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5 ways to run effective team meetings from anywhere

| December 09, 2016

Meetings can be huge pain, especially for dispersed teams. It’s rather like herding cats—meeting prep alone often takes way more time and effort than it should. And that’s time taken away from the work that counts.

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Join us for a DevOps webinar with our friends at Datadog

| March 04, 2015

Join us on March 10th at 2pm est for a webinar dedicated to ‘Conversation-Driven DevOps’.

At its heart, the goal of DevOps is better communication between the dev and operations teams at an organization. Some of the tools that help achieve this include version control, chat, and monitoring. By moving the conversations around development and operations out of email and into chat, everyone can see exactly what is going on at every step of the way.

In this session you will learn about the tools and strategies available to:

  • Automate system notifications
  • Convert conversations to documentation
  • Sync teams within organizations
  • Collaborate using operational metrics and events

Seating is limited!

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HipChat + Elasticsearch guest list expanded

| November 08, 2013

You want it – You got it

75 more slots to attend SF Elasticsearch’s Meetup on November 18th

Capacity reached! But we will be recording the talk and sharing it with the Elasticsearch community.

At HipChat, we’re big fans of Elasticsearch. It’s helped us scale our infrastructure. The title of this talk will be “Heavy Lifting: How HipChat Scaled to 1 Billion Messages.”

Originally, we thought 75 people might register for the talk. But, the Bay Area Elasticsearch community is bigger and more passionate than we anticipated. So we’re doubling our guest count to 150 people. RSVP now to save your spot!

Note: We also changed the time of the Meetup. The main talk will begin at 6:30pm. Not 7pm.

What you’ll learn

One of the keys to our success has been building a scalable backend. Elasticsearch has played a big part in this.

We plan to talk about how we scaled to sending over 1 Billion messages and how Elasicsearch allows us to index and make in near-realtime search possible for all 1 billion messages. We will also discuss our future with Elasticsearch — using it for more than just search and logs. We’ll share some tips and things we learned (and are still learning) about our transition to Elasticsearch.

Why you should attend

  • Free pizza, beer and sodas
  • A chance to talk with our engineering team, including HipChat Founders
  • You’ll get some of HipChat’s popular meme stickers
  • Chance to win limited-edition HipChat t-shirts
  • Learn something cool

Did we mention we’re hiring?

Full disclosure: we know the Elasticsearch community is packed with incredible engineering talent. We’d love to talk with you about current and future opportunities to build the best damn group chat application for teams. We’ll have one of our talent coordinators on-site in case you have questions about the company, our values or the hiring process.

Can’t make it? You can always submit a resume to We (heart) smart people.

November drinkup time

| November 10, 2011

We’re hosting another HipChat Drinkup in SF! Join us at Thirsty Bear Brewing Company in SOMA this upcoming Wednesday. Your first beer is on us… and we will have a few coveted HipChat tshirts again!

When: Wednesday, November 16, 6-8pm
Where: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company @ 661 Howard St, SF, CA 94105
What: The HipChat team, happy users, and (beer)

Join us for the first ever HipChat drinkup

| September 20, 2011

Join us for the first ever HipChat Drinkup in SF! We’re heading to Pete’s Tavern in SOMA this Thursday. Your first beer is on us… and we may have a few coveted HipChat tshirts too!


When: This Thursday, September 22, 8pm
Where: Pete’s Tavern 128 King St, SF, CA 94107
What: The HipChat team, other happy users, and (beer)


Help us celebrate our first birthday!

| April 12, 2011

Come help us celebrate HipChat’s first birthday! This is the first of what we hope to be many events that mix our customers, supporters, and cheapskate friends into one awesome get together.

When: Friday, April 22 at 6:00 PM
Where: Tied House in Mountain View, CA

Space is limited, so please RSVP on Anyvite.

See you there!