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Explaining the Four Pillars of the Magento Association

In my last update, I wrote about the process of developing the four pillars of the Magento Association. I explained how each of the four pillars represent the lenses through which we view every opportunity and decision that comes before the Board of Directors. In a world of infinite possibilities as to how we serve our diverse, global community, the pillars help us determine what we will spend our finite resources on. Experience has taught us that focusing on “everything” can lead to making progress on nothing, so these pillars are how we are acknowledging that we cannot always do everything that each member of the association would like us to do. Our hope is that the pillars will allow us to efficiently convert the resources we have available into the greatest results towards our mission to...

Advance and empower the global Magento community and commerce ecosystem through open collaboration, education, and thought leadership.

This has been our mission from the start and it remains our mission as we establish four pillars designed to help us better work toward it.

With that in mind, I'm excited to share with you the four pillars of the Magento Association.


The Four Pillars of the Magento Association

  1. Connect the Magento ecosystem through open collaboration
  2. Create developers through developer education and training
  3. Be the content source for ecommerce ecosystem evangelists 
  4. Drive community innovation into the Open Source project

You'll notice some of the items in the above graphic on each pillar are marked with an asterisk. This indicates an item that we've identified as a future possibility. For these items, we wish to investigate further and are not yet committing to them. This allows our members and committees to understand not just what we're doing in the next few months but also what we're thinking about for the next few years. 

There's quite a bit of background behind each pillar, so I will be sharing a series of articles — one per pillar — in order to provide more detail.