Stories on this page are the outcomes of various community initiatives and interactions. Since the community is driven voluntarily, passionate Mindtree Minds decide the community objective, identify gaps, chart out a roadmap, leverage different techniques and intervention models that benefit other like-minded members. This also helps them network with each other, stay connected, make friends and build trust.
We did a community survey and found out that 23% saw a great progress in the way community initiative has evolved in 2011. 8% said the community activities have made a direct impact in their work/project and it was a life saver for them. 47% noticed a positive impact (personally/professionally) on themselves as well as others.
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In our dynamic and ever-evolving business new phrases keep popping up in the market. Quite often software professionals come across newer terms or an old jargon they wouldn’t have heard. This results in them spending lot of time and effort in decoding what a new term could mean and how they could apply the technology tidbit in their work. For software engineers being updated is crucial.
Realizing this, few community members from J2EE community decided to fill the gap and help their community in understanding the keywords and jargons often used in the IT industry. That way the community is informed what a keyword means, where it is typically used and how they could be applied. These insights would also help architects and solution designers to dig deeper into the new keywords and apply/use them whenever need be.
Thrice a week, couple of passionate community members who have volunteered for this, send a snippet in the form of a keyword used in IT industry. This snippet is a jargon, a trend, or a term used in the market. It is sent to the community as an email flash. Each mailer provides insights on 2 unique terms and these terms are further elaborated by these volunteers to help readers get a better understanding on the term. The write-up is supported by hyperlinks wherever necessary. This helps the community to dig into the write-up and uncover what related terms could mean.
The team, in addition to sending emails, also updates a Wiki titled ‘Jargon Busters’ which is available on Konnect (MindTree’s social networking site). The wiki works as a handy ready reckoner and serves as an encyclopedia for the larger community within MindTree.
The volunteers got a very good response from the community members (both juniors as well as senior) and their feedback was encouraging. Their words say it all: