Community Membership

Layer5 Community

The open source community at Layer5 goes out of its way to welcome and encourage new contributors. We often assign newcomers an onboarding buddy, a MeshMate, to ensure that newcomers get both introduced to the projects within the community and introduced around to other individuals. We strive to help them get a foothold on a crevice of one of our initiatives, instilling and nurturing a sense of ownership, so that they feel at-home as they become a regular contributor.

We also spend a great deal of time trying to recognize and uplift contributors on the Layer5 and Meshery Twitter accounts whether "contribution" means code or any of the other various forms of being involved in the projects and community. Likewise, we try to lift up contributors' works on the Layer5, Meshery, Nighthawk, and Service Mesh Performance LinkedIn pages, too. We openly and publicly share our community meetings on YouTube.

Open source contributors come in all shapes, sizes, colors and so on. All are welcome in the Layer5 projects and community!!

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Recognition Program

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Layer5 badges are one of the many ways that we recognize the efforts of our contributors and uplift our users. Layer5 badges represent milestones that you achieve both in using and in contributing to Layer5-supported open source projects. As a contributor, this is how you demonstrate your ownership, dedication, skills and loyalty to Layer5. As a user, this is how you demonstrate your prowess.

Community members, whether users or contributors, receive badges upon achieving various milestones throughout their journey. These milestones can be related to community activities or aspects of using or contributing to a project. Every community member, whether contributing with code or not, has the opportunity to earn any number of badges in recognition of your achievements.

See what badges you can earn by visiting the Layer5 badges site. Collect the whole set!

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