This year at Summit we held our first ever Developer Day. 450 Marketplace vendors and Atlassian power users signed up to learn the fundamentals of building on Atlassian products, or learn best practices about security, performance, scale, etc.
Why Developer Day?
As our CTO, Sri Viswanath, mentioned during the keynote, we have held many events targeted towards the developers who make commercially available apps in our Marketplace. At Developer Day, we wanted to address not just the Marketplace vendors, but also the power users and admins of our products that spend time tailoring their instances to their companies’ unique needs. The breakout sessions in our Fundamentals track were geared towards this audience, giving them the skills to go beyond configuration and into making REST API calls in Jira, building macros in Confluence, etc.
We kicked off the morning with a keynote from Sri and our Head of Engineering, Stephen Deasy. They announced that we have 25,000+ active developers on the Atlassian platform, and that 3LO (3-legged auth or OAuth 2) is ready for Jira Core, Jira Service Desk, Trello, and Bitbucket, with Confluence in beta. We shipped VSCode integrations for Bitbucket and Jira Software, so you can manage pull requests and issues right in your IDE. We also shipped multiple improvements to Trello's Power-Up framework, such as an alerting UI for end users, easier API access, and icon and color updates. Finally, Jira Software has been hard at work making it easier to import and display information from other SaaS products within Jira's UI, so you have to do less context-switching.
From there, attendees had a jam-packed day with 18 different sessions to choose from, covering everything from JWT authentication to how we modernized Trello's web stack. Overall, our content was rated 4.2 out of 5. We will definitely incorporate the feedback from the sessions into our planning for next year, so thank you to those of you who took the time to rate them!
We finished the day with some popcorn and refreshments and a fireside chat with Sri and co-founder and co-CEO, Mike Cannon-Brookes, moderated by Head of Product, Anu Bharadwaj. They talked about everything from the history of Atlassian's ecosystem to its future to their personal pet projects. Sri even did an encore of his Dr. Suess performance from Atlas Camp last year!
Mark your calendars
Next year's Summit will be back at Mandalay Bay, March 30 – April 2, 2020. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, check out all the Developer Day recap videos below.