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It’s that time once again to take a look at everything that has happened in the past month! From major events, to product announcements, to amazing people providing great tips & best practices to help the Community, I guarantee there is something here for everyone. Let’s get started!
As always, there are a TON of amazing things happening and here is just a small sample of all the great things you don’t want to miss out on!
First up, you know it’s coming so were going to start talking about it, A LOT! Team ‘23 is just around the corner and in an effort to not play favorites, I’m going to simply link to the collection. Go check out all the posts in the Atlassian Events Category by our wonderful partners regarding where you can find them and what they have to show off at Team '23. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Team-23-Official-Atlassian/gh-p/events
Next, have you been keeping an eye on the keynote speakers? There are some really exciting big names that will be participating this year! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Official-Atlassian-Events/Did-you-hear-about-who-s-speaking-at-Team-23/ba-p/2286539
I think you all know how much I love the Community so it only seemed right to point out that while the call for speakers has ended, if you are going to be attending in person, be sure to stop by the Community & University combo booth as there are going to be some absolutely amazing people speaking! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Training-Certification-articles/Team-23-opportunity-Join-us-in-the-Community-University-expo/ba-p/2288905
Continuing with the theme of Team ‘23, Katarzyna has starting a playlist based on the Team '23 Bash theme. Do you want to listen to some popular songs from the early 2000’s or do you have something to add to the list? Go check it out! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Official-Atlassian-Events/Bash-Party-00-s-playlist-connected-with-apps/ba-p/2297876
March was Jobs & Careers month in the Online Community and this article shares the stories of a number of wonderful Community Leaders who talk about how they made a significant career shift. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jobs-Careers-articles/Community-members-share-how-they-pivoted-their-careers/ba-p/2297573
Have you thought about earning an Atlassian credential? Not sure where to start? This is your solution! Atlassian’s University team has put together a very comprehensive look at what certification you should be considering and what you need to do to prepare for them. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jobs-Careers-articles/Earn-an-Atlassian-Certification-to-Advance-your-Career-Where-and/ba-p/2310039
Do you know the Jira Guy? Rodney writes on a wide variety of Atlassian topics form informative recaps to fun use cases. This one in particular falls into the fun use case one. Pokémon fans now is your time to shine with is extremely creative way to keep everything organized! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-articles/Using-Jira-to-catch-them-all/ba-p/2286107
Gal Fatal provides a wonderful recap from the Tel-Aviv Community event of some of the best practice principals Jira Administrators should embrace from the DevOps movement. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-articles/DevOps-best-practice-for-Jira-Administrators/ba-p/2294498
Also in the world of local community events, Deepanshu Natani shares some of the signs and symptoms of Imposter Syndrome and what we can do to battle against it! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Watercooler-articles/There-is-an-Imposter-Among-Us-Imposter-Syndrome-and-Its-Impact/ba-p/2296151
Finally, if you have been waiting for Part 2 of this series, the wait is over! Teodora has delivered the next chapter in boosting your marketing team productivity! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Agile-articles/Boosting-your-Marketing-team-productivity-with-Jira-amp/ba-p/2296406
Want to keep up to date on all the cool things Atlassian has announced about their products? Be sure to read through these, then go check out all the others for your favorite product!
First up, while this isn’t exactly a product update, I thought it was an important shoutout. If you would like to have a voice in helping decide and shape the what and how Atlassian delivers new product features to you, then you should join the research group. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-articles/Shape-the-future-of-Atlassian-products-Join-the-Atlassian/ba-p/2281610
The Trello team has released a new template to help you build better work habits. If that statement has you intrigued as much as I was, you should go check out that template. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Trello-articles/Transform-your-work-habits-with-Trello/ba-p/2286198
Do you like keeping up to date with the changes in Atlassian’s Cloud Products? DO you want a view that is tailored to the products your company is using? Then, you are going to love this new feature. There is a new product updates section within your Cloud organization that will tell you everything you need to know about what has been released or important items that will be rolling out soon! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Enterprise-articles/New-Learn-more-about-Atlassian-s-new-features-with-Product/ba-p/2286455
Have you checked out Atlas? Still not sure what it’s all about? This article includes a demo video and some additional links. As someone who has personally started using Atlas, I highly recommend people try it out and see if it helps reduce or eliminate meetings that simply exist for people to provide a status update. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Atlas-Group-articles/Watch-a-video-demo-of-Atlas/ba-p/2290670
I’m probably more excited about this than I should be! Syntax highlighting is now available on Bitbucket Pull Requests. If you are like me and a very visual person, this addition makes it so much easier for me to perform a code review. I can’t wait!https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Bitbucket-articles/New-in-Bitbucket-Labs-Syntax-highlighting-on-pull-requests/ba-p/2307424
Lastly, automation rules will soon have a “last updated“ column to make it easier for you to determine how recently someone changed the configuration of an automation rule. There’s no need to go looking through the audit log anymore! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Automation-articles/quot-Updated-quot-column-is-coming-to-the-rules-list/ba-p/2296654
Want to join in on some trending discussions? Be sure to check these out!
Why not lend a hand to another fellow Community Member and try answering some of these questions!
Looking for inspiration to optimize your processes? Check out some of the cool things people are doing with automation!
First up, Kirmo Khermane and David_renton have put together an amazingly detailed “How to get started with automation in Python“. If you know how powerful Python can be, but aren’t sure how to get started, then look no further! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-articles/Unlock-the-Power-of-Automation-A-Non-Developer-s-Guide-to-Using/ba-p/2289898
Do you wish you could loop a series of actions in Automation for Jira? This is a great guide on how you can accomplish this. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Service-Management-articles/How-to-create-dynamic-looping-in-Automation-for-Jira/ba-p/2293077
Next, this is less of a neat use case to try and more informational helping you to understand why you may or may not see a string of characters in the owner or actor field when editing or create automation rules on the Cloud platform. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-articles/Automation-for-Jira-rule-showing-random-characters-in-its-Owner/ba-p/2294636
Lastly, while this is not directly an automation rule, I thought it was a neat use case that leverages forms in JSM to “automate“ a process that I thought was worth sharing! https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Service-Management-articles/Using-Forms-to-ask-multiple-questions-in-Satisfaction-surveys/ba-p/2297551
If you are planning to attend Team '23 in person in Vegas be sure to say hello! As always, this is just a sample of some of the amazing content that people are posting every day, so be sure to go and explore the rest of the community for yourself! Be sure to stay healthy, stay safe and I’ll see you back here next month.
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