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
- Merge your accounts
- Make your account public
Before starting this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:
- Have an account with Mendix (register here)
The first thing you want to check out is your Community Profile page. To get there, mouse over your picture in the navigation bar and click My Community Profile. This overview page shows the main page of your profile, including your summary, skills, industry experience, and badges.
When you access your profile page through the My Community Profile link, it is automatically in edit mode so that you can easily update your profile. To add a summary, new skills, industry experience, and links to your social media profiles, click this icon:
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.
If you access your profile through the Developers or Leaderboards tabs of the Our Community page, your public profile will be displayed. Click Edit Profile to go into edit mode:
You can add your Mendix project experience on this page by clicking Add Project and filling out the form (with the project name, a description, your role, other developers involved, skills involved, the customer, the industry, the period, and your visibility settings).
You can add a screenshot here that will be shown on the Work tab and that will be visible to other developers when they visit your Community Profile:
5 My Badges
You can view your earned badges on this tab, but you cannot actually change anything here:
For details on how to earn badges, see Become True Mendix Blue.
When you’re done setting up your Community Profile, click the big blue Make my profile public button:
Make sure you meet all the requirements before making your profile public:
- You added an avatar
- You entered a Function
- You entered a Location
- You entered a Summary
- You added at least 1 skill
- You added at least 1 industry experience item
- Confirm if you are looking for a job or project
7 Public Activity
After you make your profile public, a new tab will be available on your public profile called Public Activity:
This tab lists the activities for which you have gained Mendix points. For details on gaining points, see the Points System FAQ.
8 Merging Your Accounts
Since the release 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 Make my profile public to make your Community Profile public (for more information, see 6 Making Your Profile Public).
- Click Account Settings 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, and the email address of the merged account will be shown in the 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.