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Bridget Community Manager Feb 10, 2020

Atlassian Answerers are the folks who dedicate their time and expertise to helping out fellow users on the Atlassian Community. Aka the good kind of people! 

Introduce yourself below so that your fellow Answerers know a little bit more about the person behind the avatar! You can provide info about yourself like:

  • Where you're from
  • What you do with your free time
  • What you do with your work time
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation
  • Your favorite quote 
  • Why you answer Community questions
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) 

I can't wait to meet you!

Bridget + the Atlassian Community Team 


Danny Rising Star Feb 18, 2020

Hello All,

  • I’m from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
  • I spend my free time playing with my kids and planning Atlassian Community Events in Newcastle.
  • I’m a Project Manager for an IT and Business Consultancy in the North East, UK. 
  • My favourite quote is; “plans are nothing, planning is everything” - Eisenhower
  • I answer questions because I like helping others and I like learning from others.



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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Nice to see you in here, Danny! Do your kids want to be Atlassian experts when they grow up too? ;) 


Looking forward to seeing more of your Answers on Community - especially if they include Eisenhower quotes!

Hi Danny!   

A good friend of mine is from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne!  

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Many thanks for this opportunity, my English is not so good, so I'm going to use short answers to prevent more errors.

  • Where you're from
    • Portugal, Lisbon (work) and Setubal, a city away 30KM away south from Lisbon where we live around the sea and the river.
  • What you do with your free time
    • Spending time with my family, surfing on the web, read and help in a betting community.
  • What you do with your work time
    • I'm Service manager and Jira Admin
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation
    • No photos, but only paradisiac island or beach I can call: Vacation.
  • Your favorite quote 
    • Done
  • Why you answer Community questions
    • To learn and share my experience. Help as I have been helped. It's all about, sharing is caring.
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) 
    • Hummmm.... I need to postpone this one.
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Great intro, @Humberto Gomes ! 

Your favorite quote is hilarious - I might have to use that one sometime :). 

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Thanks a lot for this invitation ! 

  • I'm from Paris, in France
  • During my free time, i spend time with my family
  • I'm a COO and Jira software and service desk admin
  • One flag !
  • My favorite quote : when there is a doubt there is no doubt
  • To share experience and to learn
  • Next time ;)

Have a good day !


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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Bonjour Anne! Nice to meet you :) 

Between COO and Jira software/service desk admin, you sound like a busy person! Thanks for spending time helping out this Community. 

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the invite.

My name is Aishwarya Singh. I am based out in Mumbai, India. I am a Technical Writer since past 6 years. I use Confluence and Jira on a daily basis and I love playing with these products. I like to experiment new things in ongoing workflow in order to make it automated.

I spend my free time in reading finance market updates, exploring places with my BFF's, trying new cuisines, and on Netflix. 

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I spent about a week in Mumbai recently - just returned on Saturday, Feb 15th!  I love the people of India!

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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Nice to meet you, Aishwarya! 

So cool that you are on a quest to automate more work. Can't wait to hear about your tips! 

Any good shows on Netflix lately? 

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Nice to meet you too.

Yes, will surely share my automation work.

I am currently watching 'Next in Fashion' and 'Lucifer' on Netflix :) 


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@Trevan Householder - I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in India. Nice to meet you.

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  • Where you're from - I am in the Washington, DC region
  • What you do with your free time - Twitch Streamer, published author, Reiki Master
  • What you do with your work time - Government Contractor, Linux Systems Administrator
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation - maybe later.
  • Your favorite quote - "...Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu, Einstein, Morobuto, Buddy Holly, Aristophanes .. and all of this .. all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars."Sinclair, Infection Babylon 5
  • Why you answer Community questions - I believe it is our responsibility to help others where we first went.  It's one thing for people to learn.  It's another to assure others do not get stuck in the same pits we once were.
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) - Nothing I have yet, but I foresee future greatness.
Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Awesome Answers, Mark! (I guess I'm not surprised...)

I love your latest accomplishments - from Twitcher streamer to published author to REIKI MASTER? That kind of diversity in interests is exactly what we love to see and highlight in this Community. So happy you're here! 

I'm from Monterrey, Mexico.

Read books about agile, watch youtube videos, spend time with friends.

I'm Scrum Master and Jira Admin in a software company.

