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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 06, 2013 – Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration software for teams, through its partnership with Pyramid Consulting, a creative digital and software development company, today launched a development center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a grand opening celebration. The modern, new center located in Etown 3, Cong Hoa Street, Tan Binh District, will focus on developing new features and plug-ins for Atlassian JIRA, industry-leading issue management software, and Confluence, its best-in-class team and content collaboration platform. To mark this special occasion, Atlassian and Pyramid Consulting are donating 200 million VND to Room to Read, a global charity dedicated to improving literacy and gender equality in education for children around the world.

Enterprise Software Company to Expand Software Engineering Team to Help Build World Class Products

“Atlassian is excited to work with Pyramid Consulting to help us further strengthen our product development muscle. Vietnam is home to hundreds of thousands of talented technical people. We were looking for a team that is as passionate about creating awesome products as we are, and that also shares our values and innovative culture. Pyramid Consulting is a great fit,” said Mr. Jean-Michel Lemieux, Vice President of Engineering at Atlassian.

“We’re honored to have their help in solving the challenges of designing and building our world-class products used by more than 30,000 companies worldwide. In the next six months, we’re expanding the team with another 30 software engineers, designers, and product managers to grow this development center,” added Mr. Lemieux.

“Pyramid Consulting is proud to partake in this grand and innovative software enterprise. This partnership brings software engineers in Vietnam the opportunity to work in a dynamic international environment where they can explore and adopt the latest technologies of software development while exchanging experience and knowledge with colleagues from all over the world. On top of that, the new center in Vietnam also offers our employees international standard benefit packages and provides them with overseas travel opportunities to Atlassian’s offices around the globe,” said Mr. Pieter van Diermen, CLO of Pyramid Consulting.

Establishing Libraries in Vietnam with Room to Read

Working together, Atlassian and Pyramid Consulting will donate 200 million VND to Room to Read to establish two libraries in Tien Giang province that will reach more than 630 children in 2013, and thousands more in the coming years. Atlassian and Pyramid Consulting employees have also committed to donating funds for Room to Read on an ongoing monthly basis.

“We are proud to take part in Room to Read’s mission to empower children through improving their reading skills. We hope the funds will help Room to Read reach children in Vietnam’s rural provinces and help them gain access to a world-class education to break the cycle of poverty,” said Mr. Pieter van Diermen.

Room to Read is a global non-profit organization that has been operating in Vietnam since 2001. Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills, instill a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education.

Atlassian User Group

At the opening event, Atlassian will also introduce its Atlassian User Group (AUGs) program. AUGs are informal meet-ups organized by those with an interest in the latest technologies and collaborative tools for the purpose of discussing all things related to Atlassian products over pizza and beer.


About Atlassian

Atlassian products help innovators everywhere plan, build and launch great software. More than 30,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix and United Airlines – use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn more at http://atlassian.com

About Pyramid Consulting

Founded in 1999 in Belgium, Pyramid Consulting, a creative digital and software development company, provides service in three main areas: online advertising support for advertising and digital agencies, web & mobile development, and software applications development services ranging from basic to enterprise level. With cutting-edge web technologies at its fingertips and a global presence through its local onshore offices, Pyramid Consulting is truly a new breed of software development and outsourcing partnership. Worldwide clients include Microsoft, Samsung, Volkswagen, Wal-Mart, amongst many others. Learn more at http://www.pyramid-consulting.com