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Your Atlassian Journey

Good Day everyone,


After being unemployed for almost a year with so many failed attempts of landing an interview, I started getting tired. I was living in Chicago's suburb. Finding a good paying job will require  a daily trip to Chicago Downtown which I wasn't willing to commit for.

I know myself really well, driving to the train station, then taking the Metra to Chicago Downtown while all the what ifs going through my mind about my kids, was out of question.


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As my day was going by, just like all the other days I heard my phone's notification that I just received an email. I checked my inbox to my biggest surprise a company's HR was reaching out to me about a job position I couldn't recall when I applied for it.

To make the story short I ended up getting the opportunity to interview in-person with the hiring manager.


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The one question I will never forget was: what do you know about Atlassian Tools? In my mind I was thinking, I hear all the time about the Atlas Mountains because I am from Morocco. My answer was: I never heard about it. The manager reassured me that it wasn't a requirement it was a nice to have.




He was being honest because I got an offer then joined his team. He got the door opened for me. Company trained me in Jira and I had to learn Confluence myself. This was back to 2014.

Since then I can not picture myself working somewhere without having to administer/support Atlassian Tools. This is how my Atlassian Journey started.


Tell us how you entered it too, and how has been your experience so far?


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Have a great day everyone!


All the best,







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The day I walked into my new company a few years back as a Consultant hired for something totally different, they asked me if I would take a role as part time PM as their's had just left. I had not worked in IT in 10 years.

One of the first questions I was asked was if I knew JIRA, which I did not at the time... few months later I was their JIRA internal reference and now I have moved to another company where I reinstated Jira and I am one of the admins/gurus (on top of my PM job of course...)

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Christine P. Dela Rosa
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Nov 18, 2021

Joined the Atlassian Team Playbook squad because of my love for improving team practices and stayed because the tools make facilitating practices SO much easier.

I legit don't know how to work for companies who don't use their tools as documentation + sharing + teaching + connecting. I'm basically ruined for 90% of the companies out there lol.

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Anita Kalmane
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Nov 19, 2021

I thought I can't remember it, but I did!

In one of my previous jobs, I was responsible for assessing bugs before passing them over to Tech. We used Mantis Bugtracker system for that, which worked great.

After a couple of years turned out that some teams don't use Mantis anymore, but they have this new system called Jira. Half of the company was using one, another half the other one. I hated Jira in the beginning as I needed to keep track of which team is using which tool and where to submit all the bugs. It was also different than Mantis, of course.

After a few more years and different functions, I gradually grew to understand it more. Never feeling like I've mastered it though.

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Fabienne Gerhard
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Nov 23, 2021

I remember very well - and my story that I shared needs to be updated already ☺️

At the moment I'm sitting here as an Atlassian Enthusiast through and through being thankful to be part of this wonderful community and learning something new in my new job!

Thanks for sharing your story too @Fadoua 💙

Andy Gladstone
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Nov 25, 2021

Don't steal my idea for an Atlassian Team talk!

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