Who are you?
Hi, I'm Dave, and I'm writing from beautiful New York City!
What's this article now?
It's my Atlympics post about my experience with the Atlassian Community, specifically as a Leader.
How'd I get involved with Community?
I first got involved back when ACEs were called AUGs - you know, Atlassian User Groups. I had the pleasure of meeting folks from Austin (see their ACE page!), Philly (Philadelphia ACE page), and NYC (of course).
The Leaders I met have all been enthusiastic about helping everyone get familiar with Atlassian products, and are always welcoming time-and-time again. Over time, I learned about the Events and Online aspects of being part of an ACE. Obviously the pandemic has blurred those lines a bit.
What's your dream ACE event?
My dream event is where everyone actually gets together in-person. It'd probably be at a swanky venue. But not too swanky, so everyone actually isn't refused entry at the door. 😅
Definitely looking forward to the next in-person ACE event. If anyone's up for it, I could organize a rooftop gathering in New York... hmmmm. Anyone fancy a glass? 💭
Did you know I have a time machine?
This was the oldest ACE photo I could find with me in it, from 2016! Five years ago: