Your Mendix Profile is your main point of contact with members of the Mendix community, as it displays your activities on the Mendix Platform as well as details about your background. There are plenty of ways to get more involved with the Mendix community, and your profile is the best place to start!
To access your Mendix Profile, hover over your picture on the right side of the Developer Portal navigation bar and select My Profile from the context menu.
On the profile header, you can see your location, number of connections, Mendix level and points in that level, credits , and badges. Other personal information is presented in the header as well as on the Personal Info card. This information can be easily edited to present accurate personal details, project roles, and skills you have gained. For all the details on editing your Mendix Profile, see the Settings section below.
Your profile will open to the Overview tab. The first profile card below the header presents your Stats. The chart and its legend display your points divided between various Mendix products and activities. When analyzing your points, be sure to also check out the Leaderboard card on this tab to see the top Mendix community contributors!
In addition to the Stats chart, on the Overview tab you gain an overview of your Badges. These badges represent your achievements and progress on the Mendix Platform. You can see your Badges in Progress as well as Next Badges. The badges are color-coded based on their rarity, from green (least rare), to blue, purple, and orange (most rare).
To see all of your badges as well as the badges you can work towards, click View all to go to the Badges tab of your profile.
The Badges in progress section of the Badges tab only displays the current level in progress of a multi-level badge. Furthermore, multi-level badges that you have already earned are not shown in the Earned badges section when there is a higher level badge available.
The Challenge card presents a featured challenge you can complete on the Mendix Platform to gain credits. Once you complete a challenge, you can claim the credits and use them in the Mendix Shop. Challenges are not only about keeping engaged with the platform and exploring new challenges, but picking up some swag in the process!
When you complete a challenge, click Claim Credits to claim the Mendix credits which you will be able to spend in the Mendix Shop.
Completing your challenges and gaining credits is a great way to stay engaged with the Mendix community. And the Mendix Shop will always have cool items for you to spend credits on!
One of the greatest strengths of Mendix is our awesome developers community, and the Connections card is the perfect place to start networking with other Mendix developers. When you are invited by a Mendixite to connect, you can check out their profile and make a decision to accept or ignore the invitation.
You can also see a list of people you may know so that you can add further connections to your profile. To connect with someone, click the plus icon, and an invitation will be sent.
Clicking View All on the card will bring you to the Connections tab of your profile. On this tab, you can invite friends and colleagues to Mendix in two ways:
- Share URL – copy the personalized invite link and share it on your personal website, blog, and social media channels, or share it directly via specific social media
- Send invite – send someone a Mendix invite by entering their email address and clicking Send invite
Once five of your referred users have signed up, you will see the Claim your t-shirt link. Click this to fill in some details and receive your awesome Mendix t-shirt!
This card on your profile presents your points and ranking for the last 30 days:
Clicking View all takes you to the Leaderboards page, which presents all the boards available for viewing Mendix Platform user activity: Top Overall, Top Forum, Top App Store, Top Platform, Top Community, and Top Learning.
To earn points and climb the leaderboards, start performing different activities in the Mendix community. For example, let’s say you have some time to spare while your app is deploying. You get a cup of coffee and check out the Mendix Forum. One questions pops out because you came across a similar problem a few weeks back. You decide to help the community member and post an answer to their question. Not long after, the author marks your answer as accepted. Boom! 15 points right there.
Check out the tables below for ways to earn points.
7.1 Forum Points
These are points you can gain through activity on the Mendix Forum.
|Activity||Points||Max. Points per Day|
|Have your answer marked as accepted||15||n/a|
|Receive an upvote||10||50|
|Mark an answer on your question as accepted||2||n/a|
|Receive a downvote||-2||n/a|
7.2 App Store Points
These are points you can gain through activity in the Mendix App Store.
|Activity||Points||Max. Points per Day|
|Publish an app||50||n/a|
|Publish a new app version||25||n/a|
|Add an app review||5||n/a|
|Download the Desktop Modeler||5||5|
|Download an app from the App Store||1||5|
7.3 Platform Points
|Activity||Points||Max. Points per Day|
|Be the first member of your company to sign up for Mendix||25||n/a|
|Upload to Model Share||10||10|
|Send an app invite||10||50|
|Download a microflow from Model Share||5||5|
|Send a Mendix Platform invite||5||50|
|Create an app project||5||5|
|Submit a feedback item||2||10|
|Have your feedback item marked as accepted||2||10|
|Commit to the Team Server||2||10|
|Send a project invite||2||20|
|Create a user story||1||20|
|Post a message on the Buzz||1||10|
|Deploy to a licensed node||1||5|
|Deploy a Free App||1||n/a|
7.4 Community Points
|Activity||Points||Max. per Day|
|Be the winner of a Mendix Hackathon!||300||n/a|
|Reach the Mendix MVP status||300||n/a|
|Be the runner-up in a Mendix Hackathon||150||n/a|
|Organize a Mendix Meetup||100||n/a|
|Complete your Mendix Profile||50||n/a|
|Make your Mendix Profile public||50||n/a|
|Attend a Mendix Hackathon||50||n/a|
|Successfully refer a friend to Mendix||25||n/a|
|Attend a Mendix Meetup||25||n/a|
|Attend Mendix World 2016||25||n/a|
|Get a GitHub pull request merged||15||n/a|
|Invite a friend to Mendix||5||50|
|Have a user sign up via your referral URL||5||50|
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, see the Social section below.
