Participating in community initiative within Mindtree is completely voluntary. Passionate Mindtree Minds from across competency levels, skills, locations and roles volunteer to take the responsibility to lead the community with one objective – to network and share what they know thus making a substantial difference in other people’s lives. While nothing can match their passion, energy, dedication and their willingness to share from time to time the KM Team recognizes, felicitates, rewards such selfless efforts as a tribute to their spirit of volunteerism. This in turn leads to further motivate community members and also encourages higher participation.
One of the main criteria for identifying Community of the Year is that the community should have been in ‘active’ state for all 4 quarters. What is an active community then? We term a community active if it meets or conducts at least 2 face-to-face events a month, which translates to at least 6 community events every quarter.
The JAVA community, or J2EE as it is called, was one of the most active communities in MindTree. While being active is one thing, what they have initiated, achieved and experienced is probably more than what any other community has done in a year. Whether it was their Jargon Buster series or organizing a 2 day Tech Day event, BattleCode contest, XML Unplugged series or networking with external community like IBM & Huawei, we felt there was no other community which achieved as much. Much of their success lies in the unprecedented drive that the community champions have.
They are also unique in a way that they have a great mentor – Dinesh Sharma – who is part of the Central Architecture Group. Dinesh has been grooming and nurturing them over the last one year. We feel honored and proud to have them as a part of MindTree Community. In addition to the trophy that they lifted during the Osmonite event, the community also got a cheque worth INR 10,000. While nothing can match the contribution of the community champions, this is the least we could do.
Some of the key community events that took place were:
Collaboration with IBM & Huawei Community