I have not photos to share now :(.

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change " – Stephen Hawking

Because I has been living the same issues in the past and 'cos I like to help people to resolve their issues.

Best Regards!,


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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Wow! I hear Monterrey is just beautiful :). Love that Stephen Hawking quote - very applicable to answering questions on the Atlassian Community! 


Great to see you in this group, and looking forward to hearing more from you! 

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Cuando una carnita compa

  • Where you're from: Des Moines, Iowa
  • What you do with your free time: Graphic design, yoga, spend time with my partner and two Rottweilers
  • What you do with your work time: Senior research operation system specialist
  • Your favorite quote: If we wait until we are ready we will be waiting the rest of our lives.
  • Why you answer Community questions: Atlassian has made my company's work so much easier (22K employees). I'm happy to learn and I enjoy making people's work lives easier!
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Allison! How's winter in Iowa going so far??

Sounds like we have a few interests in common - I love yoga and graphic design, although instead of two Rottweilers I have two hairless cats...

I'm glad to hear that Atlassian has made your life a little easier! Thanks for giving back :) 

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I’m Big Chris from Old Street Solutions, London, although I’ve lived all around.

I love playing guitar, poker, d&d, sailing, podcasting, and getting in fights with strangers on the internet.

We make non-technical add ons for non-technical users. If there’s an easier way of doing something in Jira or Confluence without needing to code in Groovy, I’m all about it! Happy to recommend new apps that haven’t yet got the attention or love they deserve!

“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships are built”.

Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hey Big Chris! I'm thinking I need a nickname now ...

If you love getting in fights with strangers on the internet, I think you might have some luck here finding some passionate admins to squabble with ;). My hope is that you then become friends and go for a beer or coffee at Summit! 

Love your quote. See you out on the seas! 


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Thanks Bridget, indeed, I like to argue like I’m right, listen like I’m wrong, and buy them a pint afterwards!


When you’re ready, we’re here in Russell New Zealand, “Hell hole of the Pacific”.


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Bridget Community Manager Sep 29, 2020

LOL - how did it earn that title??

  • Where you're from: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • What you do with your free time: I have a 3 year old, free time is a thing of the past.
  • What you do with your work time: I am an applications administrator (JIRA/Confluence/Slack/etc)
  • Your favorite quote: "That's what she said" - Michael Scott
  • Why you answer Community questions: I enjoy helping others and hope others can help me when I have questions.

- Jonathan

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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Jonathan! Really nice to meet you.

Thanks for taking the time to write an intro - that's a huge deal with as I know a Dad with a 3 yr old has a lot of things on their plate. That Michael Scott humor will help you get through it, I'm sure. That said, just don't adopt any of Jan's mothering strategies ... ;)

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I am Gregory. 
My passion is facilitating collaboration and effective work through implementation of the best tools and practices.

I am focused on Atlassian Tools since 2011, specifically on implementation JIRA, Confluence, Trello, as well as Bitbucket and Bamboo.

Tons of experience in customization, optimization, troubleshooting and scaling JIRA.

I think I  have dealt with all possible results of all  bad practices that people may invent, I guess. 
Agile + ITSM practitioner.

Scrum Master and Atlassian certified.

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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Gregory! Welcome to the group. Sounds like your an OG Atlassian fan - that's what we love to see. Since you've seen all the bad practices people invent, hopefully, you can help some Community members avoid their mistakes! Fingers crossed :)

Talk soon!


I am Marios and working for an IT company. I built and maintain the Jira Service desk and software of the company. 

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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Welcome to the Group, Marios! Sounds like you are pretty crucial to your company, thanks for taking the time to engage with fellow Community members! 

Hello all, I'm Trevan from Queen Creek, Arizona, USA.

  • With my free time, I spent time cycling and with my family.  Last week, I completed a 10-day cycling trek across India, from Chennai to Kochi (roughly 1000K/~600 miles).  20200213_181650.jpg
  • At work, I am a Functional Lead - working solo on Jira/JSD implementation projects or as a team lead on large migration projects - all centered around the Atlassian toolset.
  • Hmmm, I don't have just one: "Carpe Diem", "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.", "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
  • I answer Community questions to give back, and also to pay it forward.  
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer : Haha, I'm still a noob to answering questions, but here's one:

I began using Atlassian tools back in 2014 and for the past 3 years have focused exclusively on Jira Service Desk/Jira/Confluence/Portfolio (in that order).

