Many companies have sponsorships for their respective user groups. In addition to Atlassian User Group sponsorship, we also support Java User Groups. Over the past few years we’ve given out over 2,500 non-profit and open source licenses, and though I don’t know the exact number, many have gone to JUGs.
In addition to licenses, we’re happy to help out by covering some of your expenses, sending you some t-shirts, or promoting your group on our blogs and website. Since we’re trying to broaden the scope of our sponsorships, your feedback is really appreciated—what we can do to make this into a great program?
Check out this sponsorships overview page and let me know how we can help.
Sponsor-a-Mate: Atlassian Sponsors Java User Community
March 26, 2007 (Business Wire) San Francisco, CA – Java User Groups (JUGs) can add one more company to their list of sponsors. Atlassian Software Systems, makers of popular Java software including Jira, the professional issue tracker, today announced that they are offering additional support for Java User Groups.
The company’s Sponsor-a-Mate program, which takes its name from the company’s Australian roots, helps the Java programmer community by giving them more resources for their grassroots efforts, including free software. A Java User Group is a community of users in an area who program applications in the Java software language.
Depending on the needs of each user group, Atlassian sponsorship can include any combination of the following items:
- Financial sponsorship to cover expenses
- Free Community licenses of their software: Jira, Confluence (enterprise wiki software), Bamboo (continuous integration server), and Crowd (single sign-on authentication)
- Free Atlassian merchandise including the infamous “You’ve Got Issues” t-shirt, coffee mugs, stickers, and the like
- Promotion of user group events on Atlassian’s blogs and extranet
“Developers are at the core of everything our company does,” said Atlassian co-CEO and Java Champion Mike Cannon-Brookes. “The Sponsor-a-Mate program is one more way we are able to give back to the community.”
Over the last five years, Atlassian has donated more than 2,500 free Community software licenses to Open Source projects and non-profits, including Apache, Spring Framework, MuleSource, British Red Cross, Mercy Ships, Amnesty International, BeJUG, Miami JUG, Cologne JUG, among others.
People who wish to learn more or request sponsorship should visit the Atlassian sponsorship overview page.
Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, widely recognized as the most advanced enterprise wiki, and Jira, one of the world’s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. Founded in 2002, the company now has more than 5,500 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s top 50 corporations. For more information, visit http://www.atlassian.com .
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