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Confluent Community Catalysts

Welcome to the Confluent Community Catalyst program!

A Confluent Community Catalyst is a person who invests relentlessly in the Confluent and/or Apache Kafka® communities. They make it a habit of contributing knowledge, enthusiasm, support, encouragement, mentoring and sometimes even code to one of the most innovative communities on earth. The Catalysts are some of the most elite contributors who are willing to multiply and empower the developer community and share the goodness of event streaming platforms with others.

Rewards

The recognition of your peers

Direct interaction with Confluent developers as well as the Confluent founders at special events

Free pass for SF Kafka Summit

Special swag

Access to the private MVP Slack channel

Massive bragging rights

Free Certification

Requirements to become a Confluent Community Catalyst:

Expertise

You must know things. You should have a proven record showing mastery of Confluent Platform and/or Apache Kafka, whether it is production deployments, educational material, or conference talks.

Sharing or Contributing

Sharing: As a leader in the community, you spend your time sharing your knowledge and experience with other people. You are eager to help others get up to speed by writing blog posts, speaking at Meetups and conferences, conducting webinars, answering questions on Stack Overflow, Twitter, and the Confluent Community Slack workspace.

Contributing: You contribute to projects central to the life of the Community. You have answer questions on dev mailing lists, you have commit rights on one or more projects, and you submit PRs when you have a useful feature or bug fix to offer.

Nominations are now closed for the class of 2021-22, but any submissions will be assessed for next year's Catalysts already, so feel free!

Nomination Process

If you know anyone who fits the above description, please nominate that person! You’ll be submitting their email address, so be sure to ask first. And yes, of course you can nominate yourself.

Nominee Details:

We are thrilled to see young people involved in the Community, but for legal reasons we can’t accept your nomination yet. But keep after it! Tech is a great life to live.

If you know anyone who fits the above description, please nominate that person! You’ll be submitting their email address, so be sure to ask first. And yes, of course you can nominate yourself.

Requirements to become a Confluent Community Catalyst:

SHARING or CONTRIBUTING

Sharing: nominees must have three proven forms of wide sharing over the past calendar year. These can be: speaking at relevant meetups, conferences, webinars, writing relevant blogs, articles, white papers supporting the community on the Confluent Community Slack and forum throughout the past calendar year, interaction on Twitter including more than 40 total likes on Kafka-related tweets within the past calendar year.

Contributing: Successful nominees should have at least 3 code commits merged into master in the past calendar year. They have answered questions on relevant developer mailing lists, commit rights on one or more projects, and have submitted PRs when they have a useful feature or bug fix to offer.

Please choose 3 links to add below, to prove the activity noted above (bear in mind that we can be flexible if you don’t meet all the requirements, but there must be a valid reason for us to make exceptions).

Please share with us a very brief paragraph that summarizes why you or your nominee should be chosen. This will appear next to your picture in the nominees page where people from the community will be able to vote for your nomination. And yes, it is okay to promote your nomination among your peers!

Thank you for submitting this nomination for the Confluent Community Catalyst class of 2020-2021. Successful nominees will receive a notification of acceptance before Kafka Summit Americas (14-15 September 2021). This is where the nominees will be announced!

Class of 2021 - 2022

Abhishek
Gupta 
Alexei
Zenin 
Antón Rodríguez
Yuste 
Daniel
Jagielski 
Elad
Leev 
Fadhili
Juma 
Florian
Hussonnois 
Gerard
Klijs 
Gunnar
Morling 
Hans-Peter
Grahsl 
Jason
Bell 
Joao Bosco
Seixas 
Josep
Casals 
Kate
Stanley 
Loic
DIVAD 
Marcelo
Costa 
Mario
Molina 
Matteo Ferroni 
Michael
Muehlbeyer 
Mickael
Maison 
Mitch
Henderson 
Neil
Buesing 
Nikki
Thean 
Raul
Estrada 
Robert
Zych 
Ryanne
Dolan 
Saumitra
Srivastav 
Simon
Aubury 
Sylvain Le
Gouellec 
Viktor
Gamov 
Liam
Clarke-Hutchinson