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5 simple ways your IT team can embrace ChatOps

| March 28, 2017

As an IT professional, you’re all about creating the fastest, smoothest, most forward-thinking solutions. Being on the cutting edge of technology, you may have heard of this ChatOps thing a time or two. Joining your everyday tasks with your everyday communications in one central hub—what could be simpler or more potent than that?

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4 tips for scaling your business from a few to many

| March 21, 2017


This is a guest blog post by Jack Saville, Online Marketer at Bynder.

When a company grows from tens to hundreds of employees in a short period of time, there are bound to be growing pains. How do people meet and work closely together? How does company culture thrive? At Bynder, a digital asset management provider, we faced these questions head-on—growing from 50 to 250 employees in two years.

As hard as growing can be, we’ve found some simple ways to scale our business and maintain our core values. Here are some nuggets of wisdom we’d love to share.

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Meet Polly Bot: Add polls to your rooms

| March 14, 2017

Where should your team meet after work for drinks? What color should your T-shirts be? Who should be your team’s mascot? You’ve all got opinions, and Polly Bot keeps tally of them so your team can make a decision. Create the poll, monitor it, and shut it down—all within your HipChat room.

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Better Python Testing: How to Mock AWS [video]

, HipChat DevOps Engineer | March 08, 2017

At Atlassian, my fellow engineers and I often find ourselves creating tools that rapidly become crucial to our own workflows. Because of this, the practice of writing tests to ensure consistent behavior is almost second nature for us.

We’re aware that this is not the case for everyone.

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Don’t go down the rabbit hole: Use room READMEs

| February 16, 2017

If Alice had had a README to reference down in Wonderland, she wouldn’t have had to figure out what “Eat me” and “Drink me” would lead to via trial and error. Same goes in HipChat. Ever entered a room and not known its purpose? Or not known if you’re meant to be there? Room READMEs solve this.

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Get $#!% done: 4 integrations to make you more productive

| January 11, 2017

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We all struggle with it: so much to do, so little time. The best ways to maximize your productivity is to minimize the amount of time and mental energy spent on each task, and we’ve got 4 integrations that will help you make the most of the time you do have.

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7 super fresh ways to use HipChat

, Product Marketing | January 04, 2017

hipchat_new_yearsIt’s a new year, and it’s the perfect time for a fresh start at work. New work habits can go a long way in making you feel more productive and accomplished throughout 2017. Here are 7 ways to use HipChat to get more from chat and yourself at work.

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Make everyone count: How to build an employee recognition program

, Product Marketing | December 28, 2016

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This is a guest blog post by George Dickson, Content Marketing Manager at Bonusly.

Recognition is the cornerstone of engaged employees and a healthy team culture. In fact, a Gallup survey found that employees who receive recognition and praise frequently “increase their individual productivity, increase engagement among their colleagues, and are more likely to stay with their organization.”

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Lock it up, shut it down: A guide to private chat & video

| December 20, 2016

private group chat and video chatNot everything needs to be broadcast to the whole world. Some things are best kept between just a few people, like your finance presentation or your plans to take over the Internet with an army of baby goats. Well, HipChat’s got you covered with multiple ways to ensure that what you share can only be seen by people of your choosing.

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5 ways to run effective team meetings from anywhere

| December 09, 2016

Effective team meetingsMeetings 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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