Set Up Your Community Profile

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1 Introduction

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

2 Prerequisites

Before starting this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:

  • Open a Mendix account (register here)

3 My Dashboard

To access your Community Profile, hover over your picture on the right side of the navigation bar and select My Dashboard from the context menu.

Your profile will open to the My Dashboard tab, where you can see your points chart. The chart and its legend present the division of your points between various Mendix products and activities. For details on gaining points, see the Points System FAQ. When analyzing your points, be sure to also check out the Leaderboards tab to see the top Mendix community contributors!

You can also see your Mendix Activity, which is a list of the most important public events for which you have gained Mendix points.

The other sections of your Community Profile are described below.

3.1 Inviting Friends and Colleagues to Mendix

On your dashboard, you can invite friends and colleagues to join Mendix. After you click Invite Friends, a pop-up window titled Get your free t-shirt appears. There are two tabs available here. On the Share URL tab, you can copy the personal invite link that is provided and then share it on your personal website, blog, and social media channels to invite more people to Mendix. On the Send invite tab, you can send someone a Mendix invite by entering their email address and clicking Send invite.

You will earn some Mendix swag with five successful invites!

After you have invited someone to Mendix, click Invite Friends / View Status to see their name and status listed at the bottom of the pop-up window:

  1. If you invited them via email, they will first get the Invited status.
  2. When they click Sign up for Mendix and receive a confirmation email, they will get the Confirmation e-mail sent status.
  3. When they complete the guided product introduction tour in the Mendix Web Modeler, their status will change to Successful.

Once five of the users you invited reach the Successful status, you will see the Claim your t-shirt link on your dashboard. Click this to fill in some details and receive your awesome Mendix t-shirt. Yay!

One more thing about Mendix invites – when you invite someone and they sign up for Mendix, they will receive a voucher for the Mendix Rapid Developer Certification Exam that is valid for six weeks. So encourage your friends to try something new and get certified by Mendix!

3.2 Writing User Reviews of Mendix

Once you start using Mendix regularly and are familiar with all the capabilities of the platform, you can write user reviews on Gartner Peer Insights, TrustRadius, and G2 Crowd. This is another way for you to earn Mendix swag!

To write a user review and earn a fashionable pair of Mendix socks, follow these steps:

  1. Click Write Review under Get your free socks on your dashboard.
  2. On the pop-up window, click the link to the software review website next to Write your review here:

  3. Write and save your user review on the website.

  4. Copy the URL to your review, paste it in the field on the pop-up window, and click Submit Review. Please note that you cannot submit a link to a review that has already been written and submitted.

The submitted review is then verified by Mendix. You can check the status of your review by clicking Write Review and looking at the bottom of the pop-up window:

  • Pending – Mendix is still verifying the review
  • Successful – the review has been verified and is published, so you can claim your swag!

Once your review has been verified as successful, you will see the Claim your socks link on your dashboard. Click this to fill in some details and receive your nice warm pair of Mendix socks!

3.3 Mission

Your missions are comprised of activities you can complete on the Mendix Platform to gain various Mendix badges. Once you complete a mission, you get a Mission badge.

The order of activities is suggested for your mission, but you can complete these activities in any order you like. The activities you complete and badges you gain are pushed to the top of the Mission card, so you can see what you still have to do.

The badges are color-coded based on their rarity, from green (least rare), to blue, purple, and orange (most rare).

The badges help you keep track of your progress on the Mendix Platform. Gaining badges to complete your mission is a great way to stay engaged with the Mendix community!

There is also a featured achievement on your profile’s dashboard:

The featured achievement presents a multi-level badge you can strive to win by working on the Mendix Platform and completing certain tasks. The header will always feature the next badge level for you to work towards.

4 Editing Your Public Profile

To start editing your Community Profile, click the My Public Profile tab. This is the main public page of your profile with your Mendix badges, Mendix points, personal Summary, Industry Experience, Skills, Project Roles, Activity, Projects, and more.

Click Edit Profile to go into edit mode:

To edit a specific field on your profile, click this icon:

In the header of your profile, you can edit the following details:

  • Name
  • Function
  • Location
  • Country
  • Whether you are looking for a job, a project, both, or neither
  • Your social media links (GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Skype)

In the body of your profile, you can edit the following elements:

  • Summary
  • Industry Experience
  • Skills
  • Reviews – URLs of the reviews of Mendix you have written
    • Links to these reviews will not appear on your public profile, but writing one review is required to make your profile 100% complete
    • For details on writing reviews of Mendix, see section 3.2 Writing Reviews of Mendix
  • Projects – for details on adding a project, see section 5 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:

5 Adding a Project

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:

6 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.

These are the quick and easy steps to follow when merging your accounts:

  1. Go to your Community Profile.
  2. Click Edit Profile.
  3. Click Manage Account on the right side of the screen.
  4. Under Merge your accounts, enter the email address of the account you want to merge with your current account.
  5. 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:

7 Profile Visibility

If you want to make your profile private, these are the quick and easy steps to follow:

  1. Go to your Community Profile.
  2. Click Edit Profile.
  3. Click Manage Account on the right side of the screen.
  4. Under Profile visibility, click Make this profile private.