Another quarter and another year has passed, and what a year it has been! Let’s review what’s happened over the last few months.
Q4 2022 sponsors shoutout
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing
Web Any One
Media Giant Design
Wmd Solucoes Digitais Eireli
Season of Docs (balance of project costs)
Mautic Community Budget
We are just in the process of finalizing our budget for 2023, and I am pleased to share that we will be making 10% of our budget available to support our open source dependencies through the ‘Back your Stack’ initiative.
In the new year, we will be sharing a list of which projects we will be supporting in 2023.
Read more about the Back your Stack project in our blog post.
Maybe consider allocating a percentage of your company’s budget (or your own personal budget) to support open source projects that you rely on next year - it makes a huge difference to those projects!
Future of Mautic - mission, vision and strategy definition
At Mautic Conference South America I presented an update on our mission, vision and long term strategy for Mautic, along with our short term areas of focus.
Read more at mautic.org/future-of-mautic - I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to reach out to me on the forums, Slack or Email.
Product Team update
Mautic 5 release schedule
Earlier this quarter we shared a provisional release schedule for Mautic 5, which was altered due to the amount of resources we needed and the lack of volunteer time in the community.
Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign we were able to hire some contractors to help us with the mammoth task that is updating Mautic for Symfony 5 support. Mautic is also matching the funds raised in this project, so the support of our financial sponsors is directly helping us with keeping Mautic updated and secure. If you aren’t yet sponsoring Mautic please do consider a regular or one-off donation of any amount on Open Collective or GitHub Sponsors.
We hit a few delays due to illness but the project is gathering steam!
We really do need Mautic users to help us with testing these updates - all you need to do is click a link to open a Mautic instance within your browser and test the area of Mautic that is being updated.
It’s a really great way to contribute if you want to see Mautic 5 coming out sooner rather than later.
Marketing team update
If you subscribe to the Mautic Community Newsletter (and if you don’t then, why not!) you will have noticed that our latest newsletter has had a great facelift thanks to the Marketing Team.
We’re always looking for interesting content to feature, so if you would like to help with writing, designing, translating or proof-reading the newsletter please join #t-marketing on Slack.
We are building a team to complete the Mautic Pitch Deck - a resource that the Marketing Team are creating to help people share what Mautic is and to support them in successfully pitching Mautic for projects.
We welcome any case studies that you might be willing to share - please use this template and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or share in #t-marketing on Slack. Likewise if you would like to get involved in this project, please let us know!
Once the pitch deck is created we will work with our international community to make it available in other languages.
2023/4 events schedule
We are currently planning out our marketing strategy for the coming year, including events where we want Mautic to have a presence.
Do you know of events where you think we should be represented? Would you like support to represent Mautic at an event local to you? Please let us know!
Would you like to help promote Mautic at events? We have several events coming up where we need help to staff a stand, to submit talks about Mautic, and more. Drop into #t-marketing and let’s chat!
Events we are provisionally planning to have representation at so far:
- FOSDEM, Belgium - 4-5 February, we will have a community sprint at the event
- State of Open, London - 7-8 February, we will have a stand at the event
- Inbox Expo, Valencia - 27 Feb-3 March
- Drupal Developer Days, Vienna - 19-22 July, we will host a Mautic Developer Days event alongside the Drupal community
- MarTech Fest, Utrecht - 4-6 September
- DrupalCon, Lille - 16-22 October, we will be running a community event alongside the conference
Education team update
New Knowledgebase launched
If you missed the exciting news, this quarter we launched a new, fully multilingual knowedgebase for the Mautic Community. It’s integrated with your Mautic Forums accounts so you can log in and contribute articles without needing another account.
If your language is not yet showing as available on the Knowledgebase and you would like to help us with translating the user interface and content please drop into the Education Team channel, #t-education, on Slack (get an invite at https://mautic.org/slack). Maybe you could organise a local sprint to translate the content - it’s a great way to bring together the community!
We are excited at the prospect of having a knowledgebase that is easy to contribute and will contain tutorials, how-to guides and troubleshooting resources for our global community.
