Beta - Command Palette

We talked about Jira Command Palette in the past, and it's now available for everyone to try!

The "command palette" feature lets you quickly navigate Jira by searching for commands, for example, "Go to backlog," or helps find issues, projects, and more. You can activate it by clicking Command + K on Mac or Ctrl + K on Windows.

If you have any feedback, let Atlassian know in the comments of the community post!

TechCrunch - What is Next for Atlassian

In a recent interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, Atlassian's CTO, Rajeev Rajan, discussed the company's strategy and recent developments. Rajan emphasized the importance of fostering "developer joy" as a central goal for Atlassian, aiming to improve developer productivity through excellent tools and an empowering work culture.

Furthermore, Atlassian is making significant strides in AI integration. Rajan talks about their partnership with OpenAI and the future of coding with AI assistance.
It is an excellent talk that you should check out.

Resizing Images in Confluence

Confluence Cloud has updated its image resizing feature for better precision and usability. Previously, you were only allowed resizing based on grid handles. But now you can adjust images to custom sizes or define exact pixel dimensions. The update will be available to all users soon.

High Velocity Discount Tickets

Atlassian's High Velocity event in-person passes are now available at a 50% discount.

The event, set for November 1, 2023, at Sydney Showground, promises to deliver insights on exceptional service management. Attendees can access an agenda featuring key sessions like "END BSM NOW," an exploration of Bad Service Management, and "Onboarding your new virtual agent," a hands-on AI demonstration lab. For those unable to attend in person, on-demand digital content access begins on November 8, 2023.

The announcement says super-fan discounts were available until last week, the 27th. However, I checked, and it seems the offer is still on. So if you're interested, see if you can still get the discount.

Atlassian Presents - Unleash

Atlassian's second annual agile & DevOps event, "Atlassian Presents: Unleash," is now open for registration. Taking place in Amsterdam on December 11-12, 2023, this event is a must for software teams focused on delivering top-tier software.

Attendees can look forward to exploring agile trends, accessing behind-the-scenes product updates, learning best practices, and networking with peers and experts.
A special 50% discount is available for super fans, and for those unable to attend in person, on-demand digital content will be accessible.

🗓 Weekly Events Roundup

On October 5, Atlassian is hosting a webinar featuring Forrester's Tracy Woo and customer panelists from Clearwater Analytics and KPMG UK. They will discuss the positive impact of migrating to Atlassian's cloud versions of Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management, which has enhanced connectivity and collaboration across organizations. The webinar will explore the reasons behind the cloud migration, change management strategies, and the impact of new cloud capabilities. Attendees can also participate in an open Q&A session.

As for partner events, this week, we have the popular JiraCon23! This global virtual event is hosted by Trundl, the third of its kind, aimed at uniting the Atlassian User Community, Developer Community, and Atlassian Leaders worldwide. The event focuses on sharing the latest updates, use case stories, solutions, and tips & tricks to enhance the use of Jira for all types of teams.

In the ACE events realm:

  • On October 4 in San Francisco, there's a Webinar on Navigating Data Privacy: Explore GDPR and US regulations in the context of responsible data handling.
  • On October 7 in Warri, Nigeria, attend the Founders Connect Event: A one-day event for founders and business owners aiming to scale their products, increase revenue, and improve productivity with insights from experienced professionals.

📚 Article of the week: Better Communication at Work

Great article with insights from the book "Think Faster, Talk Smarter." It's hard to believe that not even TED Talk speakers are perfect communicators. They often use scripts and edits.

So, instead of aiming for perfection, it's much better to focus on creating genuine connections, leading to more effective communication. One of the tips from the article is to avoid overly relying on repeated phrases and try to treat interactions as conversations rather than performances. For example - preparing an entire script isn't always helpful, as it takes you away from the audience.

The article has more tips, so if you want to improve your communication, have a look!