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Going to MatterCon as a Mattermost contributor

I was invited to MatterCon 2020, a Mattermost community event. I decided to go because I was interested in how an open source company reaches developers and customers. I also wanted to experience what the Bahamas was like.  First, some high-level takeaways: MatterCon is a valuable opportunity for members of the Mattermost company and community …

Running effective meetings while working remote

As a remote-first company, we’ve spent a lot of time optimizing how we work together as a team.  In these challenging times, teams around the world are working to flatten the curve by trying their hand at remote working for the first time. To help these teams succeed, we thought we could share some of …

Greater protection for Mattermost message data on mobile devices

Push notifications are an important aspect of the Mattermost user experience on mobile. When important messages come in, many users like to be notified on their mobile devices so they can respond quickly. Mobile push notifications make it easier for users to stay informed or take faster action while on the go.  When it comes …

Remote work when SaaS is not an option

Corey and I created Mattermost to enable remote work through an open source, self-hosted Slack alternative. We needed control of our data and infrastructure down to the source code, without vendor dependency or lock-in. That idea has grown into a 100+ person all-remote, open core company. We’ve learned a lot. In these uncertain times as …

Maintaining consistency in codebases with Go Vet

Maintaining success in a large open source project is one of the key objectives of Mattermost. We have hundreds of contributors and we want to create a project that could serve as a model in the Go community. Having said that, following idiomatic Go principles is the thing that we care most about while maintaining …

Mattermost 5.21: ChatOps integration with AWS, GitLab, and CodeShip, and more

Mattermost 5.21 includes improvements that will help your team work together more effectively.  Some of these improvements, including the following ChatOps integration and plugins, were built during our successful open source chatbot hackfest that brought together 2,000 contributors from around the world: ChatOps integration with AWS, GitLab, and CodeShip – accelerate DevOps workflows with a …

Mattermost 5.20.2 released

Mattermost dot release 5.20.2 for Team Edition (TE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) is now available for download. If your deployment is affected by issues this dot release fixes, upgrading is recommended. Otherwise, you can upgrade to the next monthly release which also includes these fixes. This version resolves the following bugs: Fixed an issue where …

Onboarding as a remote engineer with Mattermost

We decided to make Mattermost a remote-first company for several reasons. For example, employees don’t have to waste time commuting, we are able to hire from a wider talent pool of self-motivated individuals, and we have coverage in all time zones, which helps us respond to our customers around the world more effectively. And since …

Mattermost Statement on COVID-19

With the rapidly changing developments in the spread of COVID-19 globally, protecting the health and safety of our staff, customers, and communities is of utmost importance to Mattermost. To keep our team members safe and to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, effective immediately, Mattermost is strongly discouraging international business travel and nonessential …

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