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MatterCon 2020 highlights the power of a remote community

As a remote-first company, we bring employees and members of our community together once a year at our offsite event, which is called MatterCon.  MatterCon isn’t your run-of-the-mill conference—it’s more of a meeting of the minds where we’re encouraged to get to know the people we work with, share ideas with each other, and create …

Remote work when SaaS is not an option

Corey and I created Mattermost to enable remote work through an open source, self-hosted Slack alternative. We needed control of our data and infrastructure down to the source code, without vendor dependency or lock-in. That idea has grown into a 100+ person all-remote, open core company. We’ve learned a lot. In these uncertain times as …

Onboarding as a remote engineer with Mattermost

We decided to make Mattermost a remote-first company for several reasons. For example, employees don’t have to waste time commuting, we are able to hire from a wider talent pool of self-motivated individuals, and we have coverage in all time zones, which helps us respond to our customers around the world more effectively. And since …

Mattermost Statement on COVID-19

With the rapidly changing developments in the spread of COVID-19 globally, protecting the health and safety of our staff, customers, and communities is of utmost importance to Mattermost. To keep our team members safe and to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, effective immediately, Mattermost is strongly discouraging international business travel and nonessential …

YC leads $50M Series B in Mattermost as open source Slack alternative

Today, we’re delighted to announce that Y Combinator Continuity is leading a $50M Series B investment in Mattermost as an open source alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams. With today’s announcement, Mattermost becomes YC’s largest ever Series B investment, and more importantly, their largest open source investment to date. YC is joined by our existing …

451 Research: Mattermost ‘Well-Positioned’ to Capitalize on Need for Privacy

To protect intellectual property and trade secrets while ensuring compliance, today’s leading organizations are becoming increasingly privacy-conscious. To this end, many companies are moving away from cloud-based SaaS messaging services like Slack and Microsoft Teams to private cloud alternatives like Mattermost. That way, they’re able to maintain complete control over all of their messaging data—instead …

Open source Slack-alternative for Azure Government Cloud via Bitnami Mattermost Team Edition Stack

  With more and more news of high profile security breaches, it’s more important than ever to keep confidential communications within the safety of a private network. Just as vital, secure communications systems must meet the needs of end users. If they don’t–if tools are confusing, inconvenient, or unnatural–then “Shadow IT” starts to form, as employees come up with tools to bypass protocols. We’re …

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