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Transcript: The Atlassian Ecosystem Podcast Ep. 132 - Atlassian with all the trimmings

Ryan Spilken
Ryan Spilken
26 November 2021 Podcast
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Ryan Spilken:

Hello, and welcome to the Atlassian ecosystem podcast. This is episode 132, Atlassian With All The Trimmings. I am the lead chef today, Ryan Spilken, and my sous-chefs, this lovely November afternoon are Brenda Burrell and Matthew Stublefield. Brenda, Matthew, how's your mise en place?

Brenda Burrell:

Because I don't know what you just said.

Matthew Stublefield:

I was going to say, I'd be the worst sous-chef, because I don't even know what that means.

Brenda Burrell:

Oh, that's prep in place. Yes, I am all prepped and ready to go.

Matthew Stublefield:

Oh I clearly am not.

Ryan Spilken:

That's okay, Matthew, because we can do our chopping together. And by chopping, what we mean is this is going to be a really short episode folks, because it is the holiday.

Matthew Stublefield:

Cooking.

Ryan Spilken:

Exactly. I have got to prepare my cornbread dressing. There is actually some news though, and we're going to keep it real short for you. Long story short, or short story long, I'm not sure, is that all of the Atlassian on-premise tools have a point release that is devoted to fixing bugs. So that's Juris Software 8.20.2, Juris Service Desk 4.20.2, Confluence 7.14.2 and Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.18.1. There are some meaty bugs in there, but we are focused on cooking actual meat at this moment. So, you know.

Matthew Stublefield:

It's one of those, if you're not experiencing any problems, enjoy your holiday. But if you're getting some cluster locks or you've got some concern about, regular users, impacting file replication or things like that, take a look in the show notes for links, those release notes. You see if there's anything you need to do this week before you take off. Though, notably Ryan, not all of our listeners are in the U.S. They might still be doing normal schedule, in which case yeah, check out those release notes.

Ryan Spilken:

Yeah. We will be sure to include all the information that you're going to need in today's transcript. And yeah, but what I would encourage any of our non-American listeners to do, is start writing letters to your respective governments, to ask for the fourth Thursday in November to be devoted to stuffing yourself full of delightful nibbles. And just expressing thanks for things, that's not a bad thing to do.

Ryan Spilken:

You know, maybe now is the perfect time for us to talk about what we are thankful for in the Atlassian ecosystem, in this the year 2021. Brenda Burrell, what are you thankful for in the Atlassian ecosystem nowadays?

Brenda Burrell:

I am thankful because my role at Adaptavist is currently knowledge management, and making sure that our folks have the skills that they need to provide consulting services. I am really thankful for everything Atlassian has done for the cloud technical delivery professional accreditation. Not many of our folks are going through it. It's a pretty advanced accreditation. We've so far got three people that have actually achieved this, so far. And it requires prep work, it requires attending a workshop that's put on by Atlassian. It requires taking a short exam. But they've done a really good job putting it together.

Brenda Burrell:

And that's not to say that Atlassian doesn't do a good job with other things, but I've been particularly impressed, and thankful for the not having to do much of any work on my end, other than, hey you, go sign up for the thing and do the thing. And we're starting to get people accredited in this way. So, I am thankful for the fine folks at Atlassian that are thinking in terms of sharing knowledge and getting people up skilled. Particularly in cloud migrations, which is the focus of this accreditation. And for having put together a very fine set of resources to help people achieve that.

Ryan Spilken:

Very nice. Matthew, what makes you reflect with gratitude, here at the end of November?

Matthew Stublefield:

I have two or three things, but they're all interrelated. It's all the same thing. And it comes down to Atlassian's focus on communication. I don't know that this is necessarily better or different this year, but at the same time I do feel like the people at Atlassian have been very approachable. I feel like there's a greater focus on improved communication through their publications about the Loop, that they've been doing. And putting out Point A and Team Central and just this recognition of connecting humans together.

Matthew Stublefield:

It's not always about automation. It's not always about roll up reporting. It's about connecting people to people. And I think that's the right way to go. And I've just appreciated the investment Atlassian's been putting into that space. And I, in particular, a big Team Central fan. I have been using it heavily. All of our product managers are using it, other people in the business are starting to use it. We're finding it to be really valuable, and a good way to connect with one another, and keep up with things at scale. And so, I just appreciate Atlassian kind of going that direction. It's a bit different from investments in previous years.

Ryan Spilken:

Hmm. I like it. I like it. And I really do like the idea of Atlassian being the communication hub, more than just being like a thing that you do to do your job. I really do feel you there. And along a similar note, I'm grateful for JIRA Work Management, because it does just about everything I need it to. It gets the right information to the right people. It puts the dates in the right spot on the calendar, for the stuff to come out. It keeps my train rolling down the line. So I'm grateful for that. And I'm especially grateful for the teams that I get to work with on a regular basis, including the two of you, mostly the two of you. No, all of the teams that I get to work with, and especially the two of you. And look, let me just put it to you this way. Spinach, artichoke, stuffing, that's what's coming in the kitchen. You know, that's where my head is right now. Spinach, artichoke dip, combined with the delicious savory breadcrumb stuffing. I'll take two, please.

Brenda Burrell:

Nice.

Matthew Stublefield:

Well, before we sign off here, we wanted to keep this short episode, mostly so Ryan doesn't have to do a ton of editing before the holiday. We'll come back to you, probably, what do you two think, next week?

Ryan Spilken:

I got nothing on the calendar for next week.

Matthew Stublefield:

Yeah, yeah. Maybe we'll come back next week. We actually still have a ton of notes about the cloud updates, and there's a few articles that have come out, and other things. But we want to keep today brief. I do have one last favor to ask you, dear listeners. We'll have a link in the show notes to a survey. This survey is for our documentation. And if you don't know, my role here at Adaptavist is Head of Education. And one of the things I run, is a team of tech writers for our documentation. We last did this survey in 2019. We've made tremendous amount of improvements and changes since then. We've completely restructured all the scripture and documentation. We've migrated to a new platform, using Confluence and Scroll Viewport from K15t. We've reorganized everything. It's huge. Now we're launching this annual survey. We would love for you all to fill it out, let us know what you think of the docs, answer our questions, and then we're going to do this every year.

Matthew Stublefield:

So, timeline got a bit shifted this year, due to a variety of things. Atlassian having some real big announcements back in September, that threw things off back in August. But we sent you out an email last week. You may have already gotten it. We'll send another email this week. We've got it banners up on docs, product support and everywhere else. But want to plug it in the podcast too, listeners if you could go answer that survey we would really appreciate it. And I would just be so thankful for you.

Brenda Burrell:

We are thankful for you, dear listeners, for having stuck with us all this time. We look forward to many more episodes with all the Trumans coming in your way soon. Thank you so much for listening today. Please comment, like, and share wherever you comment, like, and share on podcast related topics. Feel free to reach out to us with feedback. Connect on social of your choice at Adaptavist. On behalf of master chef Ryan Spilken and sous chef in training, Matthew Stublefield, I am Brenda Burrell. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate, eat some delicious food for those of you that don't. And we'll catch you next time.

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