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It’s November Movember and there’s a bunch of Atlassian Mo Bro’s that have started the month cleanly shaven with the intention of growing a Mo to help highlight men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

WTF is Movember?


So, what’s this got to do with Confluence?

Atlassian’s Mo Bro’s are using Confluence to track their progress. Each week, those participating upload an image to a page on our internal intranet to show off their progress. If they forget, I can always assign them a TaskDock task 🙂

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At the end of each week I’ll publish a blog within Confluence displaying everyone’s progress to date. Using the Survey Plugin, fellow Atlassians can vote for the best Mo. We’ve actually got four categories to cater for all levels of Mo Bro’s:

1. The Sydney MO with the MOst – Awarded to the wearer of the most impressive mo in the Sydney office, as determined by popular vote.

2. ReMOte MO with the MOst – Awarded to the most impressive mo outside the Sydney office, as determined by popular vote.

3. The “Thanks for coming in today” encouragement award – Because, despite your best intentions, sometimes your follicles just refuse to co-operate (I can relate).

4. The MO’ MOney Award for the most successful fundraiser.


What’s the benchmark?

I must take this opportunity to publicly congratulate last year’s winner, developer of the Office Connector and all round bad ass, Ryan Ackley:

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I’ll keep you all posted on the Atlassian Mo Bro’s progress with a weekly post. I’ll share with you their head shots and the results for Mo of the Week.


How can you help?

Let’s not forget the driving force behind this initiative and that’s to highlight men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Help us raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation in the US by donating to our US Atlassian Mo Bro’s.

If you are an Aussie, donate to the Sydney Atlassian Mo Bro’s to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative.

Thanks to the awesomeness that is the Atlassian Foundation, your donations mean twice as much. The Atlassian Foundation will match donations for up to $1,000 per employee.


Who’s in it to win it this year?

Looks like the Walrus Mo was the winner for Ryan last year. Which Mo are you?

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