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)
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.
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 where you can invite someone by entering their email address and clicking Send invite. There is also a personal referral link provided, which you can share on your personal website, blog, and social media channels to get more referrals. 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:
- If you invited them via email, they will first have the Invited status.
- When they click sign up for Mendix and recieve a confirmation email, they will have the Confirmation e-mail sent status.
- When they complete the signup process and their account is active, their status will change to Completed sign-up.
- When they complete the guided product tour in the Mendix Web Modeler, their status will change to Successful.
Once five of your referrals 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!
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!
There is no opportunity for Mendix partners to leave reviews on Gartner Peer Insights due to their policy.
To write a user review and earn a fashionable pair of Mendix socks, follow these steps:
- Click Write Review under Get your free socks on your dashboard.
On the pop-up window, click the link to the software review website next to Write your review here:
Write and save your user review on the website.
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!
If your review has been declined, you can write a new one and submit it.
You can only earn a pair of socks for your first Mendix user review. Subsequent reviews will still earn you Mendix points.
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:
- 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
- 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:
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.
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:
- Go to your Community Profile.
- Click Edit 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.