Insights from our incredible plugin hackathon

At Mattermost, two of our top priorities are keeping our customers happy and keeping members of our awesome open source community engaged. On August 16 and 17, we paused the company on the R&D side for a virtual hackathon where our core committers worked with our open source contributors to hack our recently revamped plugin …

Building a stronger open source community for our contributors at Mattermost

We care a great deal about our engaged open source community, which has had thousands of contributions over the last three years. Recently, we sent a survey to our contributors asking them to share feedback about their experiences. Their responses were overwhelmingly positive, but we did identify some potential ways to improve the experience further. …

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 …

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