Hi, Speaker Bench!
I'm excited to continue our Atlassian Speaker Bench series with my colleague @Rodrigo Martinez, whom you may know from posts in our community, such as Be gentle and kind to your users, and JAUS - Jira Admin Userscripts.
I'm excited for him to share how his path to the Atlassian Universe began with a gleam and how he uses his experience to live out Be the Change you Seek.
I’m a Premier Support Engineer for Jira DC. I switched to the career of Support Engineer to work here! I now have the habit of providing screen-shares whenever possible and always keep my camera on. It helps to establish rapport to customers.
Yes, since I was a kid I liked presenting stuff to the classroom. Over the years a bit of anxiety and insecurity built up but the willingness to share is greater than them.
I acted as ITIL Release Coordinator when I was a developer and then as Product Owner. I always liked to explain the improvements we were doing to a broader audience. I liked participating in the Change Advisory Boards because it encouraged me to understand how the changes we were working on impacted the company and explain it all to people outside our context.
I used to be a Leader on that User Group and know the current Leaders. The talk was very hands-on so I built some examples to show.
Imagine there’s a couple of people who are new to the topic and are very excited to learn it from you. This helps me keep uplifted during the whole talk. Also, ACEs are full of people who either like Atlassian or the products, so you’re in a “familiar environment”.
Also, if you keep to your heart that you’re simply sharing what you’ve learned or came up with, it makes everything simpler and fluid. You don’t have to be an absolute expert at the topic you’re presenting — what matters is that you’re sharing the little you know!
To me it’s all about the values and how they’re really lived up to day-by-day. This motivates me to contribute more. I was also a big fan of Atlassian and Jira before joining!
To keep sharing. It’s a great feeling when people reach out to you later to show something they did after learning from your talk!
Thanks, Rodrigo! You can connect with him on LinkedIn, or leave your questions for him in the comments! 👇🏼
Interested in Userscripts? Check out JAUS - Jira Admin Userscripts and Augumented Browsing with Userscripts for POC, MVP, and beyond!
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Sharon TanCommunity Manager
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