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The Purpose of the Atlassian User Groups (AUG) - Part 2

This is the second part of this article. On the Part 1 I discussed  the role of the USER, the AUG Leader, the importance of the Atlassian Partners and our AUG Online Group. In this Part 2 I will go over other angles of the Atlassian User Groups sharing our own experiences during last year, our members Service project and the end of the year social event. As I mentioned before the main objective of this article is to sparks some ideas and initiatives for your local AUG. Be involved and make it strong!

About our last year events. A year to remember!

I had the fortune to work in a company that supports our efforts and that embraces our passion by providing a place to run our meetings. In addition, great co-leaders able to help and support our initiatives engaging local companies like DSS, Inc, NextEra and Modernizing Medicine providing alternative venues so we can rotate our presentations. Last year we did 20 events (we already did 3 this January, a good start), our events were on regular evening meetings, virtual presentations, lunch and learn sessions, breakfasts and weekend training workshop. Attendance varies based on the topic and they were from 2 or 3 to more than 40. Topics also varies from Atlassian specifics, book authors, marketplace add-ons, service project to best practices and more. We did it alone, just with the Atlassian sponsorship, and engaging partners that allowed us to have a great end of the year social event, right when we need it!, Special thanks to Atlassian, DSS, Inc, Service Rocket, Isos Technology, Automation for Jira and Praecipio Consulting, you rock! and our Palm Beach AUG members really appreciates the bowling evening we had, it was amazing!

Presentations and Presenters spotlight

The content presented in our meetings is based on our users needs and here are some details about presented topics and participants (including the first 3 for this year) and three more for the other AUG that I run, Temecula Valley, CA. For those that shared their knowledge, a big round of applause, thanks for helping us, it was great to have you there with us (in person and remotely), it takes a lot of courage and passion to share knowledge and each one of us, as recipient, really appreciate it. We know it takes time to prepare and present a topic and we hope you had a great time with us. Of course, 2019 is just starting and we would love to have you back.

Date

Topics

Jan 29, 2019

Cross Company Issue Tracking - issue synchronization | Automated Report & Release notes generation

Presenters:   @francis@Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_

Jan 25, 2019

Introducing the Atlassian Agile Corner and Building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub

Presenters: @Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_ | Joe Ruso

Jan 24, 2019

Unflipping the Table with Portfolio for Jira and Automation for Jira

Presenters:   @Amanda _Praecipio_ | Andres Knecht

Dec 13, 2018

End of the Year Event... Let's get the ball rolling!

Sponsored by: Atlassian | DSS, Inc. | Service Rocket | Praecipio Consulting | Isos Technology | Automation for Jira 

Nov 07, 2018

Essentials of Agile User Story Mapping + Agile Marketing & FREE BOOK!!

Presenters: Nick Muldoon |  @Bill Cushard

Oct 23, 2018

Scaling the Atlassian Stack and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: It Came from the Admin Side

Presenters:  @Boris Berenberg - Atlas Authority@Rachel Wright

Oct 15, 2018

Virtual - Outlook Calendars for Confluence

Presenters: Andreas Schmidt

Oct 11, 2018

Bridging the gap between Confluence and SharePoint - SharePoint Online Connector for Confluence

Presenter: Dirk Roehrborn 

Oct 03, 2018

Agile Release Management | Atlassian Developer Tools - Better Together

Presenters:  @Jason Ethridge@Thomas_Laussermair

Sep 27, 2018

Virtual - Mastering massive changes in Jira Projects

Presenter: David Garcia 

Sep 11, 2018

Atlassian and Isos Technology are in Town - Join Us! AUG + Happy Hour

Presenters: @Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_@Mike McGreevy@Larry at Isos

Aug 29, 2018

Summit Presentation: One Queue to Rule Them All Monitoring with Jira

Presenter:  @Lisa Reilly

Jun 22, 2018

Introduction into Bitbucket and how it fits into the SDLC

Presenter:  @Thomas Behlau

May 30, 2018

Asset management in Jira with Insight and Insight Discovery

Presenter:  @Zihni Saglam

May 09, 2018

AUG Lunch - Canned Response and TFS4JIRA

Presenter:  @Pawel Mazur

May 08, 2018

Atlassian Team in Town! - Learn about DevOps and Applications for the Enterprise

Presenters:  @aileen@Mike McGreevy

May 07, 2018

AUG Lunch - Manage a tree of pages as one unit of content in Confluence – a Document!

