Here at Atlassian we’re pretty good about eating our own dog food. We’re a software company building software for other software companies, which makes us very similar to our customers. And in some ways this makes our job easier–tools we build for ourselves that make our lives better will probably make our customers’ lives better, too.
Introducing Speakeasy: Front-end Personalization in 15 Minutes
A few weeks ago we kicked off Atlassian’s coding competition, Codegeist, and one of the prize categories is a $15k cash prize for the best Speakeasy extension. We announced Speakeasy along with Codegeist, and today Speakeasy is available in Jira, Confluence, and Bamboo. So if you’ve ever wanted to tweak our products just a little bit, we invite you to take the Speakeasy challenge.
Take the Challenge: 15 minutes of hacking, $15k in cash
Codegeist ends in a little over two weeks, leaving you plenty of time to give Speakeasy a go, personalize Jira, Confluence, or Bamboo, and win a t-shirt and your shot at a $15,000 cash prize.
Getting Started with Speakeasy
Follow these steps to get hacking on a Speakeasy extension:
- Install Speakeasy on an instance of Jira
- Start building a Speakeasy extension
- Submit your extension to Codegeist
Simple Implementation, Large Impact
We’ve published the binaries and source of a number of Speakeasy Extensions that have been built here at Atlassian. You’ll see that many of these extensions are fairly simple in implementation: thumbnail previews for image attachments in Confluence; improved admin panel UI in Jira; “next” button for photo galleries in Confluence; etc. Despite their simple implementation, these Speakeasy extensions make our products’ user experience much better for the authors of said extensions.
We know many of our customers are technical, and we’re excited to be providing a framework that lets people quickly and easily personalize and extend our products. So give Speakeasy a go and submit what you built for a chance to win $15,000!