2020-11-02 Steffen Opel, Utoolity: Visualize with AWS – maintain diagrams as code with Atlassian Forge

This is the 31st of our Monday Night Specials, a series of virtual events with voices from the Atlassian ecosystem.

It is the first in our series of Codegeist 2020 winners.

 

Bevy: https://ace.atlassian.com/e/m5er88/

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/ACBEBB/events/273721977/

Codegeist 2020 - Built with Forge - 2nd Place: https://devpost.com/software/visualize-with-aws-atlassian-forge

Community Post: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Berlin-Brandenburg/RSVP-Steffen-Opel-Utoolity-Visualize-with-AWS-maintain-diagrams/gpm-p/1501636#M112

YouTube: https://youtu.be/F_8NsEjkOZU

Slides: https://go.utoolity.net/acbebb-20201102

 

Presenter: Steffen Opel, Utoolity

Steffen is co-founder and managing partner at Utoolity, a provider of apps that integrate and automate Atlassian based workflows with Amazon Web Services (AWS). With a formal education in C++, and an early focus on rich client technologies, he joined the paradigm shift to RESTful web service architectures early on. The major industry move towards cloud computing refueled his interests in thorough automation of DevOps processes, where he favors serverless architectures and enjoys API driven development in agile teams. Steffen also writes news stories for InfoQ, mainly on cloud topics.

Visualize with AWS – maintain diagrams as code with Atlassian Forge

Visualize with AWS is a cross-product Atlassian Forge app that uses declarative diagram rendering engines like Mermaid, PlantUML, or Vega/Vega-lite to visualize any kind of data in Jira issue panels and Confluence macros.

In this talk, Steffen will walk you through the Utoolity team's exploration of Atlassian’s new cloud app platform from the perspective of an Atlassian Marketplace Partner. Based on a potential future app to provide dynamically updating charts and diagrams as code, we will discuss the pros and cons of serverless workflow automation and app development via Atlassian Forge, and how to integrate cloud-native AWS solutions to compensate for Forge platform limitations.

About Utoolity

Utoolity develops utilities and tools to integrate and automate Atlassian based workflows with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Utoolity is an Atlassian Marketplace Partner with apps for Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo that are trusted by teams from more than 500 organizations in over 80 countries across a broad variety of industries, public-sector organizations, and educational institutions.

Show Notes

Steffen Opel from Utoolity introduced their award-wining solution Visualize with AWS. Visualize with AWS is a cross-product Atlassian Forge app that uses declarative diagram rendering engines like Mermaid, PlantUML, or Vega/Vega-lite to visualize any kind of data in Jira issue panels and Confluence macros. If you are looking for a swiss army knife to handle any diagramming platform, you have found it. An extensive demo and another deep dive into Forge and its capabilities. Even a short discussion with Sven Schatter from Lively Apps about how to build a data integration framework to create dynamic graphics.

Time Index:

  • Demo start: 10:30

  • Q&A starts 45:10

  • Visualize with AWS, supported formats: 52:51

Useful Links:

Register for Atlassian’s Developer Day: https://events.atlassian.com/teamtour20/home_emea

All the Details about this presentation here: https://aug-bb.atlassian.net/l/c/sYoaSxSQ

You can continue the discussion here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Berlin-Brandenburg/RSVP-Steffen-Opel-Utoolity-Visualize-with-AWS-maintain-diagrams/gpm-p/1501636#M112

Join us again next week, when Nicolas Frossard, codefortynine will introduce us to interactive issue monitoring with the Quick Activity Stream in Jira.

All the details here: https://aug-bb.atlassian.net/l/c/d4Gz9Ykg

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/ACBEBB/events/274212964/

Don’t forget that our online networking event “Leaving Serverland” is coming up next week and there are a lot of opportunities available for you to participate in this event.

Find out more here: https://aug-bb.atlassian.net/l/c/S5FQ4EHM

And RSVP here: https://hopin.to/events/leaving-serverland

We offer you a number of Zoom call to talk to us directly, you can RSVP for one or all of them here on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-ChrzMoEtTprOlLn7_1ahv2c6hfH0HX

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