Presenter:  @Tobias Anstett _K15t_

May 03, 2018

Turbo Charge Jira for Success with Turbo Kit for Jira and what is on the Atlassian pipeline for 2018?

Presenters:  @Jillian Flook | @Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_

Apr 05, 2018

AUG Breakfast, Automated Release Notes + Confluence Workflows

Presenters:  @Anand Inamdar@Simon Gatto

Apr 03, 2018

Team Tour, Outlook+Jira and Scriptrunner for Non coders

Presenters: Andreas Schmidt | @Evan Golden 

Feb 27, 2018

Gliffy Project ,Turning Visual Plans into JIRA and Why supporting Waterfall Planning is a great idea

Presenter:  @Miles Faulkner | Steven Valencia | @Mary Nielsen

Jan 24, 2018

Show and Tell & Lean Coffee

Presenters/Moderators: @Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_@Christopher Heritage

Jan 20, 2018

New to Confluence?... Ask me about Confluence or show us what you have (hands on workshop-training)

Presenter: @Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_

Feb 13, 2018

Temecula Valley – Jira Service Desk in Action - Warfighter Made Help Center

Jan 12, 2018

Temecula Valley – Confuence and Jira in action - Workshop and Training

Jan 5, 2018

Temecula Valley - Confluence Workshop and Training - Warfighter Made

Our AUG Service Project - Warfighter Made

 

Warfighter Made - Adapt to the Injury, Customize to the Soul

Disabled veterans organization Warfighter Made will run on Atlassian thanks to the AUG members of Palm Beach, FL and Temecula Valley Atlassian User Groups and partners like Isos Technology ( @Thad West), Adaptavist ( @Evan Golden),  Refined Wiki (Genevieve Blanch) and Praecipio Consulting ( @Christian Lane ). To learn more about this project please read our series of articles about this project and watch the video to learn more about this organization.

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The goal is to share on this series of blog-posts how we are building the new collaboration platform for Warfighter Made. So AUG members will learn some new tricks ad they help this organization. See below the list of completed blog posts.

Watch this Video to Learn more about this Organization.

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The Palm Beach AUG end of the year Social Event

I have to acknowledge that I mentioned the event multiple times already but let me share with you some of our best moments and how it was done.

The Venue

One of the AUG co-leaders ( @Jennifer_Weser ) mentioned that Revolution Rock and Bowl place at West Palm Beach, FL downtown could be a good fit for our target event, so I visited the place and I found a wonderful location for an evening full of great activities but the best of all, a place where we can have a good time with our friends, finally a non-technical meeting where we can have some fun!. After contacting Atlassian partners that helped us to make this a reality we started inviting our members. We had a good turn out and the first hour was dedicated to pizzas and pool tables while we waited for our bowling lanes.

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The Teams

We had 5 teams and the ball started rolling as well as our well-deserved dinner, of course  with exclusive swags sent by Atlassian and partners, including a coffee mug designed just for this event. The winner team got special swags and we ended a good evening with a smile in our face and getting ready for a great 2019.

The winners’ score!

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The winner team: @Thomas_Laussermair  @Fabian A_ Lopez _ACL _Mentor_ @Isaiah Rodriguez @Andrew Bilukha Collin

 Next steps.

 We are already surfing another great year, don’t miss the opportunity and join us as participant, presenter or sponsor. We have a place for you and if you are not in the area, look for the Atlassian User Group near you. For a completed list of cities visit this page.

 See you soon!

 

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