I'm currently certified by Atlassian in JSD, Jira, and Workflows.

I've spent 20+ years in Software (Product Mgr, Dev Mgr, CSM, Product Owner, Professional Services Mgr) and in Operations/IT (Network Admin, Sr. Systems Admin, Project Admin).

- Trevan

Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Trevan! WOW - that is so cool. What made you decide to do a bike trip to India? What kind of mileage are we talkin'?! 

So happy to have your expertise in this Group. I love your favorite Answer (to date)! Nice one. 

Can't wait to hear more from you,


Hello and thank you for the invite!


Here we go with the intro questions,

  • I'm from Las Vegas Nevada
  • In my free time I like to hike, explore the are around me and and play table top games.
  • In my work time I'm a consultant for a solutions provider, so what ever my clients need me to do gets done. 
  • Favorite quote I guess would have to be said by a few, "YOLO". It has a multitude of uses from actual inspiration or as a followup to "hold my beer". 
  • I just generally like helping people with their problems. I spent a lot of time in this community when I was getting my feet wet in Jira, and now that I'm up to my shoulders I figure it's about time I help others learn to swim. 
  • Not sure I have a favorite answer yet. Any that get accepted are a highlight to my week. 
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Nich! Nice to meet you. Since your from Vegas, will you be attending Summit this year? :)

From your favorite quotes, it sounds like you'll bring a lot of fun to this Community! We're so happy you're here. 


Thanks so much for inviting me to this group. I am pleased to be connected with the most supportive people in the Atlassian family.

  • Where you're from:
    I'm from a Javanrood, a small city in Kermanshah Province in IRAN
  • What you do with your free time: Most of the time I'm surfing the web and try to improve my knowledge. The only community that I'm active in is here. Besides this, I watch TV series, and at the weekend I go camping and Off-roading
  • What you do with your work time:
    I'm the leader of a five-member team that focuses on Implementing Atlassian Products in our company. I'm also an Atlassian Consultant/Trainer freelancer. We work on Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Jira Servicedesk, and lots of Atlassian's plugins.
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation:
    Dorfak(Dolfak) Summit
    Jangal-e Bula Forrest 
  • Your favorite quote:
    There are no two words in the English language more harmful than "good job". - Terence Fletcher on Whiplash 2014
    In the eyes of an eagle, life quality is more important than life span. Hazhar
  • Why you answer Community questions:
    My religion is humanity and kindness, and I think I get the good results of any seconds of effort for helping people. Happiness has come into my life since I familiar with Atlassian. During these ten years of experience with Atlassian products, I always have an excellent job with a high salary in my area. I think I owe to Atlassian, and in exchange for it, It's my honor to help Atlassian community members have a better experience with Atlassian products.
    I hope to work at the Atlassian company someday, and these days, I apply for any job application that suits my abilities in the Atlassian community and not succeeded yet. :))
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;):
    I can't find all of my accepted answers so I can't choose which one is better. Anyway, it's enough for me to solve the problem of someone, whether it's a simple question or an advanced one.

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  • Where you're from

From Finland City of Tampere and owning a i4ware Software (VAT-registered company) and are it's Founder

  • What you do with your free time

Some times my company things and sometime goes to Techno Clubs..

  • What you do with your work time

Developing my Atlassian Apps to the Atlassian Marketplace and customer ERP systems with React/PHP/Laravel/PostgreSQL and do automated bookkeeping software for these ERPs

  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation


  • Your favorite quote 

I can't answer for this

  • Why you answer Community questions

I want to help the community

  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;)

I made a Question my self and solved it my own efforts. I hope this helps the community

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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

@Ansar Rezaei - WOW! Such an amazing intro. Iran looks so beautiful, and I truly love your favorite quotes! I really appreciate your attitude and your wanting to help out fellow Atlassian Community members. Thank you so much for contributing! Chat soon,


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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

@Matti Kiviharju

So nice to meet you! I love hearing about your business + hobbies - I've never visited Finland, but it sounds like you have a healthy balance of work + fun! There are certainly not enough Techno Clubs in most cities in the US ;). 