Season of Docs project completion
We are just reviewing and completing the last few sections of the updated end-user documentation, which was a project funded by the Season of Docs initiative. Favour Chibueze has been working for the last six months on updating, improving and replatforming every aspect of our documentation and we are planning to launch it with Mautic 5.
Developer Documentation almost complete
We are in the final stages of updating the Developer Documentation which is also being replatformed to Read the Docs, along with the End-User Documentation
Some of the code examples were really out of date and many of the resources needed to be completely overhauled, so it has been a really huge undertaking mostly driven by Dennis Ameling. We are planning to launch this to coincide with the Mautic 5 launch.
Community team update
Mautic Conference South America
What a great time we had in Sao Paulo with our second in-person conference, Mautic Conference South America!
With over 100 tickets sold and 30+ people joining the community contribution day, it’s our largest in-person event to date.
A full day of sessions with speakers from across the industry meant a really diverse audience - from Mautic experts to people who had never used Mautic before and were keen to know more about the product and the community.
It was great to meet with so many of our Brazilian community and to hear all the awesome ways that they are succeeding with Mautic.
Our next event will be held online - Mautic Conference Global in June 2023 (dates coming soon!), and we will shortly be opening up nominations for a location to host the next in-person conference at the end of 2023.
Local Communities and localized Mautic landing pages
Meanwhile, we are finally making progress towards our framework (technical and content) for localized Mautic landing pages in many languages.
Those are closely related to the structural improvements for our local communities. These are not closed user groups, but also spread the word on Mautic in their region and language - which involves maintaining aforementioned localized Mautic landing pages.
And… We are very happy to announce our latest Mautic Local Community, which is currently being founded in Cameroon!
Are you a local? Please get in touch on https://forum.mautic.org/c/international-by-country/mautic-in-cameroon/
Contributor sticker swag
Thanks to some magic from n8n and Sticker Space, anyone who contributes to Mautic will now be invited to claim a pack of stickers featuring the Mautic brand mark, logo, and our friend Mautibot.
Each month we will be processing new contributors, so look out for an email from us if you have made a contribution recently!
Let’s look at the numbers!
This quarter we have exceeded 6500 members in total who have engaged in our community (up from just over 5200 this time last year), with 465 active members over the last three months.
This year we’ve had over 1,700 active members with 2,210 contributions - when we consider that in 2021 we had only 1,152 contributions and the year before that only 916, this is a massive increase.
Over the last 90 days, our most active contributors (based on the number of conversations) have been:
Joey Keller 423
Bill F 263
John Linhart 223
Mattias Michaux 140
Matic Zagmajster 127
Michael Wolman 87
Sven Döring 79
Xavi Montero 63
Robin M 60
Favour Chibueze 55
Read more about what is defined as a contribution here.
Our most engaged contributors (based on the number of connections they have made with others in the community) have been:
Joey Keller 243
John Linhart 122
Matic Zagmajster 122
Bill F 110
Michael Wolman 102
Zdeno Kuzmany 93
Norman Pracht 80
Robin M 77
Dirk Spannaus 67
Ekke Guembel 65
Dennis Ameling 59
Our top contributors this quarter (based on the number of contributions they have made) have been:
John Linhart 91
Mattias Michaux 30
Zdeno Kuzmany 28
Joey Keller 22
Mohammed Abu Musa 16
Volha Pivavarchyk 12
Dennis Ameling 12
Salem Code 11
Bill F 11
Favour Chibueze 8
The companies who were most active in the Mautic Community (based on the number of conversations) are:
Smart Octopus Solutions 127
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 88
Surge Media 87
Moorwald | Sven Döring 79
Steer Campaign 54
The companies who are contributing the most to the Mautic Community (based on the number of contributions) are:
Steer Campaign 16
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 14
Smart Octopus Solutions 6
Moorwald | Sven Döring 4
It has been a really great quarter and a fantastic year for Mautic - with progress being made in many areas and continued growth of our community. A huge thank you to everybody who has contributed in whatever way, it's most appreciated!
With our future targets of growing contributions both financially and practically, I have every confidence that Mautic will continue to thrive in the coming year ahead!This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.mautic.org/blog/community/q4-2022-mautic-community-roundup