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Farewell to a Friend

Earlier this week, Jeffrey Walker passed away.

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Jeffrey when he assumed the role of President of Atlassian in July 2005. In the last few years, Jeffrey inspired us all by publicly announcing his war on cancer, but Jeffrey was so much more than this battle.

He had a passion and zest for life and business that was plainly evident when he walked into a room. He really did have a knowing smile, accompanied by that glint in his eyes - and you knew he was seeing something that you were missing. He was dubbed as the ‘Lance Armstrong of Silicon Valley’ at one point.

I am proud to have known this gentleman and my sympathies go out to the Walker family and the Atlassian staff.

Grey Goose Gibsons, straight up with a twist, all round while we remember Jeffrey like we should.