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Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 11, 2018

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Greetings! If you've landed on this thread, you're likely new to the Atlassian Community, and we're very glad you're here.

This is a great space to introduce yourself and offer up a fun fact (or three), as well as share what you hope to get out of your experience in the Atlassian Community. Don't be shy — we're all friends here. 😎

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Hi,

I've adopted the Jira admin role at my company because no-one else was doing it, and someone had to! I come from a developer background (30+ years), but moved into BA and now Head of QA role. Currently looking after the test, and (temporarily) dev teams.

Finally got my head round all the Jira config and have different workflows and projects set up for our various teams.

Always interested to learn more about Jira setup.

Interested to see the new agility templates, but they quite have all the features we use yet, so will probably wait a while before adopting them.

Fun fact: in 2011 I set a world record for the fastest half marathon in a Scout uniform (it's since been broken).

Simon Atkin
IMImobile Intelligent Networks

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Simon, that's how it usually happens. No one wants to do it, so I always jump at it.

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Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and offer up one fun fact about yourself just so everyone can get to know each other a little better here :) @Henk Plugge @Prajakta Ashok Ganage @Matt Campion @sai tai @Bob Carter @Katherine Niendorf @Lojana Kumar @Asdrubal Ramon Lugo Ramirez @Sohail Haque @Janine Jackson @Brandon Hodgson @Yakov Felikman @Ravali chowdary  

Hi everyone,

I'm a technical writer that recently joined a software company with open-source software, which is a first for me. Twenty plus years at an insurance software company with more traditional client-server and some cloud offerings somewhat prepared me but it's a challenging environment and I'm learning some great new skills. Among them are Atlassian Confluence, the tool used for all documentation at the company, and Jira.

I've used Help development systems in the past and all kinds of layout and content management tools. I want to learn and enjoy using Confluence and help my team deliver its best to our clients.  

At the moment I'm based in Maine, USA but am pleased and delighted to learn that there's an Atlassian user group near where I'll be living by Spring of next year, the Pioneer Valley in Southern New England. It's like it's meant to be. 

Am looking forward to becoming a big fan Confluence and the Atlassian Community. 

Janine Jackson
BriteCore 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 15, 2018

@Janine Jackson Maine has been on my t-do list for such a long time — if for nothing else, I need a legit lobster roll. 😎 Always glad to meet a former writer, too (I was a journalist in a past life.) Be sure to check out the Jira and Confluence collections, and show us the view outside your window.

Hi Janine. I'm in the same boat you are (but I'm in Portland, OR). Technical writer, software/IT group, moving to Confluence.

Fun facts about me:

  • Chanted at a temple in San Diego in college (for free meal that happened after). The temple was shared by Buddhists and Hare Krishnas. I was Hare Krishna on Hare Krishna days and Buddhist on Buddhist days. Mainly I was hungry.
  • I have flown a plane, climbed a mountain, surfed, skiied (both kinds), piloted a boat in the open ocean, and now I mainly sit around and read (from all my injuries). It was fun while it lasted.
  • Favorite food: Yorkshire pudding.
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Stephanie Grice Community Manager Jan 07, 2019

Hi @Karen O'Keefe! While I have not flown a plane nor have I piloted a boat, I live in Portland, too! Did you know we have a Portland Group on this community and a Portland User Group that has meet-ups around the city?? Perhaps we will meet in person one day! Nice to meet you and welcome :)

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Hi @Stephanie Grice

 

I just proposed we have a get together in that very group!

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Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and discuss a special talent or hobby you have,  just so everyone can get to know each other a little better here :) @Shruti Date @MARGARET CHANDLER @Stephen_Williamson @Abhijit Kumar @Abdullahi Aliyu @.bunyabansueakham 

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Hello!

I have started here because I have some problems adopting Bitbucket and its communication with other environment in my business and, as @Simon Atkin says, no one else wanted to do it.

Best regards,

Francisco.

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Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 16, 2018

@Francisco A. R. Vivas Cheers to stepping up to the plate! Be sure to browse the Bitbucket collection for inspiration, and share the view outside your window. 😎

Jonathan_Smith Community Leader Oct 17, 2018

Welcome everyone!

  We will be upgrading our JIRA CORE environment to CORE and Software. Will be reaching out to all you JIRA SMEs in the near future!

"Don't go chasing spider-webs"

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Jonathan_Smith Community Leader Oct 17, 2018

New Community Members,

  Just a personal note: training.atlassian.com is a great way to learn these products.

I just took (and hopefully passed) the Confluence Content Management exam. Confirmed some things I already knew while also learned new things (like undefined pages).

  • Training.atlassian.com also offers free tutorials, I highly recommend these!

Regards,

Jonathan

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Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 18, 2018

@Jonathan_Smith Great tip — thanks, Jonathan!

Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and tell us why you joined, and also offer up one fun fact about yourself just so we can get to know each other a little better here:)  @JW Yang @Shelley_Smith-Woods @Nguyen viet thao @Sevval @William Taack @Barbara_L_Homme @Edward_Koh @Nikki @Mahesh Vijayan Chulliparambil @Anthony David @0322419 @Nichole Page @Alison Lauri @Melissa Sorrells @Francisco A. R. Vivas @Esma Gozubuyuk @Ramneev Kumar @Hayley Young 

Hi,

I recently started a new company as a scrum master and will be using Jira for the first time. I am looking forward to learning more about the tool and getting great insights from other users on it as well. There are features within it that I can already see I will need to get used to compared to other tools I have used in the past, but it's always good to learn something new. 

Cliff

Erica Moss Community Manager Jan 07, 2019

@Cliff Perea Welcome, welcome! Be sure to check out the Jira collection here, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. 😄 And why not show us the view outside your office?

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Hi Erica,

Thank you for the welcome and I do have a question for you. Is there a third party app that allows for team capacity to be added into sprints? I want to be able to add the daily hours that each of my team members work and any days that they may be out of the office during the sprint. I don't see the ability within Jira, so I was hoping that a third party app exists for this. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. I will see about taking a picture of outside my office.

Thanks again,

Cliff

Erica Moss Community Manager Jan 08, 2019

@Cliff Perea That would be a great question to post in the Jira collection, as you'll find a group of experts there who have a lot more experience than I do. 😄

Hi Erica,

How do I get to the Jira collection area to post my question, because I have posted my question to the community in the past and I haven't received any decent feedback with anyone identifying a third party app that would handle what I am looking for. Any additional help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,

Cliff

Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and tell us why you joined, and also offer up one fun fact about yourself just so we can get to know each other a little better here:)  @Sai Chaitanya Gatreddi Venkata @Meni Nuriel 

Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and tell us why you joined, and also offer up one fun fact about yourself just so we can get to know each other a little better here:) @Ana Kondratenko @Jojo @Louanne Wright @Naresh Karre

Hi, I'm a graphic designer and have not very much expierance with coding and programming software. My Job ixs UX/UI. Our firm now has started working with JIRA and confluence. And that's why I am here: to learn more about our new tool. And I hope you can help my possibly if have questions - and I'm sure I will have.     :-) 

Thanks and all the best for 2019.  Greetings from Bavaria, Germany

Monique vdB Community Manager Dec 19, 2018

@Joachim Weichert, welcome to the community! We're definitely here to help. :) 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Dec 22, 2018

We're glad you're here, @Joachim Weichert!

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Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and tell us why you joined, and also offer up one fun fact about yourself just so we can get to know each other a little better here:)  @Luke @Thien Linh Viet @Ana Kondratenko 

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I just got started on the Atlassian ecosystem as Product Manager at Appfire for BobSwift suite. I have an experience working with JIRA as an end-user running large agile projects and to some extent of JIRA administration/ add-ons before starting my stint at Appfire.

I look forward to learning & contributing to this ever growing Atlassian Community in my own capacity and move forward to expertise in JIRA and Confluence to build great Apps.

Happy Holidays and 2019 to each of you.

Regards,

Nishanth T

Appfire

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Welcome, welcome, @Nishanth Thimmareddy _Bob Swift Atlassian Apps_! 😄 Be sure to check out the Jira collection and show us the view outside your window.

Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and tell us why you joined, and also offer up one fun fact about yourself just so we can get to know each other a little better here:) @luis rosina @Theodoros Pliakas @Paul Nweme @Ludger Menke _catworkx_ @Kaung Lay @Jomila Masayon @Jonathan Forrester @Sidheshwar Udgire @Moodthy Alghorairi @Abdul Rahman El Soloh @asoke sen @tintunmawgyi @Whitecolor @jose lourenço alves alves @Svetlozar Nikolov Orlovski @nena kruljac @Nadeem Inayat 

Hey new users, welcome to the Community!! Please feel free to introduce yourself down below and tell us why you joined, and also offer up one fun fact about yourself just so we can get to know each other a little better here:) @Taylor Harvey @zayyar aung @Sunil Kumar Alamsety @David Hendy @liviu cristian Stoicescu @Julian Porter @Sushant_Ramchandra_Patekar @Nikolay Genov @Robin C @Krista Scott @Kirsten Ingram @Pablo Dejuan @Scot Bickell @juan.diaz @Paul Nweme @Ludger Menke _catworkx_  @Kaung Lay  

Hey Everyone, i am a Jira Admin now about 1.5 years into my tenure of knowing Jira and understanding it. I inherited the "mess' from a previous employee and director who did not care for it. In simple terms he implemented and ran. I am here to gain more insights into Jira Service desk and administration as well as to understand the system better. I also hope to expand my knowledge further and gain help from the long tenured experts.  Fun fact i have never used Jira prior to Dec. 2017 and i absolutely have been enjoying it since i have learned it and begun mastering it.

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@Help Desk Support Thanks for sharing!! :)

Erica Moss Community Manager Apr 11, 2019

@Help Desk Support Welcome, Christopher! 🎉

Hi everyone,

 

I work as an assistant project manager. I studied Law but somehow ended up in project management. While reading about agile methodologies I learned about Jira Software, so figured why not give it a go - acquire a new skill. 

