So you’ve decided to check out your new Mendix Community Profile page, but you’ve found it suspiciously empty. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you set up your profile so you can show the world what a real Mendix developer looks like!
This how-to will teach you how to do the following:
- Set up your Community Profile
- Make your profile public
- Merge your accounts
Before starting this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:
- Open a Mendix account (register here)
The first thing you need to do is edit your Community Profile page. To get there, hover over your picture in the right side of the navigation bar and select MY COMMUNITY PROFILE.
Your profile will open on the My Public Profile tab, which is the main page of your profile with your Mendix badges, Mendix points, personal Summary, Industry Experience, Skills, Project Roles, Activity, Projects, and other details.
Your points are located in the upper-left corner of your public profile. The table and chart present the division of your points between various Mendix products and activities. For details on gaining points, see the Points System FAQ. And check out the Leaderboards tab to see the top Mendix community contributors!
When you access your profile page through the MY COMMUNITY PROFILE link, your profile will automatically be in edit mode so that you can easily make updates.
If you access your profile by clicking Community > OUR COMMUNITY in the navigation bar and then find your profile on the Developers or Leaderboards tabs, your public profile will be displayed. Click Edit Profile to go into edit mode:
To edit a field on your profile, click this icon:
In the header of your profile, you can edit the following details:
- Whether you are looking for a job, a project, both, or neither
- Your social media links (GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Skype)
In order to receive Mendix points for your contributions to Mendix GitHub repositories (for example, mendix / docs), you are required to authorize the connection to your GitHub profile. For more information on gaining Mendix points, see the Points System FAQ and How to Contribute to the Mendix Documentation.
In the body of your profile, you can edit the following elements:
- Industry Experience
- Reviews – URLs of the reviews of Mendix you have written at Gartner Peer Insights and TrustRaduius
- Links to these reviews will not appear on your public profile, but these two reviews are required to make your profile 100% complete
- Projects – for details on adding a project, see 4 Adding a Project
Be sure to complete the following items, which are necessary to make your Community Profile public:
- Add an avatar
- Enter a Function
- Enter a Location
- Confirm if you are looking for a job, a project, both, or neither
- Enter a Summary
- Add at least 1 Skill
- Add at least 1 Industry Experience item
Once you have completed those items, click View Public Profile in the header to see how your public profile looks:
If you have not been able to complete all of these steps, the Profile Completeness bar and Profile Completion Tips will remind you of what needs to be done to make your Community Profile complete:
All projects published before October 16, 2017 will be in the Unpublished status in the edit mode. To improve the quality of the projects and the design of the Community Profile, we have new required fields. Please fill in the empty required fields to publish your project again.
To add a project to your Community Profile, click this icon next to Projects
This will open the project editor. There are tips in the editor for what you should enter in each field:
All of the fields in the project editor must be filled out before submitting the project.
Click Submit to save and publish your project:
Published projects are listed in the Published projects section in the edit mode:
If you do not want to publish a project right away, click Save as draft in the project editor:
The project draft will be available in the Unpublished projects section for you to finish later:
Project drafts with empty required fields also appear in the Unpublished projects section.
5 Merging Your Accounts
With use of the Community Profile, you can merge your old Mendix account(s) into your current Mendix account. This action combines all your hard-earned points, certifications, and achievements in your efforts to climb the leaderboards.
There are five quick and easy steps to merge your accounts:
- Go to your Community Profile.
- Click Merge Account on the right side of the screen.
- Under Merge your accounts, enter the email address of the account you want to merge with your current account.
- Click the send button to send a merge request.
We’ll take things from there. The email address of the merged account will be shown in this list when the accounts have been merged:
With this action we only combine the accounts. We don’t deactivate the old account(s). This should be done by that company’s administrator.