Neil Young Uses JIRA: The LincVolt Project

Although I rarely re-blog Atlassian news, I can’t help myself this time. This deserves more exposure. Why? Three compelling reasons:

1. The LincVolt project is the coolest clean technology car project. Its mission is to get a 1959 Lincoln Continental to try to break a 100 mile-per-gallon barrier. This car weighs 2.5 tons. I would be satisfied just sitting in a ’59 Lincoln, let alone getting 100 mpg. This is simply a fantastic, ambitious project using a gorgeous battleship of a car.

2. The car runs Atlassian JIRA, our bug and issue tracker, right on the console. Yes, folks, you can create your issues and track them while you drive. The geographically-dispersed development team relies on JIRA to track their project.

3. Neil Young owns the car and uses JIRA. This is a personal project of Neil’s to inspire people by creating a clean automobile propulsion technology. I am flabbergasted the guy uses JIRA. I am a long-time fan, I have been to several of his Bridge School concerts and I’m practically a neighbor of Neil’s, but the fact that he is using JIRA is awesome.

Check this video out of the LincVolt project…

One last reason I love this project: it trumps my wife’s Toyota Prius, which I think she would leave me for. Prius owners are so smug, but this car is THE BOMB.

I have been known to play “Pink Cadillac” but now in homage to Neil, I need to write a tune about a wicked-cool ’59 Lincoln.

4 responses to “Neil Young Uses JIRA: The LincVolt Project

  1. How about “Hot Rod Lincoln” (Charlie Ryan and The Livingston Brothers ) slightly transformed to “Linc-Volt Lincoln”?

    Pretty damn cool project. How you doing by the way. On the mend I hope?

    Sam

  2. Hey Sam — I am great right now; surgery next week. Working at Atlassian the past two weeks. Thanks for asking — Jeffrey

  3. Very interesting. Thanks for the useful information. If an individual can conjure up a 100 mpg car why cant the automakers?

  4. This is a great project, not so sure about the album he wrote about it though.

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