I started using Jira this week, so wish me luck :) 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Apr 11, 2019

@Marina Maločić Sending you so many good vibes! Welcome to the Atlassian Community, and be sure to hop over to the Jira collection if you need some help or inspiration. 😄

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How do you go from law to Jira admin? What a career move!!

@Simon Atkin You jump with your eyes closed into the fire :)

I'm from Serbia, and the market here is oversaturated with law graduates (private law schools just handing out diplomas), so I had to think fast and decided to try something else. Luckily, my current boss took a chance on me. 

I see you have a lot of experience. Any piece of advice for early-stage Jira admin? 

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Hi All, 

I work in Birmingham, England as Software Support Manager, with an app support/project implementation background.

We're in the process of upgrading from an antique version of Confluence & Jira to a sparkly new Cloud version, so in the middle of building workflows and projects.

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Cloud is great - the key is to subscribe to the available notices for updates so that you can stay aware of upcoming changes. 

Erica Moss Community Manager May 28, 2019

@Kerry Kelly Welcome, welcome! We do have a Cloud migration section, so be sure to leverage it for any questions or discussions. Otherwise, enjoy some of our more random threads like Miscellaneous Monday. 😄

carrie_eandm Community Leader Aug 27, 2019

Morning All!

I recently jumped into Atlassian when Trello made the announcement of their community leaving Slack and moving here. I'm a project manager within a software development company that works directly with association-based clients. I'm a Starbucks regular who enjoys any version of a Caramel Macchiato, although its getting to be PSL-time as well (I don't recognize fall until after Labor Day).

I'm interested to learn more about all Atlassian products and meet new people!

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Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 28, 2019

@carrie_eandm 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼

Hi there, It's great to join you all!

well I am still discovering Jira+Confluence ecosystem. Surprisingly, our project is a cloud development, and we chose Jira & Confluence server distributions ... hosted on the cloud!

I will keep an eye on every agile method solution implemented with Jira & Confluence, and interfacing automated testing solutions.

Cheers

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Jodi_LeBlanc Community Leader Sep 24, 2019

Welcome to the community @Damien_de_Paysac :)

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Hi all. Great to be on this thread and in this community.

I've been using JIRA for over 18 months for a requirements based project in Sydney. 

Glad to be here 🙂

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Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 21, 2019

@Hurcus Welcome, welcome! We're glad you're here. Be sure to check out the rest of the Welcome Center, our product collections and some off-topic areas like Friday Fun. 😄

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Hi everyone. Great community!

I have been using JIRA and Confluence for some time, and have just become JIRA Admin at my new employer. 

I wished I had found this community earlier.

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Hi Guys and Gals!!

 

I am very new to Atlassian products. Week two of using Jira, a little tiny peek into confluence,  and sorting through the MANY articles regarding Insight (which I have the lucky duty of implementing! I am so excited.) I have never had the opportunity to take lead on a project like this so I am trying to soak up every bit of information (AND ADVISE!!) I can before I start the hard part.

It is great to see so many people on here that have experience with these products. I will be picking your brains very soon!!

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Hi @Heather Reid ,

Welcome to the community! You can find lots of helpful articles here, but if you have a question that has not been asked before here, small advice to receive help much faster: Always let people know your deployment option (server/datacenter or cloud) and as many details about your problem and your desired solution as possible :)

Enjoy the community and maybe see you at the Atlassian Summit in Las Vegas, which is a great way to connect with other Atlassian's, Community users and app vendors!

Daniel
STAGIL 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Jan 09, 2020

@Heather Reid Welcome, Heather! You've certainly come to the right place. 😄 Be sure to poke around our product collections, and get to know your fellow members in places like Friday Fun!

Hi fellow community members!

I’m a Business Analyst working with Jira and Confluence for a little over 2 years now and I’m loving it!!! I recently completed the ACP-600 Project Admin certification 🥳 and want to further build my understanding. I love configuring workflows, troubleshooting bugs/issues and jokes.

I joined this community out of curiosity and because I hope this forum will allow me to give/get support and inspiration and have some fum 👏 

 

...but mostly out of curiosity (feeling brave for posting here 🦾)

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jan 09, 2020

Hi @t.denotter,

There is no need to be concerned.  Everyone here is very friendly.

Glad you decided to stop by.  You will find a ton of inspiration here!

-Jimmy

Erica Moss Community Manager Jan 09, 2020

@t.denotter I would definitely echo Jimmy's sentiments — we have folks from every corner of the globe and every skill level, so you'll find your tribe in no time. 😄 Be sure to poke around the product collections, and get to know your fellow members in places like Friday Fun.

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Hi @t.denotter , Welcome to the Community and congrats on the certification!  You said you " love configuring workflows, troubleshooting bugs/issues and jokes"... In that order? :-D.  Hope you continue posting in the Community to ask questions, give answers, or share some of your favorite jokes!

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