her first book, the "Jira Strategy Admin Workbook", was written in Confluence and progress was tracked in Jira!
Chris Riley is the Director of Solutions Architecture at cPrime. In his current capacity, he provides support for cPrime clients focusing on APIs, Middleware, DevOps and Cloud architecture and solution delivery. He is also a participant in the Swagger/OpenAPI specification and the developer of Swagger/OpenAPI certification training. Prior to cPrime, Chris was a co-founder of HKM Consulting and Director of Implementation Services at Cape Clear Software. Chris has also been a featured speaker at QCon, SOA Symposium, Toronto Java User Group and AWS Boston Meetups. In addition, he has been a contributor to SOA Design Patterns (Erl) and is quoted on AWS and Docker trends in TechTarget.