When we created SuiteCRM we envisioned that a community, united by the new open source project, would come together and grow along side us as we worked towards being the best and most used open source CRM in the world.
We had no idea at that time just how rapid and big this growth would be!
So, we are delighted to say that the SuiteCRM community has grown into a thriving and vibrant body of highly talented people that are changing the world.
The coming months will be exciting for the community, as we have a lot planned for its members. With our increasing commitment we look to continue to flourish the community, and make it an even more rewarding and satisfying environment for all members around the globe.
Throughout any community there are always a few individuals that excel at what they do and go above and beyond what is expected. They volunteer their time and knowledge whilst demonstrating dedication to the project. We are extremely privileged to have a few of them here in the SuiteCRM community. Their hard work and massive contributions cover a number of sections of the project including translations; bug fixing; constructive feedback; production and pre-production testing and generally supporting a friendly atmosphere in the community.
A particular individual the community would certainly know is Pedro (otherwise known as pgorod on Github or pgr on SuiteCRM forums). He has always been a strong advocate for the project, its team and the members of the community. He is often found aiding its many members in troubleshooting, demonstrating the correct form of process and generally engaging with product related discussions both on the forums and on github. He has brought to the table excellent ideas and feedback on how to improve SuiteCRM with the help of the community.
One of these excellent ideas was to introduce a role that would be more absorbed with the day to day activities of the community. A role that would feedback directly to the SalesAgility community and product teams the wants and needs of the community.
We felt that there was no better person to embrace this role than Pedro himself! So with great pleasure we would like to welcome Pedro into the SalesAgility team and his Community Leader role.
Along with his community liaising responsibilities the role will also involve helping setting up community projects and introduce ways on how the community can assist or made easier to contribute to the project. Some of these awesome projects are already under way and we are very excited about getting the community involved soon!