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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 …

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 …

Highlights from the spectacular Mattermost Hackathon

Following the record-breaking Hacktoberfest that saw more than 200 contributions to Mattermost in October, we held a virtual hackathon November 22–26. Over the five-day period, 45 members from our open source community, including contributors and staff, created amazing features and plugins for Mattermost.  We were all impressed by the Mattermost Hackathon presentations last week—wow! It’s …

A humble and sincere ‘thank you’ to our open source community

Since our inception, open source contributions have been integral to our business and success. This October, as we participated in the great Hacktoberfest event, organized by Digital Ocean and hosted by GitHub and this month as we host our own hackathon event, we reflect upon and appreciate our community.   We are so grateful for contributors …

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