The sun has set on Atlassian Summit, our first ever worldwide user conference, and what a wonderful ride it’s been. We oversold the event, assembling close to 400 people in San Francisco, for two days of training, content-stuffed breakout sessions, demos, mingling, and of course a bit of beer-chugging. Some of the highlights:
- loads of product announcements: we let loose a thunderstorm of announcements, shipping a shiny, new Confluence 3.0, and releasing betas of JIRA 4.0, FishEye 2.0, Crucible 2.0 and Crowd 2.0, all game-changers. Plus, the acquisition of GreenHopper; new pricing for Studio, our hosted agile development suite (with GreenHopper now included); the launch of our Agile @ Atlassian site (where our developers share their experiences around our own agile development practices); an exciting new connector for the Eclipse IDE; our incredibly gorgeous Plugin Exchange; and, finally, demonstrations of our ambitious plans for OpenSocial in the enterprise. Boom!
- a mountain of Tweets: the Tweeters were chirping up a storm at Summit. My personal favorite was from a customer, sitting in the back, who misread the filename of “pom.xml” in a code sample:
Note to #atlassiansummit presenters: if you’re gonna show your source code repo, make sure “porn.xml” doesn’t show up in the file list.
- Summit Bash at Atlassian’s Offices: we pimped out our pad, complete with a giant race track where Atlassian and customers could battle each other Formula One style. I got my clock cleaned by several customers, and filed a bug in JIRA against car # 32. Man, the cable car bus ride home was chilly.
- Partners galore: we couldn’t have pulled this off without the support of incredible partners. And that community let fly with a cavalcade of announcements, from an iPhone client for Confluence to new ninja-worthy plugins to a brand-new enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. Thanks again, sponsors. You rock!
To those that joined us, we hope you learned tons, met other customers, partners and Atlassians you can lean on going forward, and generally had a great time. Sound off in the comments! To those that couldn’t make it this year, we have good news: we recorded the entire two days, and we’ll pull together the complete show online – videos and presentations – early next week so you can experience the entire event from the comfort of your web browser (minus the free beer, of course).
As a quick teaser, we’ve published the Atlassian keynote below. We’ll be breaking it down into digestible sections when we take the show online, so you can grab just the bits you’re interested in, but for now you can scan through 90 minutes of the opening session.
We hope to see *all* of you next year.