Following this path will make you a core part of the Atlassian family, bring fulfillment and joy to your life, and take your career to the next level and beyond. So join us, won’t you?
Dipping Your Toe In
It all starts when you join the Atlassian Community. You’ll: earn your first badge, ask your first question, read your first article, and give your first thumbs up. You might introduce yourself in the Welcome Center or join your local Atlassian Community Event (or ACE) group. As you learn more, you’ll say to yourself, I want to be a part of this.
As a community member, you’ll keep exploring – creating discussions, reading more articles that share knowledge and inspiration, and asking more questions. You’ll earn more badges, maybe for participating in Friday Fun, or joining online groups, or attending Atlassian Community Events. Most of all, you’ll be learning: about Atlassian products, about being Agile, about awesome apps, about your fellow community members (experts and Atlassians alike) and so much more.
We believe that no matter where you are on your Atlassian journey, it’s never too early to start giving back to the community. You might decide to answer questions and earn your Answerer badge. Or, you may be interested in sharing use cases with the community and becoming an Atlassian Author. You may want to present at your local ACE. As you get more active and share your knowledge and expertise with others, you will soon earn a high five and become a Rising Star, and even get a shiny badge to prove it.
Becoming a Leader
All along the way, you’ve been interacting with our Community Leaders: experts, mentors, and all-around wonderful people. And you can be one of them! Keep answering questions with A+ answers. Write articles and present at local Community Events. Become certified, or find other ways to build your skills. Welcome our new users in the Welcome Center. Start conversations around best practices. Make community an integral part of your day, and go above and beyond.
Your journey doesn’t end here! Our Community Leaders are always learning – about new products, new ways of working, and the next evolution of Atlassian’s products. Leaders get perks that include free certification exams and passes to Atlassian Summit, giving them more opportunities to network and learn. They get regular opportunities to give input directly to product teams. Some Community Leaders have even gone on to have careers at Atlassian!
So what are you waiting for?
Lao Tzu famously said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Take that first step today.
Monique vdBCommunity Manager
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