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Messaging is now mainstream: Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack

The internet is changing all aspects of business communication, and with more of us than ever working remotely, it’s a change that is accelerating. Messaging—the ability to synchronously communicate with teams, coordinating work and workflows—is at the center of this new mode of day-to-day business life. The importance of messaging tools—like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and …

3 Remote Productivity Hacks We Wish We Knew from Day One

When Mattermost first started, it didn’t make sense for us to have an office; it was just myself and one other person. They were writing code the whole time, and I was on the phone the whole time, and being in the office we ended up interrupting each other. So eventually we started working from …

Mattermost joins Red Hat, GitHub and Google in the CVE Program to maintain an international, open data registry of security vulnerabilities

Mattermost is joining Red Hat, Google, and GitHub and over 130 other leading technology organizations authorized to be a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority (CNA) by the CVE Program.  The world’s most privacy-conscious enterprises and governments rely on Mattermost’s self-hosted, open source collaboration platform to keep their most vital communications safe and sovereign.  …

Get paid to write open source software working from home

Work from anywhere writing open source software with Mattermost   Open source companies are amazing places to work for engineers. Your work is showcased to the world through private open source companies like GitLab and HashiCorp (makers of Terraform and Vault), and through public ones like Elastic, GitHub, and RedHat—all of which have enormous impact.  We …

Mattermost cribs: Home office edition

As a fully remote company, we’d like to think we know a thing or two about what it takes for teams to collaborate effectively when they’re not in the same room. Earlier this year, we shared tips on how to coordinate DevOps workflows while working remotely, how to run effective remote meetings, how to stay …

Top 7 missteps of the Mattermost open source project

Today marks five years since the start of the Mattermost open source project! We reflected on this exciting journey and reminisced about our missteps along the way. We’ve had many laughs and wanted to share them with our community: 1. Flipping the table: Our user model Before Mattermost v3.0, things looked very different for our …

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 …

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