We ask for your patience during this time - the Magento Association is very much an early stage startup.
We have the equivalent of seed funding and resources - the next few months of planning are critical to ensure our long-term success.
Over time, we will be building out much of what these other associations currently provide for their communities, and the services they provide.
For instance, we will be taking on the role of ‘central hub’ for all Meet Magento event organizers as a replacement for the Meet Magento Association.
Our plan is to provide value in a way that helps the Magento community to continue to grow - both in numbers and in individual skills, abilities and empowerment.
This benefits everyone in the Magento ecosystem - merchants win when there are more Magento skilled developers and solution specialists.
Currently, we’re a team of 8 community volunteers officially backed by 2 Magento employees (with quite a few others behind them helping out) and the services of Smith Bucklin.
To meet our goals, we’re going to need quite a bit of help, which is why one of the most important things we’ll be doing in the near future is recruiting volunteers.
We seek win-win relationships with our corporate partners, but we are also very aware that having any one company provide a majority of our backing is not ideal.
As for why you should get involved - the Association is by the Magento ecosystem, for the Magento ecosystem.