Confluent Community Catalysts

Welcome to the Confluent Community Catalyst program!

A Confluent Community Catalyst is a person who invests relentlessly in the Apache Kafka® and/or Confluent 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 form a community within a community 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.

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Rewards

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The recognition of your peers

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Direct interaction with Apache Kafka contributors as well as the Confluent founders at special events

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Free pass for SF Kafka Summit

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Special swag

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Access to the private MVP Slack channel

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Massive bragging rights

Requirements to become a Confluent Community Catalyst:

Expertise

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

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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, whether Apache Kafka itself or something closely related. 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.

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.

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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: You must have three proven forms of wide sharing over the last calendar year. These can be: speaking at Meetups, conferences, webinars, blogs, articles, white papers, top five on Slack for three or more weeks, interaction on Twitter including more than 40 total likes on Kafka-related tweets within the past calendar year.

Contributing: You must have at least three code commits merged to master in the past calendar year. You have answered 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.

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 your nomination! We will contact the nominee on the email you have provided to us to make sure you or your nominee agrees to be in the running. The 2019 selection process will be complete by August 15, 2019, after which you will hear from us. All 2019 Confluent Community Catalysts will be officially announced at the San Francisco Kafka Summit in September, 2019. We would love to see you in person for the Summit, but you do not need to be present to win.

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