BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appfire announced today their latest investment in the Atlassian ecosystem with a multi-day closed-door hack event modeled closely after Atlassian’s ShipIt. In Appfire’s three-day event, called “IGNITE,” team members from 7 cities across the globe will be gathering at their headquarters in Boston.
“This is a wonderful way for team members to collaborate across departments, openly discuss ideas, explore new technologies, or even introduce new features or products,” said Jeff Pierce, Director of Product at Appfire. “Regardless of whether a particular IGNITE project moves forward beyond this event, participants gain a sense of satisfaction that truly makes this an invaluable part of our corporate culture.”
“Innovation is messy and trying new things can be difficult,” says Dom Price, Head of R&D and Work Futurist at Atlassian. “Experimenting and exploring sound like fun things to do, but you have to be willing to fail and try new things; be vulnerable and that’s not always easy.”
Recently, Atlassian held their 41st ShipIt event, with over 450 teams participating globally. “When I think about the culture of innovation at Atlassian, it’s all spawned from our value of ‘be the change you seek,’ ” said Price. “We fundamentally believe that every person at Atlassian has the chance to not only do the best work of their life but create something special that has a lasting impact on the world.”
Appfire now has plans to host IGNITE events on a regular basis. “After factoring in travel and logistics, events like this can be a significant inward investment. However, the return is both immediate and long-lasting,” said Holly Wright, Director of Marketing at Appfire. “Teams typically focus on streamlining business processes, automating operational tasks, or improving our products, so nearly everything that happens at IGNITE will delight our customers.”
Appfire is one of the leading providers of apps within the Atlassian Marketplace, with more than 60 products and over 10,000 customers worldwide. Since 2005, Appfire has been driving Atlassian products and services into the enterprise, enabling the world's most advanced teams to quickly innovate, develop, and bring their ideas to market. Learn more at http://www.appfire.com.