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πŸ—½ Atlympics - Dave's experiences with the Community

Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 08, 2021

Who are you?

Hi, I'm Dave, and I'm writing from beautiful New York City!

What's this article now?

It's my Atlympics post about my experience with the Atlassian Community, specifically as a Leader.

How'd I get involved with Community?

I first got involved back when ACEs were called AUGs - you know, Atlassian User Groups. I had the pleasure of meeting folks from Austin (see their ACE page!), Philly (Philadelphia ACE page), and NYC (of course).

The Leaders I met have all been enthusiastic about helping everyone get familiar with Atlassian products, and are always welcoming time-and-time again. Over time, I learned about the Events and Online aspects of being part of an ACE. Obviously the pandemic has blurred those lines a bit.

What's your dream ACE event?

My dream event is where everyone actually gets together in-person. It'd probably be at a swanky venue. But not too swanky, so everyone actually isn't refused entry at the door. πŸ˜…

Definitely looking forward to the next in-person ACE event. If anyone's up for it, I could organize a rooftop gathering in New York... hmmmm. Anyone fancy a glass? πŸ’­

Did you know I have a time machine?

This was the oldest ACE photo I could find with me in it, from 2016! Five years ago:

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4 comments

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Aug 08, 2021

@Dave Liao Great post.

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Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 10, 2021

Never forget.

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Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 10, 2021

@Erica Moss- I miss that t-shirt! I had another one made (and I have no idea where it is now):

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Sharon Tan Community Manager Aug 12, 2021

@Dave Liao Love that ramen shirt!! 

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Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 12, 2021

@Sharon Tan - glad you do!

And now I want ramen for dinner... 🍜

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nina_schmidt Community Leader Aug 13, 2021

if you ever think about a reprint - I am in :-) 

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Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 14, 2021

I bought the shirt from an Etsy store in Venice, California - unfortunately it looks like the store owner is taking a break!

nina_schmidt Community Leader Aug 11, 2021

These shirts!!!! I need the white one - Trello changed into Service management πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 11, 2021

haha, when I made the shirts, I knew JSD - but thought it was too specific to mention on a shirt.

I should have added Bitbucket and Bamboo, but...

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Taranjeet Singh Community Leader Aug 12, 2021

Great post, @Dave Liao ! Good to see your past Community Events experiences and photos!

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