Atlassian Team ’23 Need To Knows: James Cameron, Booth 34, and the Best BASH Afterparty Ever

Team ’23 starts today! From 18–20 April 2023, Atlassian’s flagship conference celebrating modern teamwork is back in Las Vegas. And here at Old Street, we have two reasons to celebrate. Yesterday we announced from Vegas that Custom Charts for Jira and Confluence, and the amazing team behind it, have joined Tempo. Here’s our blog all about what this means for Custom Charts customers and fans.

So we’re pumped to be spending time here at Team not just with existing and new customers and our incredible network of Atlassian partners, but also our new Tempo colleagues. 😍

Screenshot of Team 23 Agenda
An overview of what’s happening on the 3 days of Atlassian Team ’23

I have to say, I also can’t wait for legendary filmmaker James Cameron’s keynote. Particularly as our recent Boss Levels episode looked at the leadership of Ellen Ripley, who featured in one of Cameron’s most beloved movies, Aliens. Boss Levels is our video series where Head of Content Christopher Berry and I debate the success and agility of leaders (real and fictional!), so if you haven’t heard of it, check it out.

Cameron – whose latest film, Avatar: The Way of Water, recently became the third highest grossing film of all time (with Cameron’s first Avatar in the top spot) – is going to be hosting a session at Team ’23 called “Creating the Impossible: In Conversation with James Cameron”. It’s shrouded in mystery but we know his movies are marvels of technological innovation, so here’s hoping we learn some of the secrets behind them.

But, if you’re coming to Team ’23 looking for a cool new app that makes Jira dashboard reporting fun, then here’s where you can find us, and what we’ll be doing.

Day 1 – Opening Reception and App Day ’23

Old Street will be exhibiting Custom Charts for Jira and Confluence from 3.30pm on Tuesday 18 April. We’re at Booth 34, so if you want to come chat to us (and get a demo of Custom Charts!) when the crowds are low, catch us before the opening reception at 5.30pm.

After the opening reception, we’ll be manning our booth till 8pm. But you might also want to join us for App Day ‘23 – Stand-APP Night Special at 7pm at Mercato della Pescheria in the Venetian, where our CEO Chris Cooke will be doing stand-up (and shockingly honest) comedy. Hang with us and many other app makers and eat some great Italian food. It’ll be a brilliant way to round off day 1.

Day 2 – Join us at Booth 34 between 8am and 5pm

I’m sure you’re planning to attend some of the many training opportunities and lectures on agile, ITSM, open work management, and teamwork culture. When you get a break to explore the expo hall, we’ll be at Book 34, excited to meet you, give you a demo, answer any burning questions you may have about Jira reporting, and hand out awesome swag!

This year we have stickers, a pop-up card, packs of playing cards, a drawstring bag, and chapsticks! You can also enter our raffle and be in with a chance to win a super-cool bomber jacket.

Image showing the bomber jackets you can win in our Team 23 raffle

Day 3 – Booth, Raffle Announcement, Modus Create Happy Hour, BASH, and Bar Chart After Party

We’re back at Booth 34 at 8am, so if you missed us yesterday, there’s plenty of time to find out why Custom Charts is the way to easier, better, more fun Jira reporting. At 12pm, we’ll be announcing the winner of our raffle (we’ll also send the winner an email).

Then at 6pm, we’ll be at the Modus Create Happy Hour at Chica in the Venetian, where we’ll be mingling with partners and customers. After that, it’s off to BASH, the massive party that closes out Team ’23. Last year there was a band, a BMX show, rollerbladers, a photo booth, and a ballerina. (We think, anyway. It’s all a bit of a blur.) Oh, and our colleague Gabriel dressed up as a T-Rex and got up on stage with the band. This was technically against Atlassian’s rules, but keeps showing up in their advertising for Team ’23. Mmmm…

And after BASH, if you want more, come join us at the Bar (Chart)! Our BASH afterparty is from 11pm till 2am at the Rockhouse, Grand Canal Shoppes, in the Venetian. This event is exclusive for customers, new fans, and friends. So if you’re a Jira reporting enthusiast who already loves Custom Charts or is keen to learn more about it, come and have some drinks on us. There’s still time to register.

Image showing details for the BASH after party

Our Head of Sales, Ben Mead, says:

“Though I’m a veteran of Atlassian Team, Team ’23 will be my first event since taking on the role of Head of Sales at Old Street. I am interested to hear how businesses are evolving their approach to reporting in Jira and Confluence. Feedback from the ecosystem is always fascinating and I can’t wait to talk to people about how enterprises are moving towards adopting a smarter, more standardized approach to data visualization, and the various benefits this yields for management and contributors alike.”

Our Customer Success Manager, “Fun Man” Andy Barker, adds:

“I am most excited for three aspects. First, meeting up with our massive network of partners and getting lots of business done with these legends. Second, all the great sessions on teamwork, particularly as Custom Charts is in the running for the third teamwork-related award in a row. Third, seeing Atlassian attempt to avoid me as I try to get an honest answer on record about the future of Data Center… #NoBullshit. P.S. There’s loads of noise right now about some film director turning up? I ain’t fussed. If he wants a selfie with the infamous Fun Man, I suppose I could spare 5 mins.”

SEE YOU THERE, Custom Charts lovers!

Chris Cooke CEO Old Street Solutions

Chris founded three successful startups in Thailand: one was a Scuba Diving School/ Eco-Tourism company dedicated to saving turtles. Once he’d saved enough turtles, he moved back to the UK to pursue his dreams in software.

It was while working for the Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner Clearvision that Chris met Jacek. The two decided there was a gap in the market for easier-to-use Atlassian tools for Jira and Confluence users who don’t have a clue how to code (of which there are many).

“If we’re not making mistakes, we’re not trying hard enough.”