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Help us raise money for charity (and win a system-wide emoticon)

1 year ago Elena Gorman 1 Comment

Help us raise funds for the Room to Read  and share your custom emoticon with the world.

Starting today, the HipChat team will open bidding on a universal HipChat emoticon via Charitybuzz.com.

We’re starting the bidding at $250.  Yes, that’s a lot of money for something you can create on your own for private use. The kicker here is that your emoticon would become part of every HipChat experience.

Universal? Go into any HipChat room and type (dealwithit). You’ll see this guy 

Everyone sees him because he is system-wide.

How it works

  1. Place your bid at Charitybuzz.com.
  2. If you win, our co-founder, Pete, will help you with your design.
  3. We’ll make sure everyone knows about it via our newsletter, blog, social media and lobby messages.

Of course, we reserve the right to refuse any content we deem inappropriate.

The cause

Our parent company, Atlassian, has set the goal of raising funds to benefit the  Room to Read Girls’ Education Program in Cambodia.

Our team believes in this cause and the organization behind it. We sent 11 staff members to check out the program personally.

Inspiration

Atlassians have created some epic emoticons for internal use. Most of them reflect inside jokes.  They are also a great way to build camaraderie.

We’ve got an incredible Events Manager named Rudy who owns a panda suit. He’s got his own emoticon (rudy) that makes everyone smile 

We also created emoticons based on our company values. The first of which is open company, no bullshit. So Atlassians type (nobullshit) and see 

We know you’ve got some good ones too…

So let’s merge forces to raise money for a great cause. The auction lasts until February 13th. Bid now!

Hang with us at TechCrunch Disrupt and TwilioCon

2 years ago Elena Gorman 0 Comments

September is a big month for everyone. Students head back to the classroom, leaves begin to fall and San Francisco hosts two of the biggest conferences for the start-up tech community – TechCrunch Disrupt and TwilioCon.

We’re proud to sponsor both events  taking place at the San Francisco Design Concourse. And we want you to join us.

Stop by our booth to get your coveted HipChat t-shirt. We call this one “el HipChat” and it’s pretty popular. Swing by early to grab new sticker sheets with HipChat’s most popular emoticons — a sure-fire conversation starters at your next hackathon.

la camiseta del HipChat

Co-founder Chris Rivers models la camiseta del HipChat

Event Details

TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. At least that’s what they say on their website. We’re inclined to believe them. The agenda is filled with big names from technology and venture capital.

We’re bringing out our own big guns for the event. You can meet one of our founders, hear about our plans for an on-premise version of the HipChat you know and love and much more.

 

TwilioCon 2013

 TwilioCon 2013

Save 25% on your TwilioCon pass with the promo code Atlassian25

Who doesn’t love Twilio? We’re big time fans at HipChat and our friends at Zapier provide a simple integration for Twilio users who use HipChat. We’ll also have one of our customer advocates on-hand to answer questions you may have.

Conference: September 17-19

It’s not just the HipChat team at Atlassian that loves Twilio and their talented developer community. Our buddies on Atlassian’s Dev Tools team (Stash, BitBucket) are sponsoring the Hacker Olympics! Keep an eye out for sweet prize packages from them.

Hacker Olympics: September 18

See you there!

The Winners Please…

2 years ago Jeff Park 7 Comments

Last month we threw down a challenge – “You can probably design a better t-shirt than our founder”. What did we learn? Our customers have some serious game. Even now that the contest has come to an end, we’re still blown away by the quantity and quality of submissions.

When we first started this contest, we told ourselves that we’d be lucky if we received 40 entries. 439 entries later, we are in awe with the creativity and love that everyone exhibited with their designs.

The final verdict

Our judges had a difficult – and enjoyable – time sifting through every entry to pick winners. Without further ado, here are our winners. Please join me in congratulating these talented artists.

‘Best of the Week’

With quality after quality submission each and every week we had to give away a weekly prize.

Congrats to our weekly winners — Daniel LuengoJ.J. LuSylvia Lin, and Mike Peters.

Prize: Wacom Intuos5 Touch Small Pen Tablet and a one year subscription to WIRED magazine

Most Votes by the Community – “King HipChat”

The public has spoken, and Miroslaw Zyszczynski’s King HipChat received the most votes. Long live the king.

Prize: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Funniest – “Dat Chat”

We can’t stop chuckling whenever we see this design. We love memes, so way to cleverly use one to crack a laugh. You go Brent Palmer!

Prize: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Most Creative – “Better Than Pete’s”

Daniel Chae’s “Better than Pete’s” takes home the prize for Most Creative. Daniel took the time to hand-draw the individual bubbles (incredible!).

We were very impressed with the detail and work put into this design. Great job, Daniel!

Prize: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Grand Prize – “TreeChat”

The grand prize goes to TreeChat by Vanja Mrgan. Our judges all agreed that his submission was wistfully beautiful, and we were astonished at its magnificence.

Congratulations Vanja and great work!

Prize: 15″ 2.4 GHz Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Each winner will receive an email from us in the next couple of days to discuss next steps.

So, can you design a better t-shirt than our founder?

It’s pretty clear isn’t it? This contest would be nothing without you guys, and we hope that you had a lot of fun designing these t-shirts. We really appreciate your love and we will continue to work hard to build the best chat service to improve your team’s communication and collaboration.

Thanks guys. Live long and HipChat.

HipChat T-Shirt Contest: Best of Week 4

2 years ago Jeff Park 1 Comment

We’ve reached the end of our T-Shirt contest. Overall, we’ve received over 400 entries, and there are so many amazing designs! Each week, our judges have had a very difficult time choosing a winner, and we anticipate that the grand prize winners will be even more difficult. Thank you so much for participating.

