At SNAP Interactive, we encourage all of our employees to be involved in the tech community and we regularly host tech-related meetups at our offices. On August 21, 2014, SNAP hosted five speakers and more than fifty Atlassian User Group (AUG) NYC members at the first year anniversary party for the group. SNAPpers Paul and Janna, co-leaders of AUG NYC, oversaw the festivities while SNAPper Frank photographed users on the AUG NYC red carpet.
During the bash, AUG members signed up to hear case-studies from local companies, such as Gilt, Vector Media, and Venmo, who use Atlassian software products like JIRA, Confluence and Hipchat to collaborate, plan, and execute. Speakers loved the opportunity to practice their presentations and receive feedback in preparation for the annual Atlassian Summit Conference which will be held San Jose this year in early September. Paul and Janna will be representing AUG NYC at the conference during the Meet-and-Greet and ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions.
To mimic the feel of the actual Summit conference, SNAP provided the Atlassian Experts – Addteq and Go2Group – with booths during the event so that users could interact and get answers to pressing questions. AUG NYC members networked, posed on the red carpet, and ate sushi, pizza, and pasta, while sipping on specialty beer and champagne, until close to midnight. If you would like to attend the next AUG meetup at SNAP’s office, please visit http://augnyc.com/