Great work already with your question/Accepted Answer. We always need more content around Fisheye/Crucible! 


I had a my own techno club on my home:

But I sold it and here is my latest music release of my record label that publishing only techno music:

Track above is not made by me. Just made by my label's artist.

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Dominic Lagger Community Leader Feb 19, 2020

Hi all

My name is Dominic and I'm glad I can join this group :)

  • I come from switzerland
  • In my free time, I like to do any sports. In the winter I like to ski in the alpes and in summer, I'm enjoying a sunny day at the golf course
  • I work as a scrum master. Also I'm the administrator the atlassian tools in a company with about 300 people.
  • skip the pic
  • I think I don't really have a favourite quote. 
  • I like to help people. I'm always happy and proud to answer in the community. That means, I could help a person with a problem they struggled with. I like that :) 
  • see above

Regards, Dominic

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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Dominic! 

Switzerland sounds pretty boring for a sports fanatic like you ... kidding of course! Sounds like heaven :) 

Great answers - thanks for helping other users! 


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  • I am Antonio and I am from Spain.
  • I like to hang out with friends, play pen and paper RPG games and I have found a new pleasure in taking hobby by the countryside.
  • I work as project manager for atSistemas apps in the marketplace (NotifyMe, ReceiveMe, TemplateMe, PageMe and Workflow Magic Box).
  • This is Kramer. He helps me out when I am working from home, as you can see.


  • I answer here because I think helping other make a healthy community around a product.
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hola, Antonio!

I am happy you have Kramer by your side - I'm sure you need a lot of his help while you are managing projects and relaxing in the countryside. Always a good idea to have a faithful sidekick! I can't wait to see what both you and Kramer contribute to the Community ;) 


  • Where you're from
    • Oslo, Norway
  • What you do with your free time
    • Listen to audio books, go for walks with the dog, run the popular whisky blog Whisky Saga, use Confluence and Trello for all family vacation planning etc.
  • What you do with your work time
    • I am the Quality Manager of a major car importer in Norway. We have 2500+ employees, and about 40+ owned retailers around the country
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation
    • Not available right now :-)
  • Your favorite quote 
    • "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." - Harvey Mackay
  • Why you answer Community questions
    • Because I can, and because I would like others to answer my questions as well.
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) 
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Thomas! Nice to meet you :)

If the Atlassian Community Team ever has questions about whiskey, we know where to go! That goes for Atlassian questions as well ... great job with your proudest Accepted Answer. 

Can you recommend any good audiobooks you've listened to lately? Also - would love to read more about how you use Confluence and Trello to plan family vacations ... maybe you would consider writing an Article about it? 



  • Where you're from
    • Chemnitz, a small town in germany
  • What you do with your free time
    • spend it with my fiancee or my playstation
  • What you do with your work time
    • mainly solving problems
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation
    • None of the above are on the laptop im using. Sorry.
  • Your favorite quote 
    • "Wenn du es nicht in einfachen Worten erklären kannst, hast du es nicht gut genug verstanden." - Rough translation: "If you cant explain it with simple words, you didnt understand it well enough.
  • Why you answer Community questions
    • Because i know how hard it can be to find your way around these tools at first
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) 
    • Dont have one im particularly proud of. All pretty standard im afraid.
Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Michael! Thanks for joining the Group. I know you are an excellent Answerer just by your favorite quote. Such an important thing to keep in mind when teaching others! 

Standard or otherwise, I really appreciate all your contributions. Keep it up and let me know how I can help! 

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Hello all!

Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi Adam! 

I actually saw your post on the Friday Fun thread - so cute (albeit destructive haha).  What kind of music do you produce? We'd love to hear some :) 

I also find that helping other people solve problems helps me improve myself. Win-win in my book!

Thanks for being part of the group, chat soon!


Hello @Bridget ,

ah, thank you! She really is :)

Well I am producing morel ike hip-hop things, but trying to combine different genres lately, basically still making electronic genres though :) I have some music on soundcloud, but I don't think these are much presentable. Working on an EP right now with my friend though, I'd love to share that when it's done! :)

Win-win indeed! :)

Thanks again,


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Hi all and thanks for the invitation!