Week 4 Winner

Congratulations Mike Peters from Norcross, GA, USAPrizes will be sent out the week after the contest is finished. We’ll email you in the coming weeks to send you your prize.

Way to get creative with our logo, man. This slick design will definitely get the people talking. Radical!

Remember: just because your design didn’t win a Best of the Week prize, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the running for the prizes at the end of the contest. We will consider all entries when we choose the winners of the Grand Prize, Funniest Design, and Most Creative Design. Plus, your design might get the most votes and win the People’s Choice.

Voting is now open

Until Sunday July 21, everyone will be able to vote for their favorite designs. The entry with the most votes will win the Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, a HipChat T-shirt of their choice and their very own t-shirt.  So go ahead and get your vote on!

HipChat T-Shirt Contest: Best of Week 3

2 years ago Jeff Park 4 Comments

We’re entering the home stretch of our T-shirt contest, but the great entries keep rolling in. You guys have been awesome, and we’ve been blown away by the responses each week so far.

Week 3 Winner

Congratulations Sylvia LinPrizes will be sent out the week after the contest is finished. We’ll email you in the coming weeks to send you your prize.

Our judges were very impressed with the work put into this design. It showed great potential, and we look forward to touching it up to fit onto a t-shirt. Royal!

Remember: just because your design didn’t win this week, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the running for the prizes at the end of the contest. We will consider all entries when we choose the winners of the Grand Prize, Funniest Design, and Most Creative Design. Plus, your design might get the most votes and win the People’s Choice.

Entries submitted this week will be eligible to win the Best of the Week prize for Week 4. So keep those entries coming!

HipChat T-Shirt Contest: Best of Week 2

2 years ago Jeff Park 2 Comments

Another week, another winner. We’ve had so many great entries come in this week; it was even harder to pick a winner. You guys are terrific. Keep up the awesome work!

Week 2 Winner

Le HipChat

Congratulations J.J. Lu from Newton, MA, USAPrizes will be sent out the week after the contest is finished. We’ll email you in the coming weeks to send you your prize.

Our judges were very impressed with the attention to detail and the overall artistry of this design. Way to create a palette out of the white HipChat bubble!

Remember: just because your design didn’t win this week, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the running for the prizes at the end of the contest. We will consider all entries when we choose the winners of the Grand Prize, Funniest Design, and Most Creative Design. Plus, your design might get the most votes and win the People’s Choice.

Entries submitted this week will be eligible to win the Best of the Week prize for Week 3. So keep those entries coming!

HipChat T-Shirt Contest: Best of Week 1

2 years ago Jeff Park 13 Comments

Wow! First of all, thank you to all those who submitted a design this week. We received over 240 in 5 days! 

Needless to say, choosing a “Best of the week” winner for this first week was tough. But after long deliberation, we did it.

The Week 1 Winner

Congratulations Daniel Luengo Infantes from Spain! Prizes will be sent out the week after the contest is finished. We’ll email you in the coming weeks to send you your prize.

In addition to the creativity and cleverness of its design, our judges felt that it followed the structure of our current t-shirts really well. Furthermore, the caption did a great job complementing the design and incorporating HipChat. Well done, Daniel!

To all the other entrants, don’t fret! Just because your design didn’t win this week, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the running for the prizes at the end of the contest. We will consider all entries when we choose the winners of the Grand Prize, Funniest Design, and Most Creative Design. Plus, your design might get the most votes and win the People’s Choice.

Entries submitted this week will be eligible to win the Best of the Week prize for Week 2. So keep those entries coming!

Design a shirt. Win a MacBook Pro.

2 years ago Jeff Park 17 Comments

“You can probably design a better t-shirt than our founder.”

Our three favorite things are HipChat, HipChat t-shirts, and you guys – our users. We love hearing your feedback on HipChat, but we decided it’s time that you had a chance to have some say about more than just the product.

That’s right, we’re talking about t-shirts. Starting June 17th, we will be accepting entries for our first HipChat t-shirt design contest, and we will print the winning designs. We’re also giving away prizes.

The Details

The contest is free and easy to enter. We provide the basic graphic assets (logo + text style), but the design and caption are up to you.

Here’s some inspiration:

  • Pirate: “Yar, HipChat!”
  • Crocodile Dundee: “G’day, HipChat!”
  • Japanese: “ヒップチャット!”
  • Sombrero: “El HipChat!”
  • Sherlock Holmes: “HipChat. Indeed.”

Important Dates

  • June 17: Submissions open
  • July 14: Submissions close
  • July 15: Voting begins
  • July 21: Voting ends

Prizes

Judges will award prizes in the following categories:

  • Grand Prize – 15″ 2.4 GHz Macbook Pro with Retina display + your own HipChat t-shirt for you and the rest of your team
  • People’s Choice – Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription + your own HipChat t-shirt
  • Funniest Design – Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription + your own HipChat t-shirt
  • Most Creative Design – Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription + your own HipChat t-shirt
  • Best of the Week  – 1 year subscription to WIRED magazine + Wacom tablet

All winners will also receive their choice of a an existing HipChat shirt. Winning designs will be announced on the HipChat blog, and winners will be credited on the t-shirt, if printed. For full details, see see hipchat.com/contest.

Get started

Head over to the contest page for more details and to submit your entries. Good luck!

Free HipChat stickers for your team

UPDATE: We’ve run out of stickers! Sorry!

 

We just received a whole box of beautiful HipChat stickers and need to give them away before we end up branding everything in our office. Just send your name and address to us at support@hipchat.com or via Twitter direct message.