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How to (not) break Jira - featuring Jamie Echlin, creator of ScriptRunner

Sep 30, 2019, 8:30 – 10:30 PM

Getting advanced with Jira can save the day, but it can sometimes present a bit of peril, too. Learn what sort of peril you may encounter with complex workflows as well as scripting and how to avoid it. Code of Conduct:


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How to (not) break Jira with bad scripts - Jamie Echlin, creator of ScriptRunner

Good Jira automation just stays out of the way and helps you get things done without thinking about it. But building good automation isn’t always easy, even when you go beyond Atlassian’s built-in capabilities and use add-ons.

Jamie Echlin, Adaptavist Staff engineer and creator of ScriptRunner, will talk about those situations where building automation in Jira can backfire. Running JQL functions in script fields, slow workflow condition functions, adding javascript to the announcement banner, inline scripts and endless loops are among the most common pitfalls for a Jira admin. Jamie will show you how to avoid them and will share some handy advice for building powerful automation in a responsible and scalable way.

How to (not) break Jira workflows

Tips on what can go wrong and what can go right when building complex workflows.


  • Jamie Echlin


    Staff Engineer & ScriptRunner Creator

  • Chirag Harenda


    Senior Product Marketing Manager



Monday, September 30, 2019
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM UTC


8:30 PMRegistration and Networking
9:00 PMHow not to break Jira (Jamie)
9:45 PMHow not to break Jira Workflows (TBD)
10:00 PMPizza and Beer

Community Leaders

  • Susan Hauth

    Toronto ACE Leader

    Atlassian Event Leader

  • Danny Zuccaro

    TD Bank

    Atlassian User Group Leader

  • Saurabh Sharma

    Banking and Financial

    Atlassian Community Leader

  • Majken Longlade


    Toronto ACE Leader

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