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The Mattermost codebase is preserved on ice for the next 1,000 years

A lot will happen over the next 1,000 years, and the codebase for the Mattermost open source project will be along for the entire ride. On July 8, GitHub successfully deposited 21 terabytes of open source repository data in the Arctic World Archive, a (very) long-term storage facility located on the Svalbard archipelago in Norway …

Mattermost launches Mattermost Superstars program for contributors

The new program recognizes top community members as Superstars and offers them a platform for broader developer outreach.  Mattermost is a flexible, open-source messaging platform that enables secure team collaboration.  From the 100 most popular features to more than 700,000 translations contributed to Mattermost, the open source community has had an enormous impact on the …

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 …

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 …

Mattermost localization: 700,000 translations, hundreds of contributors

Mattermost shipped with Spanish in version 2.0 on February 16, 2016. The effort was largely completed by our first translations contributor, Elias Nahum. The very next month, Mattermost shipped with Brazilian Portuguese, soon followed by French, Japanese, and more. Today, Mattermost ships in 16 languages, and 26 other languages are in progress. In total, hundreds …

Mattermost participates in Google Season of Docs 2019

In 2019, Mattermost applied to be one of the open source projects to participate in the inaugural Google Season of Docs (GSoD). The aim of the program is to engage technical writers with open source communities and contribute to their documentation. Our goal with the GSoD program was to highlight Mattermost’s commitment to open source …

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 …

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