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My open source contributor journey with Mattermost

I attended MatterCon 2020 as a Mattermost contributor. During the three-day event, I met a number of awesome folks—some of whom I had interacted with online before, and some of whom I ran into for the first time.  The event was truly amazing. Looking back, it still feels like a dream seeing the people behind …

The future of workplace messaging

Recently, a colleague of mine joked that she manages a marketing team of three: Claire, Mark, and Sally. The punchline is that she’s referring to Clearbit, Marketo, and Salesforce. She felt that way because they each have their own role with unique insights and jobs, and her team shares information with everyone else the same …

Mattermost as a communication gateway

The Mattermost platform is a powerful messaging tool that enables secure team collaboration. Rather than creating unique Mattermost plugins for each tool, Cognitio created a custom SMTP mail intercept capability that leverages AWS Lambda functionality and custom code to create integrations for a number of third-party applications. This post is about the basic functionality we …

Creating powerful automations with n8n and Mattermost

Tanay is the Head of Developer Relations at n8n. He has published books on WebVR, virtual assistants on Raspberry Pi, and FirefoxOS. He has been listed in the about:credits of the Firefox web browser for his contributions to the different open source projects of the Mozilla Foundation.  I’ve been involved in the DevOps world for …

Mattermost 5.23: Automatic hyperlinking to Jira issues and more

Mattermost 5.23 includes improvements that will help your team collaborate more effectively: Jira Plugin v2.4 – install our updated Jira Plugin to try out several UX improvements, including the ability to transition issues via a drop-down menu, automatic hyperlinking to Jira issues, and more Plugin updates – get more done in Mattermost with updates to …

Support for ESR 5.9 has ended: Upgrade to ESR 5.19 for improved security, performance, mobile app compatibility, and user experience

As of April 15, 2020, Mattermost Extended Support Release (ESR) version 5.9 is no longer supported. If any of your servers are not on ESR 5.19 or later, upgrading immediately is required. With our simple upgrade steps, it takes only a few minutes. Mattermost adopts a monthly tick-tock release cycle, with a new version shipping …

Advanced Git with the Free University of Tbilisi

On Monday, March 16, 2020, I had the privilege to (virtually) join Shota Gvinepadze and his students at the Free University of Tbilisi and speak about “Advanced Git @ Mattermost” for a portion of their class time. The following are my speaking notes from the session, slightly modified from the original slides for this format. Keep in mind that the command …

Mattermost 5.22.3 released

Mattermost dot release 5.22.3 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 …

Making employees feel appreciated with the UMatter bot

In the middle of January 2020, I got a notification about the upcoming Mattermost hackathon that was being hosted on the HackerEarth platform. I checked out the hackathon page but I forgot about it the next day when I went to work. One morning, I was surfing the internet sipping my coffee and landed on …

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