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Sara Dubuque, Senior Designer, Atlassian
Brian Sikora, Kaiser Permanente
Melanie McLeod, Kaiser Permanente
Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian
Amy Dittmar, Senior Designer, Company is private
Becky White, Senior UX Researcher, Atlassian
Ashleigh Sterzenbach, Senior Designer, Atlassian
John Wetenhall, Strategy & Operations, Confluence, Atlassian
George Burrows, Senior Team Lead, Atlassian
Nils Merkle, Captain, German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)
Filip Callewaert, Head Information Management / Digital Workplace Manager, Port of Antwerp Authority / Belgian Green Party (Groen)
Geoff Sims, Senior Data Analyst, Atlassian
Senior Designer, Atlassian
Sara's background is in evolutionary biology, education, and information science, which mostly means she tried a lot of things before she found her home in the tech industry as a designer. Prior to joining the Hipchat team in 2014, she worked as a UX designer on RetailMeNot.com. As a result of working on a messaging product, she's developed a impressively vast emoji vocabulary and has more chat apps on her phone than any reasonable person should. She'd love to hear about how you use chat, video, texts, or email to communicate at work.
Teamwork makes the dream work - but what if your dream is to help your team work better? What does working better even mean when teams are more digital, distributed, dynamic and diverse than ever before? In the Summer of 2017 Atlassian tasked a cross-functional research team with unlocking the potential of Atlassian tools to better support modern teams. In this talk, Sara Dubuque, Senior Designer, will share our research into team dynamics and our resulting design explorations in team communication.
If you think of an industry with incredible amounts of data, healthcare should be one that springs to mind. And in an organization the size of Kaiser Permanente (KP), analytics must be used to inform every part of the business. Using Jira Software as the core of an Analytic Request Management (ARM) solution is a unique use case. Designed to increase collaboration and transparency in analytic work across the organization, the ARM system is standardized to enable reporting across multiple departments but also allows for customization according to departmental workflows. Our system is built with Jira Software to manage the analytic development lifecycle and a web application to provide non-technical users with a simple way to submit, search, and view analytic requests.
We'll walk through the challenges we faced prior to implementing our solution, how we developed our solution using Jira Software as the backbone, and the benefits provided by Jira Software for our users. We'll highlight early successes to improve communication and collaboration, and talk about how the web application and Jira Software work together to allow a simple submission form for non-technical users that also populates critical fields in Jira Software.
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian
Aubrey Blanche is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian. There, she works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities through recruiting, retention, and advancement of all Atlassians. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work, and has developed a new team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly effective teams. In all areas of her work, she seeks to design effective interventions, programs, and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity & inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders, BeVisible, and Joonko. She is the co-founder of Sycamore, a community aiming to fix the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders.
It's no secret that women are underrepresented in technical fields. In this talk, you'll see scientific evidence of the barriers that women face on the technical job market, and hear about concrete ways to these barriers lead to inaccurate and inefficient hiring for companies. Atlassian has used this knowledge to develop tactics and initiatives resulting in >46% female technical hires in their last three intern and graduate cohorts (from 10% just 2 years ago). Join Aubrey Blanche, head of diversity & inclusion to learn about what you can do to overcome the diversity gap and hire the right talent help your business scale.
Senior Designer, Company is private
Biography is private
Will your team be faced with big problems, time limitations, stuck with same old ideas, or all three? Great, you're the perfect candidate for a design sprint. They deliver low risk high reward solutions to the biggest problems in a short amount of time. Learn how starting at the end gives you reliable customer signal before committing to the expense of developing and launching of a product. This session covers key concepts and actionable take-a-ways to empower teams from start-up size to enterprise.
Senior UX Researcher, Atlassian
More details coming soon
You probably have noticed the new look of Atlassian's Cloud products. Our new Design Guidelines took many months to create, and our team had many tough decisions to make. Luckily, we incorporated customer research along the way to guide us.
One of our most valuable research tools is called “early signal testing”, and we think it can help you too. Early signal testing can help you gain confidence in a direction, rather than being paralyzed by a choice. It can help assess your design's usability, clarity, comprehension, and more. This talk explains how your team can gather measurable user feedback in as little as a week, for even the very biggest of problems.
