A key aspect that makes dbt stand out from other tools is the dbt Community. This community was built to drive our mission statement of empowering analysts. This includes advancing the field of analytics engineering practices. We are creating spaces where folks can learn from each other, share best practices, discover what it means to use software engineering workflows, and so on. It is and has been a pivotal player in dbt’s successes.
The dbt community extends far beyond what happens in dbt Slack. There are regular meetups, blog posts, and even a conference! Our North Star is to extend the knowledge loop; we are a community, not an audience.
Our community members expect a thoughtful space full of kind, curious, and bright individuals. They contribute to the knowledge loop with their own expertise and benefit from the relevant knowledge brought to the table by other community experts (including vendors). Along those lines, we value diversity and inclusion. We seek to amplify underrepresented communities and have no tolerance for anyone who is disrespectful in this space.
As a vendor/dbt partner, you are also a member of this community, one that we want and deeply encourage to share your expertise in tooling, analytics, etc. Our community members are truly open to discovering and discussing innovative solutions and tools. We have seen folks grow fantastic user relationships for their products when they come in with the mindset to share rather than pushing a pitch.
To guide you on your community journey, we have created this document for you to read and share with your coworkers. By following these guidelines, you will help us maintain this community as well as gain full access to all the benefits that this community can provide.
Is this helpful to the community?Share knowledge that folks would want to repost and use as a guide to their workflow.
** Think of our discourse as a mix of blog posts and stack overflow. This is where folks who are looking for specific dbt how-tos.
This community is centered around feeding into the knowledge loop. It’s a place intended for building genuine, helpful connections. We found that most vendors find success in our space by leading with this intention.
Here are some ways you can contribute to the community:
For more information on the thought behind our community, especially if you are interested in creating your own, feel free to reach out to our community managers.