  • Where you're from
    • Lund, south of Sweden.
  • What you do with your free time
    • Free time.. what's that? When I'm not working or enjoying life at home with my 2 boys and a fiancee, I do either thing => gym, bicycle (both road and MTB), running, play american football, watch football (Malmö FF and Arsenal) or read. 
  • What you do with your work time
    • Solve problems mainly using javascript, html and css.
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation 
    • Can't spoil to much on my work computer so this is it:Screenshot 2020-02-20 at 16.33.16.png
  • Your favorite quote 
    • "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do"
  • Why you answer Community questions
    • I'm a fan of learning by helping. The more one help, the more you learn. 
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) 
Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi there, Ajkarikari! 

Lund sounds like a great place to spend your free time (what there is of it at least!). Very cool that you solve problems all day. Thanks for even solving some problems from fellow Community members! 



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HI All - I'm Michael from Buda, TX (right on the Austin city limits).  I've been an Atlassian fanboy for 7+ years starting out as an admin, doing some consulting, and now I'm product manager for the Bob Swift Atlassian CLI  at Appfire #dreamjob.

Favorite quote: "The dose makes the poison."

Why I answer questions:  As an Atlassian third party app product manager I need to stay grounded in the everyday work life of Atlassian admins.  Answering questions keeps my Atlassian skills sharp and let's me know what's happening around the world so I can shape the products I own to meet real world needs.

Proudest Atlassian answer: I've always enjoyed the business process side consulting / mentoring of my work.  This answer forced me to condense advice on making the Agile journey less intimidating and mysterious.

When I need a break I step outside my back door and tend to my vegetable garden.  Fresh air, fertile soil, and fresh vegetables are good for the soul.


No matter what I'm doing my 2nd best girl (after my wife) Bailey is hanging out with me (in this picture in my home office).


And here's my first girl and me at Ramsau am Dachstein in Austria:


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Hello fellow answerers,

  • Where you're from: I just moved to Lyon in France
  • What you do with your free time: Drink with friends, play video-games, watch stream
  • What you do with your work time: I am a Design Office Manager. I am also in charge of automatisation of Jira of the company.
  • Your favorite quote: I don't know. There is a lot, but never comes to my mind right now.
  • Why you answer Community questions: I am using the Community since few years now, since I started automatisation in Jira. I feel like it's time to give back!
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) :
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Nice to meet you! Lyon is beautiful :)

I'm happy to hear that you've gotten help from the Community and are looking to give back. Thanks for all you've already done! 


Talk soon,


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Hey guys!  Excited to be a part of this group.  Here's my answers: 

  • Where you're from
    • Denver, CO, USA
  • What you do with your free time
    • Cook/cure/smoke meats, brew beer, parent kids
  • What you do with your work time
    • I'm a solutions architect in the financial industry.  I work in the IT Risk and Compliance group and am sort of a jack of all trades, from BA/PM, QA, dev, change management, and process improvement. 
  • Photos of your pets/favorite vacation/creative creation
    • HERMs system.jpgMy homemade electric HERMs brewing system
  • Your favorite quote 
    • "You can shine the light but you cannot make them see"
  • Why you answer Community questions
    • I worked in application support for a year and in customer service before that.  I like to help people and especially in the use of such a useful set of tools as the Atlassian suite.  Seeing my peers be successful in their endeavors is very rewarding
  • Link to your proudest Accepted Answer ;) 
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Bridget Community Manager Feb 20, 2020

Hi, Tony! Are your hobbies listed in order of importance ;) Kidding! If your Answers are half as impressive as your homemade brewing system, I think a lot of people are going to benefit from your help! 

Welcome to the Group - we're happy to have you here! 


Ash Pitt Community Leader Dec 14, 2020

That brewing set up is amazing!

Edmond here from Columbia SC, US south east area.

Love some of the things we have done with Jira recently, specifically interested in automation and the scripts. 

Other than work, my family and watching movies, I don't have any free time ;-)

We have been working with nextgen boards and are looking forward to seeing more progress there. 

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Hey everyone! My name is Heiko i'm Excited to be a part of this group. Here's my answers:

  • I'm from  Germany
  • In my free time I programming something in Java and Like going to Partys with my Friends
  •  At my work time i Programming Plugins and  administrate the whole Atlassian portfolio
  • We either find a way or we make one - Hannibal
  • I like to share my Knowledge to make for other user easyer
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