Videoconference: Building a New Home for the Atlassian Design System

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  • Thursday, October 22, 4-5pm ET
    Having a design system is a de facto necessity when building cohesive enterprise software. The challenge is how does it all come together with a single location, a source of truth, a website? How does a cross-functional team marshal the resources with political and technical willpower to achieve this goal? It’s no easy feat as Jennie Yip, Atlassian design systems lead, explains in this Medium essay. This fireside chat will dig deeper into the problems addressed and lessons learned, with Jennie and also Charles Lee, the engineering lead. Hearing their stories will inspire and inform all of us in our design system journeys. We hope you will join us!

    About our speakers:

    Charles Lee, Senior Software Engineer
    Charles has been working with the Atlassian Design System team for the last 3 years, primarily helping to scale and improve the design-system across a variety of areas, from design-tokens to component customisation and theming.  More recently he’s acted as engineering lead for the implementation and roll-out of the new website, helping to improve and unify the designer and developer documentation experience across Atlassian.
    Jennie Yip, Lead Designer, Design System 

    Jennie is a hybrid design engineer with a heart for elegant user interfaces, simple user experiences and beautifully crafted code. She specializes in building scalable design systems and leading productive multi-disciplinary teams. She collaborates seamlessly with designers and engineers, solving problems in an engineering mindset but with a keen eye for design. She is now a lead designer at Atlassian focused on the evolution of Atlassian Design System.