7.5 Learning Points
|Activity||Points||Max. per Day|
|Pass the Expert Developer Certification exam||100||n/a|
|Pass the Advanced Developer exam||50||n/a|
|Give a presentation on Mendix||25||n/a|
|Write a blog post that is featured on the Mendix Community Blog||25||n/a|
|Pass the Rapid Developer Certification exam||25||n/a|
|Complete a learning path in the Mendix Academy||25||n/a|
|Make a large contribution to the Mendix documentation||15||n/a|
|Attend the Advanced Developer Classroom course||10||n/a|
|Attend the Rapid Developer Classroom course||10||n/a|
|Make a small contribution to the Mendix documentation||5||n/a|
|Complete a unit in the Mendix Academy||1||n/a|
For details on how to gain Mendix points on documentation work, see How to Contribute to the Mendix Documentation.
7.6 Point Levels
When you earn enough points, you gain a level:
The Portfolio card presents a selection of Mendix app projects you have worked on. Click the project name to see more details about it (including a description of the app, business need, solution, results, and collaborators), or click View all projects to be taken to the Portfolio tab, which presents a complete view of all your projects.
To add a project to your portfolio, click Add Project, which 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.
If you cannot finish your project or do not want to publish it right away, click Save as Draft in the project editor to finish it later. The project draft will be visible only to you in your Portfolio tab and available for further editing.
On the Activity tab, you can see a list of the most important public events for which you have gained Mendix points.
You can also view details in the following sections.
9.1 Latest Messages
In this section, you can see all the notifications from Buzz of which you are a part (for example, when your colleague has created an app or added a new story).
This section presents all of the documents you have shared within different apps in the Developer Portal.
In this section, you can view feedback submitted on the following:
- Apps of which you are an App Team member
- Your company’s apps of which you are not an App Team member
When you click Details for feedback on an app of which you are an App Team member, you can manage the feedback. For details on how to do this, see Feedback.
9.4 Team Server
Changes made through the Desktop Modeler are stored in the Mendix Team Server. This section provides an overview of the revisions you have committed.
9.5 Pending Invites
In this section, you can view the invitations you have sent and received. There are two types of invitations:
- Project invitation – an invitation to join an App Team to work on an app project
- App invitation – an invitation to join an app project as a user
You can easily edit the information on your Mendix Profile by clicking the Settings cog icon. The settings page has a sidebar menu that allows you to edit the sections described below.
10.1 General Information
In this section, you can upload your profile image as well as fill in personal details such as Job title, location, Summary, and Website URL.
There is also a link to Mendix Support if you need to perform certain account actions that require their assistance.
10.2 Work Experience
In this section, you can tell the Mendix community about yourself and your work experience by stating if you are Looking for a job or a project and by selecting your areas of Industry Experience and Skills.
Here you can connect your social accounts for GitHub, Meetup, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Skype.
You can change your password in this section. By default, you are requested to change your password every 90 days. Only a Company Admin is allowed to change the expiration period.
10.5 API Keys
In this section, you can view and create API keys that can be used by external applications to connect to the APIs of the Mendix Platform on behalf of your user account. These keys allow you to execute operations (or have them executed on your behalf) that require authentication but for which you do not want to pass your actual password.
An example of this is to use an API key to perform scripted operations on your application model with the Platform SDK.
For more information, see the following:
In this section, you can merge your accounts and select your profile visibility.
10.6.2 Merging Your Accounts
With use of the Mendix 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.
All you have to do is make your profile public (see below), enter the email address of the account you want to merge with the account you are currently logged in to, and send a merge request.
We’ll take things from there!
With this action, Mendix only combines the accounts. The old account is not deactivated. That should be done by the Company Admin.
10.6.1 Selecting Your Profile Visibility
If you have started editing your profile but it is not yet visible to other Mendix community members, you will see a banner inviting you to make it public at the top of your profile. You can make it public by clicking Make this profile public.
Be sure to do the following in order to make your 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
To make your public profile private again, click Make this profile private.