Greetings, all! I’m Angie “webchick’ Byron, based out of Vancouver, Canada, and I’m a brand spankin’ new member of @Stennie’s Community Team, hired on as Principal Community Manager!
In that role, I’ll be focusing on building out MongoDB’s Contributor Experience and MongoDB Champions programs! I’m super excited to dig in!
You might remember me from such things as the open source project Drupal or my former company Acquia, though realistically, probably not. The TL;DR is I helped grow the Drupal community from around 25,000 users back in 2005 to 2.5M+ users today, and a community of 40,000 contributors building software that runs nearly 4% of the top 1M+ websites. I’m aiming to take some of the lessons learned (most of them the hard way ) from growing the Drupal community over the past 15+ years, and apply them to further awesome-ifying community here at MongoDB!
I would love to hear from you things like:
- If you’ve tried to contribute to MongoDB before, how did it go? What worked well, what didn’t? What suggestions would you have to improve the process?
- If you haven’t tried to contribute to MongoDB before, were there blockers in your way? Were you missing key information? Found the process too overwhelming?
- Are you a part of the MongoDB Champions program? If so, what do you like/not like about it? And if not, how can we help bring you on board?
I’m sure there will be many other questions, too, but please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Looking forward to conversing with you all!