QA contributor community

Mattermost’s QA Contributor Community is Growing!

Join us and help shape the future of the product and make an impact!

Mattermost launched its QA Contributor Program in late October 2020, and it’s been going strong ever since! Let’s take a look at how our community has shaped the Mattermost platform, and how you can get involved in the future.

Exploratory testing, kicking off Focalboard, UX feedback & more!

One of the first projects the community got involved with was exploratory testing of our app on our mobile, web, and desktop app.

In March 2021, we launched Focalboard, which evolved into Mattermost Boards. The QA community was instrumental in early testing and, as Boards is still in a high growth stage, continuous testing is welcomed.  You can earn yourself a Focalboard mug by testing and giving feedback.

With the build-up to the launch of v6.0 last October, there were many exciting initiatives to get involved with. These included giving our UX Team feedback on adding members to group messages,  Mattermost’s tutorial tour points experience, changes to the channel header UI and updates to channel settings.

Some other tasks included giving feedback on the pain points and user expectations in the mobile apps, the mobile sidebar navigation experience, Mattermost’s onboarding redesign, and reviewing the Playbooks guide and survey.

Why should I get involved?

Over and above the very cool swag and the camaraderie that exists among the QA community, you can also earn in-app badges that are shown on your profile pop-over.  The more you contribute, the higher the level of badge you are awarded.

Level 1: QA Star 🐛

The community member has contributed to improving quality in the Mattermost product at least 5 times.

Level 2: QA Super-star 🌟

The community member has contributed to improving quality in the Mattermost product more than 5 times and up to 20 times.

Level 3: QA Expert 🏆

 The community member has contributed to improving quality in the Mattermost product more than 20 times

What’s Next for the QA Contributor Community

During Hacktoberfest 2021, we ran a pilot project where the QA contributors could test the pull requests that were submitted by the developer community.  We are planning to continue this initiative during this year’s Hacktoberfest. Testing a pull request will earn you a Mattermost mug!

Plans are also in the works to set up a process that will enable the QA community to test pull requests on a day-to-day basis while being shepherded by our staff QA team.  Stay tuned!

In closing, I’d like to give a huge shout-out to our QA community members who make an impact on our product every day!

@ahmad.danial, @alaure.gaillard, @arjitc, @armanchand, @ayushs, @codedsun, @ctlaltdieliet, @dipak-demansol-qa, @haardikdharma10, @jprusch, @kamre, @krmh04, @nirmalsharma, @papanireal, @rutamhere, @sayanta66, @shadowshot-x, @sonichigo, @varghese.jose, @xxlilbopeepsxx

You too can help shape the future of the product and make an impact — click here to learn more!

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Lindy Isherwood is a Software Quality Assurance Analyst at Mattermost, Inc., having joined the company in April 2014 as an Operations Manager. Prior to joining Mattermost, Lindy worked as an Operations Manager at Battlehouse Inc. and a marketing consultant at Woodridge College & Preparatory School in South Africa.

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