A Confluent Community Catalyst is a person who invests relentlessly in the Confluent and/or Apache Kafka® or 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.
Direct interaction with Confluent developers as well as the Confluent founders at special events
Free pass for Kafka Summit and Current!
Access to the private MVP Slack channel
You must know things. You should have a proven record showing mastery of Confluent Platform and/or Apache Kafka® or Apache Flink®, whether it is production deployments, educational material, or conference talks.
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 are closed for the class of 2023-24! However, you can nominate Catalysts for next year (2024-25) below!
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.