Atlassian recently hosted its annual Team conference in Las Vegas, and we're not exaggerating when we say that it was truly epic. Atlassian thought of literally everything for their guests...from ample health and safety precautions like masks, hand sanitizing stations, etc., to incredible content and talks for Atlassian beginners and experts alike, to an amazing cold brew bar in the expo that was key to the survival of many attendees who may have...ahem...indulged a bit the previous night. In a nutshell, the Isos team had an incredible time at Team '22. Here are the top 5 highlights from our awesome week in Vegas...
1. Atlassian Unveiled Exciting New Additions to Their Platform
Atlassian started off Team '22 with a bang when they announced the addition of Compass and Atlas to their tool repertoire. Both of these additions were born from Atlassian's Point A accelerator, their program that creates new products based on customer feedback on their pain points. So, what are these forward-thinking tools exactly, and how will they benefit you and your team(s)? We're so glad you asked...
Compass is referred to by its creators as, "mission control for your distributed architecture." Essentially, it's a platform that enables software development teams to assemble disconnected information about engineering output (and the teams collaborating on it) in a central location. Compass is designed to take the guesswork out of ownership, organize metadata, establish best practices via the use of scorecards, and tame software sprawl.
Next, Atlassian describes Atlas as, "the first teamwork directory to connect the dots across teams, apps, and work—wherever it happens." Atlas gives teams a common vocabulary and a shared understanding of the context of their work:
- What are we doing and why?
- How’s it going?
- Who’s working on it?
In essence, Atlas provides the sometimes evasive answers to these important questions. This will allow teams to achieve better alignment and empower them to deliver great outcomes.
Finally, Atlassian announced their new Analytics & Data Lake tool that will sit atop Jira and Jira Service Management in Cloud Enterprise to provide analytics and report on cross-product and cross-instance data. The mission of this tool is to break down silos across teams by showcasing interactive, customizable dashboards that will provide rich insights for all.
2. A Buffet of Informative Sessions
We would be remiss not to mention the absolute smorgasbord of informational sessions, trainings, and mini-talks at Team '22. This year, Atlassian developed their content based on the following tracks:
- Agile & DevOps
- Teamwork Culture
- Open Work Management
Whether you were looking for insight on upping your service management game, best practices for scaling agile with Jira Align, or answers to that ever-present tricky question about whether or not to migrate to Atlassian Cloud...well, Atlassian had it all. And best of all, there is a whole digital experience for those who were unable to attend in person, complete with a huge selection of very helpful and informative sessions to watch on literally any topic you might be able to conjure up.
3. The Venue...Vero Paradiso
Atlassian held Team '22 at The Venetian Resort & Casino, an Italian-themed paradise smack-dab in the middle of the Strip. Everything from the meeting rooms where sessions were held to the enormous expo hall where you could visit the many partner booths, to the several lounge areas where you could chill out or connect with fellow attendees...well, it was perfetto. Best of all, there was a huge selection of amazing restaurants a stone's throw away from the Team '22 area, and a giant casino for those who wanted to take their chances on blackjack, poker, and the like. Oh and did we mention there were gondola rides under a sparkling blue "sky"?
4. We Got to Interact with Real, 3D People
Team '22 was informative, fun, and exciting. But perhaps most importantly, it was an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our friends, partners, and clients who are all part of the Atlassian ecosystem. We ventured out of our COVID bubbles, dusted off our suitcases, attempted to fit in our pre-pandemic jeans (it did not go well...), and re-learned the art of speaking to real, live, 3D people again. We can't think of anybody we would have rather practiced our social skills with than the awesome crew at Atlassian and the Team '22 attendees.
No one word conjures up more amazing memories for Team attendees than Bash...the epic annual party that occurs on the last day of the conference. This year's event was a bit smaller due to the reduced number of attendees (thanks, COVID). But it was still a sight to behold, with an energetic band playing covers of 80's and 90's hits, an open bar, various VIP lounges, a BMX bike exhibition, video games, a display of FULL-SIZED candy bars for attendees to enjoy (seriously, it was better than Halloween...), a Cirque du Soleil show, and more! The Isos team made plenty of amazing memories at Bash, and we had a fantastic time celebrating with our Atlassian friends and those who are in the ecosystem along with us.
We Can't Wait to Talk to You About What We Learned...
Let's be real. It can be overwhelming for attendees to process all of the takeaways from this robust event, so we have a solution for you. Let Isos Technology do the heavy lifting! As an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner, we bring a unique perspective to Atlassian events and look forward to sharing what we learn. Whether or not you attended Team ‘22, you won’t want to miss our Atlassian Team '22 Recap Webinar on Wednesday, April 27th at 10:00 AM PDT.
We'll cover key takeaways from the conference, product announcements, and more. Don't delay and register today, as space is limited. We hope to see you there!
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