Erik van Zijst

@erikvanzijst Atlassian

Erik has been a passionate software professional for 15 years, who considers software to be a craft, not science.

Launching his career in his native Amsterdam in 1999, he served as architect for a financial market data startup from its inception until acquisition. He then co-founded a not so successful Palo-Alto based online real-time video streaming startup. In a deliberate move back to more hands-on coding, Erik joined Atlassian in 2008 and relocated to Sydney, Australia. After having worked on various product teams, he joined the newly formed team to run Bitbucket after its acquisition since 2010.

Currently based out of San Francisco Erik continues to work on Bitbucket.