With the recent announcement by Atlassian that server licenses will soon no longer be available for purchase and that all support will end by 2024, ACE Rotterdam is interested in hearing from the Netherlands (and Europe...) user base of Atlassian Server products:
On the flip side, we are also looking to include current Cloud users in the discussion, especially anyone who has already completed a Server to Cloud migration:
Format & No recording!
This is intended to be a "safe-zone" conversation, whereby people can freely & openly speak their mind, share valuable information/knowledge, and get a good idea on the changing landscape ahead.
For some this is an extremely uncomfortable situation and thus we will not record this session.
As such there will also not be any Atlassian personnel present. A separate session with an Atlassian ambassador will be planned in due course.
There will no formal topics or presentations, however we will have Imre Scheffers from Atlassian Users TIG (primarily server) and Andy Barker from Atlassian Users PTC (primarily Cloud) to start up conversations with their own reactions/experiences/war-stories
Call will be by Zoom! URL available after RSVP. No Waiting Room, but there is a Passcode (see invite after RSVP!)
Old Street Solutions
Atlassian Experience Architect
Imre is a relatively newby in the Atlassian world, but he is learning fast. With a low attention span, he has always searched for ways to get into focus and the Atlassian products helped him get there. He is eager to tell you all about it, so you can also work productively while being at home.
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!