“Mom, when are you going to get fired?” I’m not the only working mom out there who gets to hear whining complaints from their kids that they work too much. My daughter, however, has skipped the whining and now just gets direct to the point, eager to see a pink slip of some sort. Um, […]

I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at a Girls in STEM event held at the Arizona Science Center this past fall.  As a young women starting out in the IT world in the 90’s, there were not many female mentors for me to turn to in the predominantly male-dominated world of IT.  At the event last fall, […]

Last Fall I got roped into working on a SAFe whitepaper and webinar. While I had over 10 years experience with Agile, I had never really been exposed to large scale agile frameworks before. I understood some of the limitations with Agile as organizations grew, but I had never looked deeply into how to deal […]

Hello and welcome to another edition of Jira Gore. My name is Lianna Kong and on today’s post, we’re going to talk about field names. Usually unassuming pieces of Jira, they’re easy to build and easy to name. They’re just so flexible! You can name them whatever you want! And then I get requests like […]

Respect your time I think many developers have experienced opening up a project directory they haven’t touched in a few years and spending a couple of  hours piecing together the logic therein. A simple example of this is that sometimes it takes me a second or two to recognize a concise one liner for something […]

After using Jira for awhile, I started to look at aspects of my personal life through an Atlassian lens. It started with maintenance and projects around the house. Any homeowner can tell you that there is always something else to do: replacing outlets, painting, taking down the holiday decorations… (I know it’s May, don’t judge […]

I’m not even sure how one communicates a coffee addiction.  For me it starts off with the smell of coffee beans.  I can be walking through a grocery store and get near the coffee aisle, and I am like a hound dog. I am immediately excited and feel the need to experience this delicious smell […]

When considering whether to manipulate the Confluence database directly without using the API or the GUI, you should be aware of the following risk and how it can be mitigated. tl;dr When moving data by directly manipulating the Confluence database, the length of URLs for Dev/Staging (lower) environments must be as short or shorter than URLs […]

Online webinars have been steadily gaining popularity over the years. Why? Well for one, they are a quick, inexpensive way to promote your business and services. They’re also easier to plan than live events and they can reach a broader audience. There are some common pitfalls to hosting a webinar, as we in the Isos marketing […]

This is the third blog of a three part series, in case you missed them, here are the other two blogs: Part 1 – I outline my goals and how I want to work with Slack. Part 2 – I jump into configuring Slack to meet my goals and support this process. I debated on whether or […]