If you’re at Web 2.0 Expo this week in Berlin, please come by the Atlassian booth and say “Guten Tag”! I’m here in Berlin with three of my Atlassian buddies: Jeffrey Walker, Per Fragemann and Josh Wold.
Over the past year, Atlassian has flexed its muscles to become a truly global company and the team at Web 2.0 is a reflection of that. Per is our Confluence Team Lead and works out of our Sydney office; Josh is Atlassian’s Lead Pre-Sales Engineer and works from our new Amsterdam office; and I along with our President, Jeffrey Walker, work from our North American Headquarters in San Francisco.
Part of our success has been driven by our unique sales model, great software, and frankly, great people that come into the office each day and give it their all. Amidst a shaky global economy, Atlassian continues to flourish. We’re continually hiring and especially looking for those to build our Amsterdam office.
Whether you’re here this week in Berlin, or among the other 106 countries that we serve, we always love to hear from you as well as meet our customers, fans and critics.
If you’d like to learn more about the opening of our office in Amsterdam and our overall growth in Europe, please see the press release below.
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Picture from Web 2.0 Expo, Berlin
(From left to right: Josh, Laura, Per)

The Australian Software Company That Could: Atlassian Expands into Europe

Software leader opens European headquarters in Amsterdam, bucking economic downturn
Amsterdam, Netherlands – October 21, 2008 – Atlassian, makers of Jira, the enterprise issue tracker and Confluence, the most widely used wiki, today announced they have opened their European headquarters in Amsterdam. The strategic location will allow the company to better serve the company’s second largest market – Europe – through expanded support and pre-sales offerings and local staff.
Despite the economic downturn, Atlassian recently ended another blockbuster financial year, doubling once again their revenue, to $35 million. While only six years old, the lightweight enterprise software company continues growing with no direct sales force and transparent pricing on their website. The opening of the European headquarters is a testament to the company’s unique business model.
“With Europe accounting for over thirty-five percent of our market, we decided to grow our presence and commitment to our European customers, fulfilling our promise of legendary service and support” said Jeffrey Walker, President of Atlassian. Having opened an office in Gdansk, Poland in March 2008 focused on software development, Amsterdam is slated to be the European sales and technical support headquarters for Atlassian.
Atlassian currently serves over 13,000 customers in over 106 countries. Among Atlassian’s leading customers in Europe is Accenture. Michael Widjaja, Partner and Senior Executive with Accenture in Amsterdam explains, “Atlassian has pioneered an exemplary business model, providing world class lightweight enterprise software. We’re glad to welcome them to Amsterdam and are excited by the company’s continued expansion in Europe.”

Atlassian’s European customers include Accenture, BNP Paribas, Publicis, Credit Suisse, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, CERN and BBC. Atlassian’s European office is hiring for several positions in support and pre-sales. For more information, visit: http://www.atlassian.com

About Atlassian
Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, recognized as the most widely-used enterprise wiki, and Jira, one of the world’s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 13,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s top 50 corporations. For more information, visit: http://www.atlassian.com

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