Q4 2021 Sponsors Shoutout
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing
Web Any One
Media Giant Design
First Mautic Roadmap
It’s an exciting time for everyone involved with Mautic as we grow our community and develop our product to meet the evolving needs of the Marketer.
I have often been asked about our roadmap and before today there has never really been anything that I can point at and say ‘this is where Mautic is going’ other than vague blog posts and forum threads.
Earlier this year I shared the first iterations of our plans for the future which I debuted at Mautic Conference Europe 2021 in my keynote. It includes some great features that we have coming over the next year.
This process is new for us, and we do anticipate that there will be some tweaks made over the coming year, so please take this as our first rough outline of what we are hoping to achieve.
Some of these features will be community contributed, others may be contributed by an organization who has built or worked on it as a project for clients and are providing it back to the community.
If you prefer to view this in visual form, please head over to https://mau.tc/roadmap where you’ll be able to view an interactive graphic, and if you have a Jira account for our community instance, see the progress at the task level.
Community Team update
There has been a hive of activity in the Community Team this quarter as we kick off the work to prepare the next Mautic Conferences.
The team have put out an open call for help with organizing these events so that they are run and managed by our community rather than a couple of people - if you would like to get involved please join #mauticon on Slack and let us know how you would like to help. All the roles are documented in the Community Handbook.
Call for in-person event location proposals
The Community Team is inviting proposals for locations to host the next in-person conference after Mautic Conference Europe last year saw our first ever in-person conference in Hasselt, Belgium. Nominations are open until the end of April, so be sure to submit your preferred location!
In person Community Sprint
The Community Team is also organizing an in-person Mautic Community Sprint in Budapest from 2-4 May 2022 - I am looking forward to meeting some of you there and working together on several exciting projects across all the teams in the community.
Education Team update
Replatform of documentation
A lot of work is going on behind the scenes to update and migrate both our Developer Documentation and End-User Documentation to Read the Docs.
This will bring several benefits including:
- Being able to have multiple versions of our documentation so that we can maintain information for several major versions of Mautic alongside each other
- Allowing us to translate the documentation with Transifex and host multiple languages to better serve our international community
- Enabling us in the longer term to locate our documentation within our core mautic/mautic GitHub repository, so that there is one centralized repository for making features and bug fixes as well as contributing to the documentation which will improve the contributor experience.
We have also applied to the Google Season of Docs for a grant to help with the huge task with the End-User Documentation.
If you would like to get involved in these projects please join #t-education on Slack, or if you are comfortable with GitHub you’ll find the repositories at mautic/new-developer-documentation and mautic/user-documentation.
Marketing Team update
Would you like to write for the Mautic Community blog? Review and proof-read articles? Create imagery for our campaigns? Write the Mautic Community newsletter and onboarding campaigns?
The Marketing Team would love to hear from you!
We’ve had some great articles this quarter which you can find on our blog at mautic.org/blog.
Product Team update
Open source Friday Community Sprints
This quarter the Product Team has started to trial a new concept of encouraging businesses who rely on Mautic to contribute some of their time every Friday to help make Mautic even better. They are calling this ‘Open Source Friday Community Sprints’ which is joining an existing initiative to encourage open source contributions on a Friday.
There are already 7 Mautic businesses who have signed up to enable their teams to contribute to Mautic on Fridays - will you join in?
To start with this is a pilot in the Product Team but it is planned to roll it out more widely later in the year.
To get involved, join us in #t-product each Friday!
Last month the Product Team released Mautic 4.2 - the latest feature release in the 4.x series, which also included a security fix to the .htaccess file. Read more about the new features in the announcement post.
The Product Team has also announced with the 4.2 release some planned changes to the Mautic installation and upgrade processes which will be introduced over the coming releases, to remove the ability to update Mautic in the browser and eventually move to Composer being the supported method for installing and managing your Mautic instance.
Let’s look at the numbers!
This quarter we exceeded 5,500 members in the Mautic Community, with 634 active members who have an average of 10 conversations per member.
The majority of our members are from the forums, but a good percentage are also coming from GitHub and Slack.
Over the last 90 days, our most active members (based on the number of conversations) have been:
Ruth Cheesley 1135
Joey Keller 479
Zdeno Kuzmany 306
John Linhart 301
Ekke Guembel 191
Matic Zagmajster 176
Renato Santos 136
Oluwatobi Owolabi 115
Mattias Michaux 92
Read more about what is defined as a conversation here.
The most engaged members (based on the number of other community members they have conversations with) have been:
Ruth Cheesley 363
Joey Keller 263
Norman Pracht 179
John Linhart 139
Zdeno Kuzmany 119
Matic Zagmajster 85
Mohammed Abu Musa 71
Eli Logan 65
When we look at contributions made, this quarter we have had 70 new contributors across all our community channels. In total we have had 307 tracked contributions.
We are continuing to see a growth in contribution over time across all channels, especially when compared with historical contributions.
Likewise we are seeing ongoing growth in contributions across our GitHub repositories:
This quarter, our top contributors (based on the number of contributions they have made) are:
Ruth Cheesley 70
Zdeno Kuzmany 37
John Linhart 33
Mattias Michaux 15
Volha Pivavarchyk 11
Dennis Ameling 11
Renato Santos 9
Joey Keller 8
Matic Zagmajster 7
Read more about what is defined as a contribution here.
The companies who were most active in the Mautic Community (based on the number of conversations) are:
Tu Wien 24
Steer Campaign 24
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 22
The companies who are contributing the most to the Mautic Community (based on the number of contributions) are:
TU Wien 5
Steer Campaign 4
Smart Octopus Solutions 2
App Civicio 2
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 2
It has been great to see the energy and enthusiasm coming about through our recent in-person events, Open Source Friday sprints and a real growth in engagement across the community, but as always we are always on the lookout for folk who can help us by contributing some of your valuable time with whatever skills you can offer.
I’m looking forward to seeing the realization of some big projects next quarter, including Acquia’s Custom Objects plugin being released, our next minor release which will have some nice new features and hopefully also support for PHP8, and our first alpha and beta releases of Mautic 5 which will be compatible with the next version of Symfony. I’m hoping to see some of you in Budapest in May!
The last two years have really felt like we have been catching up with ourselves, but we are starting to see a lot of progress, innovation and exciting ideas for Mautic coming through. Sharing a roadmap for the first time feels like we are moving out of the reactive mode and more towards a creative way of planning Mautic’s future. It’s great to have you along with us on this journey!