Come and join the Atlassian Users of Rotterdam for a Summit inspired evening of lightning talks with plenty of time for group Q&A and socializing & networking!
Each of the speakers is coming with a completely different talk based on their completely different experiences with Atlassian... some of it insightful, some of it wise, some of it most helpful!
Regardless of the content of the talks and the ensuing Q&A sessions there will something for everyone!
Founder / Developer
Old Street Solutions
Atlassian Experience Architect
The most FUN when it comes to managing SERIOUS business 💙 💪 🤓 #Atlassian #Agile #Jira #Confluence #Trello #ADHD #Neurodivergent
“Knowledge is power; sharing knowledge is powerful.”
Born in the greatest UK city with the worst airport, Luton, Andy Barker spent his early years playing waterpolo, dabbling in photography, and singing in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
Andy worked in nightclubs, restaurants, and the marquee industry before chucking in the UK to come to the Netherlands and study Business Administration of Hotel Management (only part of the reason; the other part was was meeting a lovely Dutch lady and marrying her.) He now lives in North Limburg with his wife, two kids, cat, and horse.
Known as Atlassian’s resident #FunMan, he’s been an Atlassian Community leader for four years, founded their Community Events Rotterdam chapter, and was awarded the prestigious Community Leaders' Choice Award at Summit 2020. Already bestest friends with Teodora Vasileva, he joined the Old Street fray because we eschew corporate red tape and hierarchical bullshit in favor of good old human compassion and understanding.
A Brit living and working in the Netherlands, by day I am a Project Manager for PTC; delivering highly complex AR/CV solutions to a variety of clients in many varying industries. As both a heavy user of Atlassian products and Admin, I am the “go to Nerd” in PTC for all things Atlassian: my passion and adoration for Atlassian knows no boundaries!
On the weekends I am a family man: Mr Barker! But also a poet, artist and musician: Urban Gorilla Boy (very much amateur... but very much enjoying it!)
But by night…? That passion doesn’t quit! A Community Addict and an ACE Leader for the fabulous ‘ACE Rotterdam’ I will often be found burning the midnight oil making 100% use of my relationship with Atlassian, its products and its people.
With over 10 years of experience in project management in a variety of industries and over 5 years of public speaking / workshops experience, my life motto of “Knowledge is Power, Sharing Knowledge is POWERFUL” provides attendees with a fabulous experience they will never forget!