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Magento Masters: New Magento Community Initiative

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Chirag Rawal
March 21, 2017
Magento Masters: New Magento Community Initiative

Magento is now a very well known platform in the technology world for the e-commerce website. It has gained fame only because of the community members who contributed to the development of the platform and made it such a successful platform for e-commerce development. Magento has a highly talented team of in-house developers but it is actually a community of individuals of all the Magento developers who contribute to the success of Magento. Every podcast episode from over the world, every blog post sharing some knowledge about the platform, makes the platform better every day.

Congratulations to the Magento Masters 2016. It is really honored to get chosen among such professional developers of the world. A passionate and keen developer can only be selected amongst such an honorable team.

According to a report, Magento created over 2,500 pull requests and issues for Magento 2.0. Magento community has produced over 100 podcast episodes centered about Magento, presented over 500 talks at Magento-centric events, and has organized conferences in over 24 countries. Magento community has also written three books on Magento and countless blog posts in order to increase awareness about Magento Forums and the platform.

Magento community thank the to the prolific and active contributors. The community, therefore announced Magento Masters program at the MagentoLive France in which they would select the top contributors of the Magento community and recognize them in the annual Magento Imagine Conference.

Hence, in order to reward those most active community members, the Magento community introduced a program .i.e Magento Masters. In which, these most engaged community members are empowered to help others learn more about the platform and succeed in our ecosystem. Magento Masters are the contributors who were selected for their extraordinary contribution and involvement to the community. This step of the Magento community raised their level of success.

Magento Masters are the contributors who were selected for their extraordinary contribution and involvement to the community. This step of the Magento community raised their level of success.

The Magento masters were divided into three categories, The Makers, The Mentors, and The Movers.

Makers are highly valued by the community members as they are actively engaged with the entire Magento community in terms of sharing ideas, insights, innovations and constructive feedback. They are basically the top contributors who learn along with their involvements. The base of the success can be the Makers.

Mentors are the contributors who are highly active in mentoring others and helping them in their development. These are the contributors who have a proven expertise in building successful Magento implementations. Nothing can be done without their guidance in the development.

Movers are the influencers who deliver the finest Magento solutions to the client and advocate for Magento at various events. They are expert in driving innovation all over the ecosystem.

Benefits to Those Magento Masters:

They were recognized at Magento’s annual event named imagine conference, along with the highly admired recognition, they were provided certain benefits such as

  • Invitations to the special events of Magento
  • Involvements in the feedback opportunities to the community
  • Huge discount on events
  • Magento Masters calls with the Magento team once in a quarter
  • Recognition at many other annual events
  • Induction in the Magento Community Hall of Fame

 

How They were Selected

The selection was a very tough process as these masters are in a huge number. Selecting the best out the finest developers was a difficult task. A Magento Master can be any particular person who participates in the community of the Magento ecosystem regularly, who is a nice contributor to the Magento development, a creation of a positive environment and consistently adds value to the Magento community. They are basically selected through internal nominations. The entire process involved speaking engagements, the Magento Forums, Magento StackExchange, Magento-centric events, Magento codebase, and translations. This can be the perfect process to filter out the best ones.

A Magento Master can be any particular person who participates in the community of the Magento ecosystem regularly, who is a nice contributor to the development of the brand, creation of a positive environment and consistently adds value to the Magento community. They are basically selected through internal nominations. The entire process involved speaking engagements, the Magento Forums, Magento StackExchange, Magento-centric events, Magento codebase, and translations. This can be the perfect process to filter out the best ones.

Magento Masters are the individuals who get through these selection process annually and qualify it. At every Magento Imagine conference, they will be inducted and formally recognized.

Every Magento developer should have the aim to get honored as a Magento Master.