Strategy & Operations, Confluence, Atlassian
John began his career working on a fledgling start up in San Francisco straight out of university. Two startups later he landed at Atlassian where he started out in product marketing for Confluence and helped launch Confluence Questions. He's since moved on to Strategy & Operations for Confluence where he works on Confluence product and business strategy. John brings passion for the customer to every debate and is passionate about getting more done with Agile (yes, even in marketing). When not at the office, John is an avid surfer, runner and music fan. Get in touch on Twitter - @jwetenhall
Many great achievements started with a page in Confluence. Still, users always ask us how to get started creating and organizing content. How you choose to organize content in Spaces and what your pages look like determines how effective your content is.
John Wetenhall, Confluence Whiz, is sharing top tips for Space organization and page creation from his 4 years working on Confluence and speaking to scores of users. He'll focus on Confluence's top use cases: project collaboration and knowledge bases, with hands on examples from Atlassian's own internal Confluence instances, so you know what great spaces and pages can look like, and how to actually create them.
Senior Team Lead, Atlassian
Atlassian contributes 1% of annual profits, 1% of employee time, and 1% of company equity to the Atlassian Foundation, aimed at helping make the world better. In this talk, George Burrows shows how utilising Atlassian's products can make an impact for the Foundation in just one day.
Inspired by visits to Cambodian schools, seeing first hand how Room to Read are making a difference, a group of Atlassian's used a single ShipIt to create a web presence for their fundraising chapters. George will explain how the team used Hipchat, Confluence, Trello and Bitbucket to communicate, empower, and deliver the project.
Captain, German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)
It's true – even the Bundeswehr uses Confluence to organize their work. In fact, they use it for a great deal of their collaboration, coordination, and communication. But convincing the German Armed Forces to go digital with their knowledge base was no easy feat. In this talk, Nils Merkle, Air Force Captain, will recount how his team of Confluence evangelists promoted social collaboration in a hierarchical environment. Come hear Bundeswehr insights, use cases, and best practices that can help any organization maximize Confluence's potential. And, of course, some funny stories that came about along the way.
Head Information Management / Digital Workplace Manager, Port of Antwerp Authority / Belgian Green Party (Groen)
As a linguist, Filip is very much interested in how people use written language and dialogues for team collaboration. This brought him in the field of digital workplaces and remote working. At this moment his two main professional projects are in the Belgian Port of Antwerp Authority (Head of Information Manager) and the Belgian Green Party (Groen) as the Digital Workplace Manager. He loves sharing his experience in this field with other people as it is a passionate learning trajectory. He loves building a theoretic foundation for his practices, and setting up practices for testing the theories!
To finally realize that ‘New Way of Working' we at the Belgian Port of Antwerp Authority set up “Our Magic Four".
Magic#1 is in the Atlassian tools - of course. Magic#2 is revealed in the use of a new, innovative work process - the "Collaborative Cases", the differentiator for efficient knowledge work. Magic#3 emerges in the Implementation Service Cycles, co-designed with the business partner. Magic#4 is our best kept secret that we can only reveal in person during the session…
The Belgian Green Party and other organizations heard about the success, and started with a similar set-up for their digital workplace and intranets – they love it! Our message: stop selling tools, start selling the process. Filip is available afterwards to answer your questions!
Senior Data Analyst, Atlassian
Geoff is a senior data analyst working under Atlassian's support division. He loves using the latest machine learning techniques to drive insights from Atlassian's rich data assets, and ultimately reducing friction and improving the product experience for our customers. Prior to his foray into industry data science, Geoff had completed a PhD in Antarctic Astrophysics, during which he conducted a portion of his research near the geographic South Pole in Antarctica.
Atlassian's mission is to unleash the potential in every team. In working toward this goal, it is critical we understand how teams interact, communicate, and collaborate. In this talk, Atlassian data scientist Geoff Sims will present our business' "people graph" - a network visualisation produced from our internal Hipchat message exchanges - as a colourful series of digital artworks. Come along to see how raw data can be transformed into something beautiful; and walk away with a better understanding of how teams operate.
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