What Is an OutSystems MVP and How to Become One
The MVP Program was launched in 2016 to showcase and thank exceptional developers who are applying their expertise for growing, supporting, and nurturing the OutSystems Community.
It recognizes these valuable developers and introduces them to the OutSystems ecosystem of partners and customers as the elite developers in the market. The program also aims to empower these developers to unlock their potential and increase their expertise on the platform.
But what exactly is an OutSystems MVP (Most Valuable Professional)? And how do you become one? Let’s dive in.
What Does an MVP Look Like?
MVPs are exceptional developers whose expertise and contributions are recognized by the entire ecosystem, including customers, partners, and the OutSystems team. Among all the things they have to do in 24 hours, the MVPs still manage to find a few minutes in their days to share expertise, helping fellow developers in need and evangelize the power of the OutSystems platform.
Main characteristics of an outstanding MVP include:
Helpfulness/Generosity — They are involved at all levels and extend the OutSystems team beyond the company walls. They build and share apps and components for Forge, share their expertise through technical sessions, blogs, providing answers in the community, and more.
Advocacy — They are passionate about the OutSystems, inspiring, and motivating others to learn new skills and advance their careers. MVPs speak at user groups, universities, and other events. They also host user groups that grow their local OutSystems user communities.
Expertise — OutSystems MVPs push themselves to maintain a strong, current understanding of the OutSystems platform. They can have different flavors — IT professionals, business leaders, developers, executives, trainers, etc. But they keep their hands-on experience to support and mentor others to help them get the most out of OutSystems.
Get to know all our current MVPs here.
Being an MVP Has Its Perks
The MVP program is a vital part of the OutSystems community. To thank MVPs for all their hard work in transforming the Community into a library of knowledge and a place to share experiences, they are eligible for exclusive benefits. Having access to product teams is the most wanted perk of the program, but there are a few more goodies:
- Free certification
- Access to MVP Community group, via private Slack Workspace, where there is a direct line to key people from OutSystems product teams
- Opportunities to participate in OutSystems sponsored events (developer events, universities, etc)
- Invitations to speak at OutSystems hosted events
- Early access to the OutSystems Platform roadmap and pre-released versions
- Special logos and badges for your email signature, community profile, blog, and social networks.
- Exclusive MVP swag (T-shirt, backpack, stickers, etc)
Want to Become an MVP?
Check out the details here!