Admins of Atlassian Podcast Appearance
I set a goal a long, long time ago to be on a podcast at some point. I've been an avid consumer of them for over a decade, starting with TWiT and Hardcore History on my long train rides between Everett and Wellesley back in 2004. As much fun as I thought it would be, I struggled to figure out how to get started. I could talk about anything but the podcasts I enjoyed the most had hosts who really knew their topic cold and as much as I was willing to talk about something, I never felt I had a handle on any one thing enough to talk about it on a regular basis.
Fast forward a decade... I met Mark Williams at Summit 2015. I had started listening to his "Admins of Atlassian" podcast a few weeks beforehand, and so I took a shot and asked him if I could collaborate. Mark was kind enough to not say "no" right away, so I figured there was hope... He ended up taking a job at Atlassian shortly after we met, and the podcast went on hiatus for a good long while. After my move over, I reached out to see if I could help restart the podcast, and a well-intentioned as I am, I think Mark likes doing it on his own for the most part. It's his brand and I do not fault him one single bit for this.
But, Mark is an awesome guy and he recognized that there were some topics where having a guest host or two makes for a good show, and so when he asked, I may have been the first person to volunteer. Maybe.
I can neither confirm nor deny.
Turns out, I really did love the experience, and I really don't hate the way my voice sounds.
Take a listen below, or check the episode out here if you're interested, wherein Mark chats with Jennifer Van Leeuwen and me about our best practice thoughts around upgrading Atlassian tools.