Celebrating 10 years_Gliffy+Atlassian

This fall marks ten years of Gliffy + Atlassian. We’ll be celebrating this partnership in San Jose next week at the annual Atlassian Summit.  And we’ll be at booth G10 (how fitting is that?!).

Everyone is welcome to come join the party and #getGliffywithit.

In the meantime, we’re inviting you to stroll down memory lane with some of our favorite Gliffy + Atlassian milestones-and-moments.

2006 | First integrations

A year after Gliffy was founded, one of our co-founders, Chris Kohlhardt, met one of Atlassian’s CEOs, Mike Cannon-Brookes via a cold email. The email described a vision for Atlassian, similar in vein to what is now the powerhouse Atlassian Marketplace.

Together, Chris and Mike coded Gliffy’s initial integration.

By November 2006 we had paying customers! During this time Mike signed on as an advisor to Gliffy for two years.  


2007 | Gliffy for Confluence 1.2

Just a few months after the original version of the Gliffy plugin, Team Gliffy released a second version for Confluence.

This was our first big step in making the most streamlined experience possible for our users. To this day we’ve continued to build, expand and improve this experience.


2008 | Gliffy attends first-ever Atlas Camp

Team Gliffy went to Atlassian’s AtlasCamp, a low-key retreat in Santa Rosa.

Atlassian’s first retreat was an opportunity to come together in a casual environment for a little learning and a lot of fun. Since 2008, we’ve enjoyed how far AtlasCamp has come, including taking us to the fabulous Barcelona.


2009 | Original Atlassian Summit

Team Gliffy signed on to be one of Atlassian’s original sponsors. The first Summit had no more than four hundred attendees. Everyone got together for some product releases, breakout sessions and, yup, beer-chugging.


2010 | Gliffy Pirates raid the Summit!

Gliffy Pirates raided the second annual Atlassian Summit. Jon Silvers, Director of Content Marketing for Atlassian brilliantly describes this chilling occasion:

Now here’s the thing: when you see one technical presentation after another, you come to realize that they only way a presenter can truly differentiate his or her presentation is by dressing as a pirate.

And that’s just what the good folks at Gliffy did.

Taking the stage by storm, this scurrilous and dangerous crew gave a presentation to end all presentations. First, they revealed a secret treasure map that led the audience along a harrowing trail of new features and improvements in Gliffy 3.0 for Confluence and JIRA. Then, they demonstrated new diagramming capabilities, a new template browser, and a very popular “Aaaargh” chart.

You can check out the full Captain’s Log here.


2011 | All in the Confluence editor

In 2011, Gliffy moved one step closer to creating our now seamless experience.

Here, we got rid of the toggles between editing a diagram from the wiki view and updating the diagram layout from the edit view.

With this release everything now happened in-line with the Confluence 4 editor.


2012 | Enter HTML5

Team Gliffy completely re-wrote our Flash based product in HTML5 to improve speed, quality and overall experience.

For a full account of our transition, you can check out this story by Clint, one of our Co-Founders.


2013 | Gliffy joins Atlassian Marketplace

Gliffy joined the Atlassian Marketplace!

With over 10,000 + installations we are one of the most-trusted add-ons in the marketplace. And we have all of you to thank for that.


2014 | Gliffy releases Confluence Plugin 6.2

Team Gliffy released Version 6.2 of our Confluence Plugin product. This release included pop-up notes, new icons and templates, adjustable text positioning and a slew of other satisfying features.


2015 | Enter Atlassian Connect

Our Gliffy team had to re-architect several components.By re-writing the entire back-end of our Atlassian integrations to take advantage of the Atlassian Connect APIs, we are able to provide continuous delivery and rapid updates to our customers. You can learn more about our journey migrating to the cloud here.


2016 | The best is yet to come

Atlassian + Gliffy celebrate ten years together. We can’t believe it’s already been this long, and we look forward to the next ten with Atlassian. What, what!

For more epic tales and Gliffy lore, stop by our booth (G10). We’d love to share enroute  features with you, and tips and tricks to using Gliffy. Plus, this way we can get to know a little more about you!

See you there.