The secret to thousands of contributions to the Mattermost open source project

Three years after launching, there are over 1,000 open source projects on GitHub that integrate with Mattermost. Our contributors have also added hundreds of amazing features to Mattermost. We’re reflecting on how we got here—and what we’re doing next to build an even stronger community for our contributors. We’ve gotten closer to our community in 2018; …

MatterCon 2018 Community Meetup Highlights

Earlier this year, the Mattermost product team, core contributors and members from our community came together in Lisbon, Portugal for MatterCon 2018. We’re a globally distributed team, so it’s nice to meet up every now and again with colleagues and users and hang out in person, discuss the product roadmap and refine our open source …

MatterCon 2018 Hackathon Highlights

MatterCon brings the Mattermost product team, core contributors and community members together to discuss the product roadmap, hack together and meet in person. As a globally remote team, it’s nice to see each other every few months. MatterCon 2018 brought us to Lisbon, Portugal. It was a productive and fun event. One of my favorite …

100 most popular Mattermost features invented and contributed by our amazing open source community

As the world’s largest open source project on enterprise collaboration, Mattermost depends on input and contributions from thousands of companies and collaborators to invent and develop new capabilities. Just over two years from its start on June 28, 2015, the open source project has grown tremendously, now offering a powerful, robust, easy-to-install server and high-quality …

Open Source 100: George Goldberg, Mattermost Core Committer

Open source software has transformed the world. This powerful idea—technology shared through a special license that permits its free use and repurposing—is at the heart of almost every major software system in the world, from the website you’re reading to mobile app on your phone. Billions of people benefit from open source. But only a …

Carlos Panato wins Mattermost 2017 Hacktoberfest award

The 2017 Hacktoberfest event, which is sponsored by DigitalOcean and hosted by GitHub, was once again a major success. During the month of October, developers from across the world contributed to more than 64,000 open source repositories, submitting nearly 240,000 pull requests. Amazing! We’re pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 Mattermost Hacktoberfest Award: …

Api version 3 deprecated on January 16, 2018

On July 16, 2017 we released API version 4, offering: Fully documented API endpoints at api.mattermost.com More in-depth access to server functionality Wider use of established HTTP verbs Consistent endpoint structures A new and improved Go driver Back then, we also announced that API version 3 will be deprecated on January 16, 2018. This date …

27 things enterprises can learn from startups to increase productivity

How do you bring the productivity of small, fast-moving startups into enterprises with massive organizations and heavy regulatory obligations? It starts with analyzing and understanding the workflows and approaches startups use to achieve world-class agility, efficiency and innovation. Then you need to prioritize these “recipes” based on the impact they can have on your enterprise. …

Hacktoberfest is back! Win a free t-shirt by contributing to Mattermost

It’s that time of the year again! Following our awesome experience last year, Mattermost is excited to announce that we’re participating in the 2017 Hacktoberfest event, which is organized by DigitalOcean and hosted by GitHub. Hacktoberfest provides developers with an exciting opportunity to contribute to open source projects. In addition to helping the open source …

The Benefits of Growing and Working Remote: GitLab CEO’s advice to the Mattermost open source project

  Since its inception GitLab has become the poster child for global collaboration on open source development. It now has more than 1,000 contributors worldwide. More than 100,000 organizations and millions of users are using GitLab, which now includes Mattermost in its omnibus installer as an open source Slack-alternative. GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij has been …

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