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.

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Rewards

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The recognition of your peers

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Direct interaction with Confluent developers 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 of Confluent Platform and/or Apache Kafka, 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. 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 for the Confluent Community Catalyst class of 2019-2020 has closed. Any nominations received after August 10th will be reviewed for the 2020-2021 class.

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.

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: 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 this nomination. The class of 2019-2020 has now been chosen therefore nominations received now will apply for the class of 2020- 2021. The nominee will receive a notification of the result by August 15th 2019.

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Class of 2019 - 2020

Adam Bellemare
Adam
Bellemare 
Alena (Lena) Hall
Alena (Lena)
Hall 
Alice Kaerast
Alice
Kaerast 
Florian Hussonnois
Florian
Hussonnois 
Gunnar Morling
Gunnar
Morling 
Hans-Peter Grahsl
Hans-Peter
Grahsl 
Hervé Riviere
Hervé
Riviere 
Jacek Laskowski
Jacek
Laskowski 
James Cheng
James
Cheng 
Jordan Moore
Jordan
Moore 
Josep Casals
Josep
Casals 
Loic Divad
Loic
Divad 
Maciek Brynski
Maciek
Brynski 
Maheedhar Gunturu
Maheedhar
Gunturu 
Mark Bittmann
Mark
Bittmann 
Matteo Ferroni
Matteo
Ferroni 
Mickael Maison
Mickael
Maison 
Nikhil Nanivadekar
Nikhil
Nanivadekar 
Nikki Thean
Nikki
Thean 
Simon Aubury
Simon
Aubury 
Sönke Liebau
Sönke
Liebau 
Srinivasa Gummadidala
Srinivasa
Gummadidala 
Stéphane Maarek
Stéphane
Maarek 

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