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Fun Man Andy here saying "HELLO TRELLO!" Edited


Following on from @Erica Moss' awesome article about why There's a lot to love about the next evolution of Trello Community here is my Hello Trello discussion!



My name is Andy, referred to by some within the Community as Fun Man Andy ! (Many thanks to @Fabienne Gerhard for both the nickname and the honour. You're the best!) 

By day I am a Project Manager running Augmented Reality strategic projects at TWNKLS AR, A PTC Company.

On the weekends I am a family man: Mr Barker! But also a poet, artist and musician: Urban Gorilla Boy (very much amateur... but very much enjoying it!)

But by NIGHT...! I pretty much spend all my free time as Fun Man Andy within the Atlassian Community, both here online, and at Community Events (formally AUGs) as the Chapter Leader for Rotterdam ! :)

[Maybe we might even start a new Trello Event Netherlands... oooh.... mysterious!]



I use Trello for a variety of activities, both individually and within teams! It varies from managing my own personal hobbies, the house chores, working as a Community Leader, fitness regime and even holidays! 

My favourite board in particular is my MöeZiek 🎧🎹🎤🎵 one, where I manage all my singing / songwriting. Thanks to Trello I have really knuckled under and made leaps and bounds in my progress, instead of tiny irrelevant baby steps.

Wanna know how awesome my music sounds...? Come to Summit2020 where I've promised @Jimmy Seddon I will serenade him live!

Our company also uses Trello for Development projects... like the amazing award winning IKEA Place app. But more on that in an upcoming article of mine!




Coincidentally I am writing an awesome article on top tips for someone who doesn't use Trello optimally (like myself until I started really going for it in 2019). It'll be ready by end of September!

Out of that article my #1 tip would be: JUST DO IT! There is nothing worse than getting inspired to start up a board, going at it full pelt for a day or two, then dropping it for a month or two. Trust me, I know. Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt. (literally... I have Trello swag!) Best advice? 10min a day, everyday!

On top of that though definitely a golden tip: come to Community for inspiration!! If you start following Trello Legends like Erica, @Cassie Mayes  @Jodi LeBlanc@Brittany Joiner@Iain Dooley  and more, you'll quickly be in the perfect company to take your Trello skills (and love) to infinity, and beyond!!



I wouldn't be Fun Man Andy if I didn't share these links:

Commence the procrastination and fun!!!



Erica Moss Community Manager Sep 17, 2019

@Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR Waving back at you! I love this post, obviously, and am adding a few other Trello experts to your list: @Brittany Joiner and @Iain Dooley. 🙌🏼

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YEY!!! Helllooooo!!!!
Hah hah hah! Obviously.

In all honesty I feel a bit bad... I got to Jodi, my mind went blank and then I just flounced out with the "and more" bit, so THANKS for putting them forward. Must edit accordingly!

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Erica Moss Community Manager Sep 18, 2019

@Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR No need to feel bad! Just wanted to point out a few other good eggs to get to know. 😎

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@Erica Moss : That is totally what I LOVE about this Community!! It's like an ever growing #Family 😍💝

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Brittany Joiner Community Leader Sep 17, 2019

Ooh i love this! And also, i couldn't agree more with your advice. Just do it - get in there and play with it and you'll figure things out and find workflows that improve your life. 

I find I have to be careful when i first tell people about trello, because i want to just shout off the bat all the cool things I do with it, but then people get overwhelmed. So I try to be like, you can do a lot of cool stuff with it, but start small, and work your way up to add on more pieces as they come rather than forcing yourself to create the perfect masterboard on your first go.

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Yes @Brittany Joiner you are totally right!
Nah... don't be careful - just keep up the same old high spirited cheer leading! No point hiding your passion! But yes... start small. No one can be a Brittany on the first go ✨👍🤩

Brittany Joiner Community Leader Sep 24, 2019

Hahah "No one can be a Brittany on the first go"

No truer words have ever been spoken.

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LOLz! :oD

Love my Fun Man Andy @Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR - wasn't there a thought about earning a badge? @Monique van den Berg my suggestions would definitly be something with gifs


What a pitty that Trello is not working here @ work :( 

Super interesting Andy that we have an overlap in working area - we're selling our products to IKEA (to make them produce their products) and you help them selling their products 
And the swedes are everywhere....

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What a CRAZY overlap Fabifun!! @Fabienne Gerhard IKEA is just everywhere I guess! When Queen Mo is ready, I definitely up for spearheading some insanely awesome community FMA Badging!!! 😎🤘


What do you mean "Trello is not working"...? I hope you guys didn't break it!!

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Sep 23, 2019

That was a mic drop @Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR - such an outstanding "Hello Trello" post, and thanks a million for the mention :)

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Hahah! Yes it was @Jodi LeBlanc : you are most welcome, always! 🧐👍

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