A Confluent Community Catalyst is a person who invests relentlessly in the Confluent and/or Apache Kafka®️/Apache Flink®️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.
The recognition of your peers
Direct interaction with Confluent developers as well as the Confluent founders at special events
Free pass for Current and Kafka Summit
Access to the private MVP Slack channel
Massive bragging rights
You must know things. You should have a proven record showing mastery of relevant data streaming technology, whether it is via production deployments, educational material, conference talks, or any other way to showcase your knowledge.
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 have closed for 23/24, but you can already start nominating yourself or your peers for the 2024/25 edition!