Sponsor Watch: Atlassian

Sponsors are a huge part of Hackagong. Without the generous contributions from our sponsors, we wouldn’t be running this awesome Hackathon! This is Sponsor Watch, where we take a quick look at one of our sponsors.

Company: Atlassian
Company Website: www.atlassian.com
Location: Sydney. George Street, overlooking Martin Place. We are located in 14 cities globally.
Number of Employees: Over 1800 globally

What does your company do?

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 40,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100) and a highly disruptive business model, we’re advancing the art of team collaboration with products like JIRA, Confluence and HipChat–and we’re just getting started. Driven by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team. From Amsterdam and Austin to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who are powered by passion and eager to do the best work of their lives in a highly autonomous yet collaborative, no B.S. environment.

How did your company first get started? What’s the origin story?

In 2002, our founders, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, set conventional wisdom on its ear by launching a successful enterprise software company with no sales force. From Australia. Our first product, JIRA, proved that if you make a great piece of software, price it right, and make it available to anyone to download from the internet, teams will come. And they’ll build great things with it. And they’ll tell two friends, and so on, and so on.

Has your company ever held internal hackathons?

Quarterly, Atlassian gives employees 24 hours to work on anything that relates to our products, and deliver it during ShipIt Day, our 24-hour hackathon.

What is the most awesome thing or project your company has done?

We make awesome software products – Jira, Confluence, HipChat and BitBucket to name a few.

Hackagong and WITS thanks Atlassian for supporting our event! Without them Hackagong